Teams include volunteer hand surgeons, anesthesiologists, operating room and recovery room nurses and hand therapists. We currently do not take volunteers who do not fit within these specialties.
What if I’m a resident or in medical school?
There are limited opportunities for a medical resident to participate in a medical mission. Please contact Angie Legaspi at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
What is the cost?
Unlike many organizations, our participants pay only a flat fee of $250 toward travel expenses; THP covers all remaining transportation and accommodation costs, although team members are responsible for some of their own meals during the trip. Additional voluntary contributions to help defray trip expenses are certainly welcomed.
How big are the teams?
Teams can be from 4 to 10 members; we keep the teams small so as not to overwhelm our hosts and the local medical facilities.
How long are the trips?
Our medical mission trips are usually one week long.. At this time, we do not offer long-term volunteer placements.
Where can I volunteer?
Where you can volunteer depends on our trip schedule for that year. Please note, the list of countries, locations and dates vary yearly. To see our current trip schedule, or to request a trip, click here.
How can I apply?
To apply to become a credentialed volunteer, please complete the online application form and submit the required documentation. In some cases, depending on the host countries, additional information may be requested.