DocTours Newsletter August 2015

46265655e96c91286342759929ce0468Hello, Everyone!

We have two wonderful stories from two awesome DocTours volunteers who recently returned from Timor Leste and Nepal. The common themes we hear from past volunteers include: having the most amazing experience, learning a great deal (both personally and professionally) and a desire to do it again.  You can see why we love our work!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the DocTours survey recently, we really appreciate the feedback and are working on some of your suggestions already! Our photo competition continues so please share your pics that reflect Global Health. See more details below.  Please like us on Facebook at  DocTours Volunteers Facebook Like Button

Volunteering in Timor Leste

aug16.1'Sydney-based GP, Dr Maria has just returned from her volunteering stint and writes:  “I had been thinking about volunteering in Timor Leste for more than a year and had been doing some up-skilling  to prepare for it. Then I saw an article in the DocTours Newsletter regrading new placements, which included Timor Leste and that was the final catalyst: I decided to do it. As a bonus, even my father, now in his 70’s but in good health, decided to go with me as a handyman volunteer, as it had been on his bucket list for years!
We departed to Darwin on a cold Sydney morning in early July. We then made the short trip to Dili ….read more

Volunteering in Nepal

aug.16.2Dr. Nicholai is a young doctor from the Gold Coast and he was keen to volunteer in Nepal after the earthquakes hit. 

Read about his adventures:  Dr Nicholai in Nepal.docx

DocTours Photo Competition

sept.3The DocTours Global Health Photography Competition is in full progress.  So grab your cameras and smart phones and send us up to 5 of your favourite photos that reflect the theme of ‘Global Health’.  Entry is free so why not click and share

If you have any trouble uploading on the competition site, just email your photos and we will upload for you!

What’s New?  An interview with Karin …

jan.1A quick peek behind the scenes at DocTours, here is a recent interview with Karin as part of a series of blogs by Curious Interested with people who love their work: