Improving healthcare for all people of the Bay Islands

Apply to be a Volunteer

Clinica Esperanza welcomes all levels and types of volunteers:

  • Fully Licensed Medical Professionals (physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses)
  • Healthcare students and residents (medical, nursing, pharmacy, PA) interested in our International Medical Spanish Immersion Elective
  • Healthcare students and residents (medical, nursing, pharmacy, PA) interested in volunteering outside of an organized elective
  • Non-medical volunteers (opportunities include marketing, administration, community outreach, and more…)

Clinica Esperanza runs primarily on donations. Volunteers who will gain educational credits for their rotation are required to fundraise a minimum donation of $750 to help cover the costs of the volunteer experience as well as support the expansion of our clinic (administrative staff and fully licensed medical professionals are exempt). We work hard to keep our volunteer programs affordable so that more volunteers are able to take advantage of this great experience to improve the healthcare of the people of Roatan. The volunteer program costs help cover the following items:

  • Pre-departure support & orientation in Roatan
  • In-country volunteer support
  • Project-related expenses (including travel to and from the airport, to community outreach sites)
  • Operating costs of the clinic
  • Expansion of our programs

Volunteer donations are accepted via PayPal. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you after confirming your application to request and process payment of your donation.

Please apply to volunteer using the link below and send us any required documentation to



Interested in volunteering but need help in raising funds? Fundraising can be a great way to raise enough money to cover the program costs. Please contact us at any time at for help.

In the past, volunteers have asked their families, schools, churches, friends, and employers for assistance. In many cases, not only was their required fundraising paid for, but they also received sufficient funds for their airfare and lodging. We encourage you to ask others who might not be able to come, however, want to help in other ways.


Tax Deductions

Clinica Esperanza is a not for profit clinic for the underserved of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Clinica Esperanza is a subsidiary of a duly established Honduran NGO registered as “Asociacion de Salud Comunitaria de las Islas de la Bahia.” Our Honduran registration number is 310-2006.

“Bay Islands Community Health Association (EIN26-2671583), incorporated in Pennsylvania July 8, 2008 as a domestic non-profit, non-stock corporation, has been approved on February 20, 2009 as an IRS 501(c)3 exempt organization. Bay Islands Community Health Association provides charitable grants, subject to the discretion and control of the Board of Directors, to support the work of Clinica Esperanza in its efforts to improve healthcare in Roatan, Honduras. Donations and contributions are used for purposes that meet 501(c)3 guidelines & are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Volunteers from other countries should contact their tax accountants to know whether the Program Costs paid to Clinica Esperanza is tax deductible in your home country.