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Guatemala Mission Application

Antigua Mission Dates

Friday, January 26 - Saturday, February 10, 2024

(includes travel days)

San Benito Mission Dates

TBD

Please complete the application and waiver/release forms and submit with the following information:

  • Brief Resume/Curriculum Vitae (not required if you have been a previous team member)

  • Nurses applying to volunteer with Medicos en Accion Society are required to submit a copy of their current Registered Nurse license.

  • Physicians are required to submit a copy of their current license, medical degree and, if applicable, specialist certificate.

  • A copy of your passport photo page.  Your passport must be valid through your stay in Guatemala plus six months.

  • Proof of COVID vaccination status.

Note: An application donation of $300 CDN must accompany your application (no exceptions). Should government advise against travel to Guatemala due to high levels of COVID in the country, the mission will be cancelled and your deposit refunded. If your application is not accepted, your donation will be returned. Guatemala requires all visitors be fully vaccinated.

Cost


The volunteer costs of Guatemala accommodations and airport transfers, hospital days breakfast/lunch and patient costs of medications, surgical supplies  post op and convalescent care as well as other direct hospital costs are supported by team members  For Antigua, the 2023 costs are:
 

  • Surgeons, surgical assistants, and anaesthetists:  $1100 USD per person/two-weeks, $600 USD one week    

  • OR and PACU nurses, audiologists, hearing aid technicians, translators and general volunteers: $800 USD per person/two weeks, $500 for one week.


Tax receipts for your mission expenses (application fee, mission contribution and transportation costs) are issued following your submission of receipts after the mission has completed.

Medicos en Accion Society Guatemala surgical team leaders will review all applications in the order received and you will be notified of the decision on your application.


How to Apply:

  • This application can be completed entirely online using this form.

  • Application donation should be sent via e-transfer to: medicos.donations@gmail.com  
    OR: mail cheque (if preferred to e-transfer) by June 28, 2023 to:


Medicos en Accion,

c/o 450 Greenstone Dr.,
​Kamloops, BC  V2C 1N9

 

Note: Applications are not considered complete until application donation and supporting documents are received.

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