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Volunteering in Mongolia

Mongolia is a beautiful country rich in tradition with vast reserves of natural resources. Unfortunately a large portion of its population still lives below the poverty line. The rising economic pressures on the family, alcoholism, and domestic violence force more and more children, particularly girls below the age of 18 to live on the streets and support themselves by begging or prostitution. By volunteering in Mongolia, you can make a big difference in the lives of these children.

Another volunteer program in Mongolia involves living with a nomadic family and helping them take care of their animals. Daily work involves riding horses to move herds of cattle or yaks, taking care of the livestock, producing dairy products like cheese and butter and perhaps even teaching a little English along the way. In return the volunteers get to experience Mongolia’s ancient way of life. The program can range from two week to one month in duration.

An unpaid internship in Mongolia is possible for individuals with interest in media and television. The national television would like to infuse Western ideas and English programming and volunteers help by editing videos, proof-reading scripts and introducing new program ideas. The internship is a great way to start a career for those with interest in television production. The program duration ranges from a few weeks to several months depending on the amount of time you have.

The existing doctor to patient ratio in the country is approximately one to more than seven hundred. Some volunteer jobs in Mongolia require Surgeons, Dentists, Urologists, Oncologists, Nurses and other specialists to help in hospitals and medical centres throughout the country. The duration of the program depends on the amount of time the specialist is willing to donate.


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