Interpreter/Teacher
Guatemala
Health&Help is a multinational team with a common goal of making this world a better place. Translating from one language into another is not enough. Making patient problems your own, offering the best help and support no matter the language differences is your key focus.
Basic requirements
Participation fee
no fee
Age
16+
Program duration
6-12 months
Delivering humanitarian help in personal baggage
Language skills
There are several languages being used at the clinic
English
B2
Russian
B2
Spanish
C1
Additional skills
Cooking
required
Driving a car
desirable
Driving a motorcycle
advantage
Taking photos/recording video*
with professional equipment
advantage
Conditions
Hot meals*
vegetarian
3 times/day
Place to stay in shared house*
2-3 people in a room
Program include
Purchasing food and household supplies for clinic volunteers
Escorting patients to a hospital
Emergency calls
Home visits
Night shift
Spanish classes for volunteers*
different levels, 3 times a week
Humanitarian help
Our volunteers are expected to deliver 15 kilograms of hu­man­i­tar­ian help (med­ical sup­plies and drugs):
Medical equipment*
the list will be given by H&H
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer
Drugs*
the list will be given by H&H
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer
Medical supplies*
the list will be given by H&H
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer

**The re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the role in­clude: **

  • In­ter­pret­ing into Span­ish and Eng­lish while es­cort­ing doc­tors and nurses at the clinic and dur­ing house calls;
  • Teach­ing Span­ish to vol­un­teers at least three times a week.

**Per­sonal qual­i­ties **

  • Ini­tia­tive. Striv­ing to im­prove busi­ness processes;
  • Self-learn­ing. Able to find the nec­es­sary in­for­ma­tion and ac­quire new skills along with main­tain­ing pro­fes­sion­al­ism;
  • Adapt­able. Able to feel com­fort­able and con­fi­dent in var­i­ous sit­u­a­tions, with new peo­ple and in un­usual life and work con­di­tions;
  • Diplo­matic, kind, in­tel­li­gent. Able to deal with all team mem­bers and the lo­cal com­mu­nity, solve and pre­vent con­flicts. Have re­spect for other po­si­tions and opin­ions, dif­fer­ent from their own;
  • Well-or­ga­nized, re­spon­si­ble, punc­tual and dili­gent;
  • Able to per­form work in a high-qual­ity and timely man­ner, as well as ready to make com­plex de­ci­sions;
  • **Lead­er­ship skills. ** Able to guide and in­spire the team in or­der to achieve com­mon goals and ob­jec­tives;
  • Loyal, calm and en­durant. Tol­er­ant at­ti­tude to­wards peo­ple of other race, na­tion­al­ity, re­li­gion, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, po­lit­i­cal views, etc.
  • Em­pathic and re­spon­sive. With a car­ing at­ti­tude, as well as a will­ing­ness to help in a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion;
  • Will­ing to main­tain a healthy lifestyle as an ex­am­ple for the lo­cal com­mu­nity and other vol­un­teers.

Be­ing a part of Health&Help is an ex­cep­tional ex­pe­ri­ence, which gives you the op­por­tu­nity to make this world a bet­ter place at this ex­act mo­ment.