Low income communities have very limited access to good health services, and this is where this project comes in. We partner with rural clinics that provide free or very accessible service where volunteers can work with local doctors and nurses.
Depending on the volunteer’s experience in the medicine and health field, the level of responsibility and involvement will vary.
- Work alongside local doctors and nurses to treat different conditions and prevent others in areas with scarce resources.
- Venture to Reserva Natural Laguna de Apoyo for sailing, fishing, or a scenic hike
- Our program based in the beautiful colonial city of Granada is the perfect balance between volunteer service and great location.
What to Expect
The health and medical program is designed for medical students and health professionals from diverse areas, to work in rural clinics helping patients who have very limited access to health services. Volunteers in the medical program will work alongside local doctors and nurses to treat different conditions and prevent others in areas with scarce resources.
What could I be doing?
-Helping in physiotherapy exercises.
-Assisting nurses or doctors at a small clinic.
-Helping to take vital patient signs.
-Helping to diagnose conditions (if volunteer is experienced)
-Depending on the volunteers area of experience various other tasks can be assigned, such as: lab work, helping in the pharmacy, nutrition, etc.
Who is this program for?
-Volunteers with a medical or health background
Minimum Spanish requirement:
From Mid January to Mid December
Minimum amount of time:
Granada and surroundings
- Homestay with Host Family (Private Room)
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Transportation from Airport and to Project Site
- 24 Hour Emergency Assistance
What's Not Included
- Mandatory Health/Medical Insurance
Housing & Meals
Accommodation is provided and includes placement with a local host family. You will have a private bedroom with shared bathroom facilities.
Breakfast and dinner are provided seven days per week. Food differs by region, however, beans, rice, meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables, and tortillas are staples in the Nicaraguan diet.
INLEXCA´s mission is to strengthen human resources in Central America through volunteer programs, educational tours and internships. In addition to this, INLEXCA provides opportunities to students, professionals, and interested persons from countries outside the Central American region, to better understand the reality and challenges faced by the countries in the region. We work towards :
-Sustainability in the projects and communities that we work in.
-Programs that promote cultural exchange.
-Safe and affordable programs.
-Strengthening and empowering communities.
-Authentic experiences for our volunteers.
Our office was set up by former Peace Corps staff in Guatemala in 2005, who wanted to provide flexible programs that would allow prospective volunteers to choose how long they wanted to volunteer for and in what area they wanted to focus on.