Outreach & Travel Philosophy

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We stay focused.

Global Clinic strives to differentiate itself from other international volunteer programs by operating on an independent travel model.  This allows the central purpose to remain on treating patients and not on tours or pre-packaged activities.

We recognized that most international health outreaches operate on a model of expensive, tour-based group travel.  We believe this not only prevents volunteers who are willing and able from joining, but also detracts from the central focus — treating patients.

 

You keep more of your paycheck.

Our philosophy eliminates the high fees normally required to participate in humanitarian outreaches.  We realize that travel is expensive as it is and that dedicating one’s vacation days to service is a wonderful sacrifice, and we try to reward that as much as possible.  Apart from airfare there is a low to no cost fee to join a Global Clinic health project.

 

Together, a sense of community.

Global Clinic strongly believes in cultivating an open and collaborative community amongst volunteers.  Camaraderie and sentiment of a true health-collective is essential — which are reinforced by the time we spend together both inside and outside the clinics, as well as the shared experience of working abroad in a foreign environment.  A real sense of community, however, is especially important between us, the local healers, and the beautiful patients whom we treat.