Healthcare Assistant

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founded in 2014
We Volunteer Nepal
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Coordinator | Bhagawan
Coordinator | Bhagawan
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High­lights

First-hand insight into global medical practices overseas.
Observe clinical practice in a cross-cultural setting.
Suitable for pre-meds, medical students, nursing students and professionals
Experience an insight into the Nepalese Healthcare system
Change your perspectives and experience new way of life
This project includes working with trained medical staff at a government hospital or private clinic. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Are you an experienced volunteer looking to work with the elderly and children? If so, this is your opportunity to pass on your knowledge to the local people in Nepal. Even if you don't have much volunteer experience, but are enthusiastically interested, you are still encouraged to apply. As a public health volunteer in Nepal. You will perform health checks, work as a caretaker for the elderly, assist with food preparation and sanitation, organize and conduct recreational activities and more while becoming immersed in the culture of Nepal!

Volunteer will be helping doctor or health assistance at the clinic performing tasks like dressing wounds, administering shots, drawing blood, holding babies while they are being treated, helping to screen and organize patients. They can also assist local staff with getting medicines/supplies, and generally helping out in whatever capacity you might be needed.

This project includes working with trained medical staff at a government hospital or private clinic. You will be supporting the staff in their daily routines at every stage of patient care. Whether you have basic medical knowledge or are a licensed physician, we can pair you with a project that best fits your skills and needs.

Be prepared to eat and live like a Nepali! It is a wonderful, eye-opening experience you will forever remember. Our staff will contact you each week to check in and make sure the home stay and project are going well.


Typical day

First Day:

On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the placement staff you will be working with.

Weekdays:

While a volunteer daily schedule will vary depending on the specific placement, a typical day is as follows:

8:30 AM Breakfast at the homestay.
9:00 AM Volunteers leave home and travel to their placements. There is usually a tea break and a lunch break.
10:00AM - 4:00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel back to the volunteer house, go sightseeing, or do some shopping.
7:30PM- 9:00 PM Dinner at the homestay.

Weekends:

During the weekends, volunteers have spare time and usually relax or take the opportunity to explore other parts of their local town and Nepal. Known for being home to the world’s tallest mountain, Mt Everest, Nepal is an adventurer’s paradise. It has a vast selection of exceptional hikes in the Himalayas with arresting views in every direction, white-water rafting, canyon swings, paragliding and scenic flights. It also has a rich multicultural heritage and a huge collection of temples, pagodas, shrines, carvings and ancient architecture, not to mention an astonishing array of wildlife and an interesting cuisine influenced by its many ethnic groups and cultures.

Free-time activities

Jungle safari in Nepal is one another the most amazing trips in Nepal, as it is rich country of an exceptional bio diversity and a beautiful natural environment. The tropical jungles of the Tarai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. The outdoor adventure sports into the wilderness to see wild animals, birds and natural beauty. You ride on an elephant’s back or on a four wheeler jeep accompanied by a fully trained guide (naturalist) to view the nature and animals. From a tourist point of view, Chitwan and Bardia are the most popular National park for wildlife safari in Nepal. Adventure but scenic mountains Panorma, trans Himalayan region of Nepal beautiful landscape and manginess people and as well as their life style. Himalayan heritages and as well as experienced of some wild animals breathtaking on widest pass Thorong-la 5416m. Trekking adventure through the Himalayan treks is a once in a lifetime experience. you will see beautiful scenery, meet locals, and trek through this beautiful region. It opened for trekkers in the 1980 B.s and since has been possible fro the adventure travelers.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

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 (intermediate level) or Nepali (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Medical at high school level
Required Documents
character certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
should be know the medical knowledge or nurse
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by We Volunteer Nepal

Transportation to Airport transfer and project placement transfer

Excellent Orientation and culture class including in a program

Safe Accommodation and Three meal a day during  the placements

One supervision visit by real staff to placement

Administration and government tax

24/7 local support

A well designed, very thoughtful   and innovative program that has a high impact for local people and conservation and also match your skills.

Advisers to help recruitment administration

Project cost contribution.

Local project transport where necessary. (local bus, motor bike)

An amazing seamless experience From the moment you contact us .

Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport

On-arrival into Tribhuvan International Airport you will be met at the airport by one of our staff or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign.

Accommodation

On arrival in Nepal, volunteers stay in a guesthouse in Kathmandu for their two-day orientation.


Volunteers are then accommodated together in homestays and hosted by local families who have been approved by our program staff. We give your host family a fee for your support, food and board. It is exciting to stay with a host family, providing you with a unique opportunity to learn about the Nepalese way of life, meet local people, try traditional food and speak the local language - especially when host families in Nepal tend to have limited English.


Living is basic but comfortable and most homestays have electricity and running water, with the exception of some rural homestays which are without these conveniences during the dry season. Squat toilets are the norm in Nepal and you will not come across many western toilets. Volunteers can also expect low-pressure showers that are generally not heated, however, this is refreshing after a day in the heat.


You can expect to share a room with other volunteers and bedrooms have single beds with 2 beds in one room. However the beds are comfortable.


WiFi is available in most of the volunteer homestays. If you would like to keep connected during your stay, we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Nepal.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Guest Family
Food & Beverages

The staple meal for most Nepali families is dal bhat, which consists of lentil soup (dal), rice (bhat) and vegetables in curry (tarkari) and/or meat (masu) with a side of pickle/sauce (achar).


Food in Nepal is heavily influenced by the country’s Indian and Tibetan neighbours and includes plenty of curries, breads and potato-based dishes. Volunteers are served two meals per day at their homestay and can purchase additional food to supplement this if they wish.


Bottled water is readily available in Nepal and volunteers should budget approximately $3 to$5 per week for two liters a day. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply for the program so we can make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but there is a need to be flexible.

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 Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
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 Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program orientation begins any time of the month. When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of WVN team and transported to the hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Your accommodation is covered by your program fees and includes the night before your program Orientation. If you are traveling in Nepal prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up at a prearranged destination in Kathmandu on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by wvn team in Kathmandu and runs for 2 days. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and cover everything you need to know your volunteer program in Nepal. 

After orientation 3rd day volunteer must have to travel to chitwan because the most of volunteer health project is in chitwan. And project will be start from 4th day of your arrival. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$500
3 weeks
$700
4 weeks
$830
5 weeks
$960
7 weeks
$1,260
9 weeks
$1,460
20 weeks (max. stay)
$3,100
Average fees
$203 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. We Volunteer Nepal will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with We Volunteer Nepal during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Healthcare Assistant

This project includes working with trained medical staff at a government hospital or private clinic.

$203/week

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