Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
Join Unite For
Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive global health
experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and
professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health
immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself
on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with
the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our partners.
Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks,
What do Unite
For Sight volunteers do? Our Global Impact Corps volunteers come from very
diverse backgrounds, including those interested in public health, medicine,
international development, social entrepreneurship, and the social sciences.
While volunteering abroad, they support and learn from the partner clinics'
talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex
global health issues. Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive
understanding about the complexities and realities of global health, social
entrepreneurship, and international development.
Fellow volunteers work with local doctors to eliminate patient barriers to care
for patients living in extreme poverty. They assist with patient education,
visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and
medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support
tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided
by the local doctors. Additionally, volunteers may participate in the
Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global
health research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research
studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient
education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to care.
volunteers say? "I gained a vast basin of knowledge not only about eye health, but
also on the healthcare infrastructure, patient interactions, and management
systems of the developing world. Reading about health issues in the news or in
class became stark reality during my summer in Dhenkanal, and I now aim to
reinvigorate my efforts to study and contribute to the field of international
health." Pallavi Basu, Global Impact Fellow. See more volunteer
accounts at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/volunteer-accounts
details online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad