I have been in Haiti for a month now and everything is getting back to normal.
We are delighted to welcome back volunteers! Our first group arrives the second week in February, and we could not be happier.
If you are considering paying us a visit, we would love to see you! We have enhanced our volunteering program, including expanded opportunities for non-medical professionals. Some of our requirements and logistics have changed, due to the recent political unrest, so check the website for up to date information.
We have clinical volunteer placements available at several sites, including the Carrie Wortham Birth Center in Cabestor, Ste Therese Hospital, the Nadene Brunk Eads School, and community clinics. You can concentrate on one site for a more focused trip, or mix and match for a variety of experiences.
We also have new opportunities for non-medical professionals, especially lactation support people (internally certified lactation consultants, birth and postpartum doulas, etc), and visual storytellers such as photographers and videographers. If you are an allied birth professional, with a heart for international volunteering, please reach out.
We also know that your volunteering experience is more than just work. We have expanded our local cultural immersion experiences as well, so there will be plenty of fun and learning as well. Haiti has such a long and interesting history, and our local experts would love to share it with you.
We also appreciate our volunteers who support our programs from their home towns. In the past, these volunteers have held informational dinners, spoke on our behalf to their community groups, or organized supply drives. For more ideas, please get in touch and we can brainstorm with you.We are so pleased that things have mellowed here, and we look forward to this new day here at Midwives for Haiti.