Health Care Volunteering
At BaseCamp International Centers a health care volunteer may work in small rural clinics or urban hospitals in any of our seven volunteer countries, to help provide care to patients.
Although health care volunteer positions are often filled by doctors, nurses, paramedics, or medical students, many volunteers are surprised to learn that they can contribute in these types of placements even if they have little, if any, formal training. While those with formal training can participate in treating patients with complex or difficult procedures, those without can offer their help by assisting nurses, helping with routine patient check ups, doing administrative work, and other tasks.
In addition, health care volunteering may include working outside of hospitals and clinics to provide invaluable contributions through health education. Through community outreach or working with students, a health care volunteer can teach new mothers about health and nutrition, inform at risk populations about HIV/AIDS and its prevention, or teach First Aid.