August 21 - Sept 3, 2017
December 20 - 31, 2017 - FULL
December 27, 2017 - January 6, 2018
March 17, 2018 - March 25, 2018
April 30 - May 13 2018
Interested students should complete the application under APPLY NOW and once reviewed for basic qualifications, are accepted to the program on a first-come, first serve basis
Where: The city of Agadir, Morocco and countryside of Imousouane, the region of Taroudant and the Atlas Mountains.
Qualifications: No medical experience is necessary (although it is helpful and will allow you more opportunities to work with Moroccan healthcare professionals.) We train you to take blood pressure, blood sugar measurements, and give eye tests.
The The Service Learning Trip is organized into 2 components: rural volunteering and urban volunteering. One part of the program is in the Moroccan country-side. Volunteers “live” in the countryside during this week, staying in a traditional desert-rock home, enjoying authentic village-prepared food. Participants get to work, hands-on, with Moroccan doctors and nurses during our rural health clinics. They also participate in several school and village projects ( farming, teaching English/Math). Volunteer Morocco has a well-established relationship with the hospital and the folks in the country-side so students participating in the trip get to experience Morocco in a unique context, from a position of trust. The second part of the trip is in the city of Agadir where volunteers work in a 500-bed hospital and learn about the health care delivery system in a developing nation as well as working with doctors and nurses. There is also volunteer work in a hospital run orphanage.
Those participating in the Service Learning Trips are able to work on projects depending on their experience. In the past, our nurses and more experienced students/volunteers gave shots, sutured, delivered babies, prepared prescriptions, checked blood pressure, blood sugar, started IVs, etc. They were able to work directly with docs, nurses and pharmacists.
The strength of this program is that it is highly supported (translators, staff, full meal plan, hotels/hostels, excellent programming) and students leave Morocco feeling they have truly made a difference in the lives of Moroccans. We also plan a good deal of sight-seeing opportunities - you can't visit Morocco without seeing some of the fascinating cultural sights