Volunteer in Medicine in South Africa

29 Medicine Volunteer Abroad Programs in South Africa

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Surrounding the beautiful region of St. Lucia, there are rural villages which have very few resources for health care. The main goal of this project is to increase the support available to these communities, and make a difference in the health, and the lives of these people. Through home based care, and clinical support, this project has given hope to those who are too sick or too poor to seek ...

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The rural communities of Kwazulu Natal fall massively short when it comes to healthcare facilities and availability of basic treatments. Many aspects in rural areas prohibit people from receiving the required medical assistance and exacerbating the problem is the incredibly high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the area. A shortage in skilled staff and resources makes it impossible for the structure t...

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Find our Why More and More People are Choosing to Become a Love Volunteer! Love Volunteers is the most affordable way to volunteer and help local communities in developing countries! Why are we cheaper than other organisations? Firstly, we are just a handful of passionate people working hard to help volunteers and local communities around the world. We don't have huge overheads - no company ...

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Work with several leading hospitals, clinics, public health research institutes, and universities in Cape Town with the help of Connect-123, where you can participate in both research-based and clinical health care volunteer positions. Responsibilities range from providing psycho-social support to patients, or conducting clinical and public health research to providing support to nursing staff...

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Intern with an NGO in Cape Town, South Africa to have the fulfilling experience of a lifetime in a culturally diverse and naturally beautiful setting. There are thousands of NGOs who are involved in Cape Town and a huge field of internship placements available to interested applicants. Popular fields include working with literacy campaigns, HIV/AIDS clinics, orphanages, community centers, and m...

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The Shimongwe Wildlife Veterinary Project offers volunteers an African Conservation Experience to work closely with a wildlife veterinarian. The project is based in some of the most prolific wildlife areas in Southern Africa. Volunteers will work with a number of veterinarians, all of whom are well established. Volunteers will join the practice and day-to-day activities of an experienced wildli...

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ISA Service-Learning provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn first-hand about social issues that communities around the world face. By partnering with community-based organizations and following a structured, reflection-based curriculum, you will learn how local professionals and experts are addressing these issues with the available resources while developing intercultu...

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Volunteering Solutions provides volunteering opportunities in 20 different countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin/Central America. Our main aim is to provide affordable and meaningful volunteer abroad opportunities across all countries. Our programs include both short-term (two weeks) and long-term (up to six months) placements in every country, as well as our programs are open through...

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Experience firsthand the healthcare challenges facing South Africa where, under the Apartheid regime, the vast majority of people had limited or non-existent healthcare until the 1990s. Since then, South Africa's healthcare system has made great strides under majority rule, especially in efforts to reach underserved communities. Today, the country is emerging as a critical battleground for the ...

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With more than 400 projects worldwide and with 25 years experience of providing ethical travel placements, Frontier can find you the perfect adventure whatever you want to achieve. We offer placements in more than 50 countries including Costa Rica, Madagascar, Fiji and loads more. Here are just some of the options available: Marine Conservation and Diving Travel to beach paradises, scuba...

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Volunteers needed for pre-school and kindergarten level teaching of core subjects like English and math. Most of these children are orphans and are being provided free education, support and food at the care centers everyday. The objective of this program is to contribute to the academic development of the school in order to provide the best opportunity for the children to receive quality e...

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The Missionvale Care Centre operates in the extremely poor informal shack land township of Missionvale in Port Elizabeth, South Africa – part of the wider Nelson Mandela Metropole. The center provides love and care for the poor and destitute, with particular emphasis on those living with HIV/AIDS. Missionvale Care Centre is a nonprofit organization committed to providing quality care and sup...

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Volunteer in Cape Town assisting in a primary school for children with a variety of disabilities or special needs. These could include Cerebral Palsy such as muscular dystrophy, multiple physical impairment, ADHD and specific learning disabilities. You'll work in five different areas, including class aide, 'scribe' administration, library and generally filling in wherever you're needed. You'...

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ESL offers a programme that combines language study and volunteering. There are two stages: first is attending an intensive language course and second is participating in a rewarding experience through volunteerism. ESL aims in rewarding participants by developing their linguistic and interpersonal skills. The volunteering programme lasts at least two weeks and offers the possibility to work in...

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Good Hope Volunteers is an offspring from Good Hope Studies, an English language school in Cape Town. In 2010, they started offering volunteering and over the years their programme grew to over 30 projects. Good Hope Volunteers is inviting North American students to join its volunteer programs. They offer more than a dozen community service programs for durations of two weeks to three month...