Nursing and Health Volunteering
First year student nurse with a two week elective to fill. Lauren volunteered on our Ghana programme with one week at the hospital in the maternity department and one week at one of the poorer schools teaching the younger children where at break times and after lessons she put into practice basic first aid.
A health care studies student, 17 years old, planning to study nursing the following year, Gemma wanted some experience work shadowing to gain confidence which she could add to her CV but was struggling to find an affordable programme which also offered hands-on practical experience. Gemma chose our Uganda programme which offers complete beginners to opportunity to get hands on at the clinic next to the school and work shadowing at the hospital in the local town whilst taking some time out at the school to play with the children!
A recently qualified nurse, Gillian wanted to put something back into the communities where facilities and access to health were non-existent or lacking. She volunteered in Ghana for three weeks. Weeks one and two were spent at the poor schools alongside our teaching volunteers doing health checks on the children and their families. For week three, assisted by our team and another two student nurses, our team set up outreach clinics even further off the beaten track to clean up wounds and make diagnoses.
A bio-medicine student, Faisal had been looking for some time for an opportunity to gain hospital experience for his application to study medicine but could not find an affordable programme to fit his student budget. Faisal applied for our Ghana programme and spent two weeks in the hospital’s laboratory testing blood samples with afternoons doing observations on the wards and in theatre.
Further help and advice?
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