Please note: All volunteers need to submit a new application and waiver acceptance EVERY YEAR. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and be skilled in a medical area of need that helps the mission.
We will be accepting applications through December 2023. Please bear in mind, as much as we would love to include everyone who expresses interest, unfortunately, not all who apply will be able to attend. We will assess our needs and match up the volunteers that fit those needs to best serve our patients. We have a limited amount of space and preference is given to medical volunteers.
ALL VOLUNTEERS (new and returning) NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION EACH YEAR. Volunteers should be over 18 years of age.
If you have not previously volunteered or have no volunteer member for reference, you MUST fill out the section on the application with a brief identifying note about yourself (for example: OR Scrub tech with 10 years experience in Ortho) as well as email us to describe your interest, qualifications, and how you anticipate you can be of help to the mission at email@example.com. Applications lacking this information will be discarded. Thank you.
Please do not make concrete plans to attend the mission until specific approval has been given via email from administration. It may take until January 1 2022 to determine our full needs although you may have been confirmed prior to that time. If you do not hear back from us, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Vásconez examining patient with other MME plastic surgeons before surgery.
Waiver and assumption to the risks of travel
I hereby acknowledge that Medical Mission Ecuador, Inc., as an agency and its officers, directors, and members have informed me that there is no health insurance or other type of insurance to cover my medical, legal or other care that I might need while on this medical mission to Ecuador IN FEBRUARY/MARCH, 2024, and that I will be responsible for providing all necessary costs of any care I might need. I further acknowledge that I am responsible for all of my personal articles and supplies that I take and assume all risks involved in taking those items to Ecuador. I further assume the risks of traveling to an underdeveloped country and shall hold MME and its officers, directors, and board members harmless from any results of my TRAVEL TO AND RETURN FROM ECUADOR AND OF MY PARTICIPATION IN MME 2024.
My application to Medical Mission Ecuador, Inc. for travel with their medical/surgical team in Ecuador is being submitted with the following understandings:
I will be a guest in Ecuador and subject to the laws and customs of that country and to the policies of MME.
I will be working subject to the authority of the MME President, Executive Director, Board Members and will abide by MME recommendations and directions while visiting and working in Ecuador.
I will be responsible for obtaining the funds needed to cover my transportation, meals and any other expenses incidentally incurred on the trip.
I am volunteering under my own free will and understand that this is a medical trip working in a medical environment. I will not hold Medical Mission Ecuador, its volunteers, or its board members responsible for any illness related to the trip or while participating in or travelling to the mission including associated medical problems with the COVID-19 virus.
It is my responsibility to have proper insurance or medical plan should I need assistance or evacuation related to medical conditions, natural disasters, government instabilities, or other associated unexpected events.
I understand that there is a heighted risk of travel with a worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and I understand I must have received the fully recommended doses of Covid-19 vaccine. In addition, I will provide proof of my vaccination status to the MME Board when requested. I understand that there is risk of serious illness including death that could be associated with travel on this trip and I accept full responsibility for my own medical care related to illness if I experience such while participating on this trip.
The submission of my application through the link below is my agreement with the items outlined in this waiver above.