CLINIC OPPORTUNITIES

Every clinic is organized and run by individual trip leaders and hosts. Therefore, the arrangements, costs, and trip details vary. If you’re interested in volunteering or finding out more, please contact the person listed with each mission. If you would like your upcoming trip listed, please send information to Natalie Venezia at venezia@vosh.org  To Get a Peek Inside a VOSH Clinic Trip, Scroll Down

Upcoming Clinics  

2019 Clinics:

January 4-11 to Cap Haitien, Haiti (VOSH-PA) Contact Diane Wilson, OD dianewilson1661@gmail.com

January 11-25 to Kenya (VOSH-MI) Contact Nelson Edwards, OD ngedwards.o.d@gmail.com, 517-518-4505.

January 27 – February 3 to Mataquescuintla, Guatemala (VOSH-Ontario) Contact John Hohner, OD eyeguy@ezlink.on.ca

February 2-10, to Gomez Palacio, Mexico (VOSH-SD) Contact Jennifer Ness, moore300zx@yahoo.com, 605-210-3141

February 9-17 to Panama (VOSH-NE) Contact Carl Sakovits, OD islanddoc5@aol.com

February 15-23 to Guatemala (VOSH-Santa Cruz, Montreal), working with HELPS Cataract Surgeons, Contact Pierre LaBine pierre.labine@sympatico.ca

February 20-27 to San Pedro Sula, Honduras (VOSH-IN) Contact David Weigel, OD voshin22916@gmail.com

February 24-March 3 to Port Antonio, Jamaica (VOSH-MN) Contact Larry Morrison, OD drlarry@morrisoneyecare.com

February 24-March 1 to Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico (VOSH-AZ) Contact Dan Twelker, OD  twelker@vosh.org  520-310-6098

March 9-16 to Cap Haitien, Haiti (VOSH-PA) Contact Mark Rakoczy, OD , mrakoczy831@gmail.com

March 10-16 to El Salvador (VOSH-MN) Contact Julie Walsh, OD jlwalsh@midco.net (Trip Full)

March 18-24 to State of Chihuahua, Mexico (VOSH-TX) Contact Tom Pruett, OD twpruett@comcast.net See http://guerreroclinic.org

March 22-31 to La Esperanza, Honduras (VOSH-MI) Contact Bob Foote, OD bobfooteod@hotmail.com or 231-590-0681

April to Dominican Republic (VOSH-ONE) Contact Bina Patel, OD patelb@neco.edu

May 12-18 to Pont Sonde, Haiti (VOSH-PA) Contact Scott Huggler, OD shuggler890@gmail.com 

June 20-23 to Emporia, VA through Remote Access Medical/RAMUSA (VOSH-CT) Contact Matthew Blondin, OD or Audrey Blondin audbl@aol.com THIS TRIP IS FULL

June 30-July 3 to Lima, Peru (VOSH-SE) Contact Ben Friedman friedmanben97@gmail.com or 561-870-6363

June/July to Peru (VOSH-ONE) Contact Ben Friedman at friedmanben97@gmail.com or 561-870-6363

July 1-9 to Lima Peru (Barrios of Jicamarca, Canto Grande and San Juan De Lurigancho) (VOSH-BC/TWEKS) Contact Marina Roma March, OD , twecs@shaw.ca or  604-874-2733

July 6-13 to Cap Haitien, Haiti (VOSH-PA) Contact Mike Satryan, OD  msatryan@yahoo.com

July 20-26 to Chinandega, Nicaragua (VOSH-ONE) Contact Suzy Eberle basicnicaragua@gmail.com

August 12-18 to State of Chihuahua, Mexico (VOSH-TX) Contact Tom Pruett, OD twpruett@comcast.net. See guerreroclinic.org

October 5-12 to Jeremie, Haiti. (VOSH-PA) Michelle Cadet, OD dramc96@gmail.com

October 26 – November 3, 2019 to Belize (VOSH-MN) Contact Stacy Hinkemeyer, OD smhink@aol.com THIS TRIP IS FULL

