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Cardiology Volunteer Opportunities Abroad In Jamaica

Additional Info
  • Processing Fee: $150 - $300 USD
  • Weekly Cost: $725 usd 1 week
  • Dates Available: Year round
  • Volunteer Site: St. Catherine, Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Age Range: 12 - 85
  • Room Types: Dorm, Double, Private
  • Minimum Stay: 1 week
  • Maximum Stay: 3 months
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transfers: To/From Airport & Project
  • Our Social Work: We donate up to 50% to charity
  • Group Discount: Yes (5 or more travelers)
  • Tour Discount: 10% off all tours/excursions
Description

Impactful Cardiology Volunteer Opportunities Abroad & Internships In Jamaica

Are you a medical personnel or student with experience in dealing with heart conditions? If so you should begin to consider joining our cardiology volunteer opportunities in Jamaica. By working with our team at Jamaica International Projects you will be given the opportunity to work with local cardiologists and heart experts to assist in diagnosing and treating patients with heart conditions.

 

Previous medical experience would be an asset, however volunteers without experience in this field can still get involved to show your support and assist the local team. Heart disease kills approximately 12 Jamaicans every day. Please join us in our cause to greatly reduce this number by lending your services to the people that need it the most.

 

Who Can Join Our Cardiology Volunteer Opportunities Abroad In Jamaica

This is a perfect opportunity for nurses, doctors and medical students to gain hands on experience while immersing themselves in the Jamaican culture. For medical students seeking practical experience, we may be able organize cardiology internships for undergraduates and graduates alike. Apply now to get started so that we can organize a program in Jamaica for you.

 

Some Tasks You Can Perform During Your Cardiology Volunteer Opportunities:

  • *Screening patients for heart conditions
  • *Work in the medical laboratory and assist technicians with conducting tests and more
  • *Do administrative tasks such as greeting clients, updating patient’s files, answering phones etc.
  • *Visit schools and local communities to educate locals on the various heart diseases, and how to care the heart
  • *Work with skilled cardiologists to perform various heart tests on clients
  • *Do a fundraising campaign back home to raise cash and kind to donate to the heart care facility where you will be volunteering
  • *Medical students can partake in cardiology internships to perform more technical tasks while gaining hands on experience
Project Details

Cardiology Volunteer Opportunities Project Placements

You will be placed at clinics, hospitals or the heart foundation in the Kingston, Saint Catherine, Saint Ann or Montego Bay.

 

Amount Of Participants:

This project can accommodate up to 30 volunteers at a time. If you have a larger group we will need to make special arrangements.

 

Experience:

It is not mandatory that persons joining this project possess prior experience, however it would help with your placement. Medical students and health care professionals can upgrade their programs to cardiology internships for undergraduates and perform more technical duties.

 

Project Activities:

Your Program Advisor will work closely with you during the application process to discuss the activities you would like to do on your project. We advise you to thoroughly pre plan what you wish to accomplish during your program so that we can find you the proper placement.

 

Resources:

We will provide you with a list of resources that your volunteer project needs to assist in their day to day activities. You have the option of trying to collect some of these resources back home so that you can present them with a donation if you would like.

 

We have created a stimulating fundraising guide to assist volunteers with collecting donations, as well as gaining funds to help pay for their trip abroad. We will also provide you with any documentation to assist you with applying for grants or funding.

 

Combine Experiences

If you would like to combine this experience with another project, please let us know on your application. Popular projects that get combined with this project are:

 

Volunteer Teaching Abroad
Orphanage Volunteer Programs
Sports Volunteering Abroad
Human Rights Volunteer Abroad
Volunteer Abroad Business Development
Volunteer Abroad Women's Empowerment
Humanitarian Volunteer & Sponsor A Family Or Child
Special Needs Volunteer

 

Duration:

You can volunteer for a minimum of 1 week to a maximum of 3 months. You should check your country’s visa requirements if you plan to stay longer.

