Be a MELA Volunteer!
If you are a medical person (or non-medical) and are interested in being a part of one of our MELA Teams, we would love to hear from you. Please contacts us at the email address below.
Because we are a non-profit organization with limited resources, volunteers are responsible for the cost of travel to and from Bolivia. If needed, volunteers are encouraged to raise money for their participation through personal donations from their church, schools and community groups. MELA intermittently will offer limited grants to support travel cost when funds are available.
MELA requests a trip deposit fee of $200.00 for Physicians, $150.00 for nurses and PAs, $75.00 for others.
If selected the deposit is applied toward the total cost of your trip. This is primarily applied to in-country travel during the medical education conference. If not selected you have three options.
- Donate the funds to the MELA General Fund or designated project,
- Apply the funds as a deposit toward another trip, or
- Request a refund
Once you have submitted your application you will be contacted by a MELA staff person letting you know we have received it. Once the posted deadline for a specific trip applications has passed, the team coordinator will contact you and let you know whether or not you will be accepted to participate at the upcoming education event. Volunteers chosen must be willing to provide a current medical license (health care providers only), provide basic health and medical information about themselves and sign/submit a medical consent form, and sign a trip participant consent form. Once you have been accepted to the MELA team you are not eligible for a refund of the Deposit fee or any other payments that you have made toward the cost of your trip.
Fields marked with an asterix are mandatory and must be completed before you application will be accepted.
For Questions, please contact MELA-MN at: firstname.lastname@example.org