Our Projects

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Volunteers Around the World works with local communities to promote long-term, sustainable development. We support local physicians, dentists, and veterinarians to provide ongoing care in the communities we serve. We co-op with local leaders to implement community projects that advance clean water, nutritional security, health care, oral health care, education, and animal husbandry. Volunteers work alongside local professionals to support these vital and life supporting initiatives!

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

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work first hand with experienced local doctors. While in country, volunteers will assist the doctors, perform triage, distribute medications, teach classes on hygiene, nutrition, and first aid. All volunteer activities are under the direct supervision of a licensed Physician.

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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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Veterinary Outreach

Volunteers will have the opportunity to work first hand with experienced local veterinarians. While in country, volunteers will assist the veterinarians with performing physical exams, giving vaccines, performing surgeries, deworming animals and assessing general health and well-being

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Engineering Outreach

Many families in developing countries live with a constant risk of nutritional insecurity, restricted access to clean water and improper waste removal systems.  VAW Volunteers work with families to build small family gardens that use simple techniques to raise more crops in less space and help mitigate nutritional insecurity, build simple water filters so they can access clean drinking water and build latrines so families have proper hygienic conditions.

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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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