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Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

Address

2840 Liberty Avenue, Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone

412-361-5200

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Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! HAS currently operates with an almost entirely full Haitian medical staff of doctors and nurses, but relies on volunteers to bolster our provision of care during times when our staff members are unavailable, or to supplement our care with specialized physicians. The support of volunteers allows us to provide care to an even greater number of people, and serves as a rewarding experience for both the volunteer and for our medical staff.

Qualifications

  • Be a fully licensed physician or medical professional.
  • Be interested in forming a long-term relationship with HAS i.e., an interest in returning yearly to HAS.
  • Be available to volunteer initially for at least two weeks, in the case of surgeons or OB/GYNs, or four weeks for all other volunteers.

How to Apply

For further information, please contact volunteer@hashaiti.org. We ask that interested parties reach out no later than three months before your desired volunteering window.

Please note that we are unable to accept medical students or residents at this time. We are also not able to accept nurses for clinical work, but may be able to accommodate nurses who are able to provide specialized teaching or training sessions.

FAQs

Is there a language requirement for volunteers?

While the majority of our patients speak Haitian Creole, our doctors all speak French and English as well, so we find that our volunteers are able to be effective with a high level of English skills. However, those volunteers who know some French or Haitian Creole may find their time at HAS to be more fulfilling.

What are the costs associated with my visit to HAS?

HAS is unable to cover the costs of airfare to Haiti, but does occasionally waive the costs for housing and transportation from the airport in cases when the volunteer’s services are especially needed. After your application is received and processed, you will be contacted regarding these fees.

Will HAS provide transportation from the airport, and accommodations?

HAS does provide transportation from the airport, and houses medical volunteers in a guesthouse located a short walk from the hospital. The guest house has water and electricity 24/7, and the house staff provides three meals a day, maid service, and laundry service. Due to the high volume of volunteers we receive, you may be required to share a room.

Who will I be working with?

HAS operates with a full-time, fully Haitian medical staff, so arrive prepared to be part of a previously existing team. We ask that volunteers prepare to adapt to a new hospital system and remain open-minded and inquisitive during their time here.

Additional Questions?

No problem! Please email volunteer@hashaiti.org with your questions and comments, and we will respond as quickly as we can.

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