Medicina y Salud in Guatemala

TRANSPARENCIA ante todo

 

Uno de los pilares de nuestro trabajo es la transparencia. Consideramos fundamental que sepas qué sucede con tu dinero cuando eliges participar en nuestros programas. A continuación,  te contamos el destino de tu aporte:

 

TASA DE REGISTRO: verás que todos los programas tienen una  tasa de registro de USD 279, válida por 12 meses desde el comienzo de tu programa. Muy bien; se trata del ÚNICO ingreso que recibe Voluntarios al Mundo por la organización del mismo. No existen costos ocultos, ni comisiones, ni ninguna clase de ayuda económica que percibamos de otras organizaciones; solo trabajamos duro para mantener nuestros costos al mínimo.

¡Te invitamos a comparar precios! Comprueba por ti mismo que nuestras tarifas no solo son competitivas sino, además, mucho más bajas que las de varias otras organizaciones que ofrecen programas similares.

 

¿CUÁL ES LA FUNCIÓN DE LA TASA DE REGISTRO?

 

La tasa de registro asegura tu lugar en el programa seleccionado e incluye: 

Asistencia antes, durante y después de tu viajeMonitoreo y evaluación constante de las organizaciones con las que trabajamosAcceso a nuestra guía informativaCostos de marketing

 

TASA DE ORGANIZACIÓN:  Es la suma que abonarás directamente a nuestro aliado local. La misma ya cuenta con un descuento especial e incluye los costos de alojamiento, comidas, orientación, transporte y pago del staff encargado de brindarte soporte en tu destino. Un porcentaje de esta tasa será destinado al desarrollo de nuevos programas. Si calculas cuánto podrías llegar a gastar en el caso de alojarte en un hotel y comer diariamente en un restaurante, notarás que su costo es mínimo.

Teniendo en cuenta el especial precio de los programas brindados por Voluntarios al Mundo, puedes tener la certeza de que tu pago se dirigirá directamente al proyecto local que has elegido.

Health programs

Public health: Guatemala counts with approximately eight hundred government and military-sponsored Health Posts spread all over the country, that provide local communities with preventive and curative medical care.

Volunteers for this program will travel with a team of medical professionals to different Posts in the highlands region and assist them visiting patients and participate in educational outreach programs designed to instruct local people on basic hygiene and health good habits.

Medical programs: This program deals with education promotion, prevention and treatment; and as a volunteer you’ll assist local professionals in and outside the clinic. You’ll be assigned with tasks suited to your experience and expertise on the medical field.

This program offers an excellent opportunity for all those actively involved in the medical field to learn about this country’s health system, exchange views and opinions and lend a useful pair of hands!

Minimum duration for this program is four weeks and high-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish language skills is required.

HIV / AIDS program: This is a field program aimed to know the real situation of local communities in regard to this specific disease. Volunteers will help design and promote awareness and educational campaigns and evaluate their impact. They may also be required to participate or lead activities and workshops designed to create awareness and to promote prevention.

 

Physical therapy and Psychology: Volunteers with an appropriate background in Psychology can help evaluate mentally handicapped children and suggest treatment strategies. They can also provide the children’s families  with contention and advice to improve their life quality.

Volunteers with a physiotherapeutic background  can assist members of the local staff in a variety of tasks according to their skills and experience, and the specific needs of the professionals and patients present in the clinic at the time of the volunteers participation in the program.

The health program internships are only available to health professionals and medical students at their last year of medical school.

However, some internships opportunities for medical students that have completed their first year of medical school, nursing school and physiotherapy school may be available on request.

Pre-medical students cannot apply for these programs.

Volunteers for these internships need to have an advanced level of Spanish language skills and command of medical terminology in this language.

 

Program Fees:

Volunteer duration Program Fee USD*/Homestay with 2 meals
2 weeks 562
3 weeks 692
4 weeks 888
5 weeks 1012
6 weeks 1136
7 weeks 1260
8 weeks 1384
Wildlife/Construction/Extra p/week 55

 

Please note: All Volunteer programs in Guatemala attract a refundable*Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee.  If you want another type of volunteer program without the accommodation and the meals included for example, please contact us directly. We will be happy to personalize your program.  You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.

 

*Please read our refund policy.

 

What do my fees pay for?

 

Registration Fee:  Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund, administration costs, staff salary, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

 

Program Fee:  Accommodation and 2 meals per day during volunteer program period, airport pick-up, orientation, transportation to language school and volunteer project site, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.

 

What’s no included:  Air tickets,International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation, Vaccinations, transfer back to the airport at conclusion of program, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels and Personal expenses. Our participants in Guatemala generally find USD 70 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.