Central America

2019-2020 Outreach Team Dates

Nicaragua | December 7-15, 2019 | rolling application
Costa Rica | February 15-23, 2020 | application closes November 15, 2019
Honduras | March 14-22, 2020 | application closes December 13, 2019
Costa Rica | May 2-10, 2020 | application closes January 31, 2020
Nicaragua | June 20-28, 2020 | application closes March 20, 2020 | in partnership with Christian Surfers, additional costs associated
Honduras | October 17-25, 2020 | application closes July 17, 2020
Nicaragua | December 5-13, 2020 | application closes September 4, 2020

Cost:

The total base cost will be approximately $1,900 + cost of airfare. The base cost will cover lodging, transportation, meals and related clinical expenses. OneWorld Health is responsible for all flight bookings and team flight itineraries. Volunteers will be responsible for cost of vaccinations and the $10 visa fee into Nicaragua (not applicable for Costa Rica or Honduras) . We recommend that you bring $50-$100 for additional travel/souvenir shopping expenses.

Lodging:

Nicaraguan teams will travel to the assigned service region (Chinandega, S├ębaco, Tola or Jinotega) and spending the week at a OneWorld Health partnered hotel.

Costa Rican teams partner with in country host, CFCI, to conduct outreach clinics in communities in San Jose. The team will spend the week at a OneWorld Health partnered hotel in San Jose.

Honduran teams partner with in country host, Serve Hope International, to conduct outreach clinics in communities in Siguatepeque. The team will spend the week at a OneWorld Health partnered hotel in Siguatepeque.

Fun Day:

On the final day, the volunteers will stay at the beach at a OneWorld Health partnered resort for a day of fun in the sun on the coastline.

Roles Needed:

All students are welcome

Non-Medical

  • Registration team
  • Pharmacy team
  • Reading glasses team
  • Runner

Provider

  • MD
  • DO
  • PA
  • NP

Triage

  • Registered Nurse
  • EMT
  • Technicians
  • Other

Pharmacist

Specialist

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • SLP

Volunteer Application Requirements

Non-Medical Volunteers

  • 18 or older
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Able to sit/stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time
  • Able to walk a mile

Medical Professionals
Your application will not be considered until we have received high-resolution, legible copies of the following:

  • Resume/CV
  • Undergrad diploma
  • Medical + Specialty diploma(s)
  • Updated license from the internet, with footnote
  • Marriage license (if name is different than qualifications)

All documents can be emailed to volunteer@oneworldhealth.com

OneWorld Health works within the restraints and requirements of the ministries of health in Nicaragua and Uganda and submits all medical qualifications for review. We appreciate your help making sure we uphold our positive reputation, which will allow us to work in these communities for generations to come.

Applications will be considered incomplete and not reviewed until all items are received.

Fees:

  • $100 application fee (Please do not press “submit” more than once. It will charge you twice!)
  • $10 visa fee for Nicaragua

Thank you for your interest in joining OneWorld Health on a medical trip.

OneWorld Health offers the only sustainable medical mission experience to assist in providing long-term medical care in developing countries. OneWorld Health does not take your decision to be a part of this team lightly, and we are committed to setting you up for success while you are with us.