desde 1.468€

Fantástico 4.5rating (56)

Medicine & Healthcare Observation & Experience

location
2 - 50 semanas  ·  Edad 16 - 50+

rating  Fantástico 4.5  · 
  Verificado por Volunteer World
  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Puntos Relevantes

  • Observing, shadowing and assisting doctors and nurses during their work
  • Gain Spanish fluency with the help of our free Spanish classes and share daily life with locals
  • Prepare and, if necessary, distribute medications (infusion, pills, ...)
  • Participating in patient care: comforting patients and assisting with examinations
  • Volunteers may choose to teach English to the doctors, provided that there is a sufficient number of doctors interested

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 16+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Grupos
50+

Sobre el programa

Work side by side with medical staff at local clinics and be involved with day to day healthcare.This opportunity will give you an insight into the running of a clinic.

Program Description
Immerse yourself in the reality of healthcare in a developing country with this unique opportunity. Gain invaluable hands-on experience alongside medical professionals and volunteers in hospitals or neighborhood health clinics. Witness the contrast between Western medical ...

Sobre el programa

Program Description
Immerse yourself in the reality of healthcare in a developing country with this unique opportunity. Gain invaluable hands-on experience alongside medical professionals and volunteers in hospitals or neighborhood health clinics. Witness the contrast between Western medical practices and the challenges faced in modernization. This exposure may reveal untreated medical conditions at advanced stages. Take part in diverse experiences across hospital/clinic departments, including emergency, pediatric, maternity (for female volunteers), diabetes, HIV prevention, and nursing. Expand your perspective on healthcare while shouldering responsibilities. Combine this medical program with other projects for a comprehensive experience.

Volunteer placement or internship

Our program offers flexible commitment options for volunteers, ranging from a minimum of 4 hours daily up to to 40 hours per week - you decide! If you're joining as an intern, we understand that your school or university may have specific requirements. Please inform us in advance about your internship criteria, enabling us to tailor a personalized work plan to suit your needs. Share your expectations and goals with us, and we'll work together to ensure you achieve them. We are happy to give students academic credit or provide a report outlining the learning outcomes and deliverables achieved during the internship.


Requirements 

We extend a warm welcome to students and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including pre-university students aspiring for a medical career. Medical volunteers should demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm, and adaptability. Specialized skills enable engagement in more focused activities. B1 Spanish skills are necessary, and advanced proficiency unlocks further opportunities. Complimentary Spanish lessons are provided to enrich the experience of our valued volunteers and interns. The program is open to elective students, medical students with available holiday time, pre-university students, and individuals pursuing specialized medical courses. Kindly bring easy-to-clean scrubs and closed shoes for clinic work, as they are mandatory.



Día típico

What to expect
Your flexibility as a volunteer will have a significant impact, supporting medical services in a developing country setting. Prepare for a dynamic and immersive experience, witnessing diverse cases and tackling unique challenges. Your dedication and adaptability are vital to the ...

Día típico

What to expect
Your flexibility as a volunteer will have a significant impact, supporting medical services in a developing country setting. Prepare for a dynamic and immersive experience, witnessing diverse cases and tackling unique challenges. Your dedication and adaptability are vital to the program's success and the well-being of the patients we serve. Embrace the opportunity to practice and learn new skills, fostering personal and professional growth. Your commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those in need of medical care is highly valued. Schedules may change based on patients' and clinic needs, requiring your understanding. Our primary working hours focus on mornings when physicians are available at the hospital or health clinic. Additionally, weekend shifts offer valuable work observation and experience alongside doctors and nurses. Join our program for a rewarding journey, where your passion and dedication will improve the lives of patients in need, while gaining valuable insights into healthcare challenges in a developing country.


Holidays  
Christmas Holidays from December 16 until January 06, 2025.

Attention: Volunteers are welcome to stay at our Volunteer Guesthouse during Dominican Christmas and new year holidays! Even though working and business life comes to a halt through this two week period when the whole country is celebrating Christmas, our volunteers are welcome to celebrate Christmas and new year together with us and the Dominican people!

