Local Medical Supporter

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founded in 2017
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High­lights

Provide counselling, health and medical support and services, including STIs and HIV/AIDS.
Free and close medical services are provided
If you have no experience working in areas of vulnerability, local volunteer doctors will show you all they can.
If you are a doctor or have studied one of the branches of medicine, you will be given more responsibility and the possibility to do more practical work.
In general, free medical check-ups and treatment of general illnesses are provided.
The main objective of the medical program in India is to provide some of the population living in rural areas and slums of Jaipur with basic medical care. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Are you studying medicine, are you a nurse, do you want to put your skills and knowledge into practice? We have a medical volunteer program in India. Together with the local medical team and the mobile van, you can care for children and young people from vulnerable communities in India.

The main objective of the medical program in India is to provide some of the population living in rural areas and slums of Jaipur with basic medical care. A van is in operation every day and functions as a clinic providing counselling, medical care and health care.
As a volunteer, you may find that many street children are exploited and forced to work, even sick. This environment and treatment causes many of them to suffer from diseases such as:
  • Tuberculosis
  • Asthma
  • Hepatitis
  • Malaria
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
  • One of the main roles of a volunteer is to support the local medical team. If you are a volunteer who is studying medicine, nursing or has first aid experience, the possibilities for support in more specific areas will be greater.
Some of the check-ups and care provided as part of medical volunteering in India are:
  • Blood pressure
  • Temperature
  • Height and weight
  • Treatment of minor injuries
  • Patient records
  • Tasks and activities often vary from day to day.
One of the main functions of a volunteer is to support the local medical team. If you are a volunteer who is studying medicine, nursing or has a background in first aid, the possibilities to support in more specific areas will be greater.

If you don't have experience, the doctors will point out the activities you can support, as there are many different situations and cases.

The medical team in the van consists of: a doctor, a nurse, an assistant, a counsellor, a receptionist and a local volunteer.

Typical day

  • All the volunteers who are part of the medical project start very early in the morning with the tours in the two places where we always provide care.It usually starts at 8 am and ends around 4 pm. There is a lunch break.
  • During this time the volunteer has to follow the schedule assigned to him/her.
  • On weekends the volunteer is free to travel and get to know the country.On weekends the volunteer is free to travel and get to know the country.

Free-time activities

MUMBAI OR BOMBAY 
India's financial capital and one of the world's largest megalopolises. The sheer size and the explosion of life in its streets justify a visit.

BHANDARDARA 
This is a magical enclave, surrounded by spectacular mountains on the shores of the artificial lake created by the British when they built the Wilson Dam. 

TAJ MAHAL 
Located in the city of Agra, it is considered the finest mausoleum in the world and one of the seven wonders.

ELLORA AND AJANTA IN AURANGABAD
The city of Aurangabad is about five hours by bus from Sangamner. One of the reasons why everyone visits Aurangabad is because it is the starting point to visit one of India's major artistic and cultural treasures, the Ellora and Ajanta caves. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Museum/
Opera

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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Knowledge of health issues, having studied any branch of medicine at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Initiative and autonomy, Ability to learn, Optimism and enthusiasm, Ability to lead initiatives
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
  • Welcome and pick-up at the airport.
  • Accommodation during your volunteer placement
  • 3 meals for the duration of your volunteer program
  • 24/7 support from the team
  • Follow-up, orientation and induction to the program
  • Certificate of your volunteer placement
  • Accident insurance
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Guidance, advice and management in the choice of the program
Airport Pickup at Jaipur Airport
The volunteer is picked up from Jaipur airport. Our staff will help you to reach the project site and your accommodation from Jaipur airport. 
Pick up time 6.00 to 11.00 p.m.
Accommodation
You stay with a host family in a shared room. 

Our host families are carefully selected and screened according to your requirements. All our host families are middle class and live in safe neighbourhoods. 
Guest Family
Food & Beverages

You will have 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), the food is vegetarian, traditional but very nutritious.

Internet Access
Sorry, no 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 Jaipur Airport (JAI) in Jaipur. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
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 India provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The project is open all year round. Also on special dates such as festivals you can join in and participate in the activities that are organised at the centre. This means that you can arrive any day of the year and you will be welcome to join the volunteer program.
Some of these festivals are:
  • Camel Festival - Bikaner which is held on the 12th and 13th of January.
  • Kite Festival - Jaipur which is on 14th January.
  • Holi Festival of Colors which is celebrated on March 20 and 21.
  • Teej Festival which is celebrated on August 4.
  • Festival of Sisters which is on 15 August.
  • Dusshera Festival which is on October 8.
  • Diwali Festival of Lights on October 27.
  • Pushkar Camel Fair on November 4-12.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$697
3 weeks
$905
4 weeks
$1,113
5 weeks
$1,321
6 weeks
$1,529
7 weeks
$1,737
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,777
Average fees
$290 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Adventure Volunteer 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 Adventure Volunteer during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Local Medical Supporter

The main objective of the medical program in India is to provide some of the population living in rural areas and slums of Jaipur with basic medical care.

$279/week

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