This article published in the American Academy of Pediatrics Journal is an example of why it’s important for us to operate with volunteers from various backgrounds. Dr. Catherine Spaulding, a 4th year resident in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Georgetown University recently served at Project Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, India. She shares many insightful reminders in this journal, on Our Role in Public Health: Taking a Global Perspective.
Finding an opportunity to serve overseas can be fairly easy. However, it requires extra effort for a volunteer to identify an international service program that truly keeps a community's best interests in mind. Here is a list of eight ethical practices for intentionally-minded volunteers. Use these tips to ensure your efforts abroad are sustainable, helpful, and conscientious.
She's back from the Dominican Republic and she's disproving misconceptions on development work abroad. After serving with us at Project Restauración, FIMRC Alumna Sara Spicker is sharing her newly-formed perspectives based on first-hand experiences as a volunteer.