Medical Ministry International facilitates 1 and 2-week Project Teams with international volunteer participants to build medical capacity for the long term. Project Teams are planned by our in-country Project Directors in response to local health care needs, following an invitation from the local community. We often partner with local churches.
View the Project Team Schedule by following one of the links below:
First time applicants, please follow the "Create A New Profile" link to begin the application process. A new profile will be created as part of the application process.
Returning applicants, the application process is streamlined when you have an existing profile. Follow the "For Existing Profiles" to log in. Then choose "Apply for a Project Team" in the drop-down list under "What would you like to do?"
An "I forgot my password" re-set option is available when you follow the "For Existing Profiles" link.
If you would like to apply using a paper application, please call our office at 1-844-335-6642 and our Program Team will be pleased to accommodate you.
A Project Coordinator at Medical Ministry International will notify volunteers when they are accepted to be a member of a Project Team.
All participants of a Project Team are expected to:
1) Serve using their given skill sets and contribute to the programs of Medical Ministry International in a developing country.
2) Fundraise on behalf of Medical Ministry International to help raise the funds necessary to cover the budgeted costs of the Project Team. Medical Ministry International’s costs per team vary significantly based on the country location, the remoteness of the team, currency exchange rates, duration of the team and more. The minimum fundraising goal for each team member is shown with the Project Team Schedule (click here to view in $USD, and here to view in $CAD) and will be communicated to team members at the time of acceptance.
All Applicants: Once accepted for a Project Team, Medical Ministry International will provide the details of our designated travel agent so participants can coordinate their schedules with the team itinerary.
Medical Ministry International’s costs to carry out our charitable programs include airfare expenses and other travel expenses required for team members to arrive at the project site. Because these costs for airfare vary significantly based on the country location, location of team members, and time of year, fundraising goals for airfare are not included on the Project Schedule.
Canadian & Intl Applicants: The minimum fundraising goal to cover travel related expenses will be communicated to participants closer to the project date. Raptim Travel will bill airline reservations directly to Medical Ministry International’s credit card.
American Applicants: According to IRS Publication 526, “Generally, you can claim a charitable contribution deduction for travel expenses necessarily incurred while you are away from home performing services for a charitable organization only if there is no significant element of personal pleasure, recreation, or vacation in the travel.” This applies whether or not the trip expenses are billed directly to a participant’s credit card. Team members may choose to fundraise donations to Medical Ministry International and be reimbursed for expenses to participate on the Project Team.
All funds received by Medical Ministry International are charitable donations which may be directed to the fundraising efforts of a specific Project Team or Program. Although Medical Ministry International will track the fundraising efforts of individuals, all donations are made to support a Project Team.
In the event of cancellation by a participant or by Medical Ministry International, donations may be re-directed to support a future project team within one year, a country-specific need, or the greatest need of the organization.