- 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 seeking an opportunity to gain international medical experience? Do you want to experience the rich Guatemalan cultures and natural sceneries? Guatemala is a developing country and a vast majority of its people suffer from poverty and lack access to basic healthcare facilities. The public hospitals that cater to these poor population are overcrowded and have long waiting periods. They also struggle to keep with modern medical advancements and lack funding and manpower. As a result, the people from impoverished communities continue to suffer from many health issues.
By participating in this volunteer program, you will work in a local hospital or clinic to provide medical care to the people in need. You will assist the doctors and medical staffs, shadow them and learn from them. Through your duties will vary depending on your qualification and experience, your general tasks will include collecting patient information, providing minor treatment and medication, and promoting health education. This program will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to gain a rewarding hands-on experience in the medical field while making a difference in the lives of many people who are desperately in need of healthcare. Your support will help improve the lives of many people and make a positive impact in their health and well-being. You will also gain valuable insight into the healthcare system of Guatemala and provide valuable support to the local staffs.
Volunteers below the age of 18 years will need to submit parental consent or must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
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Having been to several service trips in the past, this was my first ever medical service trip I took part in with my physical therapy group, and I was not sure what to expect from this trip. It was a truly amazing experience working with the people of Xela, Guatemala, and I gained so much from this trip. Despite our language barriers, the patients expressed so much appreciation for our services, and it helped me rekindle my purpose of why I chose to pursue physical therapy. Guatemala is such a beautiful country, and I would love to go back someday!
I would highly recommend other physical therapy programs to take part in this program. It is a great way to get immersed in Latin American culture and beauty, and we really appreciated the staff for making our inaugural service trip possible!