MEDICAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
This is an excellent Medical Volunteer Program for healthcare professionals in any area of medicine, as well as for nurses, midwives and pre-medical students who are planning to start their careers in medical education.
About Medical Volunteer Program
In India, many of the local people are dying from untreatable diseases. They cannot afford healthcare and often the medical facilities have poor hygienic standards. When you decide for the Volunteer Medical Program you can gain valuable experience, understanding and tolerance for daily life and healthcare in a developing country. Volunteers will be given placement in clinics, private hospitals or slum healthcare projects throughout in Jaipur. If you have no experience the doctors will show you all they can and introduce the different medical cases to you. Your role will be mainly observational. If you have a medical background already you will receive more responsibility. You can work together with the local staff to support them with tasks like caring for injuries, vaccination chart keeping and recording, assisting the doctors. Then your skills and knowledge can be transferred into practice as well as you provide a much-needed help to local community. And you will get to know firsthand how basic medical care works in India and how to help with basic equipment.
Volunteers should bring their own medical white lab jacket, stethoscope gloves etc.
Activities for Volunteers –
As a volunteer working in the healthcare project, your responsibilities will depend on your level of training, certifications and licensing.
- Measuring Blood Pressure, pulse, and temperature.
- Support of patient care.
- Wound healing.
- Assistance in surgeries.
- Carrying out medical examinations.
- General support to the hospital medical team.
- Helping with administrative tasks.
- Provide basic care.
- Support in daily administrative tasks.
- Take patient details.
- Perform basic first aid.
- Help with medical procedures.
- Help conduct free health workshops in slums.
PROGRAM ITINERARY –
Volunteering Days – 5 Days a week (Monday to Friday)
Volunteering Hours – 3 to 4 hours in a day.
Sunday – Arrival in Jaipur
At Jaipur International Airport, you will be greeted by our GoVolunteering coordinator. They will transport you to your accommodation & introduce you to your host family and other volunteers in the house. Following that, there will be a welcome meal and an opportunity to get to know each other and the family. Meal and stay with host family. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Day – Monday
On your first morning, there will be an orientation meeting. This will provide you detailed information about your volunteering project and other important things like safety, places to visit, local and shopping areas, Indian culture & traditions. After the orientation session you have a project visit and orientation meeting with staff and other volunteers who are already working there. Meal and stay with host family. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Day – Tuesday to Friday
Each day begins with a delicious Indian breakfast cooked by your host family. You will then be picked up by our driver and driven to hospital or clinic. As a volunteer working in the healthcare project, you will assist the doctor & team and learn mostly from observation and do all the support which we required at the program site. Enjoy lunch with the host family. Afternoon will be free for you to explore Jaipur’s vibrant city. Dinner will feature a delicious Rajasthani cuisine prepared by the host family. Meal and stay with host family. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
Day – Saturday, Sunday (Weekends)
Weekends are free to be tailored to your relaxation or exploration. Sightseeing tours can be arranged for the ‘THE PINK CITY’ Jaipur – Albert Hall Museum, Hawa-Mahal (WIND PALACE), Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Jal Mahal (WATER PALACE), Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Amber Fort and other locations.
PROGRAM DATES: Programs start every Sunday.
|CURRENCY||PROGRAM FEE||EXTRA WEEK|
|USD||$ 260||$ 190|
|EURO||€ 255||€ 186|
|GBP||£ 216||£ 157|
|AUD||$ 379||$ 277|
Note – At the time of payment, 5% for international banking charges will be added.
INCLUDED SERVICES –
- Pickup & drop from Jaipur Airport Only
- Accommodation on sharing basis at host family
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- Assistant in Project Area
- Transportation to project site by public transport (Tuk-Tuk)
- Volunteer work weekdays only
- Indian Cultural Workshops only 1 session will be provided.
- Heena Painting
- Indian Dress Workshop
- 24/7 Internet available
- 24/7 Team support
NOT INCLUDED –
- Flight Tickets
- Monuments Entry Tickets
- Travel & Health Insurance
- Any personal expense.
Meals – During the program you will be provided with 3 meals every day: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. The family serves quality and delicious Indian vegetarian food to the volunteers.
Breakfast – Tea (Chai)/Coffee, Bread, Jam, Porridge, Poha or Plan Paratha.
Lunch & Dinner – Vegetable, Dal (Lentils), Roti (Chapatti), Rice, Pickles, Yogurt, Green Salad & Fruits etc.
Accommodation – Volunteers are provided accommodation with an Indian host family. Accommodation will be sharing basis with the same gender in the volunteer program. Rooms have an attached washroom with shower and western toilet. Rooms are air conditioned and have a wi-fi connection. Participants who are coming with their friends, couples or family members can share the same room. Host families are experienced, and volunteers can expect good hospitality.
- Age Limit – 18 Years +
- For all volunteers, couples, groups, students, families.
- In order to participate in this program, you must be a medical professional, have any Healthcare certifications, ID as a medical student.
- We also require a copy of the volunteer’s resume which documents the education and/or professional credentials, before arrival.
- Volunteer with lots of love, full of enthusiasm and an open mind to work with doctors, patients and staff in hospital.