October to Nepal (VOSH-ONE) Contact Derek Feifke, OD idocderek@gmail.com

October to Nepal (VOSH-CO) Contact Pam Chestnut pam@itstime2travel.com

November 2-10 to Quito, Ecuador (VOSH-IL)  Contact Tracy Matchinski, OD TMatchin@ico.edu THIS TRIP IS FULL

November 3-9 to Cap Hatien, Haiti (VOSH-PA). Contact Diane Wilson, OD dianewilson1661@gmail.com Optometry students welcome!

November 9-16 to El Salvador (VOSH-ONE) Contact Jenifer Ambler, OD ambleroptometry@gmail.com

November 17-December 1 to LaBarca, Mexico (VOSH-Santa Cruz Montreal) Contact Pierre LaBine pierre.labine@sympatico.ca

Nov 24 – Dec 1 to El Salvador (FUDEM) (VOSH-CA) Contact Greg Pearl, OD drgregpearl@yahoo.com

2020 Clinics:

January 10-18 to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (VOSH-CT) Contact Dr. Matthew Blondin at MBlond2@aol.com. Volunteers interested in attending must respond preliminary by July 15, 2019. 

January 10-24 to Bahati Kenya (VOSH-MI) Contact Nelson Edwards, OD Ngedwards.o.d@gmail.com or 517-518-4505

January 30 – February 9, 2020 to Mataquescuintla, Guatemala (VOSH-Ontario) Contact John Hohner, OD eyeguy@ezlink.on.ca

February 2020 to Gomez Palacio, Mexico (VOSH-MN) Contact Jennifer Ness, OD moore300zx@yahoo.com

February 2020 to Panama (VOSH-MN)  Contact Kirk Thomas  tschida@holeintheday.net

PAST CLINICS

2018

January 6-13, to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (VOSH-CT) Contact Matthew Blondin, OD, mblond2@aol.com

January 8-11, to Santiago, Dominican Republic (VOSH-NE) Contact Ellen Weiss, OD weiss@vosh.org (THIS TRIP IS FULL)

January 14-20, to Port-au-Prince Haiti (VOSH-PA) Contact David McPhillips drmcpod@gmail.com

January 25 – February 4, to Mataquescuintla, Guatemala (VOSH-Ontario) Contact Pete Huitema, petehuitema@quadro.net

January 27 to La Grange, IL, CURE Vision Screening (VOSH-IL) Contact Tracy Matchinski, OD, TMatchin@ico.edu

February 2 to Granada, Nicaragua (VOSH-ONE) Contact Joe D’Amico, OD

February 3-11 to Gomez Palacio, Mexico (VOSH-SD) Contact Jennifer Ness, moore300zx@yahoo.com, 605-210-3141

February 7-24  to Patzcuaro, Mexico (VOSH-OH) Contact Brenda Kraus bjk885@gmail.com

February 9-18, to Santa Patrica, Nicaragua  (VOSH-Southeast) Contact Suzy Eberle, basicnicaragua@gmail.com

February 3-12, to Colon, Panama (VOSH-Kansas) Contact Bob Arnold, eyedoc1@gmail.com 

February 14-24, to El Estor, Guatemala (VOSH-Santa Cruz -Montreal, Quebec), Contact Pierre Labine, pierre.labine@sympatico.ca (There will be follow-up cataract surgeries in April 2018 by ophthalmologists from HELPS International). Looking for ten 3rd or 4th year SVOSH members to join.

February 26-March 3, to Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico (VOSH-AZ), Contact Dan Twelker, OD, dtwelker@eyes.arizona.edu

March to local outreach clinic in the Ashanti Region of Ghana (VOSH-Ghana) Contact Dr. Abena Ntim, tesluvin@gmail.com

March 5 to Chihuahua, Mexico (VOSH-TX) Contact Tom Pruett, OD twpruett@comcast.net or guereroclinic.org SVOSH Welcome!

