Seeking ways to integrate with local communities while travelling.

Pueblo a Pueblo – Guetamala

Hospitalito Atitlán is a small community hospital, serving a population of 40,000+ inhabitants (principally Tzutujil Maya), of Santiago Atitlán and surrounding towns, on the southern side of beautiful Lake Atitlán in the southern highlands of Guatemala. Re-opened only in April of 2005, after 15 years of being closed, it provides the only 24 hour emergency care within a distance of 2 or 3 hours (Sololá or Mazatenango). We also provide a wide range of services, such as outpatient clinics, surgeries, x ray + ultrasound, and onsite laboratory.

Volunteer needs:

Volunteer Coordinator URGENT – Spanish /English speaking Volunteer Coordinator needed. Housing provided and a stipend to cover living expenses. Work involves facilitating the experience of medical and non-medical volunteers.

Long term (min 6 months) URGENT – We urgently need a medical supervisor, family and emergency doctors, obstetricians, or residents and recent graduates, who can help teach and be a part of our team of locals and volunteers. We can offer housing and some financial assistance to cover basic costs. (good Spanish required)

Short term (min 1 month) – We need nurses, emergency or family doctors, obstetricians/gynecologists, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, internal doctors, residents and others, who can collaborate with other doctors in the ER, OR, and consultations as well as to share medical knowledge (basic Spanish required).

Short term (min. 1 week) – We are looking for specialists in different areas to perform “jornadas”, consultations or surgeries for specific problems related to your specialty.

Students and others (min 1 month) – We are also looking for students with clinical experience, health care professionals, and others with hospital experience to help us accomplish the many projects that require attention. (good Spanish required).

For more information contact: volunteer@puebloapueblo.org

http://www.puebloapueblo.org

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