Learn About Our Support Staff and Volunteers at MedLend

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Our volunteers

Include board-certified doctors who are currently practicing in the United States, licensed nurses, and professional technician staff members. They use their vacation time to volunteer and use their own money to cover the cost of travel tickets.

Join Our Team

Medical professionals who want to join our cause may do so by sending us an email and requesting an application. If you are a student who is interested in the medical field or wants to volunteer as a support staff member, we invite you to apply as well. Spots are limited since missions tend to be kept small and streamlined. Contact us to learn more.

If you are chosen, having a can-do attitude is recommended. Every mission is different, and each location has a new set of challenges. Going with the flow and taking on extra assignments—even if it is not your specialty—is very helpful. Please understand that our patients are the priority, and we are here to put a team together that best serves our patients’ interests.

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Support Staff

These volunteers are extremely important. Helpers of all kinds are included such as medical industry students, travel organizers, and people who speak the language of the mission location we are visiting. Some examples of their responsibilities include sorting supplies, helping clinic patients and their families, interacting with local staff, and running errands while in the country.

Our support staffers have one of the most challenging roles and you may be required to wear a few different hats, if you are chosen. At the same time, this is also one of the most rewarding responsibilities. You will get to view surgeries and receive medical training in the field. Additionally, you will spend time checking in on pre-operative and post-operative patients.

At-Home Volunteers

Our organization is based in Burlingame, CA, but you do not have to be a local to volunteer or travel to a different country. You can volunteer by becoming an educator and helping to raise awareness about our mission. Maybe you could also organize a fundraiser, or even help by stuffing envelopes. No matter where you are in the United States, you can still help by picking up your phone and calling local hospitals for donations of equipment and supplies. For more specific information, check our wish list.

Get Involved

Interested in applying as a traveling MedLend volunteer? We invite you to fill out an application. Be sure to submit your application at least two months in advance, depending on the medical mission you wish to join.


If you are studying to become a medical professional, we highly encourage you to join us. It is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and experience while serving the global community. Apply quickly because we have limited spaces available. You only need to send in one application a year, and we will match you with a medical mission within that timeframe.

Memorable Moments

“One patient, interviewed on film, broke out in tears as she spoke, 'I had an ultrasound test done, then I was advised to get an operation… I have no source of income and no caretaker. I have been kicked out of my husband’s house.' This patient was suffering from extra blood loss due to endometriosis. She needed a simple 20-minute procedure. Once that was done, she was allowed to return to her family and continue caring for her children.”
-Dr. Henry Hamilton, MedLend Founder

“One of my favorite moments on a MedLend mission happened in Huancavelica, Peru. I was watching volunteer nurse Ruhiyyih Maghzi receive a hug from a post-operative patient who had received tumor-removal surgery. As Ruhiyyih wheeled the patient out of the operating room, the patient looked up at her saying, 'Thank you. Thank you all.' The woman had tears in her eyes, but you could tell they were tears of relief. Though her words were sparse, they carried the weight of the hug with them. You could almost see the energy of the woman transfer like the weight of the world in that hug. There was an overwhelming sense of relaxation that followed as the patient then laid genetly back on her stretcher. I felt lucky to get to witness the special moment between them.”
-Page Hamilton, MedLend Executive Administrator

One patient’s daughter gave the MedLend volunteers a letter during a mission to Bayombong, Philippines, after her mother had received tumor removal surgery. The letter says:

“To Doctor Hamilton and His Medical Group,

On Behalf of all the persons whom you had helped during this mission, I & my family would like to express our sincerest gratitude for all the help and support that you and your group had given us.

You removed something from them but you have added hope not only to them but also to their families.

I had always encouraged my mother to seek consultation and treatment, but she didn’t like to do so most especially when she thinks of the expenses for her treatment – we might not afford it.

We thought this operation would never happen. We are very fortunate that there are persons like you.

Thank you very much and we hope that the lord would bless you and your families a hundredfold. We would never forget you. You really had touched the lives of each one of us.”
-From A Patient’s Daughter

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