Activities can include but are not limited to 


● Observing, shadowing and assisting doctors and nurses during their work
● Participating in patient care: comforting patients and assisting with examinations
● Make swabs for disinfection
● Writing down a list of medications with the time for each patient
● Stocking up on materials and preparing or reprocessing
● Prepare and, if necessary, distribute medications (infusion, pills, ...)
● Checking on the well-being of the patients
● Volunteers may choose to teach English to the doctors, provided that there is a sufficient number of doctors interested
● Empty catheters (hospital only)
● Fold and wrap compresses

Note: Medical experience and understanding of staff instructions are required for direct patient assistance. Inexperienced volunteers can observe and help with small tasks. Longer stays offer more learning opportunities. Experienced individuals like medical students can assist and work independently on some tasks. Graduated medical students or nurses can work independently after proper instruction.




Actividades de tiempo libre

Special Offer
Enjoy free Spanish language classes for volunteers and interns, emphasizing practical communication skills. Develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities naturally, similar to learning one's mother tongue. From day one, you'll use Spanish in real-life situations with ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

Special Offer
Enjoy free Spanish language classes for volunteers and interns, emphasizing practical communication skills. Develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities naturally, similar to learning one's mother tongue. From day one, you'll use Spanish in real-life situations with role-plays, situational dialogues, and work projects complementing the basic syllabus. Beyond the classroom, immerse yourself in the Spanish language and Dominican culture for a continuous learning experience.

Program Highlights

  • Immerse in the vibrant Dominican lifestyle, embracing the rhythm of Caribbean music

  • Master Spanish fluency through free classes and embrace daily life with locals.

  • Fuel your passion for learning and boost your career with international experience.

  • Create unforgettable memories with weekend excursions alongside fellow participants.

  • Relish the stunning beaches of Samana, conquer Pico Duarte's peaks, and explore Santo Domingo's historical colonial town.

What makes the Dominican Republic and Samana unique?
Samana, a captivating peninsula in the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic, boasts breathtaking beauty. With its lush coconut trees extending into the sea, it feels like a secluded island. The town of Samana is a picturesque and tranquil port, where friendly locals engage in tourism, agriculture, and fishing, all accompanied by the lively rhythms of Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa music. A two-kilometer-long Malecon (seaside promenade) offers delightful strolls day and night, leading to a variety of charming restaurants and bars, perfect for relaxing evenings. Surrounding the peninsula, you'll find hundreds of fantastic beaches, ready to be explored on day trips or weekend getaways. Embrace the Dominican lifestyle, enjoying the soothing rhythm of Caribbean music in this idyllic destination!


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 16 años

Para participar en el programa es necesario tener al menos 16 años en la fecha de inicio del programa.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel intermedio) Español o (nivel básico) Inglés

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

This program is suitable for pre-medical students and students of pharmaceutics as well as nursing students with free holiday time, pre-university students, students taking or planning to take specialist medical courses such as biomedical science, nursing and physiotherapy as well as professionals. The key requirements for a medical volunteer or intern are initiative, enthusiasm, and readiness to work in unfamiliar circumstances. More specialized skills will allow for more specialized activities

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de Fundacion Aldeas de Paz

Costs & Benefits - Affordable Volunteering with Flexibility

Do you dream of volunteering abroad but worry about the cost and commitment? Look no further! Aldeas de Paz offers a unique and affordable volunteer experience in the Dominican Republic, perfect for passionate individuals of all backgrounds.

At Aldeas de Paz, we believe in making volunteer experiences accessible. We offer a transparent fee structure with an open book policy, so you know exactly where your contribution goes. Additionally we offer flexible commitment options: Start with a few weeks and extend your stay if you love it! We offer special pricing for extension weeks, allowing you to keep your options open without an extended upfront commitment!

