Program Details

Are you studying in the Dental field or qualified and want to expand your knowledge? Your skills will be put to good use on our Dental program in Honduras! Become a Love Volunteer and join us on this truly rewarding program!
Location:
La Ceiba, Honduras
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Work Types:
Health, Social Services
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 7-11 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

The dental department in the local hospital in La Ceiba is always in need of support from volunteers. Unfortunately, the public health care system in Honduras is one of the worst in Latin America and as a result the hospitals are often poorly equipped.

Those who are studying, or have completed a relevant degree can work alongside local staff to provide much needed care for the people of La Ceiba.

The following tasks are usually assigned to volunteers based on their experience and training: directly assisting dentists in their work, preparing and sterilizing equipment, carrying out cleaning and maintenance duties, and visiting public schools to educate children about oral hygiene.

Volunteers are required to bring evidence of having studied (or currently being a student of) one of the dental care professions. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Age: 18 years +
Minimum stay: 1 Week
How to apply: Online Application
Start Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Language:  Volunteers on this program must speak Intermediate to Advanced Spanish.  Spanish lessons can be arranged during your placement and are highly recommended. 

ABOUT LOVE VOLUNTEERS

Over the years, thousands of volunteers have trusted Love Volunteers for travel abroad that provides cultural immersion alongside the chance to help those in real need. Join us now for a safe, fun, and sustainable volunteer program in Honduras for a truly memorable experience abroad!

Here's why more and more people are choosing to become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Need - We work directly with local charities on grass-roots community development projects. Our focus is on providing support where it is really needed - not holidays! We keep volunteer numbers at sustainable levels to meet the needs of each project - not to increase revenue!

Impact - By becoming a Love Volunteer you are saying to the world that you are a REAL volunteer and your focus is on supporting people and communities in need. You're not just a tourist and your goals include much more than selfies and hangovers. Your contribution with LV will be real and measurable. You will change lives, and one of them will be your own!

Safety - Your safety is our top priority. We have personally visited and regularly audit all of our projects and accommodations so you can rest assured that your needs will be met, whilst getting the most out of your experience.

Support - With dedicated in-country teams, you know you will have 24/7 support right there when you need it - guaranteed! From simply questions to hospital trips, we will ensure you are supported throughout your placement.

Communication - We pride ourselves in our reputation as always being available when you need us, dealing with your questions quickly, and being prompt with all communications. We are here to help you help the world!

Value - We strive to make volunteering abroad affordable and accessible to everyone. Our program fees are lower, our registration fees are lower - and we encourage you to compare!

Security - We have placed thousands of international volunteers in meaningful voluntary service projects around the world. We have the experience and the reputation, so you know you are in good hands!

Friendship - One of the benefits of volunteering is that you'll meet new people and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. This is one of the true benefits of volunteering and we encourage you to make the most of the unique opportunity to develop these cross-cultural friendships.

Free time - We realize that everyone needs a break and encourage our volunteers to have a look around where and when possible. All you need to do is let us know what you want to do and we will do our very best to make it happen for you!

For more information, or to join us on this exciting project, visit our website now!

 

 

 

Setting Description:
Accommodation is provided in Volunteer Houses in the beachside town of El Porvenir, just 20 minutes West of La Ceiba. Volunteers have the opportunity to purchase local food and sample the delights of the the culture and cuisine at the seaside restaurants just a few minutes walk from the volunteer house. What better way to become immersed in this amazing country!
Cost:
LV Registration Fee + Programs Fees from just $250 for one week! USD. Included: Accommodation, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support. Not Included: Flights, Meals, Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations, In-Country Transport, and Spending Money.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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