Volunteer

“The people I have met through FOTCOH  continue to inspire, inform, enrich my life immensely, especially the Haitians whom I now consider extended family members. Thank you, FOTCOH!” 

-Linda Damery, Volunteer

Note: due to the ongoing pandemic, 2021 volunteer trip details are tentative and subject to change. Follow our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.  


Volunteering with FOTCOH

FOTCOH relies on the generosity and support of volunteers just like you. Our devoted volunteer helpers come from around the country, from both medical and non-medical backgrounds. In a typical year, volunteers provide nearly 5,000 hours of support toward furthering FOTCOH’s mission! Together, we help meet the health and medical needs of the Haitian community.

No matter your skills or experience, there is a role for you on FOTCOH’s volunteer team. All you need is compassion, a heart to help other people, a “team player” attitude, and openness to new experiences. As a volunteer, you’ll work side-by-side with experienced FOTCOH team members, helping provide care at our clinic in Haiti for people who would otherwise go without medical attention. You’re likely to return home with a sense of experience, satisfaction, and meaningful impact. 

Most of our volunteers describe the experience as “life-changing.”


Choose Which Volunteer Opportunity is Right for You

Vital Health Clinic

FOTCOH Man and ChildJoin us at the FOTCOH clinic in Haiti for 1-2 weeks to provide medical and nutritional support for our patients. The top medical conditions treated in our clinic include hypertension and/or diabetes, asthma, pregnancy, severe skin infections and burn injuries, and malnutrition in children.

Open to: All medical volunteers and non-medical volunteers, although non-medical positions are very limited.

Trip Cost and Fees:

  • $750 per person for one week
  • $1,000 per person for two weeks
  • Food & lodging included in trip fees
  • Airfare: Purchased on your own with instructions from team leader (after your application is accepted)

Visa Requirements: None. A valid passport for at least 6 months is required upon arrival in the country along with a $10 tourist fee.

WASH Clinic

FOTCOH Washing HandsJoin us at the FOTCOH clinic in Haiti for 1 week to help provide educational training to the community. FOTCOH’s WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) program includes training on safe and effective hand washing, bathroom practices, and ways to sterilize and store drinking water.

Open to: Anyone 18 years old and over interested in volunteering in Haiti. Ages 16 – 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Trip Cost and Fees:

  • $800 per person for one week
  • Food & lodging included in trip fees
  • Airfare: Purchased on your own with instructions from team leader (after your application is accepted)

Visa Requirements: None. A valid passport for at least 6 months is required upon arrival in the country along with a $10 tourist fee.


Become a FOTCOH Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with FOTCOH! The first step is to fill out the Volunteer Application that corresponds to the program you’re interested in (Vital Health Clinics or WASH Program). You will be required to share some basic information about yourself, provide two professional references, and respond to questions about your interest and background. Our team will review your application and reach out to you with more information.

Once your volunteer application is accepted, you can pay your volunteer trip fees here.


Volunteer Documents