All Inclusive Program Team #BZE520GHAIP8-S

COUNTRY: Belize

ARRIVAL: May 20, 2017
DEPARTURE: May 27, 2017
DURATION: 8 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: BELIZE CITY
DEPARTURE CITY: BELIZE CITY
COST: $1654

Just 2 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

Originally $2,205, 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.

All Inclusive Program Teams


Belize

Enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Belize, rich with Spanish and British influence, featuring attractions such as Mayan archaeological sites, the world’s second longest barrier reef, caves and rivers, along with a variety of cultural foods, while serving and learning amongst its peoples.

While public health care in Belize is available to the population at no direct cost to the individual, most rural health clinics suffer from inadequate staffing, lack of financial resources to handle the patient volume, and a lack of equipment and medicine, according to the World Health Organization.  Many families also lack the resources to travel to the nearest health care facility. Join ISL in aiding developing communities in Belize!


What ISL Provides

What to Bring

Meet the Staff

Gidda Hyde Team Leader Belize
Gidda Hyde
Team Leader

Gidda is a native Belizean who has worked with ISL since 2009. Her natural leadership skills and easy going personality makes her an excellent Team Leader.

Juliet Moguel Assistant Country Coodinator Belize
Juliet Moguel
Assistant Country Coodinator

Juliet is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2010. When not helping Denise prepare for ISL teams, she lectures at a local college.

Denise Neal Coyoc
Denise Neal Coyoc
Country Coordinator

Denise is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2007. As a former teacher, she is extremely well organized and able to deal efficiently with the myriad of details involved in preparing for ISL team visits to Belize. Her easy-going personality enables her to work calmly under team deadlines! She loves to cook and travel in her spare time.

Rose Anderson Belize Team Leader
Rose Anderson
Team Leader

Rose is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL for over 2008. Her experience as a health educator with the Ministry of Health and her extensive knowlege of western Belize qualifies her as an excellent Team Leader.

Javier Requena Belize Team Leader
Javier Requena
Team Leader

Javier is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2011. Volunteers love his easy going personality. As a self-employed business owner, he is able to arrange his schedule to work with ISL teams whenever he is needed.

Ana Castellanos Belize Team Leader
Ana Castellanos
Team Leader

Ana is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2012. As a former teacher, her organizational skills and extensive knowlege of Belize history and culture make her an excellent Team Leader.

Fidelio Montes Jr. Team Leader / Driver Belize
Fidelio Montes Jr.
Team Leader / Driver

Fidelio is a native of Belize who has worked with ISL since 2011. When not leading ISL teams, he is a freelance tour guide. His out-going personality and extensive knowlege of Belize make him an excellent Team Leader.

Antonio Coyoc Team Leader Belize
Antonio Coyoc
Team Leader

One of ISL’s most experienced and energetic Team Leaders, Antonio’s work as a Public Health Nurse with the Ministry of Health makes him a valuable asset to our programs and teams.

Activity Information

Itinerary

BZE Sample Itinerary

Belize – 8 days

*This itinerary is subject to change

 

Goal: To learn about global health issues, provide acute care to populations with little or no access, experience Belizean culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape.

 

Day 1

 

Meet your Team Leader at the airport; travel to Housing from the Philip Goldson Airport

Welcome to Belize Orientation

Discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Dinner provided by ISL)

 

Day 2

 

Morning: Medical Orientation (discuss taking vital signs and patient histories, patient examination, house visits, community triage, Health Care System in Belize); Medical Spanish Seminar

Afternoon: Home Visit Community 1 (Team splits into small groups and visits homes in an ISL partner community, assessing living conditions and the need for acute care. Common acute health concerns include lice, scabies, parasites, diarrhoea, and acute childhood illnesses)

 

Evening: Dance Class! (Learn about the cultural music of Belize and do some local dances)

Spanish Preparation for tomorrow’s clinic

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner paid by ISL)

 

Day 3

 

Morning/Afternoon: Set up field clinic in Community 1; Pharmacology Seminar by the pharmacist

Afternoon: Continue Community Clinic (volunteers rotate through stations performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. They will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate

Evening: Dinner; Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Prepare Tropical Disease Presentations

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner, provided by ISL)

Day 4

 

Morning: Community Service Work (assist with cleaning, minor repairs, painting etc. at a local health facility

Afternoon: Finish up service work, Visit to Archaeological Site

Evening: Dinner; Tropical Disease Presentations

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided by ISL)

 

Day 5

 

Morning: Community Visits in Community 2 (Team splits into small groups and visits homes in an ISL partner community, assessing living conditions and the need for acute care. Common acute health concerns include lice, scabies, parasites, diarrhoea, and acute childhood illnesses)

Afternoon: Health education session at local school (talk about importance/ demonstrate proper techniques for brushing teeth, washing hands, healthy eating habits)

Sports with locals or Visit to medicinal trail and conservation project

Evening: Dinner; Suture Class

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner, provided by ISL)

 

Day 6

 

Morning: Community Clinic Community 2 (volunteers rotate through stations performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. They will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate)

Visit downtown/ shop for souvenirs/ ice-cream

Evening: Dinner; Group Reflection; Prepare/ discuss tomorrow’s agenda, Pack

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided by ISL)

 

Day 7

Travel to Caye Caulker for R&R Day; Option to snorkel, shop, lay out on the beach

Group reflection, discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner paid by ISL)

Spend the night at Caye Caulker

 

 

Day 8

Morning: Travel to Airport for departure

(Breakfast paid by ISL)

 

 

 

 

Housing:

Country Coordinator:

Team Leader:

Volunteer Experience Coordinator:

Volunteer Experience Director:

 

 

 

 

 

BZE Sample Itinerary

Belize – 8 days

*This itinerary is subject to change

 

Goal: To learn about global health issues, provide acute care to populations with little or no access, experience Belizean culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape.