What's Included:

  • Seamless Arrival: Enjoy a personal welcome service and airport pick-up, followed by a free transfer to your placement location in Las Terrenas or Samaná.
  • Comfortable Accommodation: Relax in our fully equipped guesthouses, with free Wi-Fi and access to a washing machine, for a comfortable and convenient stay.
  • Language Immersion: Enhance your experience with free regular Spanish lessons throughout your placement.
  • Program Support: Benefit from a placement introduction, certificate of completion (if applicable), and potential student credit for your participation.
  • 24/7 Support: Our dedicated local staff is available for full support and backup around the clock, ensuring your safety and well-being.
  • Explore the Dominican Republic: Get access to information about exciting adventure packages and in-country travel options to make the most of your time here.
  • Financial Transparency: Open book policy ensures you understand your contribution.
  • Comprehensive Package: This includes Spanish language classes, comfortable accommodation in our fully equipped guesthouses, a dedicated program donation, and all your arrival logistics: personal welcome service, airport pick-up, bus transfer, bus fare, and a free transfer to your placement location.

Benefits:

  • Gain valuable experience while contributing to a meaningful cause.
  • Immerse yourself in Dominican culture with on-site Spanish language classes.
  • Build lifelong friendships with fellow volunteers from around the world.
  • Enjoy a safe and secure environment in a beautiful part of the Dominican Republic.

Ready to make a difference and explore the beauty of the Dominican Republic? By choosing Aldeas de Paz, you get a world-class volunteer experience with affordability and flexibility. Contact us today to learn more!

Recogida en el aeropuerto Las Americas International Airport

Stress-Free Arrival - Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. 

Upon arrival at the airport, a friendly English-speaking driver will greet you, assist with your luggage, and ensure you have a comfortable bus ticket directly to your placement in Samaná or las Terrenas (approximately 2,5 hours). Once you arrive, our welcoming staff and fellow volunteers will be waiting to escort you to your accommodation.

Alojamiento

Your Home Away from Home in Paradise

Live like a local and connect with fellow volunteers at our comfortable guesthouses in stunning Samaná and Las Terrenas. Choose from shared rooms (perfect for socializing!), private rooms for more peace and quiet, or even a homestay option for a deeper cultural immersion.

All our guesthouses offer:

  • Free Wi-Fi: Stay connected and share your experiences.
  • Laundry facilities: Pack light and explore worry-free.
  • A supportive community: Make lifelong friendships and share unforgettable memories with volunteers from around the world.

More Than Just a Place to Stay

Our guesthouses are more than just comfortable beds. They're a launching pad for your adventure and a hub for cultural exchange. You'll have the opportunity to bond with fellow volunteers, create lasting friendships, and contribute to a positive and respectful community.

Acceso a Internet

Buen acceso al lugar del proyecto

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Comida y bebida

La comida, meriendas y las bebidas tienen un coste adicional.

Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) en Santo Domingo. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a República Dominicana. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para República Dominicana proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en República Dominicana, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para República Dominicana. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

Availability
This program is ongoing throughout the whole year and is not paused even through holidays!


Time Commitment
A minimum time commitment of 2 weeks is required and can be extended up to one year 

Placement Location
Samana & Las Terrenas

About your Placement Location
The Aldeas de Paz Foundation is based in the charming coastal villages of Samana and Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Samana, in the north-eastern corner, has about 15,000 inhabitants and is renowned for its safety, tranquil atmosphere, and beautiful beaches. The community values social responsibility and exudes a secure, small European town vibe. The Dominican Republic's countryside is widely recognized for its peacefulness, making it one of the safest regions in the Caribbean. When you join our program, you'll experience a welcoming and secure environment while contributing to meaningful projects in this picturesque part of the world.

Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

2 semanas (estancia min.) 1.468€
3 semanas 1.650€
4 semanas 1.833€
5 semanas 2.015€
6 semanas 2.197€
7 semanas 2.379€
8 semanas 2.561€
9 semanas 2.743€
10 semanas 2.925€
11 semanas 3.007€
12 semanas 3.290€
13 semanas 3.472€
50 semanas (estancia max.) 9.500€
Cuota promedio 462€/semana

Cuotas del programa

462€ cuotas semanales 2 - 50 semanas Edad 16 - 50+

Métodos de pago

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Duración

2 - 50 semanas

Depósito

El depósito es simplemente para reservar tu vacante de voluntario. Los pagos se gestionan a través de PayPal, nuestro proveedor global de confianza. Si no tienes una cuenta PayPal, también puedes pagar con tarjeta de crédito.


Pago final

El pago final se acordará con Fundacion Aldeas de Paz durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


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Fundacion Aldeas de Paz

Fantástico 4.5 rating (56 reseñas)

Sin fines de lucro - fundada en 2001

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Coordinado por

Manfred

Idiomas hablados: Inglés, Español, Alemán

sobre la organización

Aldeas de Paz is a sustainable and transparent grass-roots NGO based in Santa Barbara de Samaná and Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic.

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History of Aldeas de Paz

In the 1990s a German entrepreneur developed the Peace Villages Foundation, a social purpose NGO. For this he left his successful business career behind to become a social activist. He joined grassroots NGO’s around the globe and worked as a volunteer with the intention of helping to promote a “Culture of Peace”. Learning to put his entrepreneurial skills to work and gaining important NGO management experience, enabled him to set up replicable and self-sustained development programs under the legal frame of Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz in Venezuela (2001) and the Dominican Republic (2015).

These days Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz operates successful development and aid programs in the Samana province, a peninsula in the north-eastern corner of the Dominican Republic. Venezuelan operations are temporaley suspended until the situation allows for foreign aid workers to return savely to the country!

The Beginnings in Venezuela

The Peace Villages Foundation started in 1995 a first humanitarian project in Merida, Venezuela. Right from the beginning the project was financed through a Rotational Credit based on the collocation of the founders own life savings in form of a personal loan used as seed funding or seed capital. As the rotational credit is returned it is re-invested in yet a new project and so on.

The work in Merida focused on children rights. Efforts were made to integrate street children and at-risk youth into a more stable environment, and at times into foster families. With the aim of creating a registered NGO in Venezuela, the founder and his friends succeeded with the legal constitution of Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz in Caracas (2001) and the Dominican Republic (2015). Aldeas de Paz has been focusing its resources and volunteer support on cultural exchange and social development programs ever since.

During 2014 the social and political situation in Venezuela became increasingly violent. Programs based on volunteer participation ever since had to be temporarily suspended in Venezuela.

Aldeas de Paz in the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic our work focuses on education and human rights, gender equality, community development, environmental and climate protection as well as animal rescue. Aldeas de Paz actively promotes cultural exchange and sustainable, ecological tourism as a source of income for impoverished communities in the province. In addition, Aldeas de Paz strives to improve the lives of children, youth and young adults from vulnerable communities and disadvantaged backgrounds. The project locations Santa Bárbara de Samaná and Las Terrenas, both located on the peninsula of Samaná, are lovely coastal towns in the northeast of the Dominican Republic.

Timeline

1995, the first children rights activities in Merida, Venezuela, started. Focus is on social integration of street children and at-risk youth. Constitution of the Peace Villages Foundation

2001, legal frame work and constitution of Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz in Caracas, Venezuela.

2002, a violent Coup d’état in Caracas. Aldeas de Paz activities in Caracas where forcefully suspended. Move to Santa Elena de Uairén, center of the Gran Sabana National Park near the Brazilian border in Venezuela. Development of various community based programs around social development, education and special need kids integration. Opening of the attention center “Tucusito” in the center of Santa Elena de Uairén.

2003, building of the new Aldeas de Paz Attention Center with school and equine therapy activities and Volunteer residence as well as community outreach programs for youth care and community development, indigenous empowerment, skill training and health prevention of the charity own 5 ha plot in a beautiful setting next to the rain forest on the edge of the National Park

2014, social and political unrest in Venezuela became increasingly violent and programs based on volunteer participation had to be suspended until further notice.

2015 Aldeas de Paz opens a new outlet in Samaná, the Dominican Republic. The foundation focuses its resources and volunteer support on social development programs and cultural exchange. Opening of the first Attention Center for special need kids in the province of Samana.

2016, Aldeas de Paz becomes the local host partner for the German Red Cross and the German Government sponsored program called “Weltwärts”:  German Red Cross volunteers join Aldeas de Paz in the Dominican Republic to help out for an entire year after which a new team will be placed every year.

2017, legal frame work and constitution of Fundaciòn Aldeas de Paz in the DR is completed. Opening of a new branch in Las Terrenas, a beautifully set town on the northern coast of the Samana province and peninsula with the same name.

2020, Our social programs have been developed and expanded ever since. Aldeas de Paz has become an important agent for Marine Conservation in the region and we where granted a UN sponsored project for coral reef restoration. Our volunteers reach has expanded too and we successfully opened a second branch in Las Terrenas not far from Samana where our attention centre and main office is located.

What we do

With our Youth Care and Community Work Program we aim to empower children and young adults by offering them additional educational opportunities and tutoring classes, as well as supporting and educating parents. With the help of local professionals we started the first ever educational and therapeutic initiative for children with special needs in the peninsula of Samaná.

With our Permaculture & Aquaponics internship you can study agroecology, food security and sustainability while living in the Caribbean at an permaculture inspired, agro-tourism Demonstration & Education Center near famous Cabarete Beach. This pilot project is located near a tropical river outside the famous surf town of Cabarete, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Our small Community Attention Center, located in the heart of Samaná, hosts our special needs center and offers computer literacy, English and German classes and cultural exchange activities. In different locations around Samaná and Las Terrenas we offer a Diving & Marine Conservation Internship where we restore the coral reefs in front of the seaside town of Las Terrenas.

Additionally, we raise awareness for critical issues through our Social Media, Multimedia and Journalism Project. An awareness raising television program is planned, with the aim to help educate parents and attend adolescent issues. With the help of our NGO Management and Admin Program we coordinate our efforts and keep up with the management of operations in the area. Within this program, we support our staff to coordinate the various initiatives and logistical planning involved with the aim to become self-sustained in the community.

Our Medical and Dental Health Experience and Observation Programs allows interns and volunteers to shadow and assist the nurses and doctors in the local hospitals, neighborhood clinics and dental clinics.

Our  Animal Rescue Program offers interns the possibility to gain working experience with abandoned animals, promoting their health and defending their rights. Thanks to the great efforts of all the volunteers from around the world, Fundación Aldeas de Paz is able to make a positive impact on the local community!

56 reseñas · rating4.5

Wir möchten gerne über unseren 5 wöchigen Aufenthalt in Samaná berichten, wo wir in einem Krankenhaus die dort arbeitenden Ärzte und Pfleger unterstützen. Unzählige Erfahrungen im Krankenhaus wie auch ganz viele Erlebnisse in unserer Freizeit - von Whale whatching über karibisch schöne ...
Valerie Pramesberger rating4

2023 at Medicine & Healthcare Observation & Experience

Wir möchten gerne über unseren 5 wöchigen Aufenthalt in Samaná berichten, wo wir in einem Krankenhaus die dort arbeitenden Ärzte und Pfleger unterstützen. Unzählige Erfahrungen im Krankenhaus wie auch ganz viele Erlebnisse in unserer Freizeit - von Whale whatching über karibisch schöne ...
My journey was fueled by a desire to experience life beyond the typical tourist attractions of the Dominican Republic. With a focus on medicine and healthcare, I embarked on a month-long journey that opened my eyes to a new world of challenges and insights. Working in a local hospital, I encountered ...
I was very nervous for this trip since I didn't really know Spanish or have ever traveled to the Dominican, but it was so amazing! The coordinators and other volunteers are so supportive and want you to succeed and have the best trip. I did the medical program in the hospital and being able to see ...
I was very nervous for this trip since I didn't really know Spanish or have ever traveled to the Dominican, but it was so amazing! The coordinators and other volunteers are so supportive and want you to succeed and have the best trip. I did the medical program in the hospital and being able to see ...
Overall, I had a very pleasant experience with the people who work for Peace Villages. They were kind and helped me when I had problems. sometimes you had to be aware that you are in the dominican republic as some things do not work as you think. I had a pleasant experience in the hospital and the ...

Ubicación

América > Caribe > República Dominicana > Santa Barbara de Samaná

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