March 10-11 to Buena Vista, VA (VOSH-VA/RAM-VA)  SVOSH Welcome! Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD, vickiweiss@ramusa.org

March 10-17 to Cap Haitien, Haiti (VOSH-PA), Contact Mark Rakoczy, OD mrakoczy831@gmail.com

March 11-17, to El Salvador hosted by FUDEM (VOSH-MN) Contact Julie Walsh, OD, PhD, jlwalsh@midco.net. SVOSH students are welcome,

March 17-24, to Puerto Penasco, Mexico (SVOSH-KYCO) Contact Eilene Kinzer, OD, EileneKinzer@UPIKE.edu

March 17-24, to Vallegrande, Bolivia (VOSH-IL) SVOSH WELCOMED, Contact Natalie Venezia, venezia@vosh.org (Trip Full)

March 23-April 1 to Costa Rica (SVOSH-Pacific) Contact puco@svoshinternational.com (Trip Full)

March 23-April 1 to Nicaragua (SVOSH-Pacific) Contact puco@svoshinternational.com (Trip Full)

March 23-April 1 to Senegal (SVOSH-Pacific) Contact puco@svoshinternational.com (Trip Full)

April to Dominican Republic (VOSH-ONE & SVOSH-NECO) Contact dr.donarum@gmail.com or neco@svoshinternational.com

April 30, to Peru (VOSH-Santa Cruz- Montreal, Quebec), Contact Pierre Labine, pierre.labine@sympatico.ca

May 4-6 to Smyth County, VA (VOSH-VA/RAM-VA)  SVOSH Welcome! Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD, vickiweiss@ramusa.org

May 7-11 to Merida, Mexico (SVOSH-SCO) Contact SVOSH-SCO President, sco@svoshinternational.org (Trip Full)

May 7-11 to Port-au-Prince, Haiti (SVOSH-SCO) Contact SVOSH-SCO President, sco@svoshinternational.org (Trip Full)

May 7-11 to Belmopan, Belize (SVOSH-SCO) Contact SVOSH-SCO President, sco@svoshinternational.org (Trip Full)

May 7-11 to Nicaragua (SVOSH-SCO partnering with SVOSH UNAN) Contact SVOSH-SCO President, sco@svoshinternational.org (Trip Full)

May 7-11 to Barranquilla, Colombia, (SVOSH-SCO) Contact SVOSH-SCO President, sco@svoshinternational.org (Trip Full)

May 7-11 to Ibarra, Ecuador (SVOSH-SCO) Contact SVOSH-SCO President, sco@svoshinternational.org (Trip Full)

May 13-19 to Pont Sonde, Haiti (VOSH-PA )Contact Mark Shust, mshust@salus.edu

May 13-20 to St. Maarten (VOSH-OH) Contact Barbara Plaugher, RN,  arliss@wcoil.com

June 1 to Moldova (VOSH-Santa Cruz – Montreal, Quebec), Contact Pierre Labine, pierre.labine@sympatico.ca 

June 5 to Chihuahua, Mexico (VOSH-TX), Contact Tom Pruett, OD twpruett@comcast.net or guereroclinic.org SVOSH Welcome!

June 13 to Oswego, Illinois Hesed House Homeless Shelter (VOSH-IL), Contact Ron Weingart, OD, r.weingart@sbcglobal.net

June 17 – 30 to Romania (VOSH-Southeast) Contact Charlie Covington, charlescovington@gmail.com

June 23-24 to Emporia, VA (VOSH-VA/RAM-VA)  SVOSH Welcome! Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD, vickiweiss@ramusa.org

July Grenada (VOSH-NC) Contact Jill Scullion, OD, jillscullion@gmail.com

July 7-14 to Cap Haitian, Haiti (VOSH-PA and SVOSH-Waterloo) Contact team leader Nancy Delucia, nandee8886@gmail.com or Dr. David Mcphillips, drmcpod@gmail.com. ODs Wanted!

