Nutrition Volunteer Placements Overseas with Projects Abroad
Volunteering in the field of nutrition overseas will provide you with valuable work experience that you can use to further your career in nutrition or dietetics. You will also help people experiencing malnutrition and associated physical problems in some of the poorest communities in the world.
Projects Abroad has established a number of Nutrition programmes, seeking to bring education and a practical solution to very different problems.
For example, in Peru we work with families at risk of malnutrition through poverty and awareness of the nutritional value of the foods available.
Meanwhile in Fiji the Nutrition project works to reduce the prevalence of problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
Volunteers with a background in nutrition would find this a challenging project but it is open to volunteers with less experience as they are managed locally by experienced professional staff and there are many roles within the programmes.
Volunteering on Nutrition Projects with Projects Abroad
As a volunteer on a nutrition project, you will work alongside qualified professionals to educate individuals and communities in the importance of diet for health and development. A particularly key target are the mothers and children who live in these poor communities. They are often reliant on subsistence farming and do not have access to a wide variety and quantity of food. You will also participate in nutrition related activities including workshops and the development of food and supplement hand-outs.
As you will be working in a developing country, you will sometimes see the sad and shocking effects of malnutrition. What you will also experience is the dedication and drive of NGOs and other organisations and individuals who aim to improve the quality of lives of many vulnerable people. Volunteering on one of our Nutrition projects will provide you with a worthwhile experience and have a positive impact on the communities you will be involved with.