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Individual Volunteer Opportunities - MEDICAL


Doctor, Mother and Baby

 

Africa 

KENYA

• Maua Methodist Hospital: physicians to help in a 250-bed hospital in rural Kenya. Short or long term. Pediatrician needed urgently. Living accommodations, small stipend.

• Alice's Clinic in Kopanga region near Migori - Physician, family or general practitioner to assist and provide instruction to resident nurse. 

LIBERIA

• Medical facilities need extensive renovation, medical supplies, and volunteers. 

SIERRA LEONE

• United Methodist Church Health and Maternity Center, Kissy, Freetown: general surgery, obstetrics/gynecological surgery, and general dentistry. At least 2 months. Housing provided.

• CHASL/UMC Mother & Child Survival Project. Physician, Health Practitioner or Physician's Assistant needed to lead and/or enhance disease prevention, education and health promotions; facilitate disease diagnosis, treatment & support especially among women and children; supervise nutrition education/ promotion/ education programs; represent CHASL/UMC Partnership in community and country. Needed for one year. Housing provided with support staff to assist with security and cleaning as needed. Some lunches provided. Cost to volunteer $120 per month. 

SOUTH AFRICA

• African Medical Mission Umtata General Hospital, Umtata, Transkei: orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, occupational therapists.

• Itipini Community Project, Umtata, Transkei: nurses, social workers, occupational therapists.

• Khanyisile, Katlehong: help care for persons with HIV/AIDS, including orphans; type of volunteer work depends on current needs. 

SWAZILAND

• Volunteer for administration of primary schools, coordination of HIV/AIDS program, and promotion of Volunteers In Mission; help with computer. 6 months to 3 years. Housing and meals provided. 

ZIMBABWE

• Africa University, Mutare: university teaching/ research/ supervision of undergraduate and post-graduate students in the following disciplines: agriculture/ natural resources, business, education, arts and social sciences, health sciences, and theology; teaching of ESL; librarian; development of student welfare services; some assignments in the General Services, Clinic and Farm areas. Housing provided. 

Asia / Pacific

CAMBODIA

• Nurse Practitioner & hospital liaison - training and coaching health volunteers on how to use health services 

INDIA

• Clara Swain Hospital, Bareilly: physical therapists.

• Crawford Memorial Hospital, The Methodist Church of India: plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, OBGYN, nurses, public health nurses for 27 locations.

• Hillcrest School: school nurse.

• Rural Health Program, The Methodist Church of India: hospital administrator, 1 year;

• medical doctor, 1 year.

• Vellore Hospital, Vellore: long-term medical volunteers (6 months to 1 year). Professionals in Medical, Surgical, Specialties, Computers, Management, Finance, Clergy. 

NEPAL

• Volunteers must serve with the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) for 6 months or longer; 1 or 2 year commitments are preferred.

• Various Hospital Posts: within UMN's three hospitals, volunteers with hospital management/ administration experience, general/orthopedic surgeons primarily to teach Nepali doctors, GPs with obstetrics, pediatrician, OPD doctors, dentist, lab technician, pharmacist, senior nursing tutors to teach in the Tansen Nursing School. These roles are based in Tansen, Kathmandu, or Okhaldhunga, and the duration of posts may vary. 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

• New Ireland Region (near Konos): doctor for 36-bed rural hospital, currently staffed by nurses only. No lab, no X-ray. Doctor would also visit rural aid stations periodically to supervise the level of care. Medical degree, current license required. 9 months minimum, 1 year preferred.

• Papuan Mainland Region: long-term doctor to assist at two rural aid posts staffed by community health care workers, rotating regularly around the region. Medical degree, current license required. 9-12 months.

• Salamo Community Health Workers Training Center: physician or nurse to provide assistance to local persons leading training in basic health care. Medical or nursing degree, current license required. 9-12 months. 

TONGA

• Vaiola Hospital, Nuku'alofa: surgeon, ER doctor, OR nurse, anesthesiologist, pediatrician, nursing school instructors, mechanic to repair and maintain various pieces of medical equipment. Doctors, 2 months. Nursing school instructor, 9 months.

