Volunteering for Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic offers a unique opportunity to help provide much needed medical care to thousands of patients in rural villages in the Dominican Republic while also gaining valuable professional experience and education through engaging with patients directly in a real clinical setting.
Twice a year, in January and in June, PRHDR travels to 22 villages in very remote, isolated areas. We have been working with the same communities for over 20 years, meaning that we offer continuity of care and know our patients well. In each community, we offer medical clinics focused on those who are most needy and providing care to those who would otherwise go without.
Our volunteers are doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists, interpreters, Peace Corps, pharmacists, physical therapists, clinic greeters and intake staff. However, you do not need a medical background or even a knowledge of Spanish (though it is helpful!) to volunteer.