Become a Surgical Volunteer
Esperança partners with indigenous organizations to provide surgical treatment to vulnerable populations who are often uninsured or unable to cover the costs of essential surgical care. Our volunteer teams provide a wide range of surgical specialties and come from all over the United States, procuring medical supplies for their missions. Esperança is always seeking volunteers to start or join surgical teams! Are you ready?
Specialty need per country:
- Santiago, Dominican Republic – ENT, Varicose Veins
- Abancay, Peru - ENT, General, Gynecology, Hand, Ophthalmology, Urology, Varicose Veins
- Guayaquil, Ecuador – ENT, General Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Plastics, Urology
- Nicaragua (various locations) – General, General Pediatrics, Gynecology, Hand, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, Plastics, Varicose Veins, Varicose Ulcers
All immediate Esperança surgical missions have been suspended in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and are being rescheduled for late 2020/early 2021. If you are interested in joining/starting a surgical team, we would love to get your application started and be prepared for when conditions allow.
Frequently Asked Questions
We ask that each team, prior to their departure, send us a list of supplies with an estimated value. This is very important in helping us request a letter of support from the host country’s Consular Office. These documents are approved by the Consular Office and Ministry of Health, and will help your team pass through Customs with all the approved supplies. A complete list of supplies must be submitted to Esperança at least 3 months prior to your departure date.
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