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Volunteer in Brazil: Volunteer for Providing Medicine & Healthcare Service in Brazil

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80 Broad Street Floor 32 New York, NY USA 10004
New York

Volunteer for Providing Medicine & Healthcare Service in Brazil

City of Niteroi
Dates of Program
Flexible Dates Available
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

Volunteering on a Medicine and Healthcare project in Brazil is an exciting experience. As a Medicine and Healthcare volunteer you will gain a large amount of valuable work experience alongside some extremely skilled and talented doctors. Volunteers will find that the facilities in the hospitals are generally of a high standard and comparable to hospitals in the west. Our volunteers work in large hospitals in the city of Niteroi. Volunteers have the opportunity to shadow doctors in a number of different departments. On arrival you will be introduced to your supervisor, their role is to ensure that you have the opportunity to learn as much as possible during your placement.Doctors and nurses welcome volunteers with a range of experience, as long as you are enthusiastic and keen to participate. Through showing initiative and building a good rapport with your colleagues, you can get very involved with the doctors and patients with whom you are working.

Major Responsibilities

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Being involved in the day-to-day work of hospitals and clinics
  • Observing or directly assisting doctors and nurses
  • Watching a caesarean in the operating theatre
  • Working with a doctor on his rounds in a big city hospital
  • Helping out in simple but practical ways
Cost/Program Fee
R23,945(1 Month) & R38,195(3 Months),Addditional R8,445 for each additional month
What program fee Includes

Cost Includes:

  • Food and accommodation
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Full travel insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff

Cost Excludes:

  • Passport/Visa (if required from your country)
  • Return transportation
  • Any personal expenses
Skills/ Qualifications

Skills & Qualification: Volunteers do not need previous work experience to take part in this project, although anyone who does have any relevant skills will be very welcome and will be able to take on a more specialized role. All volunteers should, however, be active,be prepared for working in the specified project fulfilling the responsibilities. Medicine and Healthcare volunteers in Brazil should have a basic level of Portuguese, or are able to confidently speak Spanish.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Food:  We will ensure you are provided with 3 square meals a day.

Local host-families are carefully selected because they are friendly, welcoming and will go out of their way to look after our volunteers. Where we can't provide host families we place our volunteers together in secure accomodation.

Any Missing Important Information

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there is no firm deadline for applications. Some countries and projects require at least three months to process an application, arrange for visas, and advise you properly on how to prepare. Other countries can be processed in as little as three weeks. Whenever you are thinking of traveling, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Having more time to prepare makes it easier for you to fundraise, and for us to advise you on preparations. It also makes more options available for tailoring a program to your individual interests and preference.

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