Rotaplast International is one of the few humanitarian medical organizations that has non-medical volunteers working side-by-side with our medical volunteers. All of our volunteers are expected to adhere to the same standards of professional conduct that are expected at any business or hospital at home. Rotaplast’s reputation is built on the professional conduct and safety of our teams. Surgical clinics are not for casual travelers. If your plan is to sightsee, party, or vacation, this experience is not for you. While we try to make you as comfortable as possible, you can expect long working hours, physical exhaustion, and basic lodging (sometimes dormitories/barracks).
As a Rotaplast volunteer, your commitment is to work hard, behave professionally, and act as a diplomat during the entire surgical clinic. Our volunteers experience a wide variety of local customs, food, and have life affirming experiences.
Each year we have a limited number of volunteer spaces for our surgical clinics. Upon your return, we consider you part of the Rotaplast family. Together we endeavor to provide the highest quality medical services to children in need around the world.
Rotaplast requires that all volunteers have the following vaccinations:
- Hepatitis A (Series of 2 shots)
- Hepatitis B (Series of 3 shots)
- Please speak with your doctor or a travel nurse to learn which additional vaccinations are recommended for your specific destination.
Rotaplast will pay the cost of airfare for medical volunteers from major airports in the US and Canada. Medical volunteers from or working in high-income countries are required to contribute a $350 Participation Fee. All volunteers departing from a non-major airport will be subject to additional fees. International applicants, please contact our office for more information regarding our travel policy. Volunteers opting for a post-trip will be invoiced $200 for Box Fees.
As part of your volunteer application process, we need you to complete a background check (not a financial check). Once your volunteer application is approved by Rotaplast International, you will receive an invitation with a link to complete a background check from Verified Volunteers.
The pricing for background checks is as follows:
Medical Volunteers =$44 Non-Medical Volunteers =$37
NOTE: Pricing excludes fees possibly charged by state and/or county repositories (court). The state and/or county repository fees may range from $2.00-$30.00. For NY volunteers – the NY state court fee is $65 per name.
By completing the form below, you commit to abiding by the Rotaplast Statement of Professional Conduct