Medical Support Volunteering in Nepal

Medical Support Volunteer Programmes

Within the volunteer projects in Nepal, we have the medical support volunteer project in Nepal. These are available for medical professionals, medical students, nurses and trainees in any area of medicine.

All volunteers will have the opportunity to put their skills and knowledge into practice, as well as providing a much needed service to the local Nepali community. They will experience first hand how basic medical care works in a third world country and how to help with just basic equipment.

Each week of your medical volunteer placement in Nepal you have the possibility to be in a different ward and get to know the real work of a hospital in Nepal. The volunteer will also be placed according to his or her skills.


WHAT WILL I DO AS A MEDICAL SUPPORT VOLUNTEER IN NEPAL?

Medical volunteers in Nepal work closely together with local hospital staff.

The medical and health volunteer is supported in different departments of the hospital. They will be guided by professional doctors and nursing staff, as well as observe and learn about medical practices in Nepal.

The tasks of the medical support volunteer in Nepal will include, among others, the following:

  • Support in patient care
  • Pressure, pulse and temperature control care
  • Wound healing
  • Assistance in surgeries
  • Carrying out medical examinations
  • General support to the hospital medical team

All these tasks are specifically for volunteers with knowledge in medical fields and under the supervision of a coordinator.

Areas where the volunteer can collaborate

  • General Medicine
  • Emergencies
  • ICU / CCU Department
  • Surgery
  • Outpatient services
  • Paediatrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Dental service
  • Day care

WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER AS A MEDICAL VOLUNTEER IN NEPAL?

ARRIVALS

  • This project is open all year round.
  • You can arrive any day of the week, although we recommend that you arrive on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, as it makes it easier to join the project.

TIME AND PLACE OF ARRIVAL

  • You should arrive at Kathmandu airport (KTM), where you will be picked up by the local project coordinator.
  • Scheduled arrival times at the airport are from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm.

WHERE WILL I BE DURING MY MEDICAL SUPPORT VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL?

  • The medical volunteer projects are located in Kathmandu.
  • They work from Monday to Friday for approximately 3 to 4 hours a day.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE IN MEDICAL VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL?

During the hospital volunteer project, you will stay with a Nepalese host family close to your chosen project location. The host families are very welcoming and create long-lasting relationships. Staying with a Nepalese family will allow you to get to know the real Nepalese culture, traditions, and also to be part of their local celebrations and festivals.

The accommodation provides you with:

  • Two meals (breakfast and dinner).
  • Bed in a shared room with other volunteers
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Use of common areas