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Volunteer Opportunities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe

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  • Jennifer Staple (Unite For Sight)
    Hi all, These international volunteer opportunities will likely be of interest to many of you. Unite For Sight(www.uniteforsight.org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 4 11:11 PM
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      Hi all,

      These international volunteer opportunities will likely be of interest to many of you. Unite For Sight(www.uniteforsight.org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and volunteers prescribe eyeglasses, screen for eye disease and coordinate and fund diagnosis, treatment, and surgery by doctors. Volunteers also implement Train the Trainer programs for teachers and educate children and adults about eye health and ways to prevent blindness.

      All persons over the age of 18 are welcome to apply for these volunteer opportunities, including teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, physician assistants, nurses, optometry and medical students, optometrists, ophthalmologists, public health professionals, physicians, corporate professionals, graduate students, retired professionals, and any others with an interest in international service. No prior medical experience is required.

      If you are interested in the volunteer opportunities listed below, please contact <mailto:JStaple@...> and consult <http://www.uniteforsight.org>

      The Unite For Sight International Opportunities Manual and Application can be downloaded at http://uniteforsight.org/intl_medvolunteer.php

      Summer 2005

      Latin America

      San Salvador, El Salvador: May 2 - June 2
      Jaque, Darien, Panama: July 15 - August 15
      Danli, El Paraiso, Honduras: May 1 - August 30 (Flexible Dates Available for 1 Month or More)
      Cuzco, Peru: May 15 - June 15
      Siuna, Nicaragua: June 10 - July 25

      India
      Orphanage at Andhra Pradesh: July 1 - July 30
      Hyderabad at LV Prasad Eye Institute: July 1-30
      Punjab, India: May 1 - May 30
      Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India: May 15 - June 15
      Nagpur, Maharashtra State, India: May 15 - June 1
      Alwar, Rajasthan, India: June 1 - June 30
      Pradesh, India: June 15 - June 30
      New Delhi, India: July 1 - July 30
      Chennai, India: Jul 5 - July 31
      Kolkata, India: July 1 - August 10

      Thailand
      lower north of Thailand: July 15 - August 1
      Northeast region and Tsunami region of Thailand: June 15 - July 13
      Foothills of Thailand: June 15 - July 13

      Africa
      Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana: May 1 - August 30 (Flexible Dates for 4 weeks or more)
      Ho, Ghana: June 10 - August 10
      Hohoe, Ghana: May 20 - July 1
      Kwawu, Ghana: July 1 - August 15
      Patriensa Village in Asante Akim District: July 1 - August 15
      Bibiani, Ghana: May 20 - July 15
      Lome, Togo: July 1 - 30
      Dumasi, Malawi: June 1 - July 15
      Pobe, Benin: June 1 - July 15
      Kenya: June 1 - July 30
      Iganga Region, Uganda: June 2 - July 15
      Jinja, Uganda: June 1 - July 30
      Karatu, Tanzania: June 10 - June 30
      Nyamuswa, Tanzania: July 1 - August 20
      Buea, Cameroon: August 1 - August 20
      Refugee Camp at Brookfields Freetown, Sierra Leone: June 1 - December 1 (Flexible Dates for 4 weeks or more)

      Eastern Europe
      Stepanavan and Tashir, Armenia: May 15 - July 15

      Fall 2005
      Apam, Ghana: September 20 - November 30, 2005
      Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana: Flexible Dates for 1 Month or More Through Spring 2006
      Sierra Leone Refugee Camp: Flexible Dates for 1 Month or More Through Spring 2006
      Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: August 20 - September 30



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