Dentist Assistant in a Clinic for Homeless

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High­lights

Provide Medical Care to people in need
Learn and improve your Dentists skills assisting Professionals
Be open minded and you could learn more than you expected
You could start new friendships with other volunteers
Enjoy the historical centre of Naples and enjoy the capital of pizza and spaghetti
Support professional dentists in providing care to homeless and migrants in a clinic run by doctors volunteers! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples

International Napoli Network (INN) is a cooperative that partners with local public schools and NGOs to provides resources that support health and welfare, environmental conservation, education. Volunteers and interns are placed with partner NGOs and we support you and our partners during your placement.

INN is supporting an NGO who started about 25 years ago in providing assistance to people in serious poverty conditions and support to reintegrate homeless people. They offer psychological counseling services and legal support to reintegrate homeless people and at the end of a specific personal project the beneficiaries are hosted in a shared apartment where they can reacquire a dimension of autonomy and selfcare.

The NGO created a clinic inside an area of the public dormitory where they can provide free general care and medical examinations with an equipe of volunteering doctors which are present on rotation, so there are a cardiologist, dermatologist, orthopedist, otorino, infectivologist, ophthalmologist, gynecologist, nephrologist, dentists. 
In particular is the only place in all the Region Campania (which Naples belongs too) who provide complete dentist care for free. In Italy at the emergency room a patient ca receive painkillers, antibiotics, dental extraction, while the public services for the complete care have very long waiting time and a limited number of services which lead almost the totality of the people to choose for the expensive private sector. So it's evident to see the Clinic impact in providing complete care to people who are in lack of dental care since many years.  

The clinic is understaffed and mostly based on volunteering work. They are used to take care as average of 30 persons in a day, and over 7000 in a year.
You would be there to assist Francesco, the dental technician, who support the several local professional dentists who spend their time there usually 1-2 days in a week.  Dental interns and volunteers will work alongside these dentists to gain experience in practical techniques such as prophylaxis, sealants, restorations, and extractions and in preparing the tools. Volunteers and Interns will be given a level of responsibility according to their level of training and expertise, and the lenght of their staying.

This placement offer a real learning opportunity and a gratifying volunteer experience. The staff there will benefit from your extra help and you'll be familiar with the healthcare routine of a dental clinic. The programme is not only for general medicine and nursing students in need of an internship period, but also for all the professionals with a dentist background.

Typical day

After the initial orientation, you will have your timetable and you will work for approximately 4-5 hours per day. 
You may therefore plan daily activities which could include sightseeing, shopping or taking Italian language lessons.

This is the typical weekly timetable at your placement:

Monday: 3-6pm

Tuesday: Off (But if you'd like you can volunteer in the afternoon at the counseling center of the Ngo, or maybe join the President at the Hospital he works for)

Wednesday/Thursday : 9.30am-1pm, 3-5pm

Friday: 9.30am-1pm

Free-time activities

Volunteers have the weekends free. Italy is universally recognised for its history, art, culture, cuisine and natural beauty, so there is absolutely no shortage of things to see and do while in Naples or further afield in Italy! Naples has many UNESCO World Heritage sites and volunteers can fill their free time visiting the many historical sites and attractions, tasting the amazing cuisine, sipping espresso in the many café bars or simply exploring parts of Naples by wandering through the beautiful alleys. Rome, home to the Colosseum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel, is just an hour from Naples by train, and the ancient ruins of Pompeii or the gorgeous island of Capri are also just 45 minutes away. Nature lovers can hike the nearby Mt. Vesuvius and visit the beautiful Almalfi Coast to complete the “Walk of the Gods”. Volunteers staying for longer durations, or who wish to travel before or after their program, can visit areas further afield in Italy including; Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Milan, Pisa and so much more! Volunteers can make travel arrangements once in Naples, with the advice and guidance of our local staff.
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Dentistry, Medicine, Pre-Med, Health at University level at University level
Required Documents
Cv and Cover Letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers who wish to join the program must provide relevant experience, as volunteers, students or professional in the field of Medicine. This project is well suited to volunteers who are highly motivated and self-driven. Essential skills include an open-minded attitude and the desire to help others and learn from them. Knowledge of Italian is an asset, but not mandatory.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by International Napoli Network
Accommodation, self catered breakfast, meals Monday-Friday, airport pick up and drop off, support and supervision by local team are included in the fee. Also a work insurance is provided by the organisation. 
On-Demand Services: If you would prefer to arrange your own accomodation or not having meals and airport commutes, we provide extra discount and a tailore extimate.
Airport Pickup at Naples International Airport
Airport Pickup and Drop off for Naples Capodichino Airport.
Accommodation
The accommodation is located in the central area of the historical centre of Naples, close to all facilities, metro stations, restaurants, cafés and shops. It consists in dormitory style rooms for maximum 8 volunteers, a gendered bathroom, common kitchen or kitchenette. 
Dorm Room Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
Basic Breakfast (coffee, tea, milk, jam, honey, corn flakes, biscuit bread, fruit, cookies). Lunch: a first dish option (pasta, rice, gnocchi, soup), dinner (a main + vegetables). 
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Naples International Airport (NAP) in Naples. We assist you to find cheap flights to Italy.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Italy provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Italy you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Italy.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This program is not available during at least 3 weeks in August and during Christmas time (December 20th - January 6th). We won't accept volunteers for start dates on December as the minimum period is 4 weeks.

When the program is open  we suggest volunteers to join the program on mondays. Volunteers who can't join the program in those days are still accepted.


Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$950
5 weeks
$1,130
6 weeks
$1,330
7 weeks
$1,510
8 weeks
$1,700
9 weeks
$1,890
10 weeks
$2,080
11 weeks
$2,270
12 weeks
$2,450
24 weeks (max. stay)
$3,950
Average fees
$201 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. International Napoli Network will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with International Napoli Network during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Dentist Assistant in a Clinic for Homeless

Support professional dentists in providing care to homeless and migrants in a clinic run by doctors volunteers!

$201/week

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