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Volunteers with backgrounds in healthcare needed in Quito/Ecuador

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Beyond South America

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For over 30 years this project has been providing free (or very cheap) healthcare to people in the poorer parts of Quito. It specialized in rehabilitation and mobility support for people with disabilities that normally would not have the resources to gain access to good healthcare. Over the years, the organization gathered a group of sponsors and donators and thought of creative solutions to make it possible for their patients to get the help they need. In the north of Quito they have set up a medical center where they offer all kinds of therapy, depending on their resources. They also work in the field of orthotics and prostheses and desperately need people specialized in this field. They need volunteers and interns - for example medical students - all year around and people with a background in physical therapy, ergo therapy, neuro rehabilitation, audiology and also dentistry are welcome here. Quito - and most parts of South America - struggle with inclusive concepts and so the impact of your work here is huge, because people with disabilities or other limitations are facing numerous physical and cultural barriers in their daily life and (re-) gaining autonomy and mobility is key to a more independent life for them.

Possible tasks: assisting and providing help and treatment within your expertise.

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About Beyond South America

Location:

Calle Las Hiedras, Cochabamba, Cochabamba 0000, BO

Mission Statement

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi - It may sound naïve, but we actually believe that volunteering can change the world for the better. Acts of solidarity, global learning and intercultural exchange break down borders that exist between cultures and in your own mind. Anyone who has ever worked in another country, who has given his time and energy to a good cause, knows that this can be an unforgettable experience, even a life changing moment. Your own impressions and the ones you leave in others, the learning experiences on both sides, bring the world closer together.

Description

Beyond South America is a small nonprofit agency in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It all started in 2012 with a few volunteer positions at "Casa de la Alegria", a foundation that provides therapeutic workshops to youth- and childcare projects in and around Cochabamba.

We are still a small, familiar organization but have grown over the years and by now have partnerships in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Guatemala. We are looking for enthusiastic, open-minded and skilled volunteers for a wide variety of positions in our handpicked projects.

The staff of Beyond South America have all lived their own lives of voluntary work all around the world, so we understand the needs of volunteers, their concerns and wishes. We also care about our collaborating organizations, we offer only sustainable projects, that guarantee safety and on site support for our volunteers.

We try to combine the needs of projects and volunteers with our work and work towards finding the right project for volunteers and the right volunteer for the projects. Therefore, we want to get to know you, learn more about your background, your abilities, desires and fears, in order to propose suitable projects to you.

Check out our vacancies and please note, that ALL the profit of Beyond South America still goes to the Foundation "Casa de la Alegría" supporting and sustaining their work. So volunteering with Beyond South America means, you contribute directly to a good cause, bettering the lives of children in Bolivia.

Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Las HiedrasQuito, Ecuador

(-0.18065,-78.46783)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Mental Health
  • Dental
  • Children Medical Services
  • Healthcare
  • Physical Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Duration: minimum 2 months
  • Useful skills: medical background necessary, professionals needed: physical therapy, neuro rehabilitation, ergo therapy, speech therapy, massage therapy, traumatology, orthotic and prostheses, audiology, dentistry and ENT.

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