Community Health Volunteer

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For local villagers, access to health care can be cost-prohibitive. Moreover, most
Belo villagers live in remote areas far from health care providers, making access
increasingly difficulty. Due to poor economic conditions, and high risk for HIV/AIDS,
malaria, and other diseases, RUDEC strives to provide education and treatment to
promote healthy communities. The community health volunteer plays an integral role
in raising public awareness of prevention and treatment against illness, both for
RUDEC sponsored orphaned and destitute children, and the community at large.
While volunteer responsibilities vary based on levels of experience, passionate
individuals can fundamentally improve the lives of villagers.


Professional health care providers can facilitate public health clinics, screenings, and
check-ups for populations determined by RUDEC staff
Volunteers with backgrounds in prevention and education will utilize RUDEC space
to facilitate community seminars on behavioral change, nutrition, sanitation, and
prevention against common diseases
Volunteers will administer on-site inspections of RUDEC sponsored children in their
homes, advise on safety and health issues where necessary, and accompany them to
regular health check-ups, vaccinations, and HIV/AIDS screenings
Volunteers will assist local nursing schools with class instruction as needed
Volunteers arriving with specific interest in particular disease or health issues are
welcome to design programs around prevention.


Professional or academic experience in health care, disease prevention, treatment,
and/or health education
Experience providing direct health care beneficial but not required
Basic English recommended for direct care providers; intermediate English
recommended for all other responsibilities
Strong communication skills
Cultural sensitivity
Personal initiative

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