- Experience the joy of knowing someone else's life has been improved because YOU were there.
- Partner with others who understand that a better world begins with changing a single life.
- Your safety is always our priority, every volunteer location has been thoroughly vetted.
- Contribute in the most meaningful way possible by volunteering in one of our life-changing projects.
- One of the most affordable volunteer-abroad programs available worldwide.
Are you pursuing a career in medical field? Would you like to travel the world while gaining hands-on experience in your chosen profession? Costa Rica is more developed than most of the other Central American countries but sadly, many people from poor and rural areas still have limited access to quality medical care. These poor people are not able to afford medicines and medical treatment. They also lack basic health awareness on common diseases and health management which causes them to suffer from many health problems.
In our medical volunteering program in Costa Rica, your placement and duties will vary depending on your education, skills and level of experience as well as the needs of the community. You will learn about a variety of illness and injuries, shadow local doctors and nurses and assist them in their tasks. You will monitor the patients, provide them medical advice, treat minor ailments and provide first aid. You may also be involves in health maps and health education programs. By joining this program, you will get an invaluable experience observing professional health staffs and leaning from them. You will also make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged people who are in need of healthcare, thus ensuring their well-being which in turn will affect the community’s overall health. You will also gain an insight into the healthcare system of Costa Rica while honing your medical skills.
Volunteers below the age of 18 years will need to submit parental consent or must be accompanied by an adult guardian. You need to be a pre-med student, nursing or medical student or have a professional background in Medical or Healthcare for this program.
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Costa Rica Medical Clinic
I volunteered at a medical clinic for 2 weeks in Quepos, Costa Rica. The staff at the medical clinic were very welcoming and always looked for opportunities to teach me. Most of the staff spoke English, which was very helpful as I only knew basic Spanish. Although it would be helpful to know more Spanish so you can understand more when patients who speak Spanish come in. During this program I stayed with a host family, who were absolutely wonderful. They loved helping me learn Spanish and showing me new foods. I would have liked if more information was given about the medical clinic and program before I came as well as a more detailed orientation. I was dropped off the first day and did not know what the regular day-to-day would look like there.