Volunteer Programs

ROMP Volunteer Programs are opportunities to contribute to patient care and innovation in Guatemala and Ecuador. View the Programs Catalog for all details and enroll today!

Guatemala

  • 17-26 April 2020 – Clinical Volunteer Program
  • 8-17 May 2020 – Clinical Volunteer Program
  • 5-13 September 2020 – Clinical Volunteer Program
  • 9-18 October 2020 – Clinical Volunteer Program

 

Ecuador

  • 13-22 March 2020 – Innovation Volunteer Program 
  • 22-31 May 2020 – Innovation Volunteer Program
  • 31 July – 9 August – Clinical Volunteer Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process of signing-up and preparing for a program?

1. Please complete the online application here.

2.We will review your application and if you are selected, we will send you a link to Classy where you will register with a $100 deposit, which counts towards your total program fee and formally enrolls you in the program.

3. You can use your Classy campaign to fundraise. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to
prepare for your trip.

4. One month before your trip, you will receive an
invitation to a pre-departure call during which we discuss the final details of your trip and answer any questions you might have.

How does my program fee work?

ROMP charges all volunteers a program fee of $1,600, which covers all in-country transportation, lodging, food, components, and operating costs.
Through Classy, you can create a campaign to fundraise for the cost of your program. Invite your family, friends, and colleagues to make a tax-deductible donation through your Classy campaign or by mailing a check to ROMP at the address below.

Range of Motion Project, NFP
PO Box 100915
Denver, CO, 80250

You can fundraise through your Classy campaign until
one week prior to your departure date, at which point you will need to pay the remaining balance. Any amount raised beyond the program fee will be donated to ROMP to help more patients.
If you chose not to fundraise via Classy, the first half of your program fee is due two months prior to your program departure date, and the remaining half is due one week prior to departure.  You can make this payment via
credit card or by check to Range of Motion Project at the address mentioned above. 
Please make sure that all checks for your program fee list your name in the memo line.

How do my flights for my program work?

You are responsible for purchasing your own round-trip airfare for your program.

For all Guatemala programs, you should arrive to Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport (GUA) by 2pm on the first day of your program, and you can leave the same airport anytime on the last day of
your program.

For all Ecuador programs, you should arrive to Quito
Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) by 1130pm on the first day of your program, and you can leave the same airport any time on the last day of your program. 

What tools, materials, or components should I bring?

Volunteers are welcome to bring their own tools if they desire, but all programs are fully-equipped in-country with the necessary tools, materials, and components.

Each volunteer will be asked to carry a small load of
components in their luggage for use in the program. We encourage volunteers to ask the ticketing agent if the airline will waive the baggage fee for their components considering that they are for a humanitarian cause. If they do not, ROMP will reimburse volunteers for the cost of one standard checked bag. Please remember to stay within airline
baggage weight restrictions as overweight bags incur a significant cost

What should I pack?

Volunteers should pack comfortable, casual clothing for use in the clinical activities – scrubs and/or t-shirts are welcome, closed-toed shoes are a must. For all Ecuador programs, volunteers should pack some clothes for cool mornings and  evenings, and for all Guatemala programs volunteers should pack clothes for heat. Bring a swimsuit and flip flops, as well as an outfit to go-out in the excursion part of the trip. Volunteers should bring sunscreen, bug spray, and any medicines they need for the duration of the program.

We recommend that you do not bring large amounts of cash but instead withdrawal cash from ATMs in-country, as needed.

What happens if I have to cancel my trip?

In the case that you can no longer serve in the program in which you have enrolled, you should inform us via an email to volunteerprograms@rompglobal.org. If you wish to change to a future program, we will send you a note of credit that counts towards that program fee. If you do not wish to serve in a future program, we can reimburse any check payment that has been made up to one month before departure date. The $100 enrollment deposit is non refunded.

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