Hi . I'm interested in volunteering as reg nurseward work for mercy ships Madagascar but haven't sorted my datesfor next year yet or seen any times when volunteers r required.I joined ywam medical ship in papua New Guinea june 2015 thisyear for 3 weeks mainly giving immunizations and assisting drs& assisting with exercise classes for locals. I loved workingwith the locals , dancing with the children , going to remotevillages and working hard. Hope to s u in Madagascarsome time. ..... or even back in East Africa. Africa took my heartin more ways than 1 when I was married in Zululand many yrs ago. Ilove the medicine of tne tropics which lead me to gain a master'sin publuc health and tropical medicine.
Thanks so much David. I'll c how I go. I've beenadvised 2 mths is minimum but have heard from 2 sources nowthat shorter periods r accepted. I have some family commitments ..elderly treasures I have to keep an eye on. Good on u.Volunteering is a great way to go. I loved my ywam png experiencelast June. Thnx for yr enthusiasm. Happy healing with the shoulder.Thnx for taking time to reply. I'm in Turkey having justhiked 150-160 km of Lycian Way over 10 days .. great hike. Willlook at web site when I rtn home in a few fays. Just awaiting fltfrom Dalaman to Istanbul. Cheers Kerrie
Yes ywam take non medical volunteers. Engineerscoxwains men to drive zodiacs & help the 1st & 2ndmate.. also to work on databases with optometry team. ItsChristian based but respect everyones beliefs or non beliefs.I just went with the flow. I worked as an immunisation nurse. Theyr online and based out of Townsville. U fly to png yourself& meet the ship. Its a cat & takes 100 volunteers so muchsmaller than mercy ships. I'm told mercy shipa developed out ofywam. Trips are short .. 8,10 days or the longer one I did for 3weeks. I don't think the dates foe 2016 have been publishedyet. They have this new ship so r extending their range. They gowhere png govt assesses the need so we sailed to a lot of placeswhere they hadn't been previoysly. ALOTAU to Lae visiting 22 remotevillages in between. 4 DRS Aabout 12 nurses one optometrist& 1 dentist & maritime staff & community engagementteam & kitchen & cleaning staff. 2/CABIN with en suite. Oneoperating theater just newly fitted for small cataract surgeriesmainly. Youth with a mission.. ywam. U can apply on line for nextyear. Great bunch of young people.
Hope this helpsKerrie
I am Emily and I will be joining Africa Mercy in 5 days. Anyone from Australia coming at this time as well? I am a dental Nurse. 😀
I've looked over our Dental Team staffing plan, and unfortunately, it doesn't appear there will be any others from Australia serving while you are there. That's too bad, but I'm certain you will have a wonderful time connecting with our other volunteers.
Thank you for serving! I hope your time in Senegal will be very rewarding.