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Can you tell me more about what I would be doing if I volunteered for a Global Health Squad?
I am interested in being a pre-health student and want to learn more about what it means to pursue a career in medicine. How can Global Health Squads help me?
How is Global Health Squads different from other medical volunteering programs I’ve heard about?
I want to do more than just watch a doctor. Will I actually be able to participate in the examination and discuss potential diagnosis with the doctor?
Specific volunteer experiences vary between squads. Many of our doctors have been trained to create an inclusive and collaborative environment with the students. We encourage all our doctors to make the Health Squads an educational experience for the students, while still providing efficient and effective care for our patients.
For patient safety, no volunteers will be allowed to do procedures that they are not licensed to do in their home countries.
Is there a minimum or maximum number of volunteers for groups?
Where do the funds I raise go?
Education Squads volunteers do not pay to volunteer with Squads Abroad. Instead, volunteers fundraise to support Squads Abroad’s Holistic Model. Once a volunteer meets a set Donation Goal, they are eligible to join us on-the-ground to see their fundraising efforts put into action by participating in a Global Health Squad.
When a volunteer participates in a Health Squad, the volunteer’s ground transportation, food, lodging, and emergency insurance are all covered. The funding that the volunteer raised also supports all the necessary costs for program implementation, such as medications, equipment, local doctors, pharmacists, translators, and support staff.
Visit our parent organization Global Brigades’ financials page to learn about how donor funds are utilized.