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5 Tips When Volunteering Abroad

Giving of your self and time is a big commitment.  Here are some tips from a fellow volunteer travel nurse on volunteering abroad. 5 Tips When Volunteering Abroad Stay open minded, positive, and flexible.There is no such thing as ‘over-packing’.Do your Research.What you put in, is what you get out.Your way, isn’t always the BEST way. • Be & Stay Open Honestly, you never know what can happen. You may triage kids using a Clorox Wipes Canister as your desk, water may run out, or your truck may catch a flat and your team has to trek up a mountain…

Disaster Volunteer Registry: By State

Photo by Justin Aikin on Unsplash Travel nurses are always seeking ways to help out after a disaster. Preparation is crucial. Be prepared by signing up for the state disaster volunteer registry near you or where you are licensed. We’ve included state, national, and community organizations for your convenience. Additionally, please let us know if we’ve missed any agencies that need to be added. REGISTER NOW! If you hold a state license, get registered now as a state disaster volunteer. I recommend that you add this to your assignment arrival checklist so that you are ready to go as soon…

Wanderlust Nurse: A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Shanghai, China

What happens when a Travel Nurse Volunteers in China? One of our FB Group Members is currently in Shanghai. With tons of interest and questions from the group, we asked her if she would provide a run-down of what it took to get there and her initial thoughts on being a Nurse Volunteer in China. Guest Post: Wanderlust Nurse I’m currently in Shanghai, China, volunteer teaching nursing to students. Here, I’ll talk about how I ended up here, what was required, and challenges I’ve experienced. You can also read more about my adventures over at Wanderlust Nurse! “How did you get…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Cambodia

The following was contributed by Kaitlin, a Travel Nurse volunteer in Cambodia. She recently completed a volunteer medical trip to Cambodia and shares some highlights of her experience below.  If you have a volunteer trip that you would like to share, please send us an email! About Kaitlin “I’m from St. Petersburg, Florida and have been working as an ICU nurse for a number of years. I recently took up travel nursing this year to see more the country and schedule time off to volunteer abroad. I’m currently residing in Scottsdale, Arizona.”– Kaitlin Shanklin RN, BSN, CCRN We’ve all experienced burnout in the…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: Local Foods

The Gypsy Nurse Volunteering in Liberia with Cross Cultural Care As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS SEGMENTS OF THIS SERIES IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AS A TRAVEL NURSE VOLUNTEER IN LIBERIA. On a Mission for an Authentic African Meal  Two volunteers arrived unexpectedly on my second night in Monrovia. Sally and Stan. They have been working out at Robertsport for about the past three weeks. Sally is…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: The Adventure Continues

The Gypsy Nurse is heading to Liberia with Cross-Cultural Care as a travel nurse volunteer As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. Obtaining A Liberian Nursing Permit I’m waiting for Wilfred, my local contact to arrive for my nursing permit. Wilfred is handling the obtaining of my permit for me today. I’m hoping that he will also be able to assist me with finding some groceries and acclimating to the area of the city where…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: Clean Water

The Gypsy Nurse is heading to Liberia with Cross Cultural Care as a travel nurse volunteer. As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. Check out the PREVIOUS SEGMENTS OF THIS SERIES if you would like to read more about my experience as a Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia. It’s a premium product here: Clean Water Robertsport is surrounded by water…with Lake Piso (the largest lake in Liberia) feeding into the Atlantic Ocean. However, there is no running water…

A Travel Nurse Volunteer in Liberia: Simple Acts of Kindness

The Gypsy Nurse is heading to Liberia with Cross Cultural Care as a travel nurse volunteer. As you probably already read, The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia.  I plan to bring you along with me; virtually and give you a ‘feet on the ground’ accounting of the entire process. CHECK OUT THE PREVIOUS SEGMENTS OF THIS SERIES IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AS A TRAVEL NURSE VOLUNTEER IN LIBERIA. I’ve arrived in Robertsport…. Lake Piso and the Atlantic Ocean are both able to be seen from my provided housing, and the views are beautiful.  The people I’ve met…