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 Michael Vega at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or fill out the Resident application below.
What is the cost?
THP covers all 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. View our upcoming mission list on the right column of this page.
How can I apply for an upcoming mission?
To apply to become a credentialed volunteer, please complete the correct online application form below and submit the required documentation. In some cases, depending on the host countries, additional information may be requested.
How can I apply for funding?
At the recent meeting in
Austin, Scott Kozin, MD, THP Team Leader, announced that the Outreach Advisory
Group is allocating funds in 2017 to support independent outreach
missions. Individuals or groups may apply. Applications must be
received no later than