Public health specialist

You want to become better as a person and a specialist? Live and work in a place that you will tell your grandchildren about? You want to help people, watch sunsets in a beautiful forest or enjoy the sound of waves? Get yourself on our team!

Country: Guatemala , Nicaragua
Program duration: 1-3 months

Key advantages of this program are

  • new professional knowledge and skills
  • experience exchange with specialists from different countries
  • work with an international team
  • improve your language skills
  • access to a large network of volunteers and professionals
  • vacation in the most stunning parts of Central America
  • extensive cultural immersion
  • surfing in the ocean or jogging through mountain forests
  • make tons of new friends

We will provide

  • travel assistance
  • language courses with a tutor
  • free accommodation at the clinic
  • vegetarian hot meals
  • vacation every 2 months
  •  paid flights after one year of service
  • a certificate of participation in the volunteer programme
  • letters of recommendation and gratitude to outstanding participants

Terms and responsibilities:

  • Strict compliance with project rules;
  • Flexible working hours at the clinic. Readiness to work in the evenings and on the weekends according to the schedule;
  • Prepare, organize and hold educational conferences for the local population on:
  • Gastritis prevention (for all people)
  • Contraception (for adolescents and women)
  • Pregnancy hygiene (for pregnant women)
  • Good nutrition (for all people)
  • Starving children (for mothers of young and malnourished children)
  • Environmental care (for children and adolescents)
  • Individual conversations with different patients;
  • Creation of information materials – visual posters on different topics for schools, churches and clinics in the region;
  • Selection of educational films and cartoons for children;
  • Conducting activities aimed at developing and teaching children about hygiene, good nutrition, ecology, etc;
  • Conducting social activities with the local population;
  • Collecting statistics on patient morbidity and conducting patient interviews.

Candidate requirements:

  • Age 18+
  • Spanish language level B1 minimum (we provide tutoring!);
  • Willingness to speak Spanish
  • Experience in a similar position in a public health organization is an advantage;
  • Transport a minimum of 15 kilos of humanitarian aid in your personal luggage;
  • Ability to drive with a manual transmission;
  • Readiness to live and work far away from major cities, with poor internet connection, in a small, rural clinic with a multinational team;
  • Support core Health & Help values and mission.

To become a Health&Help volunteer is not easy but pretty awesome.
Apply now and your life will never be the same again.