Möglichkeiten der Freiwilligenarbeit

Med'EqualiTeam

Wir sind bei der Behandlung unserer Patient*innen auf unsere engagierten medizinischen und nicht-medizinischen Freiwilligen angewiesen. Hier finden Sie die verschiedenen Möglichkeiten, mitzuhelfen

Um eine bessere Vorstellung davon zu bekommen, wie man bei Med'EqualiTeam mitmachen kann, haben wir eine Beschreibung der verschiedenen Rollen als Freiwillige*r erstellt. Wenn Sie sich durch andere Fähigkeiten und Ideen einbringen wollen oder verschiedene Rollen kombinieren möchten, würden wir uns ebenfalls freuen, von Ihnen zu hören.

Alle Beschreibungen sind auf Englisch, ein gutes Verständnis der Sprache ist Voraussetzung

Wenn Sie sich bereit fühlen, sich als Freiwillige*r zu bewerben, verwenden Sie bitte das unten stehende Bewerbungsformular. Wir werden uns so schnell wie möglich bei Ihnen melden. Bitte beachten Sie, dass unsere Unterkünfte für Freiwillige begrenzt sind und vorrangig für Langzeit-Freiwillige und Koordinator*innen zur Verfügung stehen.

Was geschieht nach Einreichung Ihrer Bewerbung?

  • Nach Einreichung Ihrer Bewerbung werden wir uns mit Ihnen in Verbindung setzen, um Details zu besprechen
  • Wenn Ihre Terminwünsche und Ihr Profil passen, erhalten Sie ausführliche Informationen über die Zusammenarbeit mit uns
  • Wir organisieren ein Telefongespräch mit Ihnen, um alle noch offenen Fragen sowie Ihren beruflichen Hintergrund zu besprechen
  • Wenn beide Seiten zufrieden sind, bestätigen wir Ihren Aufenthalt. Wir werden einige Dokumente von Ihnen anfragen (namentlich Identitätskarten- oder Passkopie und einen aktuellen Strafregisterauszug) und Ihnen das Freiwilligenhandbuch zukommen lassen
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Job description

Your main role will be to undertake primary healthcare consultations in different settings each day. We are operating a mobile clinic in various refugee centres in Opole and its surrounding region. Your main tasks will be managing both chronic and acute health issues, such as blood pressure management, diabetes care, acute infections, and a whole other range of healthcare needs. The majority of patients will be women and children, so experience is these areas is a great asset.

Throughout your stay with us you will have to be flexible and adaptable as we are constantly adapting our services to refugee needs. You will also be required to help with other tasks to keep the operation going, such as restocking the mobile units and other support tasks. Visits to most of our centres involve some to considerable driving time. The more senior you are, the more you will be involved in supervising the younger staff.

Required experience and skills

  • Ideally at least 2 years of experience in a broad specialty such as general practice, pediatrics, internal medicine or emergency medicine
  • Interest and knowledge of primary healthcare
  • Capable of adapting to a low resource setting, knowing how to deal with the frustrations that come with work in this kind of setting
  • Fluency in English
  • Availability of at least 3 full working weeks, ideally more. Preference will be given to applications with longer stays.

Desired experience and skills

  • Previous experience with working with displaced people
  • A driving license and experience driving a manual car
  • Knowledge of locally relevant languages (Polish, Russian, Ukrainian)
  • An interest in mental health and women's health as these are two very prevalent issues with the current war in Ukraine.

Job description

As a medical student you will be expected to work closely with the team of doctors and support them with various tasks. Depending on your experience, you may undertake a large part of the consultation yourself, and then consult with the doctor and discuss the patient. It is expected that medical students will be in the later stages of their training.

Throughout your stay with us you will have to be flexible and adaptable as we are constantly adapting our services to refugee needs. You will also be required to help with other tasks to keep the operation going, such as restocking the mobile units and other support tasks. Visits to most of our centres involve some to considerable driving time.

Required experience and skills

  • You are in the last years of your medical studies, having completed a significant part of your medical internships. You know how to assess a patient on your own and present a patient to your supervisor. You can recognize an acutely sick patient.
  • Fluency in English
  • Capable of adapting to a low resource setting, knowing how to deal with the frustrations that come with work in this kind of setting
  • Availability of at least 3 full working weeks, ideally more. Preference will be given to applications with longer stays.

Desired experience and skills

  • Experience with working with people from displaced populations
  • Knowledge of locally relevant language (Polish, Russian or Ukrainian)
  • A driving license and experience driving a manual car

Further information

You can apply with us as part of your internship in your medical studies.


Job description

Our translators are the crucial bridge between our patients and medical staff, enabling communication between Ukrainian and/or Russian-speaking refugees and English-speaking volunteers. Interpreters are responsible for translating the patient’s reason for visiting the clinic as well as questions from the medical staff designed to elicit the full range and extent of the patient’s symptoms. In the course of a consultation, the translator facilitates understanding the patient’s problems and concerns, basic physical examinations, communicating the doctor’s medical opinion, treatment, and providing next steps.

You do not need any previous experience as a translator and it is not expected that you have prior medical knowledge. There are several tools to assist you in using the most appropriate vocabulary to translate the doctor’s questions and the patient’s responses.

Required experience and skills

  • Fluent Ukrainian or Russian
  • Additionally we are looking for English-Polish translators to help our operations on the ground
  • Fluent in English
  • Capable of staying professional when medical consultations become emotional and tough

Desired experience and skills

  • Previous experience with working with displaced people
  • Previous experience with interpreting, especially for medical consultations
  • Knowledge of health problems in patients with a refugee background

Job description

Under the direct management of the Project Manager, the medical coordinator organizes and ensures an efficient implementation of the medical activities and supervise all related aspects:

  • Be the focal point for all medical issues
  • Ensure smooth integration of medical volunteers
  • Ensure the respect of the medical procedures and propose improvement of processes
  • Ensure the management and capacity building of the medical team
  • Regular contact with other NGOs
  • Liaison with the local health centers
  • Main focal point for the pharmacy stock and orders

As a key position, we ask for a minimum of 3 months commitment.

Required experience and skills

Mandatory:

  • Medical Doctor or Nurse/Nurse practitioner, with at least 2 years of work experience
  • Experience working in similar environments
  • Fluency in English
  • Adaptability to changing circumstances
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience in leading a team

Desired experience and skills

Desired competences and skills:

  • Knowledge of Polish, Ukrainian, or Russian is a plus
  • Ability to work under pressure with a high level of personal organization and flexibility
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Proactive, hardworking and conscientious

Further information

Benefits:

  • Transport costs and health insurance covered
  • For coordinators staying at least 3 months, a stipend to cover local living costs is available (500€/month)


Job description

Responsibilities and task descriptions :

  • create engaging text, image and video content for regular updates of MET’s Facebook and Instagram presences in different languages
  • create content and advertisements for digital and in-person outreach activities
  • identify and maintain regular and productive contact with local and international partners to promote MET’s activities

Welcome additions:

  • Identification of potential donors/sponsors for MET’s activities
  • Forging and maintaining productive relationships with existing and potential donors
  • Developing content for fundraising pitches aimed at different donor groups using different media
  • Organising fundraising campaigns/events

Required experience and skills

  • Fluency in English
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A high level of personal organization and flexibility
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills

Desired experience and skills

  • Experience in working with volunteers
  • Experience in promoting organisations through social media, and in fundraising
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with displaced or vulnerable people
  • Previous work experience in NGOs/INGOs
  • Knowledge of Russian, Ukrainian, or Polish
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and to MET’s mandate

Further information

Depending on your level of experience and the time you can commit for our project in Opole, a stipend and reimbursement of travel expenses can be discussed.

Please fill in this form carefully and provide sufficient supporting information to make your application expressive and informative.

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