Medical Assistance in Health Centers

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founded in 2017
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Coordinator | Sergio
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High­lights

Experiences, training, participation and volunteering initiatives
Put your skills into practice and share your knowledge
Aim to alleviate many health problems while demonstrating a lasting impact and emphasizing the importance of prevention.
Support and leave a positive impact on various communities in Senegal.
Get to know Senegal in a different way through volunteering.
General medical care for children attending the schools in which we collaborate and for members of the local communities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
While participating in the medical assistance volunteer program in Senegal, you will be able to support the general medical care of the children attending the schools where we collaborate and the members of the local communities.

Poor health conditions and poverty are part of a vicious cycle that is common in many developing countries like Senegal. The center lacks adequate resources for treatable diseases such as covid, pregnancy and other pathologies. This also prevents children from attending school and their families from working. 

Our volunteers aim to alleviate many health problems while demonstrating a lasting impact and emphasizing the importance of prevention. They also ensure that the necessary equipment and utensils are provided to enable them to practice medicine at the center.

Volunteers are expected to help in the local community center in which we collaborate and in supporting medical assistance creating a positive impact.

Some of the activities volunteers can help with are:
  • Pregnancy exam.
  • Blood pressure and hypertension checks
  • Blood sugar testing for diabetes
  • Hepatitis B testing
  • Rapid diagnostics for malaria
  • Weight and nutrition measurements
  • You are also welcome to help with the organization of workshops and health education talks on good sanitation practices and prevention of diseases such as malaria or with the dissemination of the program in order to attract donors of clinical material.
Currently, no special clothing is required, however, volunteers should dress appropriately, as they are serving people from the community.

They are also advised to wear long pants or dresses, T-shirts that cover their chest and shoulders, and comfortable shoes. 

Typical day

A typical volunteer's day starts around 7:30 a.m. while having breakfast and getting ready to start at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., but the work schedule may vary according to the needs of the medical centers.

A typical day as a volunteer in Senegal consists of waking up in one of the host families' houses, where you share a room with other volunteers. Volunteers have breakfast at the accommodation and head to the medical program. There they will begin the tasks to be performed.

Our volunteers work at least 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday, usually between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., but working hours may vary depending on the needs of the medical centers. They are expected to assist in local facility and healthcare support creating a positive impact.

  • Some of the activities may include:
  • Pregnancy exam.
  • Blood pressure and hypertension checks
  • Blood sugar testing for diabetes
  • Hepatitis B testing
  • Rapid diagnostics for malaria
  • Weight and nutrition measurements

You are also welcome to help with the organization of workshops and health education talks on good sanitation practices and prevention of diseases such as malaria or with the dissemination of the program in order to attract donors of clinical material.

Free-time activities

PINK LAKE
This lake is located north of the Senegalese peninsula of Cape Verde in the department of Dakar, its pink color is due to the high level of salinity in the water and can be seen strong in color in dry season.

LOMPOUL DESERT
Located in the Sahel region, between Dakar and Saint-Louis, where you can make a tour of the dunes by camel and have a nice campfire in the evening. 

SALOUM DELTA NATIONAL PARK
A World Heritage Site since 2011, it is the second largest natural park in Senegal, where you can see everything from grandiose mangroves to huge dunes and a wide variety of wildlife. 

MONUMENT TO THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE
Located on the outskirts of Dakar, this 49-meter bronze sculpture was built by Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiby.
Concert/
Music
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
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) or French (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Education, health, nutrition and skills development at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers interested in joining this project must have some of the following documentation:

Medical certification
Experience in the health field
Medical student or derivatives
Identification as a medical student
Nursing certification
Physician credentials
You are also required to submit the following documentation during the registration process:

Copy of the volunteer's resume that clearly documents educational and/or professional credentials.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Adventure Volunteer
The volunteer is included:
  • Welcome
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house
  • 3 local meals per day during your volunteering
  • Orientation and induction day
  • 24/7 team support
  • Follow-up, orientation and program evaluation
  • Volunteer certificate
  • Liability insurance
  • Volunteer insurance
  • Tax certificate
  • Guidance, advice and management in the selection of the program
Airport Pickup at Blaise Diagne International Airport
  • You should arrive at Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport, where you will be picked up by the local project coordinator.
  • The scheduled pick-up time at the airport is from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Accommodation
Upon arrival in Dakar (Senegal), our local coordinator will take you to your accommodation, if you come alone you will possibly live with the coordinator's family, but if it is a group you will live in volunteer apartments. 
  • The rooms are shared by volunteers of the same gender. The house has common areas that can be used by volunteers and also provides access to TV, iron and fridge. 
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Breakfast and dinner are provided in the accommodation for our volunteers during their work days. Provisions can be made for volunteers who require vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free or other diets.
Typical meals provided generally include:
  • Vegetables and legumes / beans.
  • Fruits
  • baguette
  • Meat, fish and eggs
  • Grains and cereals
  • Milk, yogurt, cheese and/or alternatives
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 Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS) in Dakar. We assist you to find cheap flights to Senegal.
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 Senegal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Senegal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Senegal.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

  • This project is open all year round. You can arrive any day of the week to join the medical project in Senegal.
  • You should arrive at Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport, where you will be picked up by the local project coordinator.
  • The scheduled pick-up time at the airport is from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.
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)
$806
3 weeks
$913
4 weeks
$1,015
5 weeks
$1,188
6 weeks
$1,382
7 weeks
$1,576
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,545
Average fees
$307 /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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Medical Assistance in Health Centers

General medical care for children attending the schools in which we collaborate and for members of the local communities.

$301/week

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