Volunteer in Haiti

Project Medishare continues to recruit Medical volunteers to mentor and train Haitian medical staff and provide patient care at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. More than 5,500 dedicated medical professionals have volunteered with Project Medishare so far since the earthquake! The response from the medical field has been amazing, but your help is still needed. Your role will not be limited to providing medical care but also to assist in the training and education of the existing Haitian doctors, nurses and assorted medical personnel so that capacity can be built in Haiti’s healthcare sector.

Volunteers are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Miami. Once in Miami, air transportation to and from Port-au-Prince, housing and meals in Haiti are provided by Project Medishare. Seats on American Airlines flights leaving from MIA every Saturday and returning to MIA the following Saturday have been reserved for our teams. A Minimum one-week commitment from Volunteers is requested but we encourage you to make your stay longer if possible.

As the news cameras turn away to cover other areas of the globe, donations to fund the only critical care and trauma hospital in Port-au-Prince have diminished. Project Medishare relies primarily on individual donors to keep programs operating in Haiti. Effective July 1st, 2013, every volunteer is asked to make a $750 USD donation to help offset the costs of their trip (roundtrip airfare from MIA-PAP, housing, transportation, and meals for the week). You may raise this amount by fundraising through your friends, family and coworkers or you may contribute it yourself. If you would like to coordinate your volunteer dates to travel in a group, please contact us at this email address haitilogisticscenter@med.miami.edu or via phone at 305-243-6685. If each volunteer can recruit at least one new volunteer, this will allow Project Medishare to continue the much needed work at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare.

Tentative Flight information:

MIA to PAP

Airport: Miami International Airport (MIA)
Departure: 7:30am Saturday (Arrive at airport 3 hours prior to departure)

PAP to MIA

Airport: Port-au-Prince (PAP)
Airport: 4:30pm Saturday (Haiti time); ETA MIA 7:50pm

If you are interested in volunteering, Project Medishare has partnered with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to assist in the recruitment of medical volunteers. As a first step to volunteer, please CLICK HERE to sign up and make sure to fill out the entire form. You may put “other” in the section of expertise, however, the work being done in Port-au-Prince is medical and at this time, space is only available for allied healthcare professionals, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, rehabilitation, radiology techs, biomedical engineers, etc. At this time, we are unable to accept medical students as volunteers due to our limited space in volunteer groups.

Once you have successfully registered, please email Project Medishare at haitilogisticscenter@med.miami.edu or call 305-243-6685 to speak to one of the Logistics Coordinators for additional information about the trip.

Register to Volunteer

Community Health Program in Thomonde

Many medical professionals and students volunteer through the University Partnership Programs to work with local staff through the Community Health Program in one of the most impoverished areas in Haiti, the Central Plateau. Currently, Project Medishare is partnered with the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Texas Health and Science Center at San Antonio.

If you are a University interested in more information about partnering with Project Medishare to do a project or volunteering with the team in the Central Plateau, please contact: info@projectmedishare.org to inquire about upcoming trips/developing new partnerships. We are unable to accept individual student volunteers for this program at this time, so please only inquire if you are able to gather a group of medical students and supervising physicians from your university to do a trip together.


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