For many interpreters, the experience is life changing. We don't know if you will ever find a more rewarding way of using your Spanish. Some interpreters have found a new direction they want to pursue in their studies. Others return to the United States and continue to provide interpreting services for refugees and new Americans in their communities. You will make lasting friendships and you will always be a member of your teams. Perhaps you will return to the United States with a new perspective and when you least expect it, something will trigger a heart-warming memory of a moment or day well spent with a special person from the Dominican Republic.
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.
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. There are many different skills that volunteers can contribute to the team work required for the success of each trip and year round for our continuing life and growth as a program. Now, and throughout the history of PRHDR, many of the most significant volunteer contributors continue to be volunteers with no healthcare training, health care experience and no Spanish! For many, volunteering for Partners is a rewarding and life altering experience. Please consider joining us on our next trip!
Please contact us if you have any questions.