Volunteer with MEDICO

MEDICO provides health care and health education to communities in Honduras and Nicaragua through short term medical trips.

Our trips typically last 7­-10 days and are composed of both medical and non­medical volunteers.

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPs MEDICO has built over our 25+ years of service help us tailor each team to meet the needs of the communities we visit.

Volunteer with MEDICO

MEDICO provides health care and health education to communities in Honduras and Nicaragua through short term medical trips.

Our trips typically last 7­-10 days and are composed of both medical and non­medical volunteers.

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPs MEDICO has built over our 25+ years of service help us tailor each team to meet the needs of the communities we visit.

VOLUNTEER with MEDICO

MEDICO provides health care and health education to communities in Honduras and Nicaragua through short term medical trips.

Our trips typically last 7­-10 days and are composed of both medical and non­medical volunteers.

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPs MEDICO has built over our 25+ years of service help us tailor each team to meet the needs of the communities we visit.

Areas Where We Serve

Hear from some of our volunteers

  • The children and families of Jalapa have opened my heart in ways unimaginable. The opportunity to serve in Nicaragua with my wonderful MEDICO team is a privilege – my experiences have changed my life and world view

    Marjorie H.

  • Newcomers are welcomed openly and veterans are always willing to teach and lend a hand. It is a cohesive group where every team member feels they have contributed, regardless of training, age, background, or experience. One of my favorite quotes by John Wooden: “You can’t have a perfect day without doing something for someone who’ll never be able to repay you.” This sums up MEDICO and their philosophy. When you set aside your own needs in the service of others, you will get far more back than you could ever give.

    Dr.Debra W.

  • Having been fortunate to travel with the Jalapa, Nicaragua MEDICO team for almost a decade, I appreciate how mutual the benefits are to the village and our medical team. We may help the children of Jalapa with our medicines and therapies; but, the villagers of Jalapa give us back so much more in gratitude and friendship! Is it any wonder that we team members look forward to each and every trip?

    David G.

  • Every year I travel with MEDICO to provide care for children with physical and mental disabilities. Our group has developed deep personal connections with the city and provided treatments and education despite cultural and language differences. I have seen how meaningful health changes can happen with long term commitment. Volunteering internationally also inspires my interest in community health at home and keeps me motivated to excel in my profession!

    Kathy U.

  • My first trip with MEDICO is why I chose to study public health in college and, as a student, these trips have been a great opportunity to put into use the things I am learning in school. These trips have also been a great opportunity to learn from the experienced professionals and providers on the teams with me. I have been fortunate to be able to enjoy these trips with my family as well, going on several with my mom and sister. Each time the experience brings us closer together and I always look forward to the next one!

    Shana K.

  • As a student, I feel grateful for the knowledge I gained and the impact my MEDICO trip had on me. My experiences were eye opening; I was seeing patients with diseases and acuities I had only read about in textbooks. Thanks to the patience, support and supervision from the more experienced providers on the team, I was able to broaden my critical thinking and physical exam skills. I will always remember my first trip with MEDICO, and it certainly will not be my last.

    Benjamin H.

  • I enjoy MEDICO trips for several reasons. First, the patients and families we see are in great need of our services and are very grateful for their care. Second, the MEDICO volunteers are wonderful to work with and dedicated to improving the quality of life for our patients. Finally, I feel that is important to give to those less fortunate, and MEDICO allows me to do this in a meaningful way. Thanks to the great MEDICO staff for making the trips a safe and satisfying experience!

    Gail B.

  • Having a chance to give patients their smiles again and saving so many teeth that would have caused them pain and swelling in the near future, made all the hard work worthwhile. Also, being able to share this experience with my 16-year-old son, Dan, was beyond my dreams. It was wonderful to be able to have Dan assist me and to see him work so hard in the pharmacy and optical clinic too. I am glad to be home, but miss the incredible feeling of being able make a difference. I can’t wait to go back!

    Dr. Bic A.

  • I always look forward to the variety of kids and adults our group sees and the unexpected challenges that arise during our week. I love that I am challenged every day to think on my feet and problem solve issues for these patients. I can’t wait to go back!

    Bridget K.

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