GVI: Healthcare Volunteering

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GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in Nepal
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in Nepal
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in South Africa
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in South Africa
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in India
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in India
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in Ghana
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in Ghana
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in Nepal
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in Nepal
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in South Africa
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in South Africa
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in India
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in India
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in Ghana
GVI: Healthcare Volunteering in Ghana

About

Contribute directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, Goal 6: Clean Water And Sanitation, and Goal: 4 Quality Education.

Alongside other international participants, support education workshops and classes for improved health practices among local youth and adults, and contribute to the awareness around communicable and non-communicable diseases. You could get involved in sport and lifestyle practices, WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) initiatives, gender equality workshops, and livelihood and environmental sustainability projects.

When you aren’t working, join a trek in the Himalayas, explore coastal islets in Thailand, enjoy a peaceful boat ride along the canals, rivers, and lakes of Kerala, or explore the beaches and reserves in South Africa.

Highlights
  • Make a sustainable impact by contributing to education, healthy lifestyle practices, and health and awareness initiatives within a community.
  • Start to learn a new language, and better understand different cultures and traditions.
  • Contribute to and learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, gaining a better understanding of ethical and responsible travel.
  • Make life-long friendships with like-minded people.
  • Trek in the Himalayas, explore coastal islets in Thailand, enjoy a peaceful boat ride in Kerala, or explore the beaches and reserves in South Africa.

GVI has a Community Development Internship in Thailand!


This is an opportunity to learn more about Chiang Mai's local Karen hill tribe culture, gaining intercultural communication skills and valuable teaching experience.

Popular Programs

This is an opportunity to stay in Pokhara, where you will contribute to various international development projects in education, public health, gender equality, and economic initiatives. With other international volunteers you’ll trek to Annapurna Base Camp, going through Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal’s largest protected area, home to tropical biodiversity and communities of various cultures and languages.

Contribute towards health education in Phang Nga. Assist local teachers to encourage positive health practices in children and young adults of the province, and contribute towards the UN Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being. The opportunity to support a variety of educational classes are available in sports education, language and social developments, with valuable long-term impacts on the community.

Join health and wellbeing workshops in the local community of Kampong Cham, expanding your knowledge and skills as a teacher, ambassador, and sanitation practitioner for UN Sustainable Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. Topics range from hygiene, emergency aid, awareness on communicable and non-communicable diseases, to lifestyle practices for general wellness.

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Laura
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Yes, I recommend this program

The land of warm hearted people

GVI Mexico Vet program volunteer trip was my first experience of such kind and I'm still full of emotions from it. Dynamic and in the same time leisurely and relaxed life of Caribbean resort Playa del Carmen, adorable nature - blue sea and sky, white sand beach, green jungle, cenotes with crustal clear water, the spirit of mysterious Mayan history and culture which You can feel all around - all it made it an unforgettable adventure!
During my month in Playa del Carmen I was volunteer at animal protection organisation "Coco's Animal Welfare". Organisation manages low cost spay&neuter clinic and several rescue programs for cats, dogs and other animals. In Mexico there are thousands and thousands of street dogs and cats who need help. Often even owners animals are in extremely bad condition, therefore Coco's works also with dogs and acts owners, visiting poor communities, creating awareness about the importance of spay and neuter and giving them advice not only how to give the best care for their pets, but also medical consultations to children and adults, education for woman, who often are illiterate, and other help. Poverty there is inconceivable and any help is important to change life of these people.
However the main thing that made this trip unforgettable were beautiful, warm hearted people, who are doing their important, amazing, awesome and incredibly work with passion, determination and perseverance.From the very first moment I felt there as in family and I was really proud to be part of this team!
I can really recommend this experience to everyone, however, it should be noted that it is not a trip for those who like comfort and convenience. You will work hard during the day and in the evening You will have intensive Spanish lessons and other training, and after that You will have to do coking, washing up, cleaning the floors and other housework. You will live ordinary Mexican life with all its problems - sometimes without hot water and electricity, with slow Internet connection and low water pressure, and public transport system is terrible. You will live in house with other volunteers, in shared bedrooms and, although everyone there is helpful and friendly, You will have to adapt yourself to others. There is no radio and TV and Internet is used mainly for work, not for entertainment.
However in spite of it all it IS worth and You will earn unforgettable experience! You will have enough time to swim in azure Caribbean sea, to visit impressive Mayan ruins, to dive with turtles and whale sharks and to sunbathe on the white sand beaches! You will learn Spanish and You will know Mexico and Mexicans much deeper than You could, if You traveled as a tourist.

What would you improve about this program?
It may sound overstated but in my opinion the GVI program is close to perfect. Everything is well organised, staff is high professional, support and training for volunteers is well considered and really worthwhile. There was nothing I would like to change.