MEDICAL VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA

Medical Volunteer Programmes

Are you studying medicine, are you a nurse, do you want to put your skills and knowledge into practice? We have a medical volunteer programme in India as part of our volunteer programme in India. Here, together with the local medical team, you can help children and young people from vulnerable communities in India.

The main objective of the medical volunteering in India is to provide some of the population living in rural areas and slums of Jaipur with basic medical care.

The support provided through the medical and health volunteer programme strengthens the self-confidence of the people being treated and they feel that there are people who care about them, care for them and support them.

As a medical volunteer in India you may find that many street children are exploited and forced to work, even sick. This environment and treatment causes many of them to suffer from illnesses such as:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Asthma
  • Hepatitis
  • Malaria
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS

WHAT WILL I DO AS A MEDICAL VOLUNTEER IN INDIA?

One of the main functions of a medical volunteer in India is to support the local medical team. If you are a volunteer who is studying medicine, a nurse or has a background in first aid, the possibilities of supporting in more specific areas will be greater.

If you do not have experience, the doctors will point out the activities you can support, as there are many different situations and cases.


WHERE WILL I BE DURING MY MEDICAL VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA?

The activities in the medical and health volunteer programme take place in various parts of the city of Jaipur from Monday to Friday in the morning or afternoon shifts.

You will have weekends free, which you can use to get to know the country or go on an excursion. Our local coordinator will guide you to the places that may be of interest to you and how to get to them.


WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE IN MEDICAL VOLUNTEERING?

Volunteers are accommodated in host families or flats selected by the organisation.

  • You will be provided with 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during your volunteer placement.

The meals given to the volunteer in some programmes such as hospital volunteering are typical Indian, however, they are not very spicy and vegetarian. For breakfast you usually have tea/coffee, bread/Poha or Indian paratha. For lunch and dinner, Indian vegetables, rice, yoghurt, pickles and fruit are usually provided.

The host families where the volunteers stay are experienced in hosting foreigners. They can communicate in English and are very friendly and respectful.