IN FOCUS Intership / Volunteer Opportunities
- Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
- St. Luke's Volunteering
- Internship Opportunity: The Road to Health
Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive global health and ophthalmology experience. A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our partners.
Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)
What do volunteers say? ""As a first-year college student applying to be a Global Impact Fellow, I had a general sense of the importance of global health and knew that I wanted to pursue it further. Working with Unite For Sight at Kalinga Eye Hospital and Research Centre gave me the best possible opportunity to really learn what it means to work in global health at a ground level. My experience working with Unite For Sight has been a source of inspiration for me, cementing my decision to pursue a career in global health, and driving me to continue to actively contribute to the cause by reminding me that there’s so much that each of us can do at any point in our lives to help out."--Uttara Partap. See more volunteer accounts at www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/volunteer-accounts.
What do Unite For Sight volunteers do? Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Volunteers participate with and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner eye doctors who have provided care to nearly 1.7 million patients living in poverty, including 70,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Volunteers assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, volunteers may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.
Complete details online at www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad.
We hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer and are ready for a dynamic 2013-2014 academic year.
As many of you know, the IN FOCUS theme for this year is Healthcare. We have a variety of healthcare related events scheduled for this year. Please check out the IN FOCUS website periodically throughout the year to review upcoming events: http://home.moravian.edu/public/infocus/NEW/health/index.html.
Every year, a number of Moravian students volunteer at St. Luke’s Hospital. Volunteering provides a wonderful opportunity for personal and professional development and service. Volunteering can also help expose students to positions in the healthcare field outside of the more traditional occupations of doctors and nurses. The healthcare industry will continue to be a robust sector of the economy and working in the healthcare industry can provide a rewarding and challenging professional career.
Student volunteers will have the opportunity to gain exposure to the healthcare field by volunteering in patient care areas as well as diagnostic and support areas. If interested, please visit St. Luke’s website via the link below.
If interested in learning more about these volunteer services, please contact Kate Fantasia.
Kate Fantasia, PHR
Coordinator, Volunteer Services
St. Luke's – Allentown & Bethlehem
Offered through Alliance for Sustainable Communities Lehigh Valley
The members of the Health Care Council of the Lehigh Valley have adopted a community health needs assessment for the Lehigh Valley. Their initial report, ‘The Road to Health’, was released late last year and looks at the state of health in the Lehigh Valley with a focus on prevention, not just treatment. This process is not only a mandate of the ‘Affordable Care Act’, it is the logical outgrowth of the work coming from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America. Learn more ...