Our Projects

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Our main focus is to bring medical care, dental care and medicine to the countries we serve. However, Volunteers Around the World also supports a few ongoing projects in addition to the medical and dental clinics we manage.

Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss any of these projects with you. Please also feel free to present any new ideas you may have: VAW was built from the ideas our volunteers. Every project we support today started from the mind of one of our alumni.

Click on your area of interest below to find out more about our projects.

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. While in country, volunteers will assist the doctors, perform triage, distribute medications, teach classes on hygiene, nutrition, and first aid, all under the direct supervision of experienced and respected doctors.

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Dental Outreach

Shadow dental professionals and assist them in procedures such as extractions, cleanings, fillings, radiography, and sealants. In the clinics, volunteers will perform basic triage, assist the dentists, and manage the pharmacy, as well as teach oral hygiene classes in elementary schools.

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Hospital Internship

The internship takes place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in one of the largest and most important trauma hospitals in the Dominican Republic (DR): Hospital Docente Universitario Dr. Dario Contreras. Here you will learn suturing, participate in trauma related surgeries, and other Emergency Room procedures.

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Nutrional Security

Many families in developing countries live with a constant risk of nutritional insecurity.  VAW Volunteers teach families how to build small family gardens that use simple techniques to raise more crops in less space and help mitigate nutritional insecurity.

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Water Filters

Public water systems in developing countries do not provide safe drinking water. VAW in conjunction with Potters for Peace are in the process of building a factory where inexpensive yet effective water filters will be built and distributed.

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August 30, 2016

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