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UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


DESCRIPTION:

Winter 2016 HOPE FOR HAITI MEDICAL TRIP

January 16-23, 2016

Clinicians of the World is now recruiting healthcare professionals to volunteer for short-term Medical Trip to Haiti. The need for medical professionals and quality healthcare workers who can volunteer their time in Haiti has reached desperate proportions. The team will provide health education and medical care to men, women, and children in remote areas of Haiti where there is little or no access to basic medical care.

Medical teams participate in mobile field clinic and also provide assistance to existing healthcare facility in Grand-Goave, Haiti . Clinicians of the World medical teams see on average 150 men, women, and children per day. They also provide specialty consultation and health education to Haitian Medical professionals to help build personnel capacity to meet Haiti's long-term healthcare needs.

We are seeking:

Physicians
Physician Assistants
Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Pharmacists
Clinical Assistants
Non Medical Volunteers
are also needed to help build homes for displaced families in remote villages, assist with set up and take down of mobile clinic, greet and direct patients, register incoming patients, translate, etc.

Volunteers will be placed according to their gifts and abilities.

DATES:

January 16-23, 2016, with overnight layover in Miami on Friday January 15.
The team will fly together on an early morning flight (typically American Airlines) from Miami into Port au Prince.

COST:

Air Travel + Ground cost of $595, which covers in-country lodging, food, ground transportation, translators, and mission essentials. Your trip expenses are tax deductible, and we offer great support to help you raise all the money you need for the trip.

As part of your application, a signed Clinicians of the World liability release form and a non-refundable deposit of $100 are required to reserve your place on this trip. The balance of $495 is due at least one month prior to departure.

REQUIREMENTS:

A valid passport. is required for travel outside the United States.

IMMUNIZATIONS:

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends the following immunizations:
1. Dtap (Diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus) within 5 years. If you have had a Td (tetanus) booster as an adult, you still need a Dtap booster
2. Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
3. Typhoid (oral dosage is effective for 5 years, injectable dose is effective for 2 years)
4. Polio Booster for Adults over the age of 21
5. Malaria prophylaxis

6. Current Flu vaccine if traveling during winter months

DURATION:

One week.

LOGISTICS:

All team members must travel on the same flight from Miami to Port-au-Prince. Volunteers are responsible for making their airline reservations. It is best to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to obtain the best rate. Upon your arrival to Haiti, you will be well cared for by our partner organization field staff from the beginning to the end of your mission experience. All ground transportation and room/board in Haiti will be arranged and organized by Clinicians of the World staff, including preparing the itinerary for the team's mission. The team will stay at Mission of Hope International's guesthouse in Grand-Goave, Haiti, about 2 hours drive (southwest) from Port-au-Prince.

CONSIDERATIONS

Assisting with a medical mission trip requires the ability to travel for up to seven consecutive days in third-world conditions. The Mission of Hope International's guesthouse is comfortable and secure, although it does lack air-conditioning and hot water. Mission trips are both physically and emotionally exhausting, although they can be incredibly rewarding and unforgettable both for the participants and the people they help.

Our teams are typically limited to 25 volunteers, on a first come basis. If you are interested in being a team member on a Hope for Haiti Medical Trip, please complete and return the mission team Application Form to us to reserve your spot.

If you are not able to volunteer, we still need your help – make an investment in hope by donating or sponsoring a volunteer.

We also need your help in the following areas:

Collecting shoes, toothbrush, toothpaste and soap, zip-lock bags, medical supplies
Fundraising
Grant writing

If you would like more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact us

Clinicians of the World | PO Box 116 | Rochester, MN 55903 | 1-507-208-4202