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Consult our directory of over 300 organizations offering primary care medical volunteer opportunities in Latin America.

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Just what am I signing up for?

Volunteer organizations are evaluated according to our framework of literature-based best practice recommendations, so you can be sure that your efforts will truly benefit host communities.

There are six elements – swipe left to learn more.

1. Sustainability

Collaboration between the sending organization and local health services.

Continuity of Care and a clear referral process for higher levels of care.

Continuous presence of organizational staff or a partner organization in the host community.

Local leadership by including a local medical provider in clinical care on the medical mission.

2. Education

Capacity building by training host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Public health work or health promotion to address the community’s health concerns.

3. Preparedness

Volunteer pre-screening

Pre-departure training

Written clinical protocols

Adequate resources and a clear pathway to obtain advanced tests.

4. Efficiency

Publicity, including advance promotion of visiting clinics to the host community, or a well-known clinic location.

A Staffing plan describing future medical mission needs and a recruitment strategy.

A Triage or priority system in place for clinic patients.

5. Impact and Safety

Written post-trip feedback from volunteers.

Medical records that are easily accessible to future volunteers.

Written clinical protocols for volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the community

6. Cost Effectiveness

Transparency on financial costs faced by organization.

Knowledge of financial cost to community associated with hosting volunteers.

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Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 6

Maximum Team Size: 16 members

Cost per Week: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

2-10

10-50

Country: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 12

Maximum Team Size: 95 members

Cost per Week: $500

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Less than $500

More than 10

More than 50

Country: Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $900

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Healthcare-related trainee

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

$500-$1000

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 50

Maximum Team Size: 25 members

Cost per Week: $685

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Healthcare-related trainee

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

$500-$1000

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Ecuador

Length of Trip: More than 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 10

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Less than $500

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Haiti

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 5

Maximum Team Size: 28 members

Cost per Week: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

2-10

10-50

Country: Panama (Rotating Sites)

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: 40 members

Cost per Week: $550

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist, Healthcare-related trainee

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

$500-$1000

Bring your own team, Trips for individuals

10-50, Bring your own team, Individualized scheduling

Country: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru

Length of Trip: Not Available

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $1,034

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Healthcare-related trainee

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

$1000-$2000

Trips for individuals

Bring your own team, Individualized scheduling

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 3

Maximum Team Size: 18 members

Cost per Week: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

2-10

10-50

Country: Belize

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Pharmacist, Healthcare-related trainee

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Country: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: One on one preceptorships

Cost per Week: 850

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Healthcare-related trainee

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Educational Institution

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

$500-$1000

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Haiti

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $1,800

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Dental

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

$1000-$2000

1 or fewer

Country: Mexico, Peru

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $100

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Healthcare-related trainee

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Less than $500

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 5

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $750

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

$500-$1000

2-10

Country: Haiti, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 5

Maximum Team Size: 15 members

Cost per Week: $750

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

More than $2000

2-10

10-50

Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: More than 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Healthcare-related trainee

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Educational Institution

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 12

Maximum Team Size: 5 members

Cost per Week: $1,875

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$1000-$2000

More than 10

Less than 10

Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $1,205

Type of Volunteer: Not available

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Organization: Not available

Type of Clinic: Not available

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$1000-$2000

Country: Costa Rica (Rotating Sites)

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: 10 members

Cost per Week: $1,100

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$1000-$2000

1 or fewer

10-50

Country: Haiti

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 4

Maximum Team Size: 15 members

Cost per Week: $550

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$500-$1000

2-10

10-50

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