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Volunteer in Health and Nutrition internship Projects in India

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Malnutrition is becoming a major concern in India and is affecting an increasing number of disadvantaged children. As a Projects Abroad intern, you will work to improve nutritional awareness at Centre, local health clinic and a nutritional day care center based in Bangalore. The center aims to support families in the impoverished community who have been affected by malnutrition and who suffer from nutritional deficiencies.

 

The goal of this program is to alleviate malnourishment by improving nutritional awareness and it will give you the benefit of practical experience in nutritional work in a developing country. Not only will you gain useful experience, but you will also make a significant and lasting impact on children’s lives and the community. No previous experience is necessary and you can get involved as part of a gap year, career break, or volunteer vacation.

 

This medical project for qualified volunteers helps provide advice about diet and nutrition to various institutions in India.You have the opportunity to develop systems in orphanages, health centers or with Social Services.

 

Here you will find answers to the following questions:

  • How can volunteer dieticians help in India?

  • What will I gain from this project?

  • What will we kenosis provide?

  • What skills or qualifications do I need?

How can volunteer dieticians help in India?

As a volunteer dietician you can use your knowledge and training to help local doctors and orphanage staff. You can work on tasks such as:

  • Working with staff in health centers to treat patients and calculate their nutritional requirements.

  • Educating and advising patients with diet-related disorders on ways in which they can improve their health by adopting healthier eating habits.

  • Working with cooks in an orphanage to educate them about food and nutrition issues.

  • Translating the science of nutrition into everyday information about food. Producing literature such as flyers for use in orphanages and health clinics.

  • Coordinating medical outreach programs within nearby towns and villages.

  • Observing and assessing the work of local trainee doctors and orphanage staff.

  • Organizing and running training clinics for Kenosis and partner’s volunteers working with other hospitals (optional).

  • Make community health visits with guide and offer health advice

  • Make referrals to local health professionals,promote social and emotional health awareness, each step below represents a weekly visit by interns and staff, health screening, analysis, presentation, and action planning, implementation and monitoring of action plan, action plan activities,  secondary screening / action plan activities, review of screening and action plan / action plan activities, iplementation of reviewing action plan / action plan activities

  • Reviewed action plan activities.

  • You will first be assigned to work with a supervisor who will help you as you adjust to life in India. Once you have settled in you will be able to work independently.

  •  Volunteers work morning or afternoon sessions and you can help at more than one institution if you want to.

  •  This project runs all year round so you can join at any time. You decide how much time you can spare and we will help you get the most out of it.

What will I gain from this project?

You will gain experience of treating patients of various ages in a new and challenging environment. You will also learn new ideas and methods of providing information on diet and nutrition. The staff in India faces small budgets and a lack of facilities so they have to come up with creative and innovative solutions.

 

You will spend time in local communities, learning about a new culture and way of life. Staff and patients will want to hear about your life back home and your family and friends. We call this "cultural exchange" and we think it helps our volunteers gain a new perspective on life.

 

What will be provided?

We have over several years’ experience of running volunteer projects. We provide you with the following support to make sure your time in India are successful and enjoyable:

  • Safe accommodation with a Indian family close to your project.

  • Friendly and dedicated local staff available to help 24 hours a day.

  • A member of staff to meet you at the airport when you arrive.

  • Medical and travel insurance.

What skills or qualifications do I need?

If you have completed at least a degree in dietetics, nutrition, or a related subject then you are perfectly suited to this project. You will also need to speak intermediate to advanced English.

 

Please contact us, if you have any questions or concerns in regards to our volunteer projects in India, we will respond as soon as possible!

 

Apply now if you are ready to join us and volunteer in India!