FIMRC Volunteer Service in Project Limon

Project Limón welcomes volunteers traveling in groups of two to 16. Volunteer activities are arranged year-round, so please contact us with the dates you would like to travel!

The nature of the Nicaragua volunteer program will vary depending on the number of volunteers in each group, the length of the volunteer trip, respective proficiencies in Spanish, medical training, and the current needs of the community and the clinic. Regardless of the final itinerary, every volunteer mission will prove to be culturally and socially enlightening. Each volunteer will have the opportunity to examine Nicaragua’s systems of medical provision while learning about ways to address health care disparities in the developing world. Project Limón has grown over the past several years into a network of partnerships in and around Limón. Aside from the pediatric health program housed out of the Casa de Refugio, volunteers are given the opportunity to observe in the Las Salinas Clinic, participate in community outreach projects, visit several elementary schools, and multiple neighboring clinics. To ensure that volunteer projects are relevant to local needs, exact itineraries are not finalized until the week prior to the program.

Volunteer activities are primarily focused on community outreach initiatives including administering vaccinations, combating dengue fever, and conducting lice inspections. Preventive community health outreach is a major component of the service we provide to patients and families. Through this initiative, volunteers play a crucial role in delivering dynamic, engaging health education sessions to children and adults alike. Volunteers will host educational community discussions on a variety of general health topics such as basic hygiene, parasite prevention, prenatal care, and dental health.

FIMRC’s Pediatric Health Program provides a unique opportunity to experience acute and preventive health care through working alongside the pediatrician, assisting with patient intake, creating and distributing health education materials, and streamlining data tracking and institutional memory practices. Volunteers may also have the opportunity to provide basic assistance at the Las Salinas Clinic, including taking vitals, working alongside nurses and pharmacists, and assisting in examinations at the discretion of the clinic’s physicians.

Medical professionals are enthusiastically welcomed to join our program; volunteering tasks will be arranged based on medical area of expertise. While we strive to engage student volunteers in a medical capacity, FIMRC maintains the policy that all medical care must be delivered by qualified, trained medical professionals.

Many opportunities exist to shape an itinerary to individual interests, as FIMRC’s goal is to provide every volunteer a memorable, worthwhile experience that will instill lasting impressions about healthcare in developing communities. Once enrolled, please do not hesitate to contact our Office of Volunteer Programs at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 1-888-211-8575 to discuss your particular goals for a volunteer mission.

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