Medical Volunteer in Guatemala!
Are you a medical student or a professional looking for an opportunity to gain international medical experience while making a difference? Do you want travel to beautiful Guatemala and immerse in local culture?
Guatemala is an exciting Central American destination that is growing in popularity with travelers from around the world. Traditional culture and ancient ruins abound, as do natural wonders like beautiful lakes, volcanoes, waterfalls, rainforests, rivers, and black sand beaches.
When you join this medical volunteer program in Guatemala, you will shadow local doctors, gaining life changing medical experience while making a difference by helping poor communities, the elderly and children. Your work will thus have great meaning for both your life and the lives of others.
Gain priceless medical experience with our Guatemala medical volunteer opportunity. Experienced doctors and nurses will mentor you as they treat patients in local clinics and hospitals. It is an amazing way to learn valuable skills you’ll need in your future career.
Contact Global Crossroad today to learn more about becoming a medical volunteer!
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
When you join this medical volunteering program in Guatemala, your responsibilities will depend on your education, experience and qualifications. While volunteers will not be allowed to perform major diagnostic or surgical work, you will have a vital role to play in assisting doctors and interacting with patients.
You will be shadowing & helping treat patients under the supervision and guidance of local doctors and nurses in local hospitals or clinics and will provide much needed care to Guatemalans who lack basic access to medical treatment.
Volunteering in Antigua, Guatemala at this healthcare project is a great chance for medical students to gain practical, hands-on experience while helping others, and this looks great on your resume for your future career. Doctors and other medical professionals can share their skill and expertise to patients who truly need their help, making a profound impact on their quality of life.
Skills and Qualifications
We welcome enthusiastic medical students and graduates from all over the world. You will need to provide a medical student id, or a certificate of degree from an accredited institution. Whether you’re pursuing a career as a doctor, nurse, speech therapist, psychologist, physical therapist, or another medical specialty, let us know what you’re studying, and we will try to match your placement with your field of interest.
ou’ll need to speak and understand basic Spanish. If you’d like to work on your skills, we recommend enrolling in our Spanish language program. You can do a full week immersion before starting your Guatemala medical volunteer program, or take classes while you volunteer.
Every day you’ll encounter new experiences and new things to learn about practicing medicine. You’ll be learning from experienced professionals while immersing yourself in a fascinating new culture.
You’ll spend about 5 hours per day, Monday-Friday, volunteering, though your actual hours worked will vary based on your final placement.
Here’s a daily sample schedule to give you an idea of what to expect:
First Day: On your first day of volunteering in medical program in Guatemala, our in-country coordinator will take you to your placement. You’ll be introduced to the helpful team of medical professionals you’ll be shadowing and undergo an informative orientation.\
Orientation: Learn all about your volunteer project, schedule, safety protocol, and the customs and culture of Guatemala.
- Weekdays: A typical volunteer day may unfold something like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Share a traditional breakfast with your local host family.
- 7.45 AM: Head out to your placement and spend an exciting day immersed in the healthcare field, learning from real-life experience in a hospital or clinic.
- 12.00 PM: Break for lunch, and chat with fellow Guatemala medical volunteers and local project staff. Volunteer projects are a great place to make new friends from around the world.
- 3.00 PM: After a day of volunteering, you’ll have the afternoon and evening free to check out Cusco and make the most of your time abroad.
- 6.45 PM: Share a traditional dinner around the table with your Guatemalan host family. Practice your Spanish, eat traditional foods, and immerse yourself in the local culture!
Medical Volunteer in Guatemala: Dates and Fees
Dates: Volunteer In Guatemala
Guatemala Volunteer program starts every Monday. We still allow flexibility if you have travel constrains
Prices: Volunteer In Guatemala
Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Antigua, Guatemala volunteer trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer opportunity in Antigua, Guatemala application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator). This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
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Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (hotel)
- Food (only breakfast and dinner)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The volunteering programs in Antigua, Guatemala fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.
Accommodations and Meals
Your Guatemala medical volunteering program fee covers accommodations and meals, so we’ve got you covered while you’re traveling abroad. You’ll be staying with a welcoming local Guatemalan host family in their clean, comfortable and safe home. They’ll share three healthy local meals a day with you and offer you a behind the scenes look into their fascinating culture.