Greece

Urgent need for qualified medical volunteers on Samos, Greece

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ROLE DESCRIPTION

Role: Qualified nurses and doctors

Location: Samos, Greece

Duration: 28 days minimum (out of these 28 days, you are required to self-isolate for 14 days)

Starting date: immediately

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

Sanitary conditions in camps across Europe make it impossible for residents to take the necessary precautions to shield themselves from Covid-19. With existing medical facilities often being overburdened, grassroots medical actors have been working hard to protect vulnerable communities from the virus. Now more than ever, it is important to ensure that those who need medical care are able to access the vital services they require.

In order to support our medical partners to ensure that camp residents continue to have access to adequate medical care and to support in the prevention of an outbreak in the local community, we are recruiting for medical volunteers to join the field.

REQUIREMENTS

Our medical partner on the Greek island of Samos is urgently looking for:

  • Qualified doctors and nurses

  • Who can stay for 28 days or more - please note that out of these 28 days, you are required to self-isolate for 14 days

  • Who can independently arrange visa

The clinic currently sees up to 100 patients per day and is looking for volunteers who can help with triage, treatment and wound care. You can read more about the organisation here. It is important to note that along with risk-reducing guidelines set by our partners, government protocol must also be followed which includes all new team members self-isolating for two weeks upon arrival to ensure the safety of patients and the local community. Please see our guidance document attached, which contains thorough information about travelling and volunteering during COVID-19.

How to apply

As our website states, since the 13th of March we have put applications on hold for all of our partner projects. However, a needs assessment has been taken for this specific call. The relative risks and outcomes have been evaluated, and a comprehensive guidance document has been put together by our partner NGO, and reviewed by the Indigo team. Therefore, given the urgent need for medical actors and the guidelines that will be followed, we are opening applications to doctors and nurses only. We will continue to update our website with any changes to our COVID policy.

If you are interested in helping or know anyone who might be, please email us via volunteer@indigovolunteers.org or fill in the application form here.