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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.


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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

Upcoming Mission Schedule

Philippines: Tanauan-Batangas 
February 20 to March 1, 2025

El Salvador: Ateos
March 14 to 22, 2025

Mexico, Campeche: TBD

Africa, Ghana: Butre-CANCELED 
May 23 to June 2, 2024

Mexico, Campeche: Xpujil

El Salvador: Sonsonate
October 18-26, 2024

El Salvador: Agape 
October 25 to Nov. 2, 2024



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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