Studying healthcare and looking around for an internship at a professional healthcare facility? Would you like to make your specific knowledge count where it is needed most? As a volunteer or intern at Fundación Hermano Miguel, you can work in different roles with professionals helping you on the way.
Fundación Hermano Miguel
Fundación Hermano Miguel is a non-profit organization that has been serving medical care to the community since 1984, also helping people with a physical or functional limitation. The foundation foresees in the distribution of therapeutic and medical services and implementation of technological innovations, like orthotic, prostheses and mobility aids. To ensure full service, a multidisciplinary team of specialists was set up. Volunteers and interns are of indispensable value to them.
A unique feature of the organization is their special program for people that normally would not have the resources to gain access to good healthcare. A group of sponsors and donators and creative solutions make it possible for these people to be a part of Fundación Hermano Miguel.
Be aware that you can only get involved in this project when you have a background and experience in health care disciplines. To become a volunteer or intern for this project, a minimum stay of two months in Quito is required!
Within this health care project you have several options, depending on how good your level of Spanish is, the length of your stay, the courses you follow and also your work experience. There is a diversity of healthcare disciplines you can get involved in. We name them here:
It is important to take spanish lessons to be able to participate and communicate with local people. In our office in Quito we have experienced teachers. During the lessons besides Spanish you will learn about culture and get enough experience. This is ideal because you will also have the opportunity to participate in all our projects in Quito: English school, swimming school, soccer school and other interesting activities.
The prices of a Spanish course in your country of origin normally vary between 20 and 30 euros per hour. Local Dreamers offers its volunteers and interns excellent Spanish classes for the price of only € 11 per lesson. Every volunteer and intern are very excited about our Spanish lessons.
The main office of Local Dreamers is in Quito the capital of Ecuador. There is also the meeting point to direct our volunteers and interns to the different projects. Our facilities have everything you need to prepare your lessons. We have a pleasant working environment with computers, internet and printers. In the cafeteria you can prepare a good cup of tea, coffee and a snack. Outside our office, just one step away, you will have access to all the facilities you need, for example, a large supermarket, restaurants (with a full menu for less than three euros) stationery stores, bakeries and even hairdressers, etc.
Upon your arrival at the airport, José Luis (our driver) will be waiting to take you to our office, where one of our guides will be waiting to take you to your lodging and will also teach you everything you need while you get used to the projects and how to get around in Ecuador.
First 4 weeks: €790,-
From the 5th week: €150,- p.w
WHAT IS INCLUDES?
By choosing one of our projects in the city of Quito you have the opportunity to participate in all the other projects in Quito at no additional cost
As a serious and responsible organization we ask for the following requirements to participate in our projects:
• Fill out registration form
• Sign general terms and conditions
• Sign code of conduct
• Have travel insurance
• Criminal background check
• Copy of passport
Important: to reserve it is necessary to pay a registration fee