Glens Falls Medical Mission Foundation.

How to Join a Medical Mission Team

Fall 2009 Team 

If you are interested in becoming a member of one of our medical mission trip teams, please contact us for more information and an application form or you may print the application forms from the link below.

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Click Here for Medical Mission Trip Application Forms.

You can directly E-mail us at or write to us at:
Glens Falls Medical Mission Foundation
PO Box 627
Glens Falls, NY 12801-0627

 

Applications can be downloaded above. Applications now being accepted for the Fall Mission 2017.  Please apply as soon as possible as it takes quite a bit of time to organize a team.

 If you have questions about the Fall Mission 2017, please contact:

Sandy Rexhouse serexhouse@gmail.com

We will NOT require a deposit with the application. Once we let you know that you are on the team, you will have 14 days to remit 1/2 of the total trip cost. We will specify that amount when we have the final figures. The final payment will be due approximately 1 month before the mission. We will notify you of the specific dates after your acceptance.

Join our mission.Click here for "Typical Trip Costs and Information". Your application MUST include the signed "Volunteer Agreement" and "Medical Application".

Although we usually include a deadline for applications, we are developing a team, with an ideal number of volunteers with certain skills for each position. Therefore, as an example, if 20 ATVs apply before the deadline, and we can only take 12, some of those 20 will not be able to go on the next mission even though they applied in time. We will be happy to put those that we are unable to include on a waiting list for that mission, or on the list for the next mission if they so desire. We hope that prospective applicants will understand this and we will make every effort to accommodate all of you who are generous enough to volunteer.

Assembling and coordinating a team of 35-45 people can be a daunting task. Once a volunteer has been accepted to go on a mission there are several deadlines to be met such as payment for the airline tickets, payment of the final mission bill, receipt of all medical forms, etc. Those volunteers who cannot comply with the deadlines may by necessity be removed from the team and be replaced by someone on the waiting list.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate anyone with a severe food allergy. Our meals are prepared and eaten communally with no way to isolate individual items. For your safety, please take this into consideration.

Applicants must be at least 16 and 16-18 year olds must be accompanied by a parent of responsible adult.


Our evacuation insurance will not cover anyone over the age of 79. Therefore, if you are over that age you will be responsible for purchasing that insurance on your own.


Clinic Areas and Typical Team Member Profiles:

  1. Medical Clinic - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and nurses with a background in general medicine or emergency medicine. A limited number of student openings are also available depending on staffing needs.

  2. Pediatric Clinic - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and nurses with a background in Pediatrics or Family medicine or emergency medicine. A limited number of student openings are also available depending on staffing needs.

  3. Women's Clinic - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Midwives and nurses with a background in OB/GYN, general medicine or emergency medicine. A limited number of student openings are also available depending on staffing needs.

  4. Triage - 4 Nurses to assess the needs of the patients and determine in which clinic(s) the patients are to be seen.

  5. Eye Clinic - Experience or special training prior to the trip in the use of a portable refractometer and prescribing of glasses. Also 1-2 general support staff positions.

  6. Pharmacy - 2-3 Pharmacists, 3-4 pre-trained general support staff.

  7. Physical Therapy - 1-2 Physical Therapists, 1-2 pre-trained general support staff.

  8. Registration Area - Fluency in Spanish required, 2-4 staff positions.

  9. Translator Positions - General familiarity with medical terminology and fluency in Spanish required, multiple positions available.

  10. Education Program - Special knowledge in nutrition is very helpful, fluency in Spanish is also helpful. 2-4 positions for education program coordination and individual and group teaching staff positions are available.

  11. Dental Clinic - 2-3 Dentists, 1-2 dental assistants, 2-3 teaching and support staff.

  12. General Helper - 2-4 positions available for individuals with experience in electrical and mechanical work for support and maintenance of the clinic site and equipment.

  13. ATV - All Terrain Volunteer - there are several positions for persons who are willing to do whatever needs to be done. This job is very important to aid our healthcare staff to do their job! This consists of hydrating everyone, crowd control, general good will ambassador to the patients, counting pills, etc.

  14.  Lab Tech - 1-2 positions to operate a "Lab in a Suitcase"

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