Come Volunteer with Us!
We are so glad you are willing to help. There are many opportunities to volunteer. We are always looking for people with marketing skills, medical systems skills and fundraising skills. If you have expertise in any of these areas, we would love your help! We are a 100% volunteer run organization. If you are interested in learning more about any aspect of MATH or volunteering with us, please click here to email us.
Join us on a Medical Mission
We run 3-4 medical missions a year. They are usually in February, May and September. We take about 6-8 people on each trip. These are working medical trips with no religious affiliation. If you have any medical accreditation at all, we would love to have you learn more about joining us. Click here to download an application. Once your application is completed please email it to Maggie Lavasseur at email@example.com
One of the attractive things about our trips is that they are relatively inexpensive. You will be responsible for your flights and the price of room and board at the mission house we stay at in Petionville. MATH arranges transfer from Hartford, Ct to and from JFK and all the transportation once we are in Haiti. There is always a trip leader who is a seasoned Haiti traveler and knows the ropes.
Also, our theme is Haitian's helping Haitian's. We offer a continuum of care with weekly visits to our four clinic sites. That means that when you leave, you'll know that the patients are receiving the ongoing care they need. And, you will be teaching our Haitian doctors and nurses as you go. As the old proverb says, "give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you'll feed him for a lifetime."
We fly out of JFK direct into Port au Prince. It is only about a 3 1/2 hour flight and American Airlines flies there twice daily. We fly on Saturday and the mission house employees, who are like family to MATH, meet us at the airport. We lay low on Saturday and then use Sunday as a planning and sightseeing day. Monday is an administrative day for the clinic. The American team heads to where the clinic is housed. We perform in service with the Haitian medical team. Sometimes, we see a few patients as part of a dry run of the clinic. These patients are typically friends and family of the Haitian staff. Then, we travel with the clinic everyday to the clinic sights and help them see patients. At times, we will bring subspecialties down, like an eye clinic or dermatology. We try to procure as much medicine as we can in Haiti. We will bring down with us the things that they can't get there, like certain antibiotics.
One of the best things about the trips is the camaraderie. You will be with a group of smart, hardworking, like minded folks. We work hard and at the end of the day, have a great meal at the mission house and lots of laughs. A trip to Haiti will forever change the lens through with you view life.