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Zika- Are you safe to travel? YES!

We’ve been getting some questions regarding the Zika virus and the communities we provide services to.  It’s important to know that the safety of our students and staff members is our organization’s first priority. Click here for read more...

"When teaching is an art, learning is a pleasure"

Work in the veterinary profession is highly rewarding, however, it also carries with it a lot of responsibility. Being a veterinarian is not just about applying the skill set we learn in school, but rather providing competent veterinary medical clinical care with compassion and respect for animal welfare and the people we serve. Veterinarians must be able to adapt quickly to many different situations and be creative in their solutions to issues that arise. Click here for read more...

Gateway tells us about their international service-learning experience with Vida

At Vida Volunteer we believe everyone deserves access to primary healthcare! Gateway Technical College from Kenosha, Wisconsin is one of our trusted partners in this quest. Chinedu Obowu is the International Education Coordinator for Gateway and recently he gave us some insight into the value of these international service-learning experiences. There are numerous benefits for the students: it allows them to have a hands-on clinical experience and learn about different cultures, while making a difference in Central American communities.
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When I was there I realised that this was all I wanted to do

Since I have memory, I dreamed of becoming a Vet. This childhood dream, with time, became my life project and I finally made it. Click here for read more...

UNITED FOR CHANGE

How can a devoted athlete, a 15 year old high school student, a pair of doctors and interpreters, a bunch of international volunteers, a project coordinator, a nonprofit, and the World Health Organization, come together under one goal?  Click here for read more...

My Vida Volunteer Adventure

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On the Zika Virus

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A look into to being a Vida´s Campus Coordinator

Madison Haus is no stranger to the medical world. Her family has been helping patients in both nursing and doctor positions for over four generations. Her childhood shaped her talents as an artist, writer, and athlete and gave her a thirst for travel. Now a student in the Physician Assistant program at UW LaCrosse, Madison is a shining example of what it means to volunteer for Vida. Last January she had the experience of her life in Guatemala on a Vida Volunteer trip with the medical team. “At first it was only a dream to go,” she says. “Then one day I woke up and decided that this was a lifetime chance and put my mind to it.” Inspired and energized by the organization, Madison now serves as a Campus Coordinator for Vida. In this position, she gets to relive her amazing experience through assisting other students at LaCrosse to achieve the travel and volunteer opportunity of their dreams.           Click here for read more...

Experience of a lifetime

The Vida Trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua is still something, as I look back and reminisce, I can’t believe really happened. From the trip I gained wonderful friendships with fellow volunteers and Vida staff, rare insight and hands on experience in the medical and dental field, and a good dose of perspective. Click here for read more...

10 most frequent asked questions before a VIDA trip!

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