Join a Public Health Alternative Spring Break Trip to Belize and do health checks in disadvantaged communities.
As a Public Health volunteer, you’ll:
- Assist with basic health checks for people in local communities
- Raise awareness around key healthcare issues affecting the community
- Attend medical workshops to learn the skills necessary for mobile clinics
Belize has major development challenges and there’s a general lack of education about medical conditions that affect lifestyle. Public Health Project in Belize is a great way to do something different, gain practical experience, and contribute to an alternative, worthwhile program over your spring break.
The project is suitable for any college student interested in volunteering abroad. It’s especially useful for:
- Students studying healthcare
- Pre-med students building resumes for medical school
If you’re interested in getting hands-on healthcare experience and want to work with a team in a tropical setting, this is the perfect project for you. It’s especially useful if you’re building a resume for college.
You don’t need previous experience to join. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, and you’ll work under supervision. You can also reach out to Projects Abroad staff for support and guidance at any time.
When you apply you only pay $295, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on (+1) 917 810 4744 to see if we can offer a discount.
Alternative Spring Break - Try something different this Spring Break by joining one of our Projects
Belize > Public Health
Fixed dates during spring break
San Pedro (Read More)
Host family Read More
Anyone aged 18 or over can join
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalized MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Organized weekend tourism trips
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
Where will I work in Belize?
This alternative spring break project is based in San Pedro, a town on Ambergris Caye, the largest island off the coast of Belize. The town is home to over 15,000 people.
You’ll be conducting health checks in local communities. This is where most of your work will take place. You’ll also conduct awareness campaigns in local schools.
San Pedro has beautiful beaches, giving you the chance to experience authentic island life. But the communities where you work will be less developed than you’re used to. They’ll typically have muddy terrain and the people don’t have regular access to healthcare facilities. This makes your role as a Public Health intern particularly important.
What impact will I make in Belize?
There are two main goals for this project:
- Teach you about community healthcare in Belize
- Help you to be part of our efforts to give communities the basic medical care they need.
We want to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to potentially pursue a career in healthcare. You’ll have medical professionals with you during outreaches, giving you the chance to learn directly from them.
What’s more, you’ll also be helping provide much-needed medical care to people in remote communities as a group. There are no hospitals on the island of Ambergris Caye. The staff at the polyclinic and two private practices, the only medical facilities on the island, are overburdened.
Lack of public transport also makes it difficult for people to seek medical help. The work you do during mobile clinics makes it easier for people to monitor their health and get treatment if needed.
Join our Public Health internship in Belize with a group and help us work towards these goals.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
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