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2015 Feb Costa Rica 4 SpineHope Volunteer OpportunitiesJoin Our Mission! (Volunteer Program Flyer)

Whether you are a working professional or college/university student, there are  several ways you can get involved. We know how valuable your time is and have a  variety of flexible options based on your areas of interest or academic pursuits.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this Volunteer Sign Up Form. We need the following volunteers:

Global Program Volunteers – Medical Mission Trips Abroad

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons/Orthopedic Surgeons/Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses/CRNAs
  • Neuro-monitoring Technicians
  • Medical Device Representatives
  • Translators
  • Med or Undergraduate Students Pursuing Careers in the Medical Field

U.S. Hub Program Volunteers – Bringing Children to the United States

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons/Orthopedic Surgeons/Neurosurgeons Willing to Accept Cases
  • Nurses/CRNAs
  • Neuro-monitoring Technicians
  • Medical Device Representatives
  • Translators and Transportation for U.S. Hub Patients and their Parents
  • Host Families who are Willing to Host U.S. Hub Patients and their Parents

Organizational/Administrative Volunteers

  • Marketing/Website/Social Media
  • Photographers/Videographers/Video Editing
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning/Execution

**For college and university students interested in volunteering, we provide certificates to assist with fulfilling community service, special school projects and volunteer hours.


“I can honestly say this IMG_3808IMG_4052was a moving experience for us. Sometimes I forget that our mission in this career is to change lives and relieve suffering. This can be easily lost in the stress of running our own private practices in the world of medicine as a business. This past week allowed me to focus on the patient exclusively – and the appreciation we felt went beyond words (and therefore transcended any language gap). This mission itself ran almost flawlessly and was a logistical work of art. As a “newbie” to this trip, I can emphatically say I was impressed with the entire team – from organizational to medical. I hope that my presence brought a positive impact to the mission. I hope that you all can keep me in the loop going forward and I would love to hear some long term follow-up about all the patients we took care of this week. Please keep me in mind for future missions where I think I may be of service.”

– Dr. Laurence Mermelstein of Long Island Spine Specialists, NY (Served as a Volunteer Surgeon During our February 2016 Costa Rica Medical Mission Trip)