INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN HEALTHCARE
Many communities in developing countries lack access to adequate healthcare. World Endeavors volunteer projects in healthcare aim to support health clinics and hospitals in these communities. Volunteers provide support and services, including record-keeping, helping patients to and from procedures, making beds, sanitation, and helping to keep long-term pediatric patients occupied and active. Those with compassion and a genuine desire to advocate for the health of vulnerable populations will find plenty of rewarding work through a World Endeavors Healthcare volunteer project.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: HEALTHCARE
Volunteering in healthcare abroad is a great way to learn about different health practices and to work hands-on with local community members. For aspiring healthcare professionals, volunteering abroad is a valuable way to gain experience and a better cross-cultural understanding of the field. Participants from many different backgrounds can find these projects rewarding and inspiring.
World Endeavors Healthcare volunteers are committed to supporting local clinics and hospitals. Volunteers with formal medical training are particularly valuable assets to healthcare projects, but formal medical training is not a prerequisite to participate in many of these projects. Some World Endeavors volunteers are aspiring medical or public health professionals hoping to gain greater familiarity with the delivery of care abroad; others are experienced healthcare professionals hoping to contribute their skills to communities in need. It’s important for all volunteers to be patient, adaptable, and willing to take instruction.