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Ave. de las Ave. de las Fregatas, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador,
Posted: May 07 2015
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DescriptionPublic Health volunteer
Role Overview: We always welcome pre medical/medical students to share their services with our community. As a medical intern, you will work in our local hospital and be a responsible assistant, consultant, and substitute to our local doctors in charge.
We encourage all volunteers to stay as long as possible to maximize local and personal benefit. We encourage longer commitments by heavily discounting each additional week stayed. Minimum stay is 2 weeks; maximum stay is 3 months. Subsequent permanent hiring possible. All volunteers must arrive to Isabela on Mondays.
Our schedules are based on 20 hrs/week. The normal schedule is Monday-Friday 7.30 – 11.30AM which may be subject to change depending on the tasks at hand.
Cost includes full room and board, permits, visas, local coordination and training at respective facility, local transport, full access to our facilities, etc.—everything minus personal expenses and your airfare to Galapagos.
Accommodation is provided in our fully equipped volunteer housing or by one of our carefully selected host families. These are families who have experience with outside culture and international living through cultural exchange with our students and volunteers. Additionally to providing extra income for housing our students and volunteers, we train these families to be ambassadors in the community in areas such as English, domestic wellbeing, and nutrition.
You will have breakfast and dinner with your family. Lunch is provided at your choice of various restaurants in town. You simply sign for your meal and we’ll pick up the bill at the end of the month. For volunteer housing breakfast is not included. Lunch and dinner is provided in your choice of restaurant.
• Intermediate to advanced level of Spanish in order to communicate with fellow
workers and patients
• Medical background in pre-med, med-school, nursing, or emergency services at
professional or university level
• Ability to communicate information to patients with care and patience
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team
• Ability to make recommendations based on knowledge and experience in order
to provide greater care to the community