Medical & Healthcare Support

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founded in 2018
YearOut Africa
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Coordinator | Kormi
Coordinator | Kormi
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High­lights

Expand your clinical knowledge and skill set
Develop your confidence and resourcefulness
Build your personal and professional network
Sharpen your verbal and non-verbal communication
Become more attractive to employers
YearOut Africa’s Health & Medical Volunteer Program offers an amazing internship opportunity for pre-med students, nurses and medicals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

YearOut Africa’s Health & Medical Volunteer Program offers amazing internship opportunity for pre-med students, nurses and medical professionals to gain valuable career experience.

A medical & healthcare volunteer abroad is a clinical placement you undertake in a fast-paced, low-resource hospital in the developing world.

  • You’ll see a healthcare system totally different from your own, and get experience with conditions and practices you’ve never seen before.
  • You can choose the departments you want to rotate through — oncology, surgical, pediatrics, the ED, emergency, pharmacy.. It’s completely customizable. Local specialists in the medical field keen to share their intimate knowledge of Ghanaian healthcare will open doors to top departments on this medical internship in Africa — A&E, Female Surgical, and NICU to name a few.
  • Assisting in the hospital’s HIV clinic will highlight the challenges of providing adequate care with limited drugs and technologies.
  • You’ll see unfamiliar conditions like tropical diseases, learn how sociocultural issues affect how care is delivered, and get real-life, in-person experience with global health.

Typical day

Volunteers are generally expected to work at their placement five days a week. Weekday mornings will start with breakfast with other volunteers, before you head to your hospital or clinic for around 8.30am. Mornings will often start with consultation with local staff members to discuss the needs of the day, and you may be asked to help out with a wide range of activities. At around 12pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers and local staff.


You will generally finish your placement at around 4pm, though this will depend on the opening times of your placement. When you finish you’ll get a chance to unwind with other volunteers and local team members over dinner, and we often organise games and activities of our own in the evenings.

Free-time activities

  • Swim in the clear waterfalls of the Volta region
  • Go on safari to see Africa’s famous wildlife in Mole National Park
  • Trek through the forest canopy in Kakum National Park and sleep up in a treehouse
  • Explore the decaying slave forts found along the Cape Coast
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding

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
at level
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by YearOut Africa

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Pre-departure support
  • Airport pickup and Drop-Off
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation
  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Certificate of Participation

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Plane Ticket (s) /Air Fare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Local transportation to and from program placement
  • Weekend Trips

Airport Pickup at Kotoka International Airport

A staff of YearOut Africa will meet you at the airport to pick you up at the arrival hall.

Accommodation

YearOut Africa provides a decent, clean and safe accommodation for all our volunteers / interns.

Volunteers / interns are accommodated in a volunteer house where they live with other volunteers. In some locations, volunteers are accommodated at their placement or stay together in a volunteer house alongside a local family.

There are separate rooms for male and female volunteers with shared common room and toilet facilities. Living is basic but the majority of volunteer houses have electricity, while only few have running water.

Power cuts are common in Ghana and most rural houses do not have running water during times of drought. Bedding (pillows and sheets) is provided, however it is recommended that volunteers bring their own towels and mosquito nets (these can also be purchased in Ghana).

You can also purchase a local SIM card with data for an unlocked mobile phone to keep connected.

 

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers / interns in Ghana are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). 

Breakfast generally consists of tea and coffee, and a hot breakfast.

A typical lunch and dinner can include meat and vegetables with rice or noodles​.​

If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you.

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

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The project is on-going.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 30 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$400
3 weeks
$600
4 weeks
$800
5 weeks
$1,000
9 weeks
$1,800
17 weeks
$3,400
30 weeks (max. stay)
$6,000
Average fees
$200 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. YearOut Africa 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 YearOut Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Medical & Healthcare Support

YearOut Africa’s Health & Medical Volunteer Program offers an amazing internship opportunity for pre-med students, nurses and medicals.

$200/week

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