VOLUNTEER TEAMS NEEDED
There are many opportunities to serve the Lord in Haiti. Whether you feel led to provide healthcare, do evangelism, or assist in construction,- you can make an impact. Teams can walk alongside a church planter sharing the Good News, repair a home or church, meet physical needs working in a medical clinic, or help construct a procedure room at a clinic in South Haiti.
Baptists on Mission is seeking volunteer healthcare providers to assist with the Alpha Omega Medical Ministry (ALOM) in Haiti. ALOM provides basic medical care to all Haitians in need of assistance. This ministry was founded by Haitian Doctors Vladimyr Roseau, his wife Merline, and her sister Francise Milien after the 2010 earthquake. ALOM offers both a fixed clinic in the town of Source Matelas, as well as multiple mobile sites surrounding this area. The number of patients needing care far exceeds the number of medical personnel available.
Construction and evangelism teams can choose to assist Pastor Rene Romil, a church planter in Saintard, who is working with several other church planters in the area. Teams can help build a vocational training center that will teach skills that help open new job opportunities, build temporary chapels in outlying villages, lead crusades, or do street evangelism.
Teams can be made up of volunteers from one church, several local churches, an association, collegiate healthcare programs, or individuals from across the state. Medical teams should consist of 6-8 members while construction/ evangelism teams can have as many as 14.
The majority of the medical team should be medical personnel, but some non-medical members are encouraged to participate as well. An ideal team will consist of 1 or 2 primary care providers, several nurses, a pharmacist, and additional medical professionals or non-medical volunteers. But, we are flexible! If you have a specialty you would like to use in Haiti, we will try to find a location for your work. Interpreters will work with each team.
Construction teams should have at least one person who is familiar with construction but not all team members have to have construction experience. There will be many opportunities to share the Gospel, interact with communities, and participate in revivals or crusades for these teams. A primary objective of teams replacing roofs damaged by Hurricane Matthew will be to assist church planters in expanding their impact in a community. In some communities teams will build simple chapels that will serve as the meeting place for a new church.
For medical teams the base cost is $850, PLUS an additional cost for the airline tickets and insurance. This includes food, lodging, in-country transportation, translators, and supplemental health/evacuation insurance
The base cost for construction/ evangelism teams is $400 plus the cost of airline tickets. Additionally, teams are asked to contribute $3000 toward the cost of building materials. This includes food, lodging, in-country transportation, translators, and supplemental health/evacuation insurance.
(Teams are encouraged to consider trip cancellation insurance for your trip at $5.20 per day, per person extra cost.)
Teams will be met at the airport by a local ministry representative and transported to the housing location. A full list of what to bring will be sent to the team leader.
Trip dates are listed below. For more information, Medical Teams can contact Crystal Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or Construction/ Evangelism teams may contact Paul Langston at plangston@ncbaptist.
Participants will need a passport for travel. Please make sure your passport has at least six (6) months validity remaining from the time of your departure from Haiti. If it has less, you will need to obtain a new passport. We recommend that every overseas traveler be up to date on all vaccinations, including; Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, and Typhoid. Malaria medications are highly encouraged. Participants should check with their physician and/or with the Center for Disease Control concerning other immunizations or medications for travel to Haiti, especially regarding mosquito born illnesses. Age limit: 18+ for medical teams and 16+ for construction / evangelism teams.