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

Mexico, Chiapas
Copainalá
August 21-29, 2015                  

El Salvador
San Salvador
October 23–31, 2015

El Salvador
Santiago Texacuangos
October 30–November 7, 2015

Guatemala
Santa María de Jesús
November 6–14, 2015         

Philippines
Tanauan-Batangas
February 11–20, 2016

Guatemala
Escuintla
March 4–12, 2016     

El Salvador
Ateos
March 11–19, 2016             

Mexico, Chiapas
San Cristóbal
May 20-28, 2016

México: Zacatecas                                                                                                                                            Tlaltenango                                                                                                                                                             Summer, 2016