 

Your First Day:

On the first day of your project you will be accompanied by your Program Advisor who will introduce you to the local staff. Afterwards you will be given a tour around the property, and your objectives will be discussed. Before your Program Advisor departs he/she will ensure you have settled in and show you where to purchase lunch daily.

 

Transportation:

Daily transportation to and from your project is included in your package. You will be transported by our company drivers who are courteous and punctual. Since we will work off the times on your itinerary, let us know if you wish to spend more or less time at your project on particular days so that we can make necessary arrangements.

 

Project Completion:

When you complete your project, you will be presented a signed Certificate of Participation from our General Manager. We will also sign any documentation that you require to authenticate community service hours.

 

Recommended To Take With You:

If you are planning to join our cardiology volunteer opportunities in Jamaica, we recommend you take along the following items to help make your stay more comfortable:

 

Money to purchase lunch – lunch in Jamaica is very affordable, and would cost about $3-$5 USD per day.
Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and bug bites
A camera to take pictures
Sunscreen if you intend to play in the sun or sunbathe
A water bottle
Comfortable shoes

Dates and Costs
Processing Fee (Add to Total)
$150 USD

 

Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON Hosted By JIP (USD)
1 Week $725
2 Weeks $1,270
3 Weeks $1,815
4 Weeks $2,360
5 Weeks $2,910
6 Weeks $3,455
7 Weeks $4,000
8 Weeks $4,545
Extra Weeks $545

 

Shared Dorm Room In KINGSTON GROUP RATES (5 or More Volunteers) (USD)
1 Week $699
2 Weeks $1,215
3 Weeks $1,735
4 Weeks $2,255
5 Weeks $2,775
6 Weeks $3,295
7 Weeks $3,810
8 Weeks $4,330
Extra Weeks $520

 

Private Room With Local Host (USD)
1 Week $990
2 Weeks $1,790
3 Weeks $2,580
4 Weeks $3,375
5 Weeks $4,170
6 Weeks $4,965
7 Weeks $5,760
8 Weeks $6,600
Extra Weeks $720

 

Placement Only Processing Fee
$300 USD

Prices Include:


*Pre-arrival support and assistance
*Sourcing volunteer project placement
*Orientation and support documentation on day of arrival
*Pickup from airport and transfer to accommodation.
*Private room with a local host near the parish your program is in (Kingston, St. Ann, St. Catherine or Montego Bay.) Accommodation equipped with fans/air conditioning, double or queen bed, kitchen access, free wifi, cable television, bathroom and more.
*Full breakfast and dinner daily.
*Daily transportation to and from volunteer project
*24/7 in country support
*Certificate of participation upon successful completion of your volunteer program
*Return transfer to airport

 

Prices Do Not Include:

Visa application cost or fees (if applicable)
Daily lunch
Personal shopping money
Airfare expenses or taxes
Travel insurance (You can purchase affordable travel medical insurance here)
Weekend tour and adventure projects

 

Availability:

Cardiovascular disease volunteer projects are available all year round from Mondays to Fridays. It may be possible to arrange projects on the weekends if you desire.

 

Project Dates and Times:

We asks that volunteers book their flights to arrive in Jamaica on the weekends, preferably Saturday so that your project can commence on a Monday. If it is not possible for you to arrive on weekend, we will still accommodate you.

 

Afternoon And Weekends:

We offer cultural immersion tours and fun adventures during weekends and some afternoons. This is to help volunteers inject fun and excitement into their volunteer program, while learning more about our people and culture. You can view our tour and attraction packages, and add them to your program to enhance your experience in Jamaica.

Accommodation and Transportation

 

Accommodation

 

Where You Will Stay:

You will stay with a pre-vetted local host in houses or apartments that are equipped to accommodate our volunteers and interns. You will get a chance to experience the Jamaican culture first hand. On your application form you will select the area you would like to stay in, and choose from St. Catherine, Kingston, Montego Bay, or St. Ann (Ocho Rios). All local hosts we work with are safe and will treat you like a member of the family.

