Doctor/paramedic

Would you like to build your professional and personal skills? Live and work in a place you’ll tell your grandchildren about? Do you want to help people while greeting sunrises on the beach and enjoying the sounds of the ocean? Join our team to experience all this and more!

Country: Guatemala , Nicaragua
Program duration: 3-12 months

Key benefits of the program:

  • gain new professional knowledge and skills
  • learn from experts hailing from different countries
  • work with a diverse, international team
  • improve your language skills
  • access to a large network of volunteers and professionals
  • vacation in the most beautiful spots of Central America
  • immerse yourself in local culture
  • surf, trail-run, and enjoy other outdoor activities
  • make new friends

We provide:

  • help with preparing for the trip
  • language lessons with a tutor
  • free accommodation in the clinic
  • vegetarian meals
  • a vacation every two months
  •  travel compensation for plane tickets after a year of work
  • a certificate of participation in the volunteer program
  • letters of recommendation and gratitude to outstanding participants

Working conditions and responsibilities:

  • Strict adherence to all program rules;
  • Work at the clinic (provide consultation to patients, distribute medicine) starts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, with a 1 hour lunch break, as well as being on duty in the evening and on weekends according to a schedule. Be prepared to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis;
  • Keep track of medical documents, reports, and statistics;
  • Provide education to the local community on proper health practices;
  • Help clean the clinic, shared spaces, and rooms;
  • Help cook meals;
  • Assist with shopping for groceries, basic household items, and medication.

Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older;
  • Must have a secondary or higher degree specializing in general medicine or pediatrics;
  • Advanced proficiency in diagnosing, treating and preventing illnesses with experience in outpatient clinical procedures;
  • Language skills: Spanish B1 level or higher on arrival (we provide help in learning Spanish before your trip!), English A2 minimum;
  • Willingness to speak Spanish even within the team;
  • Able to bring 15 kgs (33 lbs) of donation items in your personal luggage;
  • Able to drive a car (stick-shift is preferable);
  • Be willing to live and work far from large cities, with bad internet connectivity, at a small rural clinic with a diverse, international team;
  • Support the core values and mission of Health&Help.

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