We are in need of volunteers to serve on our Wheelchair Clinics in Guatemala on upcoming village and surgical mission teams.
The Wheelchair Clinics are part of a pilot program that is in its second year. The chairs are supplied by our partner, Free Wheelchair Mission, a Christian organization that develops wheelchairs especially for the developing world. We expect to assemble and fit wheelchairs to 100+ patients over 4-5 days, all as part of a series of clinics that will serve more than 1,600 patients.
While the wheelchairs are assembled by non-medical volunteers, it is critical to have physical and/or occupational therapists oversee the fitting process to ensure a safe and comfortable wheelchair for the patients. We are seeking two PTs and/or OTs, one MD/NP and interpreters per Wheelchair Clinic.
There is a huge population of mobility-impaired individuals in Guatemala, and serving in a Wheelchair Clinic is an incredibly rewarding experience.
Please contact Megan Henry at email@example.com or call 713-484-5555 for more information.
- People Skills
- Physical Therapy
- Patient Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Some training prior to departure.
- Application process required, cost is $1100 + airfare.