Volunteers Around the World (VAW) is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) devoted to improving the standard of living for those that live in some of the most poverty stricken communities of the world. Our focus is to provide communities with access to medical and dental treatment, medication, nutritional security, clean water and health education.

Medical Outreach

This internship is designed to give you an experience as close to being a practicing physician as is possible before going to medical school.

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Dental Outreach

Shadow dental professionals and assist them in procedures such as extractions, cleanings, fillings, radiography, and sealants.

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Hospital Internship

This intense internship will give you live Emergency Room experience.  Work side by side with physicians in a trauma hospital where you will learn suturing and participate in surgeries.

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November 20, 2015

Alter do Chão, located in the municipal district Santarém, part of the state Pará, sits in a jungle landscape in Amazonian Brazil along…

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