“This experience was definitely humbling for me definitely made me appreciate my life in the US and give me the needed motivation to continue my studies in becoming a pediatric nurse. You won’t forget the smiling children you played with and the extremely grateful adults you met at the clinics. I feel like a much more mature and determined individual after this trip!”

–Victoria K., University of Texas at Dallas

About

Well Child International seeks to provide pro-active health checks and education for juvenile populations in developing communities. WCI teams are public health education centered; whether working independently or as a key part of an ISL global health team, WCI volunteers work with local medical professionals to reach long-term health and wellness solutions.

Who Is Right For Well Child Teams?

Volunteers looking to gain knowledge in the area of women and children and build experience in a health care setting are perfect for our Well Child Teams! Our programs provide volunteers hands-on experience helping underprivileged women and children. Anyone that enjoys children, travel, and learning is right for WCI.

What to Expect

Upon arrival in-country, you will be met at the airport by ISL staff. To begin, teams will undergo intensive training which will enable them to perform in-home pediatric health assessments. Following the home visits, volunteers will assist in providing pediatric care in ISL’s global health field clinic, where families will receive a doctor’s consultation and any necessary health education materials and medication(s).

In the evening, you will participate in seminars on prevention and treatment of diseases common to the area and practice techniques such as suturing and administering injections. Your team will eat most dinners out in order to relax and experience the local culture and cuisine. You will learn a few traditional dances and explore some important historical/cultural sites.

Recreational options vary by location, but you will have the opportunity to shop for local crafts and explore geographic treasures such as beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, or caves and explore ruins, city centers, or coffee plantations, and have time for activities such as ziplining, snorkeling, or safari!

Volunteer Involvement

Volunteers are directly supervised by local, licensed medical professionals.

Medical students and professionals may participate in all activities, including the examination, diagnosis and treatment process.

Pre-med students may assist with community education and outreach, participate in patient intake and well child checks, and assist/observe in field clinics as appropriate.

You may choose NOT to participate in any aspect of patient care with which you are uncomfortable.

Safety and Respect

For the sake of security, ISL volunteers remain together as a team from arrival to departure. Patient rights must be respected at all times; Patients have the right to refuse treatment.

ISL prohibits discrimination on the basis of color, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, religion or any other factor.

What To Bring

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day, drinking water, instruction by licensed doctors, medications and supplies, tours and basic recreation.

Countries with upcoming Well Child International Program Teams

6 teams found

#CR1226WCI9 - Well Child Int'l Team in Costa Rica from Dec 26, 2017 to Jan 03, 2018 for $1995

Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to women and children. They will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#CR310GH - Well Child Int'l Team in Costa Rica from Mar 10, 2018 to Mar 18, 2018 for $1995

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide global health services and health and wellness education. While in Costa Rica they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#CR512WCIAIP9 - All Inclusive Program/Well Child Int'l Team in Costa Rica from May 12, 2018 to May 20, 2018 for $2175

This an All Inclusive Team and covers all food and recreation. Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to those in need. They will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#CR69WCIAIP9 - All Inclusive Program/Well Child Int'l Team in Costa Rica from Jun 09, 2018 to Jun 17, 2018 for $2175

This an All Inclusive Team and covers all food and recreation. Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to those in need. They will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#BZE713WCI7 - Well Child Int'l Team in Belize from Jul 13, 2018 to Jul 19, 2018 for $1695

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide child and women's health services to those in need. While in Belize they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#PAN810WCI7 - Well Child Int'l Team in Panama from Aug 10, 2018 to Aug 16, 2018 for $1295

Volunteers will be working in ISL partner communities to provide child and women's health services to those in need. While in Panama they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!