Our volunteers are the true heroes of HELPS and we simply couldn’t do what we do without them. They are a community of medical professionals, educators, construction experts, interpreters and supporters who answer the call to share their time and talents to change lives.
Volunteers travel to Guatemala to work in our community development, education and health care programs. Our dedicated field staff coordinates each trip on the ground to provide safety and the in-country leadership, knowledge and continuity to ensure that our volunteers’ time and effort lead to sustainable change.
Our medical teams are made up of 60 to 100 health care professionals who provide surgery, preventive care and health education to people in remote areas who often have no other way to access health care.
Our community development teams are made up of 10+ volunteers who work alongside local communities to install stoves and water filters in families’ homes, dramatically improving their quality of life.