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Unite for Sight - Volunteer Abroad

Post by dr_z on Fri 20 Feb 2009, 01:37

A volunteering program, that I received by e-mail.

Become A New Leader in Global Health
Unite For Sight: High Impact Volunteer Abroad Opportunities


Volunteer in Ghana, Honduras, or India
Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Opportunities

[justify]Unite For Sight has been featured weekly on CNN International and in The New York Times

Unite For Sight supports eye clinics by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care.Volunteers work with local ophthalmic nurses, optometrists, and ophthalmologists to support and assist the clinic in outreach programs that reduce barriers to health care, including financial, transportation, and education barriers.With the assistance of volunteers like you, Unite For Sight has restored sight to 19,549 patients and provided eye care to 600,000.

Why Is Eye Care Important? 80% of all blindness is preventable or curable. Blindness impacts quality of life, ability to work, and leads to increased mortality in the developing world.

Why Become A Unite For Sight Volunteer?

* Experience the thrill of contributing to change on the highest level
* Be part of global problem solving
* Receive hands-on training in community-based program delivery
* Be immersed in effective global health and eye care programs
* Be inspired to become a leader in global health
* Join a movement of social innovators committed to global health and sustainable development
* Be engaged in ethical, high quality and high impact volunteerism
* Volunteers are encouraged to pursue entrepreneurial projects and research studies

Who Can Volunteer?

* Standard Volunteers
o Students (undergraduate, medical, public health, graduate, and other)
o Nurses, Physician Assistants, Opticians, and Other Medical Personnel
o Public Health Professionals
o Educators
o Social Workers
o Retired Persons
o Others Interested in Health and Development
* Eye Care Professionals (Free Airline Tickets for Optometrists and Ophthalmologists)
o Optometrists
o Ophthalmologists
o Ophthalmology Residents
* Other Volunteers
o Filmmakers, Photographers, Photo/Film Students

Locations (volunteer for 10 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, or more)

* Accra Region, Ghana
* Rural Villages, Ghana
* Tamale, Ghana
* Tegucigalpa, Honduras
* Bihar, India
* Chennai, India
* New Delhi, India
* Orissa, India

For further information, please visit Unite for Sight website here

dr_z

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