We are looking for non-medical and medical volunteers willing to serve as cooks, drivers, set-up crews, children’s workers, dental and medical specialists, and construction workers for all of the teams listed below.
Community healthcare is greatly needed in Mexico and really appreciated by the people. Using a holistic approach, we often use a health fair format which includes: health screening, health education, and evangelism. While working alongside local volunteers, all teams bring healthcare and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Mexico.
When you go to Mexico to serve, something very unexpected will happen – you will leave Mexico a different person. Stepping out of your comfort zone and into a cross-cultural situation can have a lifelong impact on you. Experience has proven that God will use the time in Mexico to deepen your relationship with Him.
Three times each year we host a huge medical outreach in Tijuana. Each time we go to a different part of the city and work with local chuches with a heart to reach their neighbors for Christ. Pastor Octavio Peralta coordinates the effort for us, along with the Tijuana Evangelical Pastor’s Association. Over the course of the day several hundred people will come to see the doctor, dentist, or to get a haircut or glasses. There is a children’s program focusing on healthy habits that teaches the kids while their parents are waiting to see the doctor. The one-on-one evangelism tent presents the gospel to everyone who comes. We are always in need of medical and non-medical volunteers for this event.
This team is designed for those of you who want to go and serve, but don’t have a lot of time. Scheduled over a Friday to Sunday (or Friday to Tuesday for Loreto teams), these teams hit the ground running and don’t stop until they are on their way home.
Dental, general medical, chiropractic and optometry services are routinely offered. If you are construction-minded, let us know – some teams may have construction projects to be done on the same weekend.
Three times each year, we take a surgical team to Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. The 10-15 member team works long hours to perform around 30 surgeries in five days. This weeklong team (Saturday to Saturday) flies into Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico, then drives to Palenque, Chiapas. Mexican staff preps for the week by lining up patients and opening up the hospital, which has one surgical suite. Although the focus of these teams is surgery, we welcome non- medical people to come along as well.
Our sites at Loreto and San Vicente have fully-equipped mobile dental units ready to go and serve. Clínica La Esperanza has two complete operatories with x-ray. If you are a dentist who would like to come by yourself, or bring a team with you, there will always be a line of patients waiting for you. You are welcome to join one of the scheduled Weekender Teams or contact us for the possibility of setting up a time that fits your schedule.
Hygienists and assistants are welcome to join any of our regularly scheduled Weekender Teams.
Outreach/MASH (Mobile, Adventure, Salvation, Healing) Teams often incorporate health fairs into the week of activities. Team members will be trained to facilitate one or more of the following areas of a health fair:
- Screenings – Blood pressure, blood sugar, basic vision assessment
- Education – Hand washing, basic nutrition, dental care
- Evangelism – Crafts, Bible verses, drama, puppets, drawings
Some of our outreach teams may also help with construction projects at a local church or in the community. More information can be obtained in advance from the Mexican Medical office, and/or from the missionary on location.
Loreto M.A.S.H. / Outreach Teams Information
San Vicente School Outreach Week