Medical Volunteer Program India
Medical Volunteer Program
- Project Fact File
- ABOUT THE PROGRAM
- Arrangement of Room Food & Transportation
- General Program Itinerary
- How To Join
Project Duration: Minimum 2 week stay up to 12 weeks. Coming for shorter period Join our 3 Days Volunteer Children + Jaipur Tour Program.
Project Fees: $450 for 2 Weeks and thereafter $200 weekly. No Application fees required. For more information about our fees please visit Volunteer Program Fees Page.
Project Availabilities: All year round –Dates are flexible you can choose your own start and finish date. However we recommend you to arrive on Sunday. To check the availablity of the program dates click here :-Start Dates.
Special Festival Dates: : Camel Festival- Bikaner 12-13 Jan 2022, Kite Festival -Jaipur 14 Jan 2022, Holi Festival of Colors – 18-20 Mar 2022, Teej Festival -31-Jul 2022, Sister’s Festival -11 Aug 2022, Dusshera Festival -5 Oct 2022, Diwali Festival of Lights -24 Oct 2022, Pushkar Camel Fair 31 Oct-9 Nov 2022.
Requirements: We don’t need any qualification for this project. Volunteers must have lots of love & enthusiasm for the project.
Location: Jaipur, India.
Project Activities: As a Medical Volunteer your main work will observational and do all the support which we required at the program site. Volunteers may also take patients’ vitals: blood pressure, temperature, height and weight, and carry out health center tasks. You may provide treatment for minor injuries or wounds and document patient records. The tasks and activities vary day by day.
Working Days: Monday-Friday. On Weekend we arrange sightseeing tours for volunteers to visit famous tourist spots in Jaipur..
What is included: Arranging your Programme, Pre-departure information and support by email/phone, Arrival pickup from Jaipur, Program relevant materials, Accommodation with Indian Host Family, 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ), Transportation facility for project site, Weekend Sightseeing’s Tours and 24 hours of admin support.
What is not included: Visa, Flights, Internet, Telephone Calls, Monuments/Sightseeing Entry Fees, Insurance Cover, and Airport Drop off.
Flexible Accomodation: If requested you can book your own Hotel Accommodation before coming here if not comfortable with Indian Host Family. We will help you in booking it.
Looking to join the medical volunteer program in India ? If so, We have one of the program for participants which wants to help our Medical Mobile Van Team. Under this project our prime focus is on providing and supporting the population which lives in rural and slums in Jaipur. We have a mobile van which everyday runs in rurals & slums part of Jaipur. The mobile van, in the form of a well-equipped clinic, is reaching directly to the target population to support and provide them with counseling, health and medical services. The clinic reassures them that they are not alone in this world, strengthens their self-confidence and shows that somebody is there to care for, love and support them. As a medical volunteer your role will be mainly observational. If you have no experience doctors will show you all they can and introduce you to many different cases. If you come with a medical background, you will be given more responsibility and the potential to get more hands-on work. In our medical van there is Doctor, Nurse, Compounder, Counselor , Receptionist & local volunteer which generally provide free health check-up, treatment of general sickness, STI Treatment & HIV/AIDS Counseling and Education Services. This service is generally for the children or people which are not able to afford medicine, doctor fees, not aware by the diseases and come from BPL (below poverty line).
Most of the time, street children are over-exploited and forced into jobs where they have to work continuously even during sickness. The hazardous and unprotected environment of these street children leads to various health problems such as tuberculosis, asthma, hepatitis, jaundice, malaria, respiratory tract infections, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS etc. This problem is further aggravated by poor delivery of and access to health services. Their lower awareness and literacy levels also prevent them from finding such services. Mobile Clinic was planned to help in these areas.Since this clinic is mobile, various support and services will be provided on the doorstep and at the convenience of the target population. On a daily basis it goes to rural/slums/backward areas. These places have been identified on the basis of survey and requirements of the street children.
WORK FOR VOLUNTEERSThis project works everyday Monday to Friday for 4 hours in afternoon. You will be going in our Mobile Van ( Bus ) with our Team in rural/slums areas. Helping our team members to look after all the children, people coming to get treatment, diagnosis their problem/disease, provide them medicines, heath check-up, general health treatment, counseling and run awareness raising activities. Providing counseling services to our target population for changing their behavior towards safe sex & stop HIV/ AIDS.