 

Accommodation Features:

• Double or queen beds
• Air Conditioning or fans
• Private or shared bathrooms
• Cable television
• Free Wi-Fi access
• Closets
• Chest of drawer and night table
• Locker or safety box with lock (storage)

 

Group Accommodations

Groups joining our cardiology volunteer opportunities overseas will be able to choose from a wide list of guest houses or hotels that we work with or manage to accommodate your members. You can choose accommodations in the most popular areas of Jamaica, equipped with dorm rooms, double rooms and private rooms and modern day amenities.

 

Orientation:

We provide all of our volunteers with orientation on your date of arrival. Once you are settled into your accommodation, you will be given your finalized itinerary and your orientation guide. During orientation we will go over project dates and times, transportation, meal times, cultural/excursion activities and you will be given tips on Jamaica.

 

Key Deposit:

We require a $20 USD key deposit to be paid during orientation. This will be refunded upon checkout once the keys are returned. If you lose your keys we will use your deposit to cover their replacement.

 

Welcome Meal:

On your date of arrival, following your orientation, you will be served with your welcome meal.

 

Daily Meals:

Your Package Cost covers breakfast and dinner daily. You will be served Jamaican cuisine during your stay. Indicate if you have any special dietary requirements on your application so that we can make preparations for you.

 

Transportation

 

Airport Pickup:

Your cardiovascular research volunteer Project Cost also covers the cost of airport pickup at the Norman Manley International Airport or Sangster International Airport, depending on where you will be staying. We will meet you at the airport with a sign saying Jamaica International Projects. You will be transferred directly from the airport to your accommodation.

 

You should book you flight to the airport that is nearest to the parish you will be staying in. We will advise you during application.

 

Daily Transfers:

Each day, you will be transferred from your accommodation directly to your project by a team member. We will also pick you up at your project at the agreed upon time and transfer you either back to the accommodation, to change money/purchase supplies or to a cultural activity/excursion, depending upon your itinerary.

 

Tour Transfers:

For your tours, you will have a Program Advisor accompanying you to point out important landmarks and to function as a guide. You will be transferred to and from all excursions and outings.

 

Return To Airport:

At the end of your project, we will provide return transportation to the airport.

How to Join Us

Research:


Read through the other information on this page about this program thoroughly and decide if it is the program for you.

 

Apply:

Click APPLY NOW and complete the application form as thoroughly as possible. In the meantime start thinking of the activities that you would like to engage in during your project.

 

Interview:

A Program Advisor will review your application and contact you within 24 hours via Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone. You will get a chance to discuss your goals, skills, fundraising and ask us any questions.

 

Secure Your Placement:

As soon as you are accepted, you will need to pay your Non-Refundable Processing Fee so that we can begin making your placement and processing your application. You may also pay a deposit or make payment in full once you are sure of your date of travel, because availability is on a first come first serve basis.

 

Submit Documentation:

After paying the processing fee you will be sent a list of documentation that you need to submit. We ask that you submit these documents as soon as possible, so if you are planning to join this program then you should start the process of obtaining them from now. These documents are:

 

• 2 Reference letters (1 personal, 1 professional)
• 1 recent photo id (passport, national id or driver's license
• 1 police report/criminal background check
• Proof of travel insurance
• Flight itinerary

 

Finalize All Payments:

All payments must be finalized no later than 60 days before your travel date. This means that the entire package cost, including Processing Fee, Project Cost and Cultural Immersion/Excursion cost must be settled 60 days before your arrival date. You can update your cultural immersion/excursion package or purchase additional tours while you are in Jamaica.

 

You will receive updates on your project and itinerary via emails, phone calls and through Google+ or Skype calls.

 

Remember to read through our Terms and Service Agreement to know your responsibilities if you embark on this program.

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