Set in one of the most beautiful inland cities in the mountains of Southern Mexico, our Healthcare/Medical program provides a great opportunity for med-students, Nurses, Paramedics, and Qualified Medical practitioners, to volunteer in local Hospitals and Clinics, both public and private, in and around the historic city of Oaxaca.
We work closely with various clinics, so volunteers who stay for more than one week will have the opportunity to work in different clinical settings each week. This is an amazing opportunity to get a lot of valuable experience in a short time. Some clinics are in downtown Oaxaca, but most of them are located a little bit outside the city, and in these cases it may be necessary to take a short bus ride. This is a great opportunity to see the local countryside!
As with all of our Healthcare/Medical programs, the level of direct involvement and patient care will be reflective of your level of knowledge/training, but in most cases there will be plenty for you to do. For those who are suitable, helping with surgical procedures will also be possible.
Volunteers on this program will be accommodated with a local host family, and will get the opportunity to become immersed in the local culture and custom. Mexican families are renowned for their hospitality!
Volunteers on this program are required to have at least a basic understanding of the Spanish language in order to become fully involved. As with many of our South American programs, you will have the option to spend some of your time attending Spanish classes, and this is highly recommended. Classes for volunteers on this program will include specific Medical terminology. Prices vary between US$135/wk (15hrs) and US$290/wk (30hrs). Salsa lessons and Mexican Cooking Classes can also be arranged for your free time!
Become a Love Volunteer and join us in Oaxaca on this amazing program!