Project Description

One World Health Medical Missions Trip


We are looking for individuals who believe change is possible- not just for a week, but for a lifetime. OneWorld Health’s short-term medical teams are a vital component of their vision to empower communities to achieve long-term improvements in health and quality of life.

Several times a year, OneWorld Health sends teams of medical and non-medical volunteers to serve the communities surrounding their project sites in Central America and East Africa. During the development phases of these medical centers, teams provide consistent care to the region, build a foundation of quality care and advocate for the clinic that is to come.

Once the medical centers are in operation, these teams support the centers through continuing to provide quality care, training and patient referrals. OneWorld Health’s short-term trips pave the way for the success of their long-term projects, while leaving no volunteer the same upon their return home.


June 22-30, 2019 (in partnership with One World Health) | application closes March 15, 2019

*This trip is scheduled for Nicaragua, with a contingency plan to serve in Costa Rica pending the safety conditions around recent political unrest.

This June, we are partnering with medical NGO One World Health to return to their sustainable medical clinic in Tola, Nicaragua. This trip is designed for medical professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Therapists, etc) looking to use their professional skills to serve, but also relies on non-medical volunteers to run the clinic smoothly and efficiently.


The Tola region of Nicaragua is known as one of Central America’s surfing jewels. With consistent swell and the “lake effect” which produced offshore winds for over 350 days of the year, Nicaragua features beach break barrels, point breaks, reefs, and more. Time is scheduled for 1-2 surf sessions per day.


The total cost for the trip will be approximately $1,750 + cost of airfare. The base will cover lodging, transportation, meals and all related clinical expenses. In addition, volunteers will be responsible for the cost of vaccinations and the $10 visa fee into Nicaragua. We recommend that you bring $50 for any additional expenses that may be incurred during travel and/or souvenir shopping.


On Sunday, you will have the privilege of touring our permanent medical center (or future medical center site) and meeting some of our amazing, local staff. Monday through Friday will be spent conducting medical outreach clinics in villages surrounding our permanent medical center. Volunteers are incredibly valuable in the implementation of these medical outreaches through fulfilling different clinic roles such as registration, provider, or pharmacy. These medical outreaches serve to promote our permanent medical center, serve the communities we have committed to, refer patients and continue setting a precedent for quality healthcare throughout the region. We will wrap up the week with a free day activity on Saturday to celebrate the accomplishments of the week and begin the transition process back home.

Each day a OneWorld Health trip will begin with a devotion. OneWorld Health is inspired by Jesus Christ to serve people in desperate situations, and we believe starting the day with a reflection on his example gives purpose and clarity to our efforts. The local church is a conduit for change in the communities where we are serving. Recognizing this, we have strong in-country partnerships with local Christian ministries who will accompany our teams to medical outreach and provide prayer and counseling to our patients. Each evening, we round out dinner by celebrating the accomplishments of the day, encouraging one another and sharing our life stories with the team.