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Volunteering help needed in a medical centre in Quetzaltenango (Guatemala)

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Beyond South America

Are you curious, adventurous and looking for a nice internship or meaningful volunteer position? Beyond South America - a small scale mediation agency in internships and volunteer positions - helps, connects and supports.

The project

The Guatemalan health care system allows people to receive treatment in this medical centre free of charge. There is a night shelter and during the day there are doctor consultations. Many of the departments work with volunteers, depends on the tasks if a degree is mandatory or not. Volunteers carry out different tasks in different departments, including:

● Baby ward: measure length and weight of babies and possibly vaccinate them.

● Family planning clinic: giving consults and possibly giving injections.

● HIV-clinic: testing women on HIV infection.

Based on your skills you could get more responsibilities and possibly work in other departments as well. If you have experience in specific fields like psychology, lab work, dentistry or physical therapy, then there are possibilities in these areas as well.


Who are we?

You have a burning desire and are curious to learn by actually doing something that makes sense? Have you ever faced yourself in a Latin American world beyond the regular (mind) map? Then it’s really time to partake action with Beyond South America (BSA). While sharing your talents and goodwill, you will be part of some sustainable, long-term social changes. We operate throughout South America and have the perfect project for you!


We’re a small company with big dreams, to make these dreams come true we’re always looking for ways to make volunteer work sustainable. We are an organization that works with students and volunteers. We offer different kinds of activities based on your very personal aims and preferences. BSA has many possibilities for you: internships, volunteer work, language courses and recreational activities/excursions. Just make a digital trip to our website for the bigger picture or to zoom into all the present ins and outs.


BSA exists in the service of Casa de la Alegría: a foundation that with its love and dedication supports children and youngsters who have dealt with (family) traumas like sexual, mental and/or physical abuse or addiction. Their mission is to empower vulnerable, precious children so they can finally discover their strengths and talents. In the end both as for the coming future, these children will be able to raise their voice and to embody the new generation which can make a true difference to a local, sustainable and loving everyday life. All profits made by BSA will go directly to Casa de la Algeria.

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About Idealist.org

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

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WHEN

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WHERE

Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Guatemala

(14.84461,-91.52319)
 

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