July 15 to Ecuador (VOSH-Santa Cruz- Montreal, Quebec), Contact Pierre Labine, pierre.labine@sympatico.ca 

July 20-22 to Wise, VA (VOSH-VA/RAM)  SVOSH Welcome! Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD, vickiweiss@ramusa.org

August 11-18 to Roatan, Honduras (SVOSH-NSUOCO), Contact Alissa Proctor, proctor1@nsuok.edu

August to Guatemala and Belize (SVOSH-Pacific) Contact  puco@svoshinternational.com 

September 11-27 to Kapchorwa, Uganda (VOSH-Northwest) SVOSH Welcome! Contact Willow Thompson, OD   idrwillow@hotmail.com with intent to go by March 1st

September 19-21 to Fresno, CA with Veteran’s Stand Down Campaign (VOSH-CA) Contact Greg Pearl, OD drgregpearl@yahoo.com

September 22-23 to Lee, VA (VOSH-VA/RAM-VA)  SVOSH Welcome! Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD, vickiweiss@ramusa.org

October 6-7 to Grundy, VA (VOSH-VA/RAM-VA)  SVOSH Welcome! Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD, vickiweiss@ramusa.org

October 6-13 to Jeremie, Haiti (VOSH-PA) SVOSH Welcome! Contact Dr. Michelle Cadet-Honore, dramc96@gmail.com

October 27- November 4 to Belize (VOSH-MN) Contact Stacy Hinkemeyer, smhink@aol.com

November 3-4  to Gloucester, VA (VOSH-VA/RAM-VA)  SVOSH Welcome! Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD, vickiweiss@ramusa.org

November 4-10 to Cap Hatien, Haiti (Vosh-PA) Contact Diane Wilson, OD dianewilson1661@gmail.com

November 4-13 to Taksindu, Nepal (VOSH-CO) Contact Kara Fedders, OD coloradovosh@gmail.com (This Trip Is FULL)

November 11-18 to La Carpio and Bri Bri, Bajo Chirripo, Costa Rica (VOSH-BC) Contact Marina Roma-March, OD twecs@shaw.ca

November 14-28 to Kenya (VOSH-IN) Contact Jeffrey Marshall, OD drjcm@att.net 

November 18-25 to El Salvador (VOSH-CA) Contact Greg Pearl, OD drgregpearl@yahoo.com

Fall to Chihuahua, Mexico (VOSH-TX) Contact Tom Pruett, OD twpruett@comcast.net or guereroclinic.org  SVOSH Welcome!

2017

January 6-14, to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, VOSH-CT, Contact Matthew Blondin, OD, mblond2@aol.com

January 8-14, to Cap Haitien, Haiti, VOSH-PA, Contact Diane Wilson dianewilson1661@gmail.com

January 10-13, to Penal, Trinidad, VOSH-NC, Contact Christina Smith, OD drcsmith@bellsouth.net 

January 22 – 27, to Santiago, Dominican Republic, VOSH-NE, Contact Ellen Weiss, OD weiss@vosh.org (THIS TRIP IS FULL)

January 28 – February 5, to Gomez-Palacio, Mexico, VOSH-SD, Contact Philip “Jelipe” Bugaiski, OD, drbugaiski@thedvc.net

January 29 – February 5, to Juigalpa, Nicaragua, Hopeful Ways, Contact Jim Carlins jjcarlins@hopefulways.org

January 20 – 29, to Mataquescuintla, Guatemala, VOSH-Ontario, Contact Pete Huitema petehuitema@quadro.net

January 28 – February 5, to Cedros, Honduras, VOSH-OH, Contact Barbara Plaugher arliss@wcoil.com

January 29 – February 4to Gomez Palacio, Mexico, VOSH-SD, Contact Nathan Wiederholt, OD, wiederholtn@hotmail.com

February 5 – 20, to St. MartinMinistry of Health, Contact Pierre Labine, pierre.labine@sympatico.ca

February 10 – 19, to Chinandega, Nicaragua, VOSH-SE, Contact Suzy Eberle, basicnicaragua@gmail.com

February 19-26, to El Salvador, VOSH-MN (hosted by FUDEM), Contact Julie Walsh, OD, jlwalsh@midco.net

February 27-March 3, to Hermosillo, Sonora, VOSH-AZ & SVOSH-Midwestern, Contact J. Daniel Twelker, OD, dtwelker@eyes.arizona.edu

March 8-15, to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, VOSH-IN,  Contact voshin22916@gmail.com

March 11 – 18to Cap Haitien, Haiti, VOSH-PA, Contact Mark Rakoczy, OD, mrakoczy831@gmail.com

March 13-19, to Guerrero Clinic, Chihuahua, Mexico, VOSH-TX, Contact Tom Pruett, OD, twpruett@comcast.net

March 22to Wise, VA, VOSH-VA/RAM (Remote Area Medical), Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD vickiweiss@ramusa.org 

March 23Clintwood, VA VOSH-VA/RAM (Remote Area Medical), Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD vickiweiss@ramusa.org 

March 31 – April 2, to Coachella, California, VOSH-CA, Contact Greg Pearl, OD drgregpearl@yahoo.com

March 24 – April 2, to Honduras, Central America, VOSH-MI, Contact Bob Foote, bobfooteod@att.net

April 13-17, to La Purisima, Baja, California, VOSH-IL & VOSH-CA, Contact Natalie Venezia, ncvenezia@mac.com (THIS TRIP IS FULL)

April 20 to Tecate, Mexico, VOSH-CA, Contact Greg Pearl, OD pearl@vosh.org

May 3-10, to Moca, Dominican Republic, VOSH-SE, Contact Max Bruss, maxobrusso@gmail.com

May 5-7, to Smyth County, VA, VOSH-VA/RAM (Remote Area Medical), Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD vickiweiss@ramusa.org  

May 12-19, to FUDEM Clinic El Salvador, VOSH-IL, Contact Tracy Matchinski, OD, tmatchinski@aol.com (THIS TRIP IS FULL)

May 20-28, to Tumbala, Chiapas, Mexico, VOSH-CA, Contact Dr. David Kageyama, dtkageyama@hotmail.com WAIT LIST ONLY

May 21-27, to Pont Sonde, Haiti, VOSH-PA, Contact Mark Shust, OD, mshust@salus.edu

May 28-June 4, to Matagalpa Region, NicaraguaVOSH-CA, Contact Greg Pearl, OD, drgregpearl@yahoo.com

June 4-11to El Sauce Region, NicaraguaVOSH-CA, Contact Kristen White, OD, kristinrosewhite10@gmail.com

May 2017, to Republic of Moldavia, VOSH-Quebec, Contact Pierre Labine, pierre.labine@sympatico.ca

June 2017, to Ecuador, VOSH-Quebec, Contact Pierre Labine, pierrelabine@sympatico.ca

June 24-25,  Emporia, VA VOSH-VA/RAM (Remote Area Medical), Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD vickiweiss@ramusa.org

July 2017, to Peru, VOSH-Quebec, Contact Pierre Labine, pierre.labine@sympatico.ca

July 21-30, to Chinandega, NicaraguaVOSH-SE, Contact Suzy Eberle, basicnicaragua@gmail.com

July 21-23Wise County, VA, VOSH-VA/RAM (Remote Area Medical), Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD vickiweiss@ramusa.org

July 17-23, to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, VOSH-SE, Contact John Spencer, OD, John.Spencer@allina.com

July 21-30, to Chinandega, Nicaragua, VOSH-SE, Contact Suzy Eberle,  basicnicaragua@gmail.com

July 24-30, to Guerrero Clinic, Chihuahua, Mexico, VOSH-TX, Contact Tom Pruitt, OD, twpruett@comcast.net

August 5-12 to Comitancillo, Guatemala, VOSH-SE,  Contact Susan Stees, seweyes@aol.com

August 11-20 to Guatemala, SVOSH-Pacific, Contact Kalyn Gregory, kalyn.gregory@pacificu.edu

August 19-27 to Belize, SVOSH-Pacific, Contact Kalyn Gregory, kalyn.gregory@pacificu.edu

August 26-27 to Washington D.C., VOSH-VA/RAM (Remote Area Medical), Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD vickiweiss@ramusa.org. Optometry students welcome. More information available at ramusa.org/Virginia. Please register at volunteer.ramusa.org and contact Victoria Molnar) POSTPONED.

September, to Andavadoaka, Madagascar, VOSH-CO, Contact Kara Fedders, OD coloradovosh@gmail.com 

September 22-October 7, to Embu and Kisumu, Kenya, VOSH-IA and IDEA Ministries, Contact Ralph De Haan, OD ralu@iowatelecom.net

September 22- 24, to Sacramento Clinic, CA, VOSH-CA, Contact Tom Burley, tom@californiacareforce.org

September 23- 24, to Lee County, VA VOSH-VA/RAM (Remote Area Medical), Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD vickiweiss@ramusa.org (Complimentary housing available if needed) OPTOMETRISTS NEEDED!

September 26- September 30, to Guerrero Clinic, Chihuahua, Mexico, VOSH-TX, Contact Tom Pruitt, OD, twpruett@comcast.net

October, to Marangu, Tanzania, VOSH-MN, Contact Jim Hess, OD, imnod@hotmail.com

October 7-8, to Grundy, VA, VOSH-VA/RAM (Remote Area Medical), Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD vickiweiss@ramusa.org 

October 27-November 9, to Kenya, VOSH-MI, Contact Nelson Edwards, OD, 517-518-4505 or email at ngedwards.o.d@gmail.com (Looking for 2 ODs and lay volunteers)

October 28 – Nov 4, to El Salvador (San Jose Villanueva), VOSH-ONE/Epilogos/Rotary Multidisciplinary Clinic, contact Jenifer Ambler amblerj@sover.net

November 4-5, to Warsaw, VA VOSH-VA/RAM (Remote Area Medical), Contact Victoria Molnar Weiss, OD vickiweiss@ramusa.org 

November 4-12, to Mexico, VOSH-IL, Contact Tracy Matchinski, OD, tmatchinski@aol.com (THIS TRIP IS FULL)

November 18-26, to Casimero Castillo, Mexico, VOSH-Santa Cruz (Montreal, Quebec), Contact Pierre Labine, pierrelabine@sympatico.ca

November 19-26 to El Salvador, at the FUDEM Clinic, VOSH-CA, Contact Greg Pearl, OD, drgregpearl@yahoo.com (All Students Welcome.)

November to local outreach clinic in GhanaVOSH-Ghana with the Rotary Club of Tema, Contact Dr. Abena Ntim, tesluvin@gmail.com

December 21-January 1 to Tanzania, SVOSH-Pacific, Contact puco@svoshinternational.com 

December 21-January 1 to Cambodia, SVOSH-Pacific, Contact puco@svoshinternational.com  (ODs Needed)

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Cambodia 2017
SVOSH- Pacific

Dominican Republic 2017
VOSH-NE and SVOSH-UMSL
Video by Kara Hoff

Haiti 2017
VOSH-PA and SVOSH-Waterloo
Video by Simone Sitar

Tanzania 2017
SVOSH-Pacific

Zihuatanejo, Mexico 2017
VOSH-SE, SVOSH-SUNY & SVOSH-SCCO
Video by Kaitlyn Baskerville

Nicaragua 2018
VOSH-CT