What you will need to apply:

Because our goal is not only providing health services locally, but also to affect health systems in the home countries of our volunteers through tropical and clinical exposure and mentoring, our volunteer selection process is very open compared to most volunteer organizations. We accept volunteers at many skill levels from bilingual veteran mission doctors to non-Spanish speaking students interested in an immersive experience. We normally have capacity throughout the year to accept people when they would like to come, although we strongly urge you to submit your application several months in advance, especially during our high season (March-July).  If your dates are firm, please email us first to check if we have space before applying; [email protected]

APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE SAVED AND FINISHED LATER, SO HAVE EVERYTHING READY WHEN YOU APPLY. YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS (IN PDF FORMAT!) TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

  • (All): One COLOR copy of your passport photo page
  • (All): One copy of your resume
  • (All): Proof of COVID-19 immunization
  • (Licensed medical providers only): One copy of license
  • (Licensed medical providers only): One copy of diploma
  • (Licensed medical providers only): One background check to provide information of previous convictions or investigations relating to child protection: Police check, LiveScan, https://www.npdb.hrsa.gov check, copy of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check from country of origin
  • (Healthcare Students only): One COLOR copy of your school identification
  • (Healthcare Students only): One letter of intent outlining what you feel you would give to a program such as ours as well as what you hope to take away from the experience
  • (Healthcare Students only): Two letters of recommendation
  • (Non-medical or Undergraduate Students only): Three letters of recommendation

Licensed providers click here

Healthcare students click here

Non-medical volunteers click here

Fellowship applicants click here

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