Healing the Children is a nonprofit organization that helps underserved children, in the United States and around the world, access the health care they need and deserve.
Medical teams volunteer their time and services to meet the needs of children around the world. Examples of medical professional volunteers are: surgeons, pediatricians, family practice physicians, anesthesiologists, surgical scrub nurses, PACU nurses, audiologists, podiatry, ophthalmologists/optometrists/opticians, dentists, and dental hygienists.
Healing the Children Michigan-Ohio dreams of a world where every child has access to healing regardless of circumstance.
The nonprofit Clinica Esperanza provides no to low-cost health care to the people of the Bay Islands of Honduras with the help of volunteer physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and healthcare students and residents.
The Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery, a nonprofit organization, was founded by a group of leading neurosurgeons in order to address the critical lack of trained neurosurgeons in developing countries.
Volunteer neurosurgeons and personnel teach their techniques to local neurosurgeons, set up neurosurgery residency programs, and provide critical assistance in the operating room.
Farm of the Child, a nonprofit organization based in Jacksonville, Florida, comprises an orphanage, Catholic school, medical clinic, and community outreach program serving Honduras, one of the poorest regions in the western hemisphere.
World Surgical Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, is committed to providing charitable surgical healthcare to the world’s poor and underserved in developing nations regardless of race, color, religion, or creed.
Mission Lazarus, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Tennessee, is currently working in Honduras and Haiti, focusing on community development through spiritual, educational, medical, and agricultural outreaches.
If you work in the medical field and would like to volunteer, you can travel or offer your services to the special cases.
Healing the Children Northeast, a nonprofit volunteer organization located in New Milford, Connecticut, is committed to arranging free surgical, dental, and medical treatment for children in need in the U.S. and abroad.
Pan American Health Service, a Christian nonprofit organization based out of Texas, focuses primarily on childhood malnutrition and basic education for people with few resources in Honduras.
Volunteering opportunities are available in health and counseling services.
Christian Eye Ministry (CEM) is a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization which is working to improve eye care in Ghana and Honduras. In addition to basic eye services and training of healthcare professionals, CEM conducts research projects focused on common eye diseases in these populations.
There is a need for ophthalmologists (especially those with surgical skills), optometrists, ophthalmic technicians, ophthalmic surgical nurses, and other healthcare professionals to volunteer.
Hearts2Honduras is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Tennessee. Hearts2Honduras’ medical trips are twice a year to Utila, Honduras, where volunteer doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and nurses serve a poor community of 3,000 people.
Operation New Life is a nonprofit Christian medical, surgical, and teaching ministry that partners with Honduran surgical and dental teams, striving to share with them contemporary technology, enhance their skills, and leave a legacy of multi-cultural cooperation.
Christ the King Catholic Church Honduras Mission is an evangelical, medical, education, and construction mission to Trujillo, Honduras, and surrounding areas. The mission trips are in January and June each year.
Rice Foundation is a Texas nonprofit which works to provide Hondurans with education, leadership training, medical relief, and clean water through short-term mission trips and year-round development programs.
Eleven medical and dental missions happen each year.
The Holy Family Surgery Center (HFSC) is a nonprofit organization established to improve the quality of health care and serve the underprivileged who otherwise could not afford surgery in Honduras.
HFSC hosts medical brigades dedicated to voluntarily providing medical/surgical services to the children of Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding communities. The surgeries available are orthopedic, general, otorhinolaryngology, urology, and gynecology.
Healing The Children New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide access to medical care and services for children in need throughout New Jersey and worldwide. Countries the organization has traveled to include: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Peru, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Volunteer medical practitioners provide pro-bono services to children in New Jersey and internationally. Teams are comprised of pediatricians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and dentists, Medical specialties include ophthalmology, orthopedics, ear/nose/throat, general pediatric surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, urology, and dentistry.
Global Healing—a nonprofit organization based in Berkeley, California—is dedicated to improving health systems in resource-constrained parts of the world.
Rather than provide short-term care, Global Healing’s volunteers provide training to local medical professionals that will have lasting impact.
The Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation is an effort on the part of health professionals and other lay members of the Episcopal Church to organize and augment the support of its medical missionaries as they deliver medical and spiritual aid in mission stations of Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, and Uganda.
International Health Service is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization that provides medical and dental care to the impoverished people of Honduras each February and October.
International Children’s Heart Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free cardiac surgery to kids in developing countries while providing education to local teams.
Medical mission trips are made up of volunteer medical professionals with experience working with pediatric cardiac surgical patients, including pediatric cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, OR nurses, pediatric cardiologists, ICU nurses, intensivists, and respiratory therapists. Urgently needed are pediatric surgeons, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, OR nurses, and RNFAs with cardiac experience.
Health Teams International is a nonprofit organization whose main purpose is to evangelize through the ministrations of short-term Christian healthcare teams. Dentists and hygienists, doctors and nurses, opticians, pharmacists, and non-medical volunteers are needed on all of the missions.
Friends of Barnabas—a Virginia-based nonprofit organization—sends up to 12 Mountain Medical Mission Teams to Honduras annually to provide primary and preventative health care. They set up anti-parasite and Vitamin A stations as well as general medicine, eye, and dental clinics in small schools and churches. The majority of the patients have never seen a healthcare provider.
Christian Medical Missions, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide medical, dental, and eye care to the indigenous people of Central America. Every year is an adventure that involves new people in an effort to reach out to those in need of medical and dental attention.
One Child Matters is a nonprofit child sponsorship organization helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Through the programs, children receive food, education, medical aid, and hope in Jesus Christ.
Please see this link for upcoming medical mission trips that need volunteers.
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos is a nonprofit organization that cares for orphaned and abandoned children. Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos’ homes in nine countries keep brothers and sisters together and provide a quality education, health care, and spiritual formation.
The clinics need nurses, physicians, therapists, or assistants who can commit to a volunteering for at least a year.