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Would you like to go on a medical mission?

Health Professionals are needed in the following fields:

  • Primary Care
  • Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Nursing
  • OR Personnel
  • Optometry 
  • 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.
 

Application


Please fill out the form below to contact us and we will send you information about volunteering for future Helping Hands Medical Missions.
 

Helping Hands Medical Missions Chaplain

Responsibilities and Duties

Thank you for your interest in serving as a Missionary Chaplain.  Upon commitment to a mission, you will receive a list of responsibilities and duties, which we require of each Chaplain.  If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Lupita Assad Lupitaassad@hhmm.org.

The generous benefactors and missionaries who participate in our annual Chaplain Sponsorship Program pay for the Chaplain’s mission fees.

 

The information you’ll receive:

  • A list of your primary duties
  • What you will need to prepare (Meditations and Talks)
  • What you will need to bring
  • Other duties
  • Dress code information
  • Lodging information

Contact Gloria Madrigal regarding your passport and travel information at mission@hhmm.org.

Upcoming Mission Schedule

Philippines - Tanauan Batangas 
February 14 - 23, 2019

El Salvador - Ateos 
March 15 - 23, 2019

Mexico - Chiapas Copainala  
March 8 - 16, 2019

Mexico - Chiapas San Cristobal 
June 1 - 9, 2018

Africa - Ghana Butre 
June 15 - 24, 2018

Central Africa, Uganda: Katikamu
August 23 - September 2, 2018

Nicaragua, "cancelled"  "This mission has been cancelled due to political and civil unrest in the region. Please pray for the people of Nicaragua"

El Salvador - San Salvador  
October 26 - November 3, 2018

El Salvador - Santiago Texacuangos 
November 2 - 10, 2018

Guatemala - Santo Tomas Milpas Altas  
November 9 - 17, 2018

The Guatemala Water Project

I have treated many patients with parasitic infections due to contaminated drinking water. Today you have the opportunity to greatly reduce sickness and disease that is caused by contaminated drinking water.”

Michael Brezinsky, M.D., Mission Director

 

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