I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
a medical mission to El Salvador in January, 2012
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Expand the physical location/clinic resources (building, supplies, etc.) but of course this means increasing the financial resources of Together in Hope.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Increase medical personnel: physicians and nurses (but again, this means that more need to volunteer!)
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes! This experience brought me back to what medicine is about: physically and emotionally healing the less fortunate.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
I feel proud and yet humbled by my trip to El Salvador. I wish that I could have done more. I was treated with such respect by the many patients who came to see "the Doctor" and "the Dentist." But pride wasn't about my provision of some "superior Western medicine" it was about the smiles, hugs, tears, and love that people far less fortunate (in material things) than I provided despite what we as Americans feel are destitute conditions. El Salvador needs our help, and our resources, but El Salvador is far from destitute when it comes to being human. It was I who felt honored to be included in the lives of the El Salvador people. And I feel honored to have been included in Together in Hope's mission.