Global Health Volunteer Program
The Global Health Volunteer Program (GHVP) is FIMRC's flagship international volunteer program. No major or career path is necessary to make a difference, just the willingness to give back to a community in need. Individual volunteers as well as groups are welcome to travel at any time and for any length of time. We maintain staffing at each site devoted to leading volunteer activities, so you work side-by-side with staff members and medical professionals who are on the front lines of providing health care to communities in need. All FIMRC programs are structured to ensure volunteers contribute in meaningful, sustainable ways and are an integral component of our goal to bring long-term change to underserved communities around the globe.
Project Alajuelita, Costa Rica
Currently Project Alajuelita is the only site available for in-person volunteering due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the right to learn more about volunteering at Project Alajuelita.
Top 3 Reasons to Volunteer with FIMRC
Our sites are open year-round! Rather than only opening volunteer programs during specific weeks, you craft your experience around your dates of availability and choose your site placement.
Since our team is involved in every aspect of operations, we know how to ensure that your skills and interests are being put to use to make a difference. Many of our volunteers go on to pursue professional degrees and find that their volunteer experience is a talking point during admission interviews and classroom discussions.
You work alongside staff on sustainable projects where your contributions will last well after you board your plane home.
"I absolutely loved my time at Project Alajuelita! The clinic staff was amazing and the doctors were very open to questions and to demonstrating various medical techniques. The hands-on experiences and interactions with patients were my favorite part."