Volunteering

  1. 0 Hi! I'm a new grad RN and have been thinking about volunteering for the past several years. I don't know if anyone has any good advice on this.... I have considered the peace corps but have decided against it because they have a 27 month commitment. Ideally.... i would love some sort of volunteer organization where i can travel for weeks or months at a time to needy areas (wherever, national or international) for low cost.

    Does anybody have any advice/experience about this?
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    About Katherined

    28 Years Old; Joined Nov '09; Posts: 30; Likes: 7.

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  3. Visit  Whispera profile page
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    Doctors without Borders!
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  4. Visit  jnette profile page
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    Volunteer nurses are admirable!

    Moving this to the Volunteer Nursing forum in hopes you get more views/replies.
  5. Visit  aura_of_laura profile page
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    Doctors Without Borders typically want experienced nurses with Critical Care or OR experience - it's a competitive organization with significant commitment of usually a year. They usually only give shorter assignments to those they really need, like surgeons.

    Try volunteering in your home city! You'll be most effective in a setting where you belong and are accepted by the community, and you'll use resources more efficiently. Get in touch with your county health department - they usually coordinate with a number of volunteer organizations in everything from STD education and testing, to teaching safety classes to seniors. I know my county also has an emergency volunteer registry, where you'll be contacted in event of a crisis (I was on standby for the G20 summit this past summer).

    While the adventure of overseas volunteering is attractive, you need to build up some awesome skills before it's worth anyone's time. But don't be discouraged, definitely volunteer!
  6. Visit  AU-RN profile page
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    Quote from aura_of_laura

    While the adventure of overseas volunteering is attractive, you need to build up some awesome skills before it's worth anyone's time.
    Exactly! Thanks for stating this.
  7. Visit  groundsforhealth profile page
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    Check out Grounds for Health. http://www.groundsforhealth.org/volunteer

    Great two week volunteer opportunities in Mexico, Nicaragua and Tanzania.


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