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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August 18, 2014

By Elizabeth Carpenter

How could I possibly count the reasons this program is one of the best experiences I have had so far in my…

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