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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: Belize, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua

Length of Trip: 1 Week

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, Nurse, Dental

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

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

Overall Rating: Not rated

Country: Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru

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, Nurse, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist, Student/Trainee, Dental

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

Individualized scheduling

Country: Guatemala, Nicaragua

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 3

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $770

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

$500-$1000

2-10, Bring your own team

Bring your own team

Country: Peru

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 5

Maximum Team Size: 40 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

2-10

10-50

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: 70 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

1 or fewer

More than 50

Country: Dominican Republic

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: 40 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

1 or fewer

10-50

Country: Costa Rica, Peru

Length of Trip: 1 Week

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, Nurse, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist, Student/Trainee

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

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

Overall Rating: Not rated

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 11

Maximum Team Size: 20 members

Cost per Week: $1,750

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

$1000-$2000

More than 10

10-50

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $1,700

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

$1000-$2000

1 or fewer

Country: Dominican Republic

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $550

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

Urban/Rural: Urban

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

$500-$1000

Bring your own team

Bring your own team

Country: Guatemala, Haiti

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 10

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $1,250

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

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

$1000-$2000

2-10

Country: Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 3

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Student/Trainee

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

2-10

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 2

Maximum Team Size: 20 members

Cost per Week: $2,500

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

More than $2000

2-10

10-50

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