Atauro island first responder empowerment program

We are looking for motivated, compassionate medics with a hunger for adventure to lend a hand in two remote island communities in Timor-Leste.

The Wild Medic Project are releasing an opportunity for 6 adventurous nurses and paramedics to engage in a new concept called the “Atauro Island First Responder Empowerment Program” run over a 9 day journey. Your journey begins in the capital of Timor-Leste – Dili where you will be immersed into a friendly yet bustling island life, checking out the sights and sounds of the capital. You will experience what it is like to work in the Dili Ambulance Service as well as familiarising yourself with the local MEDIVAC retrieval team.

The next phase involves a water-taxi across to the breathtaking yet unexplored island of Atauro where you will begin some community first aid with a group of volunteers hungry for new skills. You will be involved in local community work for two days before trekking across the Atauro island range to a smaller village that sits beside turquoise waters and eco-thatched bungalows. Here you will be assisting the local community in first aid, obstetrics education and manual retrieval techniques. In your down time explore and snorkel the tranquil coral reef and eat the finest of local produce.

You will return and finish up in the mountainous, cool districts of the mainland while experiencing an authentic coffee growing journey. Timor-Leste has some of the best tasting arabica in the world, making exports of coffee their number one form of income.



    9 Day journey (4-6 pax)

    Wednesday 18th – 26th April 2018

    Wednesday 17th – 25th October 2018


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  • Itinerary
    Day Location / activity Inclusions Notes
    1 Arrival in Dili Airport pick up by host – Travel to hotel and city tour Hotel
    2 Dili Visit MAF & Dili Ambulance Hotel
    3 Boat to Beloi Dili -Beloi boat transfer Eco-bungalow
    4 Beloi First aid curriculum / Trip to Vila Eco-bungalow
    5 Beloi to Adara Community work / Trek to Adara Eco-bungalow
    6 Adara First aid curriculum Eco-bungalow
    7 Adara to Dili Boat transfer to Dili Hotel
    8 Dili / Railaco Coffee tour – 4WD day trip Hotel
    9 Dili Fly out – Airport transfer

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  • $2200 AUD

    The two week expeditions must meet minimum numbers of four participants to run with a maximum of six participant positions allocated for each departure.

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  • Inclusions:

    Airport transfers

    All transport during the entire experience

    All accommodation during the expedition (Tents – twin share)

    All food during the project phase only (Tea and local coffee included)

    Trek permits

    Expedition Handbook

    Private history tour of Dili and entry to the Resistance museum



    International flights

    Visa ($40 USD on arrival)

    Passport cost

    Travel insurance

    Trekking gear, sleeping bags and personal equipment

    Food / drinks

    Calls home/ internet

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If you love the thought of putting your skills to use in a purposeful way while exploring an untapped, unexplored paradise close to home, we want to hear from you!

Send your application form in now