Medical/Public Health Assistant

Mente Argentina
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Coördinator | David
Coördinator | David
Boek met de Flex-Optie! Kies nieuwe vertrekdata of wijzig je vrijwilligersproject zonder meerkost.
Spend time in some of Buenos Aires' best clinics, hospitals, and public health research institutions, supporting both patients and nursing staff! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
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About the Program

This placement focuses on improving the health and nutrition of some of the most impoverished areas of Buenos Aires. Interns will be expected to raise awareness in the communities, to mothers, children and mothers to be about the importance of a balanced diet and the risks of stunted development for children who are malnourished. In this position it will be important to be able to conduct presentations that are informative in order to improve the lives of those living in the villas. Participants will be responsible for assisting staff members in evaluating the health and nutrition of children in the villas, up keep of materials needed for evaluations, as well as encouraging families to attend regular health checkups. 

Your tasks

As a volunteer in this program, you will gather data and study community and clinical health challenges, including both large-scale pandemics and rare illnesses. You may have the chance to observe surgeries and attend rounds with staff, as well as assisting with public health outreach and education. Gain insight into the field of international health, and build teamwork and collaboration abilities. This is an excellent opportunity for current or recent students who are committed to health education or professionals looking for a short term program.

Through the volunteering experience, language abilities will improve tremendously and participants will be surprised how quickly they pick up on day-to-day conversation. In order to get a leg up at the start of the program, volunteers may choose to enroll in a short Spanish language course provided by Mente Argentina.

Your benefits

Program coordinators from Mente Argentina provide pickup from the airport and 24 hour assistance to make sure your stay in Buenos Aires runs smoothly without any problems. We pay close attention to put interns in positions that match their abilities and interests, and give them support through the process of applying. The weekly outings and societal activities we offer help participants become familiar with and understand the Argentine lifestyle and really feel like a part of the community. You will heighten your global familiarity and get a better idea of the culture of Latin America through cross-cultural understanding. And last but not least, you get to know and pursue a unified goal with people from all over the world to achieve a collective goal and make friends for a lifetime.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A typical day for a volunteer includes some hours of volunteering paired with free Mente activities in order to get to know Buenos Aires and socialize with other participants.

In the morning, the volunteer usually meets with the volunteer coordinator and their fellow volunteers and start the day together, organizing their activities and schedules. The work takes place in hospitals where volunteers can shadow and assist medical staff depending on their qualification, as well as schools and other public spaces where volunteers are raising awareness and informing the locals about measures of prevention, the importance of a healthy nutrition and many other topics. After traveling home to their apartments or host families, the volunteers can enjoy their free time and join the free Mente Argentina activities such as city tours, happy hours and meet ups. 

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Activities included in the program fee (at no extra charge): 
- Buenos Aires City Tour 
- Tigre and Delta Tour 
- La Boca, San Telmo & Puerto Madero Tour 
- Tango Lessons 
- La Bomba Percussion show 
- Buenos Aires Pub Crawl 
- Buenos Aires Graffiti 
- Mente Argentina Nights & Many more

Concert/
Muziek
Museum/
Opera
Sport

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Opleidingsvereisten
op Highschool niveau
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Mente Argentina

The indicated fees include the stay in a student residence. It is possible to stay in a shared apartment, homestay or a private apartment instead. The fees for those vary as indicated in the accommodation description below. 
Other included services are:
- Official International Volunteer Certificate granted by Mente Argentina
- Exclusive Accommodation in the best areas of Buenos Aires: Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or
Recoleta (all utilities and expenses included)
- 1 Week of Intensive Spanish Lessons (Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm).
- Full access to Mente Argentina Tours & Activities
- Private Airport Pick Up
- Private Airport Drop Off
- Welcome Orientation
- Mente Argentina Welcome Kit (calling card, insider's city guide, maps, and more)
- Health Club Membership: Free Gym membership included
- Mente Argentina ISIC Global Discount Card
- Tango Lessons
- Conversation Language Exchange Partner
- Mente Argentina On-site assistance & Support Services 24/7

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Ministro Pistarini Airport

Our driver will pick up the volunteer at one of the two local airports, EZE or AEP. The driver will be informed about the arrival time and flight number and double check the arrival time. He will wait for the volunteer in the arrival area right customs with a sign with the volunteer's name. The driver will bring the volunteer to his accommodation and will be in contact with the local coordinators who will meet the volunteer upon arrival.

Accomodatie

All of our accommodation options are located in the most exclusive neighborhoods in Buenos Aires such as Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or Recoleta, close to public transportation, so that you can safely and easily navigate the city during your stay. 

*Please feel free to ask us about special discounts for groups or longer stays

Gastfamilie Slaapkamer (Enkel)
Eten & Drank

With the student residence housing option there is an optional meal plan available.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Argentinië.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Argentinië biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Argentinië dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Argentinië.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

The program is available during the whole year, starting every Monday. 
The volunteer can move into the accommodation included in the program during the weekend before program start. We recommend participants to arrive 1-2 days before program start in order to settle.
The minimum stay for volunteering are 4 weeks but we recommend longer stays in order to get familiar with the organization and the tasks and improve the languages skills.
Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
4 - 16 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$1.560
8 weken
$2.410
12 weken
$3.210
16 weken (max. verblijf)
$4.010
Gemiddelde kosten
$320 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Mente Argentina zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Mente Argentina gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Mente Argentina jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Mente Argentina

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Medical/Public Health Assistant

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