• Village Mission Clinic - Primary care physician to work in two rural clinics on a rotation with two other physicians. Housing and small stipend provided. 

Caribbean

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

• Nurse Advisor for 2-year term. Small monthly stipend, insurance, housing and utilities, round-trip ticket provided. COPA (Community Partners, Inc.) 

Central America

COSTA RICA

• Assist with UMVIM teams and various mission and outreach sites in capital and outlying regions. www.strongmissions.com

GUATEMALA

• Project Salud y Paz, Quetzaltenango - Request for an assistant in the administration of two medical clinics and meet/travel with short term volunteer in mission teams who are in the country. Living expenses will be provided. Minimum commitment of one year is requested.

• Project Salud y Paz - assist administrator with oversight of personnel, volunteer teams, clinic operations, community health education, and control of medical supplies.

• San Juan la Laguna, Solola - Convert abandoned Methodist Church into a Medical Clinic, assist in setting priorities for construction.

HONDURAS

• Health Care Coordinator / Consultant. Help develop a new, integrated community health program involving the twelve congregations of the United Methodist Mission Church of Honduras. Responsibilities would entail assessing health needs and facilities, developing an appropriate health care component for each location, helping to support local health professionals and train community health workers, and promote and coordinate UMVIM health care teams and individual health care volunteers. The position requires health professional training, willingness to travel and to work with the UMVIM Coordinator and the Honduran Church Council on Ministries Committee of Health Care. Mission experience in health care is highly desirable. A minimum of 6-12 months commitment is expected. Housing could be provided. 

Mexico

GENERAL

• Agua Prieta Sonora : Fuente de Vida y amor A.C. Clinic, church and community center. Organization and operation of a new free medical clinic and community program. Medical background - would like a commitment of a year or more.

CONFERENCIA DE MEXICO (Mexico Conference)

• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator.

CONFERENCIA NORCENTRAL (North Central Conference)

• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator.

CONFERENCIA NOROESTE (Northwestern Conference)

• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator.

CONFERENCIA ORIENTAL (Eastern Conference)

• Juntos Servimos, Matamoros: help with feeding program; build small homes, build beds; medical and dental consultations; care for chronically ill; supplement educational efforts for children.

CONFERENCIA SEPTENTRIONAL (Northern Conference)

CONFERENCIA SURESTE (Southwestern Conference)

• Individual volunteers placed in consultation with Volunteers in Mission coordinator 

South America

BRAZIL

• Volunteers are placed in consultation with the UMVIM coordinator and local Methodist churches and institutions. Medical volunteers work with the Evangemed mobile clinic, attending people in small towns and villages, working through the local Methodist Church. 

CHILE

• EMANA (Extensión Metodista al NiZo Andino), Iquique: dentist and psychologist to work in clinic at Kusayapu Agricultural Institute. Proficiency in Spanish. 1 year preferred, shorter terms acceptable. Housing and meals provided.

• Escuela Agrícola "El Vergel," Angol: nurse or paramedic to serve boarding students. 1 year preferred, shorter terms acceptable. Housing and meals provided.

• Escuela Agrícola "La Granja," Nueva Imperial: nurse or paramedic to serve boarding students. 1 year preferred, shorter terms aceptable. Housing and meals provided.

• Hogar de Ancianas "Huerto de Paz," Iquique: nurse to care for approximately 18 elderly women. 1 year preferred, shorter terms acceptable. Housing and meals provided. 

United States

FLORIDA

• Penney Retirement Community, Penney Farms: retired M.D. to serve as community physician for this community of retired ministers, missionaries, YMCA workers and other lay persons. 

KENTUCKY

• Red Bird Clinic, Beverly: physicians, nurses, lab technicians, dentists willing to become licensed in Kentucky for outpatient clinics. 1 month or longer. Lodging, some meals provided. 

NEW MEXICO

• McCurdy School, Espanola: School Nurse. Room and board available for all positions. 

TEXAS

• Agape Community Clinic, East Dallas: help provide health and spiritual care services, crafts, English as a Second Language, Bible study and fellowship. Volunteers needed: physicians, physician assistants, nurses, translators (Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmei), office assistants, social workers, patient advocates, chaplains, and spiritual care persons (ordained or lay).

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