The Guatemala Mazatenango Medical mission is looking for licensed medical personnel, specifically doctors and pharmacists, to join the team for its July 2019 mission. Last year the mission was not able to fully field a team, due to the departure of some valuable physicians.
A working knowledge of Spanish is welcome but not required, as translators are available.
There are some openings for non-medical personnel, as well.
The Guatemala Mazatenango Medical mission has been underway for more than 15 years, first under the sponsorship of San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, and now under that of Walnut Creek UMC. Working in partnership with Fundación Herencia Viva (Living Heritage Foundation), based in Guatemala, Mazatenango Medical is the sole medical care provider for the villages of Los Cerritos, Covadonga, and Xiquina. The ministry’s base of operations is Mazatenango, about three hours’ travel time from Guatemala City.
At the end of the mission the team travels to Antigua for three days of rest and relaxation. There is an opportunity to leave the mission one to two days early, but the departure date is fixed due to customs restrictions.
The dates are July 12-22, 2019 (with option for early departure by 1 or 2 days).
Cost is $1,800 – which covers insurance, airfare, lodging, and all meals through Friday, July 19.
Medical personnel must have a current medical license.
All volunteers must complete Safe Gatherings training and sign the pledge of faith.
Travel from different cities can be coordinated (there are team members from North Carolina).
To volunteer – or for more information – contact Kandi Lancaster at 925-948-5908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.