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Health Care Students (Nurses, Doctors, First aid etc)

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Health Care Students (Nurses, Doctors, First aid etc)



At a Glance

  • Start Date:13/07/2017
  • End Date:11/08/2017
  • Closing date:31/05/2017
  • Post Updated:04/04/2017
  • Min Hours:1 month plus 2 training days
  • Role Type:Once-off /Ad hoc work

Requirements:Ability to travel in July 2017, attend 2 training days, willingness to fundriase and an interest in development issues


SERVE's partner Sumanahalli are looking for 2 indviduals to work in their HIV/Leprosy clincis to assist with basic medical needs such as wound dressing, taking blood pressure etc. Other duties may include conducting interviews with staff and patients for the purpose of gaining a greater understanding of the issues faced by these patients.

It is not essential to have experience in treating patients with HIV or Leprosy as volunteers will be guided throughout the process and will be carrying out very basic work. What is required of volunteers is enthusiasm, a willingness to get stuck in and the ability to work in groups.
Volunteers who are successful in securing a placement are required to attend two training days that will be held on Saturdays (April and June in Cork). The training days are an essential part of the volunteer programme as they include country specific information, health and safety, child protection and safeguarding, development education and more.
Fundraising is an essential part of this programme and they are expected to raise €2995 for the placement. This fee covers the cost of your flights, accommodation, meals, insurance, in country transport for the four weeks and training and support before you travel and on your return. A portion of this fee (approximately 44% or €1,300) is donated directly to the project placement the volunteer is working on and will be used to purchase materials while on placement, sustain the project and build the capacity of our partners. 
The placement is a 4-week assignment (July / August) in which a group of 8- 10 volunteers will travel to Bangalore, India, with 2 experienced leaders to work in partnership and solidarity with our partners India. Read more here
SERVE is a signatory to Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies. As a signatory to this code, SERVE is committed to implementing the best practice model in sending volunteers overseas and ensuring they are fully supported before, during and after their placement.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Skills required for this role:

Experience with first aid,

Nursing/doctor training is desireable

willingness to get stuck in

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Two training days in Cork (22nd April and 10th June) and 4 weeks overseas travel.

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
To apply please contact


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Susan Hargrove

Address: SERVE, SERVE, Scala, Castle Road,Blackrock, Cork


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