Become a Team Member at the UPAVIM Clinic

UPAVIM seeks a highly motivated and energetic person interested in forming and helping run preventative health programs and training UPAVIM women on health subjects.

Growth Monitoring Program – Work together with the nurse and/or other women to:

  • Take height and weight and assess the children’s development twice a week in the clinic, for the community and for the centro infantil;
  • Evaluate children of the centro infantil for development delay and offer weekly early stimulation to those who need it;
  • Provide weekly early intervention, one to one or group based, for children in the community;
  • Provide advice to parents on nutrition, development and how to support their children development at home.

Community Health Education:

Organize and deliver a program of talks on different subjects (hygiene, prevention of illnesses, normal development, nutrition, importance of exercising, etc.) for the community and for the women of UPAVIM.

UPAVIM Exercise Program:

Train the teachers on the importance of exercise, providing physical activity guidelines and advice on how to choose age-appropriate exercises and support them when needed. Organize an exercise program for UPAVIM women, to convey the need for and importance of regular exercise and offer and hour-long exercise session once or twice each week.

Qualifications:

  • Have a background in health care, fitness, nutrition is preferred.
  • Have proficiency in Spanish.
  • Enjoy working with people, helping them form goals, and helping them meet those goals.
  • Be a self-starter and disciplined in your daily activities.
  • Have a desire to live and work with the women and children of La Esperanza.
  • Have skills for delivering training and creating educational material.

Length of Commitment:

A minimum commitment of one year is preferred.


Please complete the application found below and send it to us at the address to the right.

DOWNLOAD:
Information Guide
Application Form
Application Form – Spanish

E-MAIL APPLICATION TO:

volunteerupavim@gmail.com

( Please add the Subject Line: “Health Program Volunteer” )