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2016 Brigade: June 17- 25


Join OCHO’s 17th Annual Brigade to Honduras: June 17 – 25, 2016.

Every year since 2000, OCHO brings a motivated and interdisciplinary team of 30-40 volunteers to provide medical care and health education to grateful patients in rural Honduras. As our sustainable programs have succeeded, we are thrilled to expand our efforts to multiple communities in the region through primary and specialty care, education and training, and community development.

Clinicians of all specialties are encouraged. We conduct primary care screenings, specialty evaluations, emergency procedures, surgeries, as well as sustainable development through training of local clinicians.

While our brigade centers around clinical outreach, non-clinical volunteers are also encouraged. Spanish language proficiency is helpful, but not a requirement.

Tell us how you can help!

The cost of the trip includes:

  • Flights & travel fees

  • In-country transportation

  • Accommodations

  • All meals

Trip cost is determined by when we receive your application & $300 deposit

  • $1700 before 12/8

  • $1825 after 12/8

Trip costs can be offset via scholarship and/or fundraising on behalf of OCHO. To inquire about financial scholarship to participant, check the box when applying.

Send a $300 deposit and mail/email copies of passport and clinical license (if applicable) with the application. The balance will be due by 3/15/16.

For volunteers under 18 years of age, a chaperone must be designated and accompany the applicant on the trip.

Summary of the 2015 Annual Brigade

To learn more about the clinical team, contact: Ken Tellerman

To learn more about the non-clinical components of the trip, contact: Cristina Saenz de Tejada


PLEASE SHARE THIS OPPORTUNITY WITH INTERESTED FRIENDS AND FAMILY. We really enjoy welcoming new members to OCHO’s outreach, many of whom return for more!

In preparation for the trip we will meet regularly from January – May.

At our weeknight meetings we will organize clothing and equipment. The team will meet to set goals, FUNDRAISE, and learn the group’s expectations for our efforts in Honduras. It is imperative that we move and work as a team. Our meetings are held on a weekday evening and they are about an hour long.

Everyone can solicit clothing, diapers, shoes, medicines, sheets, towels…etc In May we will need help packing the container on a weekday morning; many hands make light work!

The brigade days are long and hot. The conditions are rustic and the work is hard, but also rewarding and invigorating.

We need volunteers to give 100% effort both in preparation for and during the trip.

See more pictures from previous brigades at

Watch the 9 minute video detailing the brigade as shared by nursing students.



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