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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: 5

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

2-10, Bring your own team, Trips for individuals

Bring your own team, Individualized scheduling

Country: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 3

Maximum Team Size: 30 members

Cost per Week: $1,200

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

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

2-10

10-50

Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 25

Maximum Team Size: 70 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

More than 10

More than 50

Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 15

Maximum Team Size: 10 members

Cost per Week: $600

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$500-$1000

More than 10

10-50

Country: Nicaragua

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 4

Maximum Team Size: 75 members

Cost per Week: $2,550

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

More than $2000

2-10

More than 50

Country: Belize

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: 44 members

Cost per Week: $600

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$500-$1000

1 or fewer

10-50

Country: 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, Healthcare-related trainee, Paramedic/EMT

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

Bring your own team, Trips for individuals

Bring your own team, Individualized scheduling

Country: Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 18

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)

More than 10, Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Country: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 12

Maximum Team Size: 20 members

Cost per Week: $820

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

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

$500-$1000

More than 10

10-50

Country: Nicaragua

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 28

Maximum Team Size: 60 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

More than 10

More than 50

Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 6

Maximum Team Size: 14 members

Cost per Week: $1,500

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

$1000-$2000

2-10

10-50

Country: Nicaragua

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, Nurse, Healthcare-related trainee, Dental

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

More than $2000

More than 50

Country: Brazil, Haiti, Panama, Peru

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 4

Maximum Team Size: 80 members

Cost per Week: Not available

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

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

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

2-10

More than 50

Country: 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, Healthcare-related trainee

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

Country: Haiti

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 2

Maximum Team Size: 20 members

Cost per Week: $1,000

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

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

$500-$1000

2-10

10-50

Country: Dominican Republic, Haiti

Length of Trip: More than 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $1,625

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

$1000-$2000

1 or fewer

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, Healthcare-related 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: Guatemala

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 12

Maximum Team Size: Not available

Cost per Week: $1,250

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

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.3 Stars (4.3 / 5)

$1000-$2000

More than 10

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, Healthcare-related 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: 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, Healthcare-related 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)

$500-$1000

More than 10

10-50

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