Physiotherapy Internship in Jamaica

Location: Jamaica: Mandeville

Program Duration: 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland 2679 New Zealand

Description

Volunteers studying or practicing physiotherapy will find this program offers a unique opportunity to experience a tropical island getaway while helping to ‘do good’. Set in the gorgeous Caribbean island of Jamaica, volunteers will help in hospitals and homes for the elderly in a system that faces enormous medical resourcing issues. Accessing physiotherapy care privately is very costly in Jamaica, with most depending on government agencies for this type of care. This results in the government system are overburdened, understaffed and lacking sufficient resources. This is why international volunteers are so desperately needed to help support the physiotherapy care of locals.

Volunteers should have completed at least one year of physiotherapy studies (for observation only), or two years or more to access practical work experience at the discretion of partners. Professionals will be asked to register if they want to do practical work. This volunteering program is a perfect learning occasion for students or those thinking about a career in physiotherapy, giving them wonderful observation and support experience.

Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

$600-900

Cost Includes:

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 as noted
- 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
  • Health Education
  • Health Care
  • Health
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Year Founded

2009

GoAbroad.com