VOLUNTEER ABROAD: DO YOURSELF SOME GOOD, WHILE DOING GOOD FOR OTHERS
When you volunteer abroad it’s not just the people in need who benefit. Volunteer workers enjoy powerful feelings of purpose and a strong sense of accomplishment. They meet new people and make life-long friends. Volunteer work in Nicaragua offers the opportunity to experience other cultures, learn things not found in books or classrooms and gain a new perspective on the world at large.
Past workers have reported that medical volunteering has been among the best experiences of their lives…
Whether you’re looking for a change of pace (or scenery!) from your current medical/healthcare career or are looking for an exciting way to fulfill your internship responsibilities, The Roberto Clemente Clinic in Nicaragua presents a great volunteer opportunity in Nicaragua– the chance to combine the thrilling adventure of travel with the benevolent feelings of giving back to those in need in our community in Limon, Nicaragua.
Contact Juan Munoz, at jmunoz @ nicaclinic.org 410-369-0512 our US Executive Director to find out more about this exciting overseas volunteer program.
If discovering a new country through surfing, camping, horseback riding and hiking sounds ideal to you, consider a volunteer vacation to Nicaragua!
Imagine a morning filled with the smiling faces of children eager to learn basic math skills from you, followed by an afternoon of leisure at the beach. What about discovering nature strolling forest trails brimming with monkeys and exotic birds in the morning, then an afternoon of self-discovery as you feel the pride of teaching the essentials of sanitation to people without plumbing in Nicaragua.
Volunteering at the Roberto Clemente Clinic can even give you the unmatchable experience of working side-by-side with our doctors and nurses to save someone’s life or helping to create an entirely new healthcare program for our clinic or for the comunity in Nicaragua.
VOLUNTEER VACATIONS CAN RE-ENERGIZE THE BODY AND THE BRAIN
Even on short notice ( 2 weeks), we can organize a robust, yet balanced schedule of volunteering endeavors in Nicaragua and you get also plan other activities on your own. You can even stay at a resort while on your overseas volunteer program! or you can stay at a very cool small hotel in front of the ocean. Their cozy, family-style hotel features eight rooms, all situated around the open air restaurant and the swimming pool. All rooms have access to a bright and spacious covered patio area. http://www.buenaondaresort.com/hotel.php
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WHAT DO MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS ACTUALLY DO?
In general, medical volunteers or nurser or PA are desperately needed to provide patient care to impoverished children and their parents. Our in-country staff will match your medical skills with our volunteer coordinator team.
Because access to medical services in developing communities is often limited, healthcare volunteers are needed to improve basic services such as diabetes screenings, tooth extractions, wellness checks for babies and pre-natal exams in our local clinic, as well as manning village dispensaries. While the needs and the working conditions are very basic, your ‘hands-on’ contribution will be life-changing. Nonetheless, if you are a professional in other areas or a college or high school student and want to Volunteer Abroad, our Health Clinic is the best option for you.
In exchange for working approximately five hours a day with Dr. Flores and / or the other members of our local team, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time in Limon 1, Rivas running our public health programs, while learning about our internal procedures, patient care and much more.
And of course, we welcome donations of medical supplies, but there are some restrictions as to the types of medications that can legally be brought into Nicaragua. Please contact us at 410-777-2686 – with any questions.
I DON’T HAVE A MEDICAL BACKGROUND, BUT STILL WANT TO VOLUNTEER ABROAD!
Don’t worry! We can match your individual skill set to a local need. Social workers, students, teachers, lawyers and healthcare social workers have just as much value as physicians, nurses, PA, Physician assistant, EMTs, surgeons, specialty physicians, dental hygienists, pharmacists and dentists who wants to volunteeer in Nicaragua. Our international volunteers have included everybody from Peace Corps participants to high school, college and graduate students to retired professionals looking for a new challenge.
Contact Juan Munoz at 410-369-0512 to find out how your skills can be put into action in Nicaragua!
OK, I AM READY TO VOLUNTEER ABROAD IN NICARAGUA, WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME?
FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Trained professionals interested in practicing in The Roberto Clemente Clinic will need to furnish the following documents 8 weeks prior to when your volunteer program begins:
1) A Notarized Letter of Intention (in Spanish) describing the type of volunteer work you would like to perform if you are a certified doctor.
2) Copies of your licences , permits, credentials.
3) Copies of your Diploma if you have been practicing for 5 years.
4) Copies of your passport with picture.
5) Resume or CV up today.
6) $200 transportation fee plus a feedback report with your assessment of the Clinic’s services and training vs. U.S. standards when you have 10 years of work experience. If you do not want to get all this documentation you can be a regular volunteer and shadow the medical team.
7) Registration form and waiver signed.
8) A letter with full inventory of medicines pre-approved 8 weeks before arriving.
9) Your spanish must be good, otherwise you must hire a local translator.
FOR STUDENTS OR ANY OTHER KIND VOLUNTEERS
1) A copy of your passport with picture.
2) Resume or CV up to date.
3) Donation of $400. Click Here
4) Registration form and waiver signed.
5) International Insurance in case of an accident.
6) Local translator available at your own cost.
WHAT ARE THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH VOLUNTERING ABROAD?
Call us at 410-369-0512 to answer more questions which is the most effient way of communication to begin setting up your volunteer vacation!
You can even get expedite the process by sending your program donation online. Once you have made your travel and accommodation arrangements, we will provide you with a detailed itinerary – everything from pick-up at the airport and volunteering opportunities in Nicaragua.
Change your life while changing others’ lives – sign up to volunteer abroad!
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as you can by phone – 410-369-0512.
November 18, 2011