Experiential Learning with AMC's

Volunteer Team Program

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With Acción Médica Cristiana´s  Volunteer and Team Program will you have the opportunity to stretch your global way of thinking, and gain valuable experience by observing and participating in community health development programs in remote parts of Nicaragua. Please refer to qualification criteria  and contact information below.
Each year AMC hosts 5 - 6 health teams that make a contribution to the long-term work of the organization by donating volunteer medical and dental care, training and health education and/or construction. Teams receive a full orientation in AMC’s Managua-based Central Office, then travel to an AMC Project Site. All logistical arrangements are made by AMC and local partner organizations. Teams come from North American and European churches, non-profits and universities, may stay from one to two weeks, and must cover their international and in-country expenses.  Teams should be 6 people minimum and 15 people maximum.

Qualification criteria:
In order to qualify for application for an experiential learning opportunity with AMC you must:

•  Have an interest in the mission and vision of Accion Medica Cristiana and have clear objectives for your team to accompany AMC in their ministry.

• Be self-financed for all in-country expenses such as lodging, meals, transportation and translators.

•  Identify with a Christian organization and its values. (Note: AMC accepts participants of any faith or non-professed and is not a proselytizing organization but does adhere to a Code of Conduct).


AMC works with each team to develop objectives, a program, (including a full orientation, evaluation and specific activities in an AMC project), all in-country logistical coordination as well as calculate the necessary budget for your team’s visit.

Teams who have visited AMC

• Smiles for Everyone Foundation
• Troy/Upper New York Conference United Methodist Church
• Chevy Chase United Methodist Church
• Medical Teams International
• Oregon Institute for Technology School of Dental Hygiene
• Witness for Peace
• University of Southern California
• Living Waters for the World, Presbyterian Church USA

AMC VSM or Community Pharmacy Network
AMC can also make medications available for your team through the Community Pharmacy Network. Contact amcvsmeds@gmail.com or click here for more details.
Contact information:
If you are interested in partnering with the work of AMC through the Experiential Learning Program please contact  voluntariado@amc.org.ni




Teams receive orientation at AMC Central office on Nicaragua's health system, current social and economic situation and the determinants for current health problems

Medical care provided by teams helps fill the gap of help services for the poor

Dr. Arnie Burdick, pediatric dentist, trains AMC dental promoter Jacqueline García in caries risk assessment in young children

Public health nurse Kathy Sen of the United Methodist Troy Conference, New York, cuddles with a small patient in Sahsa, Northern Autonomous Atlantic Region

A dental hygienist from Medical Teams International, Oregon, offers preventive care to a patient in Matagalpa 
Troy Conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission team bends iron rebar for a community pharmacy in Sahsa, RAAN
Ministry of health personnel accompany AMC visiting teams and help with referrals
     University of Pennsylvania student Tiffany Richardson gives a vaccine at a local health fair.

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