International Volunteer Opportunities Details
Details for Nellore, India
July 1-31Unite For Sight volunteers work with Globe Eye Foundation, Bollineni Eye Foundation and Research Centre. Unite For Sight volunteers assist in the Globe Eye Foundation's delivery of community outreach screenings. The volunteers assist the eye clinic's staff to identify patients with eye disease in rural villages, assist the surgery patients during their stay at the hospital, and provide technical support for data entry and reporting.
Lodging expenses at a local hotel are approximately $16USD per day. Sharing a room with another volunteer would reduce the price by half. Food is an additional expense.
Volunteers fly into the Chennai airport and are transported by Globe Eye Foundation to Nellore. Nellore is 170km (106 miles) from Chennai Airport, and the transportation costs approximately $15.
This program is suitable to anyone over the age of 18 with an interest in international service and health. Volunteers include undergraduate students, medical students, public health students, public health professionals, nurses, opticians, and others.
--Click here to watch Unite For Sight's documentary film entitled An Eye Opener in India. This film details the accomplishments and efforts of one of Unite For Sight's programs in India, and the impact of Unite For Sight's partnerships with eye clinics.
--At Unite for Sight's Third Annual International Health Conference at Yale University in April 2006, Unite For Sight partner ophthalmologists Dr. James Clarke (Accra, Ghana), Dr. T. Senthil (Chennai, India), and Dr. Seth Wanye (Tamale, Ghana) discussed eye care needs and Unite For Sight programs in their countries. Click here to view the 20-minute session and learn more about volunteering with Unite For Sight.