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Cape Town

South Africa

Healthcare and Hospital in South Africa

Program Category:

Medical and Healthcare

This program provides the perfect opportunity for both qualified medics and med students, of every study level, to gain an insight into the way things are done in the South African medical health system. Knowledge-sharing is the integral objective of this program and it is therefore beneficial to both the local facility and the volunteer alike. This program is mainly observation-based. Due to South Africa law, foreign students/volunteers are not allowed to treat patients directly or prescribe any medication to patients.

This program is designed for

This program provides the perfect opportunity for both qualified medics and med students, of every study level, to gain an insight into the way things are done in the South African medical health system. Knowledge-sharing is the integral objective of this program and it is therefore beneficial to both the local facility and volunteer alike

Volunteer Responsibilities

Prep-Room duties – blood and urine testing, body measurements such as weight, temperature, sugar levels, blood pressure, etc. Baby Clinic duties Admin/reception duties and updating of patient files/records Assist with pharmacy duties – prescription and dispensing of medicines Observation work with doctors and therapists Assist with fundraising and medical awareness programs

Program Specifications

Program Cost

Registration Fee:  US $249

1 Week Program Fee:

450

US$

Extra Per Week:

150

US$

Program Duration

2-week minimum is preferred but 1 week is possible. Ask our volunter experts.

Program Availability

All year

Language Skills

Medium level English

Volunteer Hours

6 to 7 hours a day

Location

Cape Town

Program Formats

Individuals

Groups

Internship

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Ways To Join

Programs

Group Volunteering

What is included in My program fee?

ACOMMODATION

We always provide comfortable accommodation suitable to the program module and location. Typically, that might mean a home stay or during your selected program. All rooms always include WiFi.

In-Country Orientation

From the time you arrive in the country, we will make sure your trip runs smoothly. We show you the best places to eat, banks, point of interests, and are there for all questions.

MEALS

Your experience includes a weekly meal plan of hearty and healthy local fare. The plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.

Weekends are free for making your own culinary explorations

Monetary donation

A monetary donation goes directly to the project where you will be volunteering. This money is used to help the project purchase material they need on a daily basis, meals or pay other expenses they have.

ACTIVITIES

You always learn and enjoy more when you are relaxed. That’s why we build in a weekly selection of activities, excursions, events and outings into our tours, language courses, volunteer service. From Salsa, to hiking a active volcano!

Certificate

Certification (if requested) of completion of the volunteer program, perfect for inclusion in your resume.

Airport pickup

Airport pick up in private shuttle to your accommodation.

Mentorship & SUPPORT

Adventure worry-free, knowing you are supported by VAGT 24/7. Your VAGT expert helps you choose the right program for your needs and prepares you for the journey ahead. We even offer the peace of mind of a comprehensive medical, cancellation and interruption insurance plan. 

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