Volunteer Midwifery Projects in Mongolia
- Placement location: Ulaanbaatar
- Role: To gain valuable midwifery experience through supporting women during their labour and post birth
- Type of placements: Hospitals
- Requirements: Volunteers must have completed at least 3 years of midwifery related studies or training
- Accommodation: Host family
- Price: From
- What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Volunteering on a Midwifery project in Mongolia is a great experience. As a volunteer you will gain a great deal of valuable work-experience alongside dedicated and caring midwives. The facilities are generally of a very basic standard and patients will often have travelled vast distances to attend appointments and give birth.
Midwifery volunteers are based at the State Maternity Hospital in Ulaanbaatar. Here you will have a mainly observational role, shadowing the other midwives while they work. The staff are keen for you to achieve as much as possible during your placement and will answer as many of your questions as they can. There are three departments that you will work in; pre-natal and post-natal care, the delivery suite and theatre.
Volunteers must have completed at least 3 years of midwifery related studies or training in order to take part on this project.
Your Role on a Midwifery Project
Although in accordance with Mongolian law you will not be able to directly treat patients, you will be able to help support women throughout their labour and post birth. You can also be a useful extra pair of hands assisting the other midwives, and by showing you are enthusiastic and competent you may well earn yourself a more hands-on role. The supervisors on our Midwifery placements in Mongolia have a lot of time for keen volunteers.
Projects Abroad also offer monthly workshops for volunteers. These may be lessons about traditional treatments, the history of the Mongolian healthcare system and practical lessons on basic medical procedures - such as how to check blood pressure.
While you volunteer on the Midwifery project, you will live with a Mongolian host family. They are extremely hospitable and welcoming. You can also spend time with other volunteers during your time off. There is plenty to see and do in the area and a lively bunch of volunteers to experience it with.