General medicine graduates, fourth year medical students, and nurses will work together to assist patients performing medical check-ups mainly to children as well as distributing medications. The clinical volunteers will work together with other foreign and Guatemalan medical volunteers, in addition to a Guatemalan doctor. You will have the opportunity to work with and get to know staff members not only in our medical program but also in the many community health education programs that Primeros Pasos provides. Medical volunteers should be able to examine the patients in Spanish, answer questions/doubts and write prescriptions. click anywhere to close
We are looking for students and/or dentists who are interested in helping our dentist during clinical visits. The dental assistant will also participate in the preparation of dental education workshops for students during mobile clinics. click anywhere to close
The Community Outreach Facilitators will work alongside our Outreach Director as well as other members of staff. You will help to provide health and nutrition education to the Palajunoj Valley. Tasks include, but are not limited to: managing check-in for mothers at nutrition charlas, measuring weight and height/length of mothers and children, presenting information relevant to the charlas, designing a curriculum for the education program, researching best practices for both the nutrition and education programs, and giving out surveys (encuestas) designed to measure the effectiveness of the outreach programs. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with community members and participate in the outreach programs. click anyhwere to close
As part of our Communications and Development Team, you will be working alongside our Development Director as well as other members of staff, to ensure the long-term sustainability of our organization. You will be enhancing Primeros Pasos’ online presence and visibility by updating and improving our social media sites and working on our website itself. Other tasks include, but are not limited to, researching and networking, grant writing, researching, collaborating with other organizations, and going into the communities we serve. click anywhere to close
The financial management assistant will help with financial operations for the clinic. An ideal candidate has accounting experience, is comfortable with charity financial models or has a great desire to learn and can work independently from a remote location. The volunteer will work with the Financial Director of Primeros Pasos and the Inter-American Health Alliance Board. Emphasis will be on the quarterly reports and annual tax filing. click anywhere to close
Medical Professionals
Spanish Level - Advanced
Minimum Commitment - 4 Weeks
Dental Assistent
Spanish Level - Advanced
Minimum Commitment - 4 Weeks
Community Outreach Facilitator
Spanish Level - Intermediate
Minimum Commitment - 4 Weeks
Communications and Development Volunteer
Spanish Level - Basic
Minimum Commitment - 4 Weeks
Financial Management Assistent
Spanish Level - Basic
Minimum Commitment – Remote when necessary; minimum once quarterly and help with the annual review