Who can volunteer?
Midwives For Haiti students are trained by full-time in-country instructors. Each week we send professionally trained midwives who give their time and money to help precept Haitian women in midwifery skills. CNM’s, CPM’s, Ob/Gyn nurse practitioners, and labor & delivery nurses are the preferred volunteers.
Volunteers must have licensed medical credentials, flexibility and sensitivity to their role in a foreign culture. Motivated, self-directed individuals with medical experience in the developing world can be assets to the program in Hinche. You will learn as much as you teach, and your life will never be the same.
What are volunteer requirements?
Volunteers are responsible for financing and arranging their own airfare, to arrive into Port-au-Prince on a Saturday no later than 12:30pm - 1:00pm and depart on a Saturday no earlier than 12:30pm. From there, Midwives For Haiti sets up transportation, lodging, food and translators for the rest of the week. The cost to volunteer for one week is $650 (not including airfare) and for each additional week is $350, covering transportation between Port-au-Prince and Hinche, accommodations and food in Hinche, taxis in town, and translators for the week. For more details on making a trip, click on Become a Volunteer.
How can I help?
Every week at the Midwives For Haiti house is different, so we appreciate those who are flexible to precept and teach our students, provide extra hands for the mobile clinic and in the hospital, or to help with general organization and administration.
How do I apply?
The Midwives For Haiti volunteer application process is as follows:
Part 1: Electronic Application
Part 2: Phone Interview
Part 3: Scheduling
Part 4: Trip preparation and submission of required materials
Please complete Part 1: Application to begin your application process. The application will request that you list your top three choices for your trip to Hinche.
Volunteers are needed for the following weeks in 2013:
May 18th -25th
25th -Jun 1st
June 8th -15th
July 6th -13th
August 10th -17th
31st -Sept 7th
September 7th -14th
28th -Oct 1st
October All weeks are open: students are in full clinical so there is always great need for preceptors.
November All weeks are open: Students are finishing up their clinical. Graduation is early to mid-November.
December Nov 30th -7th There are no students, but volunteers are welcome in the hospital and on mobile clinics.
7th -14th There are no students, but volunteers are welcome in the hospital and on mobile clinics.