Supporting Occupational Therapy in low and middle income countries
                                                                                      Supporting Occupational Therapy in low and middle income                                                                     countries

Volunteering and Work Opportunities

Please find below information about jobs that have been brought to our attention and websites where jobs are sometimes advertised.

 

However please note that OT Frontiers is a group of British OTs who have an interest in practice in low/middle income countries. The information we have comes from mutual sharing and is offered to others in this spirit. OT Frontiers does not necessarily endorse or recommend any organisation we refer to. Members of OT Frontiers can share thoughts arising from their personal experience but are not able to formally advise individuals on courses of action suitable for themselves.

 

Please make your own enquiries regarding the legitimacy and safety of any organisation you plan to engage with and about the safety of any country you plan to visit.  OT Frontiers STRONGLY ADVISES each individual to check the travel advice section of the British Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding travel to any proposed destination  https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice . Please be aware that the foreign and commonwealth office advice may change as situations in overseas countries may change.  Organisations in other countries do not always have advanced policies or understanding of the implications of security situations for foreign visitors; it is the responsibility of the prospective visitor to make their own judgment.

MOTIVATION

 

Motivation have opportunities  for posts both in the UK and abroad

  Details of these vacancies are available on their website: https://www.motivation.org.uk/work-for-us 

 

Correspondence relating to recruitment should be directed to TRTcareers@motivation.org.uk 

 

 

Occupational Therapy Volunteering in Gorkha, Nepal

 

Gorkha Development Scheme (GDS) is a very small grassroots NGO looking for Occupational Therapists with children’s experience to volunteer in Nepal. Our aim is for volunteers to work with teachers, families and our local connections to continue supporting our school-based projects focusing on early childhood development.

 

In addition, there are other on-going projects involving women’s health and children’s hygiene which are run through the local women’s association.

 

Also, if anyone has experience of the following, we’d love to hear from you:

Working with the deaf community

Children and young people with Learning Disabilities

Teaching/education

Wheelchairs

Interest in music and art

 

We welcome anyone interested to visit www.nepal.co.uk and email zoegdsnepal@gmail.com.

 

 

We look forward to hearing from you,

The GDS Team!

 

(Amended in October 2020 however is an on-going request)

Our next meeting:

 

Our next meeting: 

 

 

23rd January 2021

More details soon.

 

For more information click here.

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For all communications please note:

OT Frontiers is a network of UK based OTs who have an interest in practice in low and middle income countries. Information we exchange between ourselves and with others is offered in a spirit of mutual sharing; it should not be considered as advice. OT Frontiers does not necessarily endorse any organisation we mention. Please make your own enquiries regarding the legitimacy and safety of any organisation you plan to engage with. OT Frontiers strongly advises individuals to follow the travel advice of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and recognise that their advice about any destination can change at short notice. Organisations in other countries do not always have advanced understanding of the implications of security situations for foreign visitors; it is the responsibility of the prospective visitor to make their own judgment.

 

 

 

Small Project Grants

In line with OT Frontier's primary aim to support individual Occupational Therapists and groups of OTs who are contributing towards the development of the OT profession in low or middle income resource settings, OT Frontiers will consider funding small scale projects or the CPD of colleagues.

 

This will help successful applicants to complete small scale projects or CPD activities, the results of which will contribute to:

  • participation in OT service developments at local and national level
  • the continuing professional development of OT'

 

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