 

Day 1

 

Meet your Team Leader at the airport; travel to Housing from the Philip Goldson Airport

Welcome to Belize Orientation

Discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Dinner provided by ISL)

 

Day 2

 

Morning: Medical Orientation (discuss taking vital signs and patient histories, patient examination, house visits, community triage, Health Care System in Belize); Medical Spanish Seminar

Afternoon: Home Visit Community 1 (Team splits into small groups and visits homes in an ISL partner community, assessing living conditions and the need for acute care. Common acute health concerns include lice, scabies, parasites, diarrhoea, and acute childhood illnesses)

 

Evening: Dance Class! (Learn about the cultural music of Belize and do some local dances)

Spanish Preparation for tomorrow’s clinic

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner paid by ISL)

 

Day 3

 

Morning/Afternoon: Set up field clinic in Community 1; Pharmacology Seminar by the pharmacist

Afternoon: Continue Community Clinic (volunteers rotate through stations performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. They will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate

Evening: Dinner; Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Prepare Tropical Disease Presentations

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner, provided by ISL)

Day 4

 

Morning: Community Service Work (assist with cleaning, minor repairs, painting etc. at a local health facility

Afternoon: Finish up service work, Visit to Archaeological Site

Evening: Dinner; Tropical Disease Presentations

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided by ISL)

 

Day 5

 

Morning: Community Visits in Community 2 (Team splits into small groups and visits homes in an ISL partner community, assessing living conditions and the need for acute care. Common acute health concerns include lice, scabies, parasites, diarrhoea, and acute childhood illnesses)

Afternoon: Health education session at local school (talk about importance/ demonstrate proper techniques for brushing teeth, washing hands, healthy eating habits)

Sports with locals or Visit to medicinal trail and conservation project

Evening: Dinner; Suture Class

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner, provided by ISL)

 

Day 6

 

Morning: Community Clinic Community 2 (volunteers rotate through stations performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. They will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate)

Visit downtown/ shop for souvenirs/ ice-cream

Evening: Dinner; Group Reflection; Prepare/ discuss tomorrow’s agenda, Pack

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided by ISL)

 

Day 7

Travel to Caye Caulker for R&R Day; Option to snorkel, shop, lay out on the beach

Group reflection, discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner paid by ISL)

Spend the night at Caye Caulker

 

 

Day 8

Morning: Travel to Airport for departure

(Breakfast paid by ISL)

 

 

 

 

Housing:

Country Coordinator:

Team Leader:

Volunteer Experience Coordinator:

Volunteer Experience Director:

 

 

 

 

 

BZE Sample Itinerary

Belize – 8 days

*This itinerary is subject to change

 

Goal: To learn about global health issues, provide acute care to populations with little or no access, experience Belizean culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape.

 

Day 1

 

Meet your Team Leader at the airport; travel to Housing from the Philip Goldson Airport

Welcome to Belize Orientation

Discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Dinner provided by ISL)

 

Day 2

 

Morning: Medical Orientation (discuss taking vital signs and patient histories, patient examination, house visits, community triage, Health Care System in Belize); Medical Spanish Seminar

Afternoon: Home Visit Community 1 (Team splits into small groups and visits homes in an ISL partner community, assessing living conditions and the need for acute care. Common acute health concerns include lice, scabies, parasites, diarrhoea, and acute childhood illnesses)

 

Evening: Dance Class! (Learn about the cultural music of Belize and do some local dances)

Spanish Preparation for tomorrow’s clinic

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner paid by ISL)

 

Day 3

 

Morning/Afternoon: Set up field clinic in Community 1; Pharmacology Seminar by the pharmacist

Afternoon: Continue Community Clinic (volunteers rotate through stations performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. They will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate

Evening: Dinner; Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

Prepare Tropical Disease Presentations

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner, provided by ISL)

Day 4

 

Morning: Community Service Work (assist with cleaning, minor repairs, painting etc. at a local health facility

Afternoon: Finish up service work, Visit to Archaeological Site

Evening: Dinner; Tropical Disease Presentations

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided by ISL)

 

Day 5

 

Morning: Community Visits in Community 2 (Team splits into small groups and visits homes in an ISL partner community, assessing living conditions and the need for acute care. Common acute health concerns include lice, scabies, parasites, diarrhoea, and acute childhood illnesses)

Afternoon: Health education session at local school (talk about importance/ demonstrate proper techniques for brushing teeth, washing hands, healthy eating habits)

Sports with locals or Visit to medicinal trail and conservation project

Evening: Dinner; Suture Class

Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner, provided by ISL)

 

Day 6

 

Morning: Community Clinic Community 2 (volunteers rotate through stations performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. They will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate)

Visit downtown/ shop for souvenirs/ ice-cream

Evening: Dinner; Group Reflection; Prepare/ discuss tomorrow’s agenda, Pack

(Breakfast, lunch, dinner provided by ISL)

 

Day 7

Travel to Caye Caulker for R&R Day; Option to snorkel, shop, lay out on the beach

Group reflection, discuss tomorrow’s agenda

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner paid by ISL)

Spend the night at Caye Caulker

 

 

Day 8

Morning: Travel to Airport for departure

(Breakfast paid by ISL)

 

 

 

 

Housing:

Country Coordinator:

Team Leader:

Volunteer Experience Coordinator:

Volunteer Experience Director: