Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive global health and ophthalmology experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our partners.
Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)
What do volunteers say? “”As a first-year college student applying to be a Global Impact Fellow, I had a general sense of the importance of global health and knew that I wanted to pursue it further. Working with Unite For Sight at Kalinga Eye Hospital and Research Centre gave me the best possible opportunity to really learn what it means to work in global health at a ground level. My experience working with Unite For Sight has been a source of inspiration for me, cementing my decision to pursue a career in global health, and driving me to continue to actively contribute to the cause by reminding me that there’s so much that each of us can do at any point in our lives to help out.”–Uttara Partap. See more volunteer accounts at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/volunteer-accounts
What do Unite For Sight volunteers do? Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Volunteers participate with and learn from Unite For Sight’s talented local partner eye doctors who have provided care to nearly 1.7 million patients living in poverty, including 70,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Volunteers assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, volunteers may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.
Complete details online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad