Thursday, January 9, 2014

International Volunteer & Field-work Opportunity for Indiana Students

AYUDA is a culturally conscientious, sustainability focused, youth-empowering global health organization that serves in diabetes communities abroad. We accept volunteers from all backgrounds and with all experience levels. We are currently recruiting for our programs in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. These programs pose an incredible opportunity for students and young people interested in global health, Spanish or Latin American studies, medicine, nutrition, sociology, social entrepreneurship, or simply volunteering to do some good. Our programs include an extensive healthcare management, language, and cultural training program, and provide students with an in-country field experience, which most describe as life-changing.


The application is now live! Please help us and those at your school by forwarding this email to any pertinent list-serve or student who might be interested in AYUDA. Please read below for more information.
Thank you.

Jon Stein, 

Director of Volunteers and 

Programs in the Dominican Republic - AYUDA


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AYUDA 2014 Summer Programs Applications NOW LIVE
Join us and be a part of this unique Youth Empowerment and Health Program !
We are seeking volunteers who are passionate about empowering youth and making a difference in diabetes communities in the Dominican Republic. To read more about AYUDA, click here.  
Program 1 - Ganémosle Volunteer Program : May 24th - June 2nd
In this 9-day program volunteers will gain hands-on experience working on a national grassroots diabetes public awareness campaign and fitness event to be held in the nation’s capital, Santo Domingo. Volunteers will work with the general public,  focusing on diabetes advocacy and awareness issues (in Spanish)!
Those especially encouraged to apply include young leaders:
·         Living with or without Diabetes
·         With particular interest in Sports & Nutrition
·         With a particular interest in Media & Communications
Program 2 Campo Amigo Dominicano Volunteer Program: June 21st - July 9th
In this 3 week-long intensive program, volunteers, led by AYUDA staff, will work closely with Aprendido A Vivir (AAV) local staff, medical students and rising Dominican youth leaders to plan and implement community outreach projects. These projects will motivate and support young people living with Type 1 diabetes, as well as their families. In addition, the team will work together to run Campo Amigo Dominicano, a weekend diabetes education family program. We especially encourage young leaders to apply:
·         Living with/without Diabetes
·         With experience in Diabetes Camping Programs
·         With a particular interest in Global Health and/or Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
 Are you ready to become an agent of change?  
AYUDA is unique because we are committed to empowering our volunteers to become agents of social change. We combine an intensive training program, beginning the moment a volunteer is accepted into our program, with an impactful in-country experience. Therefore, qualified volunteers must have a multicultural outlook, be passionate and energetic team players, and most importantly must be adaptable.
-Minimum age: 16
-All education levels can apply (from high school students to medical professionals)
-All backgrounds
-No prior diabetes knowledge required
-Intermediate Spanish preferred
-Must fulfill program requirements (attend training, complete fundraising etc)
-Those living with diabetes encouraged to apply
-For more on requirements, please click here
Applications Deadline is January 26th, 2014!   Please click here to apply today!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Volunteers Jon Stein and
Juntos somos más FuertesTogether we are Stronger!

AYUDA empowers youth to serve as agents of change in diabetes communities around the world by motivating young people with diabetes to lead healthier and happier lives.

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Credit to AYUDA volunteer Ashlee Ernst for banner and second photo on left. Credit to for left side photo.

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