Health Care and Social Work Assistant

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founded in 2003
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Coordinator | Marion
Coordinator | Marion
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Punti Salienti

Improve your Spanish skills while giving back to society
Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Grow as a person by broadening your intercultural skills
Make new friends from around the world by sharing with other international volunteers
Visit amazing places throughout a country that is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and historic sites
In a country where the poverty rate reaches over 50%, one can imagine that the help of volunteers is very much needed. Support this project in Guatemala! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singoli
Coppie
50+

In a country where the poverty rate reaches over 50%, one can imagine that the help of volunteers is very much needed. If someone looks at the other side of the country, away from the great tourist attractions and historical sites, it quickly becomes clear that a volunteer program is really in the right place in Guatemala. You can do meaningful volunteer work with great social impact.

Depending on your skills and expectations, you will either be placed in a larger nursing home or in a smaller health care center in a community. You are welcome to tell us your preference, but the placement will be as needed and available.

The medical centers provides attention to poor people from the communities around Antigua. They usually have two doctors - one who treats in the morning and another who is available to patients in the afternoons.

The work in the nursing home can be completely different. It is not a hospital in that sense, but rather a home for impoverished people with discomfort. Many of the approximately 500 patients are abandoned children, people without a family or without financial means or sick people recovering from or preparing for surgery. The stations where you can volunteer are e.g. malnutrition, children with disabilities, the elderly and / or the ward for children and babies.

This project is especially suitable for medical students and nurses.



Typical day

Depending on your program you support a larger hospital with several hundred patients or a small health center, which has only a few doctors. Your tasks may be of social nature, e.g. the caring and giving assistance to the patients, or may have medical character for volunteers with experience in this area.

The emphasis in working in this project is above all caring for the patients . This means that you take time for the patients, talk to them and listen to them, play with the children and do activities with them, which makes them forget their illness, pain or problems for a certain time.

If you have medical studies, you can also help the doctors and nurses. This include administering medication, weighing and measuring temperature in babies and toddlers and other tasks. In addition, you can educate patients about topics such as hygiene, health, nutrition, etc.


Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.

Free-time activities

In your spare time, there are many different activities to choose from, such as visiting historic sights and museums around the city of Antigua. This wonderful colonial city is a real gem and offers plenty of touristic activities. Many volunteers also go to local bars and restaurants to socialize with friends. On the weekends you can take day excursions to get to know the amazing surroundings.

Among the most interesting things to do:

  1. City tour Antigua
  2. Handicraft markets from indigenous people
  3. Lake Atitlan
  4. Archeological sites (e.g. Park of Copan)
  5. Nature and Volcano
  6. Thermal baths of Kawilal
  7. Tradicional market of Chichicastenango
  8. Visit to museums of indigenous cultures like the Maya
  9. Bird watching tours
  10. Outdoor sports like climbing, hiking, Canopy, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.
  11. Visits to Chocolate and Coffe productions sites
  12. Tikal, the biggest Maya ruins (weekend trip, at least 3 days)

Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Requisiti

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 Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV, volunteer questionnaire and Criminal Record check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Medicine studies or experience in the health care sector are a plus.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Services by South America Inside
  1. Single room, homestay
  2. Full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from Monday to Saturday
  3. Consultation from our experienced staff
  4. Translation of application profile
  5. Volunteer work placement
  6. Advice regarding travel insurance
  7. Advice on local travels
  8. Orientation session upon arrival
  9. Orientation kit
  10. Country handbook
  11. Local support
  12. 24/7 Emergency Number
  13. Certificate of Participation

  14. Airport pick-up in Guatemala City can be added at an extra cost.
Accommodation

You will live with a local host family. This allows you to indulge in the culture getting to know traditional way of lifes. You will have a private bedroom but shared bathroom and living areas.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Full-board is provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner) except on sundays.

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Guatemala.
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 Guatemala provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Guatemala you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Guatemala.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. The start and end date can be set flexible, according to your availability and travel plans. Ask our experienced staff to coordinate your participation in this meaningfull volunteer project.

Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$790
3 weeks
$925
4 weeks
$1.060
5 weeks
$1.195
6 weeks
$1.330
24 weeks (max. stay)
$3.760
Average fees
$276 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. South America Inside vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Health Care and Social Work Assistant

In a country where the poverty rate reaches over 50%, one can imagine that the help of volunteers is very much needed. Support this project in Guatemala!

$276/week

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