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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: Haiti

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 12

Maximum Team Size: 15 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)

More than 10

10-50

Country: Nicaragua, Peru

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 2

Maximum Team Size: 17 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)

2-10

10-50

Country: Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico (Rotating Sites)

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $450

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)

Less than $500

1 or fewer

Country: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 100

Maximum Team Size: 40 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.2 Stars (4.2 / 5)

More than 10

10-50

Country: Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: 25 members

Cost per Week: $850

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.1 Stars (4.1 / 5)

$500-$1000

More than 10

10-50

Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: 80 members

Cost per Week: $1,300

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.1 Stars (4.1 / 5)

$1000-$2000

More than 50

Country: Bolivia

Length of Trip: Not Available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Not available

Overall Rating: 3.7 Stars (3.7 / 5)

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama (Rotating Sites)

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 2

Maximum Team Size: 30 members

Cost per Week: $1,895

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

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 3.6 Stars (3.6 / 5)

$1000-$2000

2-10

10-50

Country: Peru

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $800

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

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Organization: Educational Institution

Type of Clinic: Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

$500-$1000

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Guatemala, Mexico, Peru

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 12

Maximum Team Size: 25 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: 3.1 Stars (3.1 / 5)

More than 10

10-50

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: 100 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: 3 Stars (3 / 5)

1 or fewer

More than 50

Country: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 10

Maximum Team Size: 60 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 2.9 Stars (2.9 / 5)

2-10

More than 50

Country: Guatemala, Nicaragua

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 2

Maximum Team Size: 18 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

Overall Rating: 2.9 Stars (2.9 / 5)

2-10

10-50

Country: Bolivia, Mexico, Panama

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: 23 members

Cost per Week: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Nurse, Student/Trainee

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Not available

Overall Rating: Not rated

Less than $500

1 or fewer

10-50

Country: Mexico

Length of Trip: Not Available

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, Student/Trainee

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Not available

Overall Rating: Not rated

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Argentina, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 4

Maximum Team Size: 6 members

Cost per Week: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

2-10

Less than 10

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: More than 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 12

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: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

More than 10

Country: Mexico

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 4

Maximum Team Size: 15 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Length of Trip: Not Available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

Country: Honduras

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: Not rated

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