Guatemala City, Guatemala - Virtual

Date: Flexible

Partner: Health Volunteers Overseas

Cost: There is no cost to be a volunteer, however HVO membership is encouraged.

About Health Volunteers Overseas: Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care through the education, training, and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries. Working collaboratively with our partners abroad, HVO volunteers engage in activities such as delivering didactic and clinical trainings, offering case consultations, providing curricular input for teaching institutions, or revising administrative and clinical procedures for health care facilities. While in-person volunteer assignments are on hiatus due to COVID-19, HVO is offering remote volunteer opportunities. In 2021, HVO volunteers provided over 4,000 hours of e-learning and online support to health professionals at over 45 different institutions. Once travel is possible again, both in-person and remote volunteer opportunities will be available.

About the Mission: HVO is working with Innovaciones Medicas, a privately owned company in Guatemala City, to identify qualified physical therapists to provide online lectures in Spanish. The lectures cover a variety of clinical and professional development topics and are for Guatemalan physical therapists, PT students, and PT educators. The lectures take place on Wednesdays at 7pm CST on Microsoft TEAMS. They last 1 hour with an additional 15 to 20 minutes for questions.

Volunteers must have a current license to practice physical therapy with a minimum of 4 years of experience. Academic experience as a clinical instructor and/or academic teaching is desired. Fluency in Spanish is a must. Recruitment is ongoing.

Innovaciones Medicas is a privately-owned company based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The company is a distributor and servicer of medical equipment, as well as a provider of continuing education for medical professionals. It has a corporate social responsibility commitment to provide education and professional development for physical therapists, hence the partnership with HVO.