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VIETNAM MAY 2015 MEDICAL CAMP & DENTAL OUTREACH

In February 2017, Rescue Humanity and Center for Global Change will be heading to Nepal to set up a Madical/Dental Outreach.
We want change for the world. But the change we all wish to see won’t be realized through big, sweeping acts—not by governments, or armies, or the UN. Instead, lasting change will be achieved through small, personal acts of kindness and selflessness, and through the spreading of tolerance and understanding between people and cultures. Only as people become more willing to change themselves—the way they think, the way they act—will real change become possible. You can be apart of this change.
It is exactly these types of changes that C4GC & Rescue Humanity make possible. The passion that you bring to your volunteer abroad experience will start a ripple effect, bringing change to people and the communities in which they live. Meanwhile, you’ll find wisdom and beauty in a way of life different from your own.
You’ll discover the critical role that every individual plays in achieving lasting change. You’ll see that volunteering abroad can be a safe and exciting adventure—the trip of a lifetime where you can learn about another culture while learning about yourself.
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Dentists

Dentists perform exams, restorations and extractions as needed. Dentists work alongside an assistant who carries out normal chairside duties, including charting as well as instrument and suction support. Some assistants may be highly trained, and some may be relatively new to the role, providing teaching opportunities for dentists.

Hygienists

Hygienists primarily perform preliminary exams and patient cleanings – in many cases the first cleaning a child has ever received. Portable headlamps and cavitrons are provided as are the supplies to provide sealants as time allows. Hygienists work with assistants who may be either GDR volunteers or local partners to ensure children are comfortable and understand the importance of oral hygiene.

Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants bring critical skills and experience to GDR dental camps. Paired with dentists and hygienists, dental assistants perform an array of chair-side duties including patient management, charting, and instrument and suction support. Their role is key to the comfort of both patients and volunteers new to the world of dentistry

General Volunteers

Non-dental / General Volunteers perform a variety of roles critical to the smooth operation of the clinic. These duties include tooth brush instruction, instrument sterilization, record keeping, clinic flow, and managing and engaging with the lines of children waiting for treatment. General volunteers may also be trained as chairside assistants, as skills and interest allow.

ITINERARY

RESCUE HUMANITY 2015 VIETNAM TRIP

This itinerary is subject to change for a variety of reasons while we are in Vietnam. Some of our volunteers can only spend one week in Vietnam and others longer. Team One is for those who can spend two weeks as a volunteer. Team Two is for those who can only spend one week. You MUST have a Visa for Vietnam. Please make arrangements for a Visa prior to your departure. (Consulate Vietnam San Francisco)

