Quichinche, Ecuador

Process Improvement and Care for Rural Dental Operations

Support Good Health and Well-being

Skills Needed

  • Medical Professionals

Estimated workload

Full-time

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English.
Additionally, speaking Spanish would be helpful.

When Can You Start?

You can start as soon as possible and stay for 4 weeks to 5½ months

Benefits

Meals

Accommodation

Project Details


Description and Impact

Our foundation facilitates cross-cultural service learning, volunteer vacations, community initiatives, and scholarships in highland Ecuador and Mali's Dogon Country.

We are looking for an Experteer with dental administration and processes experience to help us better organize our system for dental outreach work in rural communities in Ecuador. We want someone detail-oriented who can improve our inventory system, organization of supplies, and process during clinics, as well as providing follow-up dental care for patients who need additional procedures, such as root canals.

Deliverables

This project is considered a success when:

  • We have a system for keeping track of our dental inventory and needs that local staff can operate smoothly without involvement from an expert. 
  • We have at least 5 patients referred for more care during our outreach clinics who will receive care free of charge.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend

Accommodation

We can provide lodging with a host family in rural Ecuador.

Learning Opportunity

The Experteer will learn about an excellent system for primary care outreach to rural communities using volunteers, as well as about the local healthcare system, Ecuadorian dental practices, and a rich indigenous culture.

Food Stipend

We will provide home-cooked meals with the host family.

Additional Benefits

We will also provide the opportunity to participate in our Health Care Volunteer Vacation free of charge (normally we charge a fee of $1550 per week). 

Ask a question about this project

Hello, What level of Spanish proficiency do you need for this project? Thank you.
Celia, Mar 9th, 2017
We are looking for someone with conversational Spanish who will be able to communicate with a host family that does not speak English. If you are interested and do not have conversational Spanish, please get in touch with us and we could talk about other options. We could consider other lodging but it would be at your own expense.
Representative of this project, Mar 9th, 2017