Volunteer NeededHospital Ship USNS Comfort Deploying Mid-June
World Hope International is again seeking volunteer, licensed medical professionals, as well as Spanish speaking interpreters to staff the ship.