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Description

The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic provides affordable access to high-quality health care and wellness programs in the Tola coastal communities of Nicaragua. Their goal is to expand their non-profit health center to provide a full spectrum of primary care, pediatric care, urgent care, and holistic wellness education and services.

Volunteers serve three very important functions. First, volunteers assist the doctors and nurses in the clinic with routine procedures such as IVs, injections, sutures, and consultations. While there are certain illnesses that are very common to the area, every day is different and you never know what you’re going to get. And of course, the level of involvement also depends on the background and experience of the volunteer. Those who are students mainly shadow the staff and those who are certified, have previous medical experience, and can speak Spanish are able to be a little more independent.

The second important role of the volunteer is to work in community outreach programs which include working in schools teaching topics such as nutrition and personal hygiene, facilitating workshops to pregnant women about pre/post natal care, and working with young adults to address the ongoing problem of teenage pregnancy.

Lastly, volunteers help with various tasks like painting, gardening, and improving installation conditions. As well as working in the pharmacy, assisting the local nurse with patient records, creating health education materials, and training the local staff in a particular topic of your choice.

Opportunity types

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Details

Duration

Two week minimum for all volunteers. Fee discounts apply for long-term volunteers.

Fees

For students, non-medical professionals, and medical professionals with 3 years or less of work experience The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic requires a donation of $400, which covers up to two weeks of volunteering. If you would like to stay longer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to get the full amount. This donation covers local transportation from the hotel to the clinic everyday. For medical professionals with 3 or more years of work experience The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic requires a donation of $200 which also covers up to two weeks of volunteering.

Contact

For more information about volunteering with The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic, visit them online:

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