Below are frequently asked questions about volunteering on a medical mission trip in Thiotte, Haiti. If you have an additional question, please click here or visit our Contact Us page if you have a question for a particular staff, committee, or Board member.


Q:  Do I need to be a practicing, licensed medical care provider to join a medical mission trip to Thiotte?

A:  No, we have two - three laypersons join every trip to assist with clinic operations or ancillary care.

Q:  Is a passport necessary and any medical shots or vaccinations to go to Haiti?

A:  Yes, a current passport is needed. For information about immunizations, please consult with your health care provider’s travel medicine department and http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/haiti .

Q:  Do I need to speak French or Creole?

A:  No, it is not necessary to speak another language - although it is helpful. We hire local interpreters and they join us after landing in Port au Prince. The interpreters stay with the team during the entire visit in Haiti.

Q: How much will it cost me to volunteer?

A: Medical Mission Team Members pay a $750.00 - $850.00 participation fee. Trip participation fees and all donations to HMMW are tax deductible. Team members also pay their own airfare and are required to purchase their own travel insurance, which includes evacuation coverage. 

Q: How long is each trip?

A: Each trip is between 9 - 10 days including travel.  (More details ... click here.)

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