Emergency Medical Services - Ambulance Ride Along

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The Exchange

Opportunity to train and share with Colombian paramedics will offer an unforgettable and valuable experience for anyone who is interested in emergency medicine. Planning is required for this opportunity on behalf of the Chinchina Fire Department so it is especially important to follow-through on your participation commitment -- a background check may be conducted to verify the participant's experience, in add

What you offer

36 hours of help per week

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

What you get

3 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Intermediate Spanish and Beginner English

Between 21 and 45 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Three to four weekly 12-hour shifts alongside Paramedics; You will do as they do throughout their whole shift. You can 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am. You will train with the crew, you will maintain and ready equipment, and you will go on ambulance calls. Depending on your experience level and communications skills, the crew will allow you to observe and in cases participate in their duties.

Activities & Shift

First Aid Certified, CPR Certified, plus prior experience at least in one of the following professional roles: firefighting, EMT, nurse assistant, corpsman or combat medic, paramedic, nurse, or medical doctor.


It is imperative that you do not change your mind once you are committed to a scheduled service visit.