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Volunteer Program Honduras La Ceiba for PreMed and PreNurse Students with Abroaderview.org

Volunteer Program Honduras La Ceiba for PreMed and PreNurse Students with Abroaderview.org | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
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A Broader View volunteers just open a new program in Honduras La Ceiba for PreMed and PreNurse students to work in Clinics and Hospitals, from 1 week to 8 weeks we offer translators for volunteers without Spanish and Immersion lessons.

Here is a synopsis of the program:
There are two public hospitals in La Ceiba which serve the most impoverished people in the community. For undergraduates on a healthcare career path this project will have you shadowing local doctors and nurses in their daily routines. Your tasks will vary depending on your current skills, experience and Spanish language proficiency.

Assigned placements include but not limited to:
· assisting with non-evasive procedures like taking vital signs, taking blood pressure, weight and height of patients
· Observation of cleaning wounds, removing sutures, draining abscesses
· Accompanying doctors on rounds and during consultations

This is a great chance to improve your skills, build your resume by learn about medicine in a developing nation and improve your Spanish. We recommend our language immersion option for those less than proficient in Spanish. However, translator are available ($15 per day) to help you get acclimated into the project. All volunteers need to bring their own supplies such as scrubs, gloves, mask, stethoscope.

*Pre-medical and medical volunteers required to pay $50 donation fee directly to the hospital. This fee is collected locally and required by all health related placements.

Overview

Project length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
Project dates: Year Round. Choose any date to arrive
Arrival Airport: La Ceiba (LCE)
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday. 4 or 8 hours per day
Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish, $50 donation
Accommodation: Local Host Family.
Meals: 3 per day 7 days a week
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older
Diploma of Participation issued by the Hospital. (Signed by the director of Hospital) Ministry of Health of Honduras

Program Schedule
Program starts and ends in La Ceiba
Airport or bus station meet in La Ceiba. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 20/ 40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport or bus station Transfer

Not included:
Flights to La Ceiba. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet 

https://www.abroaderview.org/programs/premedical-predental-prenurse/honduras-pre-medical-pre-nursing

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Rebecca Tanner Volunteer in Ghana, Africa Orphanage Program Abroaderview.org

Rebecca Tanner Volunteer in Ghana, Africa Orphanage Program Abroaderview.org | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it

What was your favorite memory of this trip?
I have so many! I met many other volunteers who were in the same area as me, and we would go out and take trips together. We went to Kokrobite Beach for a weekend, and it was so beautiful. White sand, beautiful ocean. I even got to ride horse-back on the beach! Also, of course all of the special moments I got to have with the children. Having them run to say good morning to me every morning was truly special.

What was the most difficult thing you experienced?
On one of my last days there, one of my favorite little boys got really sick. He was feverish and lethargic. He just wasn’t himself, and I could tell he felt awful. It was painful not to be able to just give him the medicine I have in my cabinet at home to make him feel better.

 

What was the one thing you wished you were better prepared for?
The heat! I packed lightly, with mostly longer pants and capris. I didn’t expect for it to be okay to wear modest shorts, but I think it would have been okay, and I was sweating so much the whole month!

Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
Light t-shirts and tank tops, long shorts for the girls! I would bring a smaller “weekend” bag if you want to travel. Expect a lot of unpleasant tro-tro rides, but it’s the best way to get around so suffer through it! I would bring your own body wash and shampoos, it can be hard to find that kind of stuff in town! I would definitely make a trip to Kokrobite, and Cape Coast! Those were the best places that I visited.

 

How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA?
I appreciated the opportunity they gave me, and how easy they made it for me to make my dream a reality. I would have liked to receive more phone calls, however, especially when it came closer to my actual departure date.

How was the local ABV Director and the support provided in-country?
They were true Ghanaians- very laid back, but extremely friendly. They didn’t “hold my hand” throughout the experience though. They set me up and helped me in the beginning, but left me to experience things on my own for the most part after that-occasionally checking in on me.

 

Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
I would like to thank ABV for allowing me to get to travel to Africa in a safe and reliable way. I have an amazing experience and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
It was hard to adjust back to my “American” lifestyle because it is so much more fast-paced and I feel like I have been a little behind ever since I returned! But in a good way, because I have really stopped to appreciate all that I have. I will never forget the amazing people I met. The beautiful children, and the wonderful volunteers that I got to share my experience with will always be in my heart.

What was your favorite memory of this trip? I have so many! I met many other volunteers who were in the same area as me, and we would go out and take trips https://www.abroaderview.org

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April Volunteer in Cusco Peru, Children's Care Program with Abroaderview.org

April Volunteer in Cusco Peru, Children's Care Program with Abroaderview.org | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it

The accommodation was good.  Location was convenient as it was very close to the kindergarten and the Spanish teacher's house.  The meals were healthy and gave us a good representation of Peruvian food.  Host family were very very nice.  They were very accommodating and shared everything with us without any hesitation.  Also, we appreciate their patience with us especially when we are having a hard time understanding Spanish.  We're very thankful to Maria and her family for welcoming us in their home. https://www.abroaderview.org

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Ernest Volunteer Abroad in Quito, Ecuador | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks

Ernest Volunteer Abroad in Quito, Ecuador | Volunteers Abroad Reviews and Feedbacks | "#Volunteer Abroad Information: Volunteering, Airlines, Countries, Pictures, Cultures" | Scoop.it
My Favorite Memory: Playing games with the kids at Hogar! I was surprised that…. So before I left, I did my own research on Ecuador and pretty much
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