Chapare Jungles, Bolivia July/August 2013 BO0813
Full Trip description to follow soon:
The team will fly into Cochabamba where they will stay the first night and organize their medicines and supplies.
The following morning you will depart for the Chapare Jungle region where over the course of the following 10 days you will be providing Health Care and Health education services to communities/villages in this remote region that is lacking regular access to healthcare.
Please check back to this page for trip description updates. This trip is still in the final stages of planning and the full details in regard to itinerary are still being worked out. If you have any questions please call:
Ken Weaver, Director of Operations at (707) 951-2188
The primary focus for this team is to provide general health care and health education services. We seek licensed health care professionals including but not limited to the following!
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- EMS Personnel
- Student Nurses
- Translators (Spanish/English)
- Non-Medical Support Personnel
We welcome both medical and non-medical volunteers with a spirit of adventure and determination to partake in a culturally sensitive growth opportunity while helping others in need of our services. Above all you must be willing to work as a team for the common goal of our mission!
- THIS TEAM IS RATED AS "EXTREME" (follow this LINK to view our rating descriptions)
- Amount of in Country travel: Extensive - team members will travel via vans or 4wd suv's and will likely move on to a new housing location every two or three days.
- Sleeping arrangements: Accommodations will vary from sleeping at a guest house, to church/school house floors, to camping and sleeping in tents with sleeping bags.
- Running water/electricity: Will only be available at times! Some locations may not have electricity but the team will carry sufficient water for drinking/cooking purposes. You may experience several days without access to shower facilities.
- Physical Requirements: There will be a reasonable degree of walking/hiking on this trip and team members are encouraged to be in good to excellent physical condition. You will likely be hiking into a few clinic locations carrying backpacks and supplies. Team members may be asked to assist in lifting medicine bags or other luggage into vehicles or onto clinic tables/benches.
- Climate: The weather should be very dry with sunshine most every day. Team members are encouraged to dress in layers as the mornings and evenings are rather cool. Daytime temperatures are mild in the mid 70's and nights rather cold.
Frequently Asked Questions!
What is included in the trip price?
- Round trip Domestic Airfare (from a major airport, does not include regional airports)
- Round trip International Airfare (From USA departure point to destination country)
- All in-country air and ground transportation (All transportation while in our host country)
- All applicable VISA fees
- Airport departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
- All meals and drinking water while in our host country
- Housing while in our host country (Varies depending on specific trip from Hotels to School House floors to camping)
- Project Helping Hands team shirt
- Transportation, meals and any fees associated with the one day sightseeing activity on the teams day off
What is not included in the trip price?
- Airline baggage fees
- Meals or lodging in the USA due to a forced layover
- Passport Fees
- Fees associated with vaccinations
- Personal Gear
- Personal choice food or snacks either home or abroad