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR PROGRAMThere is no specific skill requirement to join the volunteering program. But volunteers need to love and be passionate about helping those who are in need, and also they have to like to learn about the culture/life of the people in the country.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS PROJECTA memorable time with children being a part of their life. An enormous satisfaction from inside as you worked who have your needs. An unforgettable memory by spending time in India. Opportunity to learn Indian culture, language and their traditions.
An entry in your CV as you have worked in under-developed country that will boost your profile in job market.Life time member with VWI after completion of your project.
VWI makes arrangements for room, food and transportation for the volunteers, from the first day of the volunteer’s arrival in Jaipur, India. Volunteers will be living with the Indian Host Family. You will be having your own room at the host family house which can be shared by the same gender volunteer in the program. Participants coming with their friends, couples or family members live together at the same accommodation.Our host families are carefully screened and selected based on VWI requirements. Host families are experience in the realm of hosting international travelers from last 10 years. You will be getting 3 Meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), traditional but very nutritious. The meals serves at the accommodation are the everyday meals which are eaten by the Indian Families. This is how the program has made to make you feel and Live Like a Local. However if you are not able to adjust with the Indian meals or need more nutrition/protein/special diet in your meals you can arrange by your own from the near by local market. Staying with Host family will give you the opportunity to learn about Indian Life, meet the locals, try local food, speak local language and make yourself to immerse in local customs and traditions. The host family members are able to communicate in English and are very friendly with volunteers. There is internet connection facility also available at Host Family. You will have a very good access through computer & by Wi-Fi access. We also arrange transportation facility for volunteers which will everyday pick you to project site and drop to your home when you finish work. You will have everyday auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) ride for Transportation. You will be required to pay extra direct to the host family for Internet Connection (200 INR weekly) and mineral water bottle (20 INR per bottle)
Food Menu :-In Breakfast our Host Family will prepare you everyday Tea/Coffee + Bread or Poha or Indian Paratha. In Lunch & Dinner you will be having 2 Type of Indian Vegetable's + Roti ( Chapati's ) + Rice + Yogurt + Pickles. On food table there is always basket of fruits which you can use anytime.
Accommodation Option :-We provide 3 categories of accommodation facility for participants.
- Basic Accommodation Home Stay [ Included in price] [ Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ]
- Luxury Accommodation Home Stay [Additional $350 per week ] [ Meals - Breakfast ]
- Hotel Accommodation [ Additional $450 per week ] [ Meals - Breakfast ]
- Own Accommodation [ Get Discount in Program Fees ]
Shopping and supplies There are many shops near the accommodation where volunteers can go and buy stuff for their requirements. The accommodation facility in the main city area of Jaipur so it’s easy to buy anything as shops are in walking distance. If a volunteer wants to go in Branded Shopping mall they need to take a Taxi ( Tuk- Tuk ). When our taxi driver is not taking them to the project site, he can be hired by volunteers to take them to the Branded Shopping mall, but they have to pay him.
VOLUNTEER WEEK DETAILDay 1: Today you will arrive in Jaipur. Our VWI staff member will pick you up from your arrival destination & welcome you. After picking you up, we will transfer you to the Host Family accommodation. We will introduce you to the host family members and we will guide you through the accommodation facilities and the things which are near. You will also be introduce about the project, your everyday working schedule, rules and regulation of volunteering, what to do & dont’s. which can be useful to you throughout your trip & guide you to the facilities which a traveler needs in new place.
Day 2 to working days: As a Medical Volunteer your main work will observational and do all the support which we required at the program site. Volunteers may also take patients’ vitals: blood pressure, temperature, height and weight, and carry out health center tasks. You may provide treatment for minor injuries or wounds and document patient records. The tasks and activities vary day by day.
Weekends: The weekends are free for you to relax and enjoy Pinkcity. Every weekend we cover Sightseeing Tour’s of the Beautiful Historical places, Cultural places & programs with our VWI staff team. Volunteers have opportunity to meet with other volunteers also from other projects sites as everybody gets together on these days. However there are several other side trips that you can join which will greatly enhance your experience of Desert Place in Rajasthan, India.After finishing the Volunteering India program you can choose our Add on Tour package to explore India. Volunteers can join to visit Taj Mahal, Golden Triangle Tour, Wildlife Safari in National Park, New Delhi and more while taking part in it