Get Involved - Volunteer!

Would you like to go on a medical mission?

Health Professionals are needed in the following fields:

Primary Care, Surgery, Anaesthesiology, Nursing, OR Personnel, Optometry Rehabilitation, Community Health, Dentistry, Pharmacy; Medical Students, Natural Family Planning and Counseling.

We also need volunteers to serve as translators and anyone who can help with the many non-medical tasks needed at the mission site.

There is a fee for each mission which covers food, transportation, lodging and operational expenses. Participants pay their own airfare to and from the mission site.

HELPING HANDS Medical Missions, Inc. (HHMM) is an international program designed to provide medical treatment to the poor. As such, it involves a serious commitment from its volunteers to work under difficult and challenging conditions. Therefore, before you commit to volunteering for this project, we ask that you consider the following questions:

  • Am I ready to live in a place with only cold water in which to shower?
  • Can I sleep on the floor, in a sleeping bag, or on a mattress?
  • Am I ready for long days of hard work?
  • Am I committed to serving others and following a program that is pre-arranged for me?
  • Am I healthy enough to participate in a program that may be physically demanding?
  • Am I ready to merge into other cultures by being flexible and patient in dealing with unexpected inconveniences?
  • Am I willing to fundraise for my trip to help those less fortunate?
  • Can I be responsible for my own costs (mission fees and airfare)?
  • Can I be responsible for my own healthcare insurance?
  • Can I be responsible to have the required shots and immunizations before I leave for the mission?

In addition, if you have answered yes to these questions and are certain you are prepared to make a serious personal commitment, please fill out the below application, and read and sign the Volunteer Participant Agreement.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please click on the link below to contact us and we will send you information about volunteering for future Helping Hands Medical Missions.

HHMM Application

Upcoming Missions

El Salvador
March 17-25, 2017   

Mexico, Chiapas   
San Cristobal
May 26-June 3, 2017

Mexico, Chiapas   
June 2-10, 2017

Costa Rica   
San Jose
June 30-July 8, 2017 

El Salvador   
San Salvador
October 20-28, 2017

El Salvador
Santiago Texacuangos
October 27-Nov. 4, 2017

Santa María de Jesús
November 10-18, 2017

Mexico, Chiapas
November 10-18, 2017 

February 15-24, 2018