INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN HEALTH EDUCATION
World Endeavors volunteer projects in health education promote public health initiatives around the world. Health education volunteers partner with local nonprofits, government agencies, or healthcare providers to help community members become active agents in pursuit of their own health and the health of their families. Whether raising awareness about preventing diseases like malaria and AIDS, providing education about basic nutrition and breast-feeding, or assisting in education outreach about drug use, volunteers who choose a health education project through World Endeavors make a direct and lasting impact on the lives of the populations they serve.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: HEALTH EDUCATION
Health education volunteers form personal connections and create positive change in communities around the world. Those with an interest in improving public health knowledge can make a big difference in these programs, assisting populations who may not otherwise have access to this important information. These projects spread important health information to those who need it, empowering local people to be health advocates on their own behalf.
Volunteers with an interest in public health benefit from participating in these projects. Some volunteers in health education programs have formal medical training, but many do not. For successful volunteer experiences, participants need to be sensitive to cultural differences, particularly in respect to health and personal care, and willing to see public health issues from the perspective of the host community.