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Bare Bone Dental Volunteering Project

Bare Bone Dental Volunteering Project

Bare bones Nepal Dental Volunteering Project

This is a bare bones 7-day dental volunteering. (Option available for food/accommodation @ $80 per day/person). Thought-out the year beginning every Saturday. Min 3 sign ups required to take off.

Sample Itinerary for bare bones Nepal Dental Volunteering Placement:

Day 1: Orientation and Question & Answer Session about the Clinic

One the first day of the dental volunteer clinic program, the team leader – a local dentist – will give you a thorough orientation of the dental volunteer clinic project. The orientation starts with the introduction to the country – its culture, history, geography, politics, people, and related issues.

Then, you will be informed of everything that you need to know about the Nepal dental volunteer project – the goal and location of the clinic, who are the local people and what are their dental issues, the daily activities, your job responsibilities, health & safety rules in the clinic, where is your room, where to find food and transportation, what to do & what not to do, and finally an overall planning of how the clinic will be run.

During orientation, there will be a question and answer session and an explanation of the daily itinerary. The orientation will provide you with all the information you need to serve the local communities and have a great dental volunteer clinic experience.

If time allows, you will also visit the site of the clinic and meet the local people and leaders.  Depending on the conditions, your experience on the medical clinic may even start on the first day.

Day 2-5:  The Beginning of Your Nepal Dental Volunteer Experience

The next day, you will eat breakfast around 7 am and depart to start working on the project.  You should arrive before 8 am, depending on your location and distance to the dental clinic.

8 – 9 am: set up dental clinic.

When you arrive in the clinic, first you will set up the clinic. You will make sure that everything is properly set to run the clinic effectively. The activities of setting up clinic can range from setting the registration desk, cleaning the clinic, placing tents, setting the checkup desk and many more.

9–3 pm: Beginning of tasks and dental checkups.

Your hands on dental volunteering work will start around 9 am when local people start to arrive at the clinic.  The clinic will be set up in rural villages and communities, urban slum/impoverished areas, orphanages, public schools, old houses, local temples, cooperative union offices and local clubs. Prior to the start of the clinic, we will inform the local community. Therefore, it is expected that local people will start heading to the clinic after 8:30 am.  These are the people who have been suffering from various dental problems. In the clinic, you will treat and advise these patients.

You will be extremely busy treating local people and helping in many activities of the clinic for 3 or 4 hours. Working with and for local people is a fantastic and life changing opportunity for you

12 – 1pm: break to rest and have lunch

3 pm: closing the clinic

The temporary dental clinic will close around 3 pm. After 3 pm, you will be transferred to your accommodation where you will have lunch and take a rest. During your free time, you can discuss what is on the table for next clinic day or explore the local area. The local staff will be available to help you at any time.

Day 6-7: Free Time

The clinic runs from Monday to Friday, so Saturday and Sunday will be free time. In your free time, you can explore the country, cities, local markets, meet local people, and visit major tourist attractions.  We have been running dental volunteer clinic programs for the last six years, and we have assisted thousands of volunteers making the most of their weekend by providing them with travel information or helping them organizing short day trips. We will be glad to help you having a very good time, just let us know what you need.

Travel and Extended Stay

After joining a dental clinic for one or two weeks, you can extend your stay by joining other AGP Volunteer programs or just travel in the country. AGP Volunteer has a strong partnership with affordable and reputed partners that make it possible for you to join any trip you want.

This program starts again on the following week with a new set of volunteers.  

Important notice: this is just a sample itinerary to give you a general idea of what is like to be in a bare bones Nepal dental clinic. As we operate in different communities, in different seasons and on different locations, the itinerary will change accordingly. A new customized itinerary will be available to you before your departure.

 

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COVID-19 UPDATES

KEEPING YOU SAFE AS OUR PROGRAMS RE-OPEN

Last updated: June 16th, 2020

KEEP CALM and CARRY ON –

The Enlightenment that speak to this time of coronavirus shutdowns and of health and economic fears.

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Travel in response to COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly. AROUND GOOD PEOPLE is closely monitoring the situation, following the advice of public health experts, and making decisions with our participants, staff, and global community partners at the forefront of every conversation. 

 

As the world begins to re-open, your wellbeing is our highest priority.

Thanks to the incredible team effort of millions around the world, many countries are beginning to exit their COVID-19 lockdowns and re-open their countries for visitors. While some regions may remain restricted for some months more, we plan to restart our Dental Placement volunteer programs where the local health situation and government advice allows this. AROUND GOOD PEOPLEs volunteers provide invaluable support to our local communities around the underprivileged communities in Nepal. Now more than ever, our volunteerscontributions of time, expertise and local spending money are critically needed to help these communities to get back on their feet.

Since long before COVID-19 began to spread, AROUND GOOD PEOPLE has followed industry-leading procedures to ensure the safety of our volunteers. As our programs start to re-open to volunteers, we will maintain our pledge to keep you safe. In addition to our standard volunteer safety processes, all of our local program teams will be following enhanced procedures we have developed to minimize risks from COVID-19.

 

Our volunteers should also take personal responsibility for their own health and the safety of others. Please do not travel if you are feeling ill or if there is a risk you may be an asymptomatic carrier of COVID-19 for example, if you have been exposed to an infected individual within the 14 days before you start your AROUND GOOD PEOPLE program.

Most of our volunteers book their trips months in advance, so please take this time to plan for the future. With AROUND GOOD PEOPLE you can register for trips up to three years ahead.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support of AROUND GOOD PEOPLE and the communities we work within. If theres anything we can do to help you with your travel plans during this time, please get in touch with us for further information, support and guidance.

 

If you continue scrolling down this page, youll find answers to some of the most common questions the AROUND GOOD PEOPLE team are being asked, including details on which programs will open in the near future under different emerging scenarios.

 

Please stay safe, be kind, and protect the health of yourself and others, wherever you are in the world.

 

Rij Baskar

Co-Founder & Chief Executive, AROUND GOOD PEOPLE

 

Before we continue, let us say:

 

Thank you to all those on the front lines, the doctors, the nurses, the pharmacists, the first responders, and other medical staff. Youve risked your health to save us. You are the true heroes.

Thank you to everyone working to get us what we need. Without the grocery store employees, the delivery drivers, the warehouse staff, the manufacturing workers, and others who are supporting the relief operation, we wouldnt be able to fight this deadly virus. Without teachers and childcare workers, we couldnt support our youth. You all are the everyday heroes.

 

Thank you to everyone practicing social distancing and staying at home. Youve done your part to prevent the spread.

 

For most volunteers, its legally not possible or at least not advisable to go on medical/dental volunteer abroad at this time.

 

So, in this note, we have highlighted dental volunteer projects in Nepal that you can join after the Coronavirus pandemic has passed and life returns to some sort of normalcy, which we are hoping by the end of September, 2020. See what projects catch your eye, bookmark them, and apply to one later.

 

With these volunteer programs, use a wait-and-see approach. Because we don’t know when the Coronavirus outbreak will slow. The situation changes rapidly, so it’s hard to plan a Nepal Dental volunteer trip now. If you’re interested in a specific program, stay in touch with us. That way, once things do settle down, you’ll be ready to apply and go to Nepal for a life changing volunteering experience.

 

Note: Hopefully, the rate of new coronavirus cases slows and effective treatments and a vaccine are developed. There has been much progress already and the way countries and international health organizations have been working together bodes well for all of us. In the meantime, we’ll continually update this guide and our list of Nepal Dental Volunteering Projects as the situation evolves.

Covid Map

Also, regularly check this live map from Johns Hopkins University that tracks the Coronavirus outbreak around the world. This way, you can stay updated on when it’s safe to join   a Nepal Dental Volunteering Project.