Thursday 5/14/15
Team One leaves LAX for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Please make arrangements to book your own international flight that works best for you. Remember, you lose an entire calendar day (Friday) flying west from Los Angeles to Vietnam. (Vietnam Airlines is currently advertising roundtrip from LAX or San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City for $765.00)
Saturday 5/16/15
Team One arrives in Ho Chi Minh City. Hotel of your choice. The Sheraton runs about $250.00 a night including breakfast. Less expensive hotels are available to fit your budget. Taxi from airport to hotel is included. Our host, Damin, will greet you at the airport. On your own for hotel, meals and entertainment.
Note: We can book your hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Tell us what your budget is. The Sheraton is a 5 Star Hotel located in beautiful down town Ho Chi Minh City close to great dining and entertainment.
Sunday 5/17/15
Team One fly’s from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon on Vietnam Airlines then takes 4-hours van ride to Kontum City. We stay at Indochine Hotel in Kontum City. Taxi from Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to the airport is included as is van ride to from Quy Nhon to Kontum. Hotel in Kontum also included. The flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon runs about $95.00 and is not included in package. You need to book the 7:45 a.m. flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon. We can book that flight for you if you prefer. Meals on your own for the day. Bring snacks for van ride.
Monday 5/18/15
Team One begins work at Kontum Provincial Hospital. Bring snacks. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Tuesday 5/19/15
Team One works at Kontum Provincial Hospital. Bring snacks. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Wednesday 5/20/15
Team One works at Kontum Provincial Hospital. Bring snacks. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Thursday 5/21/15
Team One works at Kontum Provincial Hospital. Bring snacks. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Friday 5/22/15
Team One works ½ day at Kontum Provincial Hospital then returns to Quy Nhon to stay at the Seagull Hotel on the beach. Bring snacks for 4-hour van ride. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Saturday 5/23/15
Team One spends the day deep sea fishing off the coast of Quy Nhon. Day fishing is not included in the package. Dinner on your own.
Team Two arrives in Ho Chi Minh City. Hotel of your choice. The Sheraton runs about $250.00 a night including breakfast. Less expensive hotels are available to fit your budget. Taxi from airport to hotel is included. Our host, Damin, will greet you at the airport. On your own for hotel, meals and entertainment.
Note: We can book your hotel stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Tell us what your budget is. The Sheraton is a 5 Star Hotel located in beautiful down town Ho Chi Minh City close to great dining and entertainment.
Sunday 5/24/15
Team One waits for the morning arrival of Team Two in Quy Nhon.
Team Two fly’s from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon on Vietnam Airlines then takes 4-hours van ride to Kontum City. We stay at Indochine Hotel. Taxi from hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to the airport is included as is the van ride to Quy Nhon. Hotel in Kontum City also included. The flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon runs about $95.00 and is not included in package. Book the 7:45 a.m. flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon. We can book that flight if you prefer. Meals on your own for the day. Bring snacks for van ride.
Monday 5/25/15
Team One returns to Kontum Provincial Hospital to resume their work. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Team Two visits Vihn Son 5 Orphanage to spend the day with the students. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Tuesday 5/26/15
Team One works at Kontum Provincial Hospital. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Team Two returns to Vihn Son 5 Orphanage to spend the day with the students. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Wednesday 5/27/15
Both Teams leave Kontum City for Quy Nhon for days at the beach. Along the way we will stop to say hello to orphans with MS. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Thursday 5/28/15
Both teams work with dental team in the field to care for children coming from local orphanage. There will be free time at the beach in the late afternoon. Dinner and entertainment on your own.
Friday 5/29/15
Both teams depart Quy Nhon for 4-hour train ride south to Nha Trang along the coast (about 300 miles). Night spent at the Sheraton Hotel in Nha Trang. Breakfast is included. Less expensive hotels are available (as low as $18 a night). You can book your hotel while you are in Vietnam. Not included is lunch, dinner, Sheraton Hotel (or other hotel) or entertainment. (There is no food available on the train).
Saturday 5/30/15
Both teams return to Ho Chi Minh City on Vietnam Airlines from Nha Trang. Not included are meals, hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (Hotel of your choice), flight to Ho Chi Minh City ($95.00). Entertainment. Taxi to airport in Nha Trang and from Ho Chi Minh City airport to hotel is included. Please make your own flight reservations. We can help if you like.
Sunday 5/31/15
Both teams depart Ho Chi Minh City to LAX. Arrive back in Los Angeles the same day. Not included are meals in Ho Chi Minh City. Taxi to airport is included.
Pricing: Team One: Ground Cost $2,500 for two weeks, single occupancy.
$2,350 for double occupancy.
$1,650 for one week, single occupancy.
$1,450 for double occupancy.
Team Two: Ground Cost $1,450 for one week single occupancy.
$1,250 for double occupancy.
Your airfare, land costs and customary travel expenses are tax deductible. Rescue Humanity will issue a tax deductible receipt for your expenses following completion of your trip. Not included in our pricing is your international roundtrip airfare, domestic airfare in Vietnam (approximately $190.00), hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City (as low as $60 night), hotel in Nha Trang (as low as $20 night), dinner and entertainment. Tips for driver and gifts for orphans are not included. The reason we have not included these items in our pricing is because everyone travels on different budgets; some can afford $250 night at the Sheraton while others cannot. Some volunteers prefer to use travel points to pay for flights and hotels. We have also found our volunteers prefer booking their own hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and flights to earn travel points using American Express, Visa and Master Card.
Junior and High School Students receive a Certificate for Community Service for time spent in the field.
Please contact us if we can be of some help in making your reservations or visit Rescue Humanity.com

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