Healthcare and Medical Program in Sri Lanka

Location: Sri Lanka: Badulla

Program Duration: 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, Multiple Year, 3-6 Months, 2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland 2679 New Zealand

Description

Whether you’re a medical student or practitioner, your skills are needed in Sri Lanka! Sign up for this volunteering opportunity and make a tangible impact on the lives of people from impoverished communities.

Medical placements are only available in Badulla. Here basic medical centers are located inside the tea plantations, providing medical treatment for Tamil tea workers. Volunteers support resident doctors and nurses to carry out their daily routine.

Volunteers with medical or nursing backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this program, and those who can provide their medical certificates will be assisting the resident doctor, visiting families and helping with awareness sessions, engaging in daily activities at the health center, educating about effects of alcohol, smoking etc., and working with pregnant mothers at the medical clinic.

Badulla is located in the north of Sri Lanka. To get there, volunteers will need to take a 12 hour scenic train ride from Colombo. This journey takes you through some of the most amazing scenery this beautiful country has to offer, and is highly recommended!

As with all of our wonderful projects in Sri Lanka, volunteers are accommodated with one of our friendly local host families, where 2-3 home-cooked meals are provided daily.

Qualifications

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and may sign up individually, as couples or in groups. The primary prerequisite: to come motivated to help those in need. A reasonable level of English is also required.

Languages
  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

$300-600

Cost Include Description:

Dedicated pre-departure support
Access to the LV Dashboard
Airport pick-up on arrival
Orientation and safety briefing on arrival
Accommodation
Food/Meals
24/7 local support network
Program supervision
Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
The opportunity to make a REAL difference!

Credit Available

no

Experience Required

yes

Volunteer Types
  • Medicine
  • Hospital
  • Health Care
Typical Volunteer
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Age Range
18-25, 25-35, 35+
This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European, American Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Sri Lanka

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded

2009

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