I'll tell you upfront: I am the President of Paramedics for Children, so I might be somewhat biased when I talk about us.
I wasn't always the President, though. I started as a volunteer on an educational support mission years ago, and became one of the "true believers" over a long period as a donor and volunteer, watching a truly remarkable bunch of people do an amazing job with few resources.
We take great pride in our origins as a disaster relief organization, but while continuing in that mission, we have grown and expanded our operations to include providing clinical medical care and educational support to the poor and indigenous peoples of Honduras and Guatemala.
This year has seen us not only provide disaster relief in Guatemala in response to the El Cambray II landslide, but also providing 600 patients a month with quality medical care at our clinic in Honduras, supplying hundreds of students with the basic educational supplies they need to attend school and providing training and equipment to firefighters across both Honduras and Guatemala.
I urge you to get involved, volunteer and donate and join us in a really incredible journey.
I've volunteered with PFC twice now, and absolutely loved both experiences! While I don't have any kind of medical or disaster response background, I was able to help the team deliver school supplies and clothing to schools and a women's village in Honduras and Guatemala. The Paramedics for Children team truly loves what they do and they care deeply about the people they work with - and they're just super cool people to hang out with. I felt completely safe on both trips, and Rodger and Neale have been incredibly helpful answering all my questions and giving travel advice - like when to arrive to the airport, what to wear in the villages, etc. - and touring fellow volunteers and travelers around, translating, and really making all of us feel welcome and useful. I'm very glad to be part of such a great organization and can't wait to visit Copan again!