Medical Hospital Intern

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Assist in a local hospital and experience the different aspects of the medical field in Ecuador. Monitor, observe and help when possible to help those in need. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Gruppi
50+

The program

This important project was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment to vulnerable residents in Quito. In this program, volunteers will be based in a Quito hospital, clinic or care facility, where volunteers will initially shadow doctors and other medical staff to gain an understanding of the day to day practice of medicine in Ecuador. Depending on individual education and experience, volunteers may then take part in various procedures, and/or assist local doctors and nurses in their daily duties. This program allows volunteers to work in rotation, thus experiencing the different and often challenging aspects of the medical field. The Medical Volunteering and Internship Program is ideal for med and pre-med students, as well as medical professionals of all disciplines. Those who wish to volunteer on this program, but do not have relevant education and/or experience, may do so under the strict knowledge that they will likely be limited in their capacity to physically contribute, and in most cases will often find themselves acting more as an 'observer'.

Goals of this Project:

  • Save lives and make a real difference to the people of Quito
  • Provide free healthcare to those who need it most
  • Improve the health and long term wellbeing of the residents of Quito
  • Offer a teaching experience for medical students while also supplying a much-needed volunteer labour force

How you can help

This volunteer program makes a huge difference to the lives of those in need of medical help. This program provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for medical students to monitor, observe and help where appropriate, gaining a great deal of experience and observation time. For experienced medical professionals the program offers the extremely rewarding opportunity to share their knowledge and skills to help those in need in a developing nation. 

Volunteers contribute in a number of ways on the program and can expect to undertake the following tasks:

  • Work in public hospitals, clinics or care facilities to supply medical assistance to those who need it most
  • Network with local medical and local project staff
  • Supply medical services to the people of Quito and the surrounding areas
  • Help with medical care as appropriate to the volunteer’s skills and training

Typical day

A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:

7:00am Breakfast at the accommodation

7:30am Walk/bus to your project site

8:45am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor

9:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.

2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

2:15pm Debrief with project supervisor

2:30pm Walk/bus back to the accommodation

Evenings Free time to relax and have dinner or go out and explore the sights and sounds of central Quito – a bustling and vibrant metropolis!

Free-time activities

This program is based in the beautiful city of Quito, where volunteers will find their help is invaluable and very much in need. Quito is a beautiful city filled with significant architecture, friendly people and fun places to visit – making it a fabulous city to volunteer in. 

Concert/
Music
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

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 English (intermediate level) or Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Pre-Med-Students, Med-School, Medicine at University level
Required Documents
Emergency Contact, References and Resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Naturally, all applicants must also have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Airport pick-up on arrival 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation 
  • Food & Meals as specified
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion (on request)
  • Registration fee included
Airport Pickup at Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Upon your arrival in Quito, you will be collected at the airport and delivered to your accommodation. On Monday morning, after making your way to the local project offices, you will receive an orientation to help you settle in, find out about your volunteering placement, the local surroundings and meet your fellow volunteers. A representative from the local team will fill you in on local and regional customs, traveling, rules and recommendations, and of course, what to expect from your volunteering experience. This is a great opportunity to get to know your hosts, meet your fellow volunteers, and ask any last questions you may have. You will then be taken to your assigned project site and introduced to the project team you will be working with. Easy!

  • Program Arrival Day: SUNDAY
  • Program Departure Day: SATURDAY
  • Arrival/Departure Airport: Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Quito, Ecuador (Code: UIO)

Accommodation

Volunteers on this project have the unique opportunity to experience the generous hospitality of local Ecuadorian families during their stay in Quito.

Staying with one of our local host families is an excellent way to 'live like the locals do' and get first hand experience of local culture and customs in a comfortable and supportive environment.  A home away from home!

Rooms may be shared depending on volunteer numbers and homes are well equipped with all the comforts and facilities required for an enjoyable stay. 

Volunteers will be accommodated near to their project site; either walking distance or an easy commute via public transport.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner are provided daily by the host family and luck can be prepared and taken to the project or purchased locally.

With its reputation for superb exotic fruits, unsurpassed fish and seafood, and not least the numerous varieties of Andean potatoes, Ecuador offers the taste buds a veritable feast. Among the traditional dishes that volunteers might want to try whilst in Ecuador are: Seco de Pollo, Menestra and Ecuadorian Churrasco - a plate consisting of roast meat, a fried egg, chips and fried plantain - or even the great delicacy, guinea pig. For savoury main courses, the hot sauce aji is often used. Easily and very cheaply available from bakers’ shops are empanadas (warm pastry pockets containing meat or cheese), llapingachos (potato and cheese pancakes) and tempting sweet pastries.

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

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.
Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$975
2 weeks
$1.079
3 weeks
$1.171
4 weeks
$1.274
5 weeks
$1.366
6 weeks
$1.458
7 weeks
$1.562
8 weeks
$1.654
9 weeks
$1.757
10 weeks
$1.849
11 weeks
$1.953
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2.045
Average fees
$573 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Love Volunteers 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 Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Medical Hospital Intern

Assist in a local hospital and experience the different aspects of the medical field in Ecuador. Monitor, observe and help when possible to help those in need.

$573/week

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