Many important events related to the field of healthcare have taken place in this Hospital: the first administration of insulin, the first cardiac catheterization, the description of Ayerza disease, the first kidney punctures and even the first medical internships. Nowadays, this Hospital is renowned as an institution of high level care and remarkable academic quality, and has hosted more than 4,000 students of medicine!
Volunteers/interns who join us on this project are able to work closely with a supervising physician, and are paired with a full-time doctor or nurse who they will shadow on daily rounds. Intern responsibilities vary according to their own qualifications, experience and/or comfort level. Participants with a full medical degree will often enjoy far more access when it comes to administering care and interacting with patients, but it is important to note that most interns only observe or help out with more minor tasks. Every aspect of the internship is carefully monitored by the supervising staff, but you’d never get this far behind the scenes in a hospital at home, so it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for medical students.
Age: 18 years +
Minimum stay: 2 Weeks
How to apply: Online Application
Start Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Accommodation: Volunteer house. Self-Catered.
Cost: LV registration fee, plus program fees from just US$645 per week!
Included: Accommodation, Food, Airport Pickup, Orientation on Arrival and 24/7 In-Country Support.
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!
ABOUT LOVE VOLUNTEERS
Become a Love Volunteer in South Africa and get a truly memorable experience whilst helping those in real need. Love Volunteers has provided meaningful volunteering abroad programs to thousands of volunteers seeking safe, responsible and affordable ways to help needy communities!
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!