Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Guatemala Xela: Paramedic / Rescue

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A Broader View Volunteers Corp | Quetzaltenango, QZ, Guatemala
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Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Volunteer Abroad Guatemala

https://www.abroaderview.org/programs/premedical-predental-prenurse/volunteer-guatemala-xela-paramedic-rescue-program

Volunteer Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, as second biggest city of Guatemala, relies 100% on volunteer firefighters. These firefighters are responsible to attend emergencies and fires in the city. Volunteer with prior training would participate in the ambulance activities. This can include attend car accidents, injured people, general sickness. On a daily basis, the local firefighters attend approximately 6-10 emergencies, in the area of Quetzaltenango and surrounding villages. In case of big accidents, they also provide assistance further into the country.

Volunteers are welcome to support the ambulances of the firefighters. This involves being present at the station, and when an emergency comes in, volunteers can assist with all of them.

When there are no emergencies, there is help needed with cleaning of the units, check equipment and general tasks. Spanish speaking volunteers are needed.

Volunteer Abroad: Paramedical/ Rescue Program

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Arrival airport: Guatemala City
  • Work schedule: Monday to Friday, flexible schedule (24h operating project)
  • Requirements: Proficient Spanish. Prior EMT experience/training. US$50 donation
  • Age limits: Minimum 18 years or older for solo travelers
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, Spirit, Avianca, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Meals: 3 per day Monday to Saturday, Sunday only breakfast
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet pickup, transport to bus station
  • Bus Ticket: Included and pick up at Quetzaltenango bus station.
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Guatemala. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet


Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How To Apply

Gap Year Guatemala


Click here --> Please watch our Reservation video

Inclusions

  • Prompt customer service answering your call and emails.
  • Pre-departure Orientation Guide. Includes detailed travel, safety & cultural information and many tips that will make your trip planning easier.
  • Detailed Fundraising Guide that will help you raise the funds needed to travel, as well as provide donations to the project.
  • Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses. Safe, clean, comfortable local housing, inspected by our local coordinators.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Special meals at request.
  • Airport meet and greet by our ABV project coordinator (At any time, any day!)
  • First night hotel accommodation *some programs
  • Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency
  • Orientation/city briefing on arrival by our Ω∫ABV project coordinator.
  • Placement in a quality project, allowing you to maximize your time and efforts in a good cause.
  • Transportation to project site only the first day with our ABV project coordinator. Includes introduction to local staff and community members with whom you will be working with.
  • Volunteer Program: Half day (4 hours only) Spanish refresher Lesson. Part of volunteer orientation on arrival. (*Some countries)
  • Departure transfer by our ABV project coordinator.
  • A Feedback page on our ABV website with pictures of your trip.
  • The Presidents Volunteer Service Award lapel pin (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
  • Personalized Presidents Volunteer Service Award certificate of achievement.
  • Letter of completion from A Broader View Volunteers Corp·· ··By request, A Letter of Recommendation provided by the local organization detailing the activities developed by the volunteer during his or her stay.

Fro more Questions and answers visit: https://www.abroaderview.org/faq


During the Program

You should be:

  • PROACTIVE - Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
  • PATIENT - Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
  • FLEXIBLE - Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
  • CONSIDERATE – Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host familyif you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
  • RESPECTFUL - Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
  • FRIENDLY - In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
  • TOLERANT - The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.

Please email your inquiries to us at: volunteers[at]abroaderview.org


A Broader View Volunteers Corp

236 Glen Place Elkins Park, PA 19027

Toll Free: (866) 423 3258

International Phone:

215 780 1845 215 253 4512 (020) 812 397 81 (02) 800 368 07

A Broader View office is open 10am-4pm (ET) Monday to Friday.

Gap Year Guatemala


Click here --> Please watch our Reservation video

Inclusions

  • Prompt customer service answering your call and emails.
  • Pre-departure Orientation Guide…

Location

Xela, Quetzaltenango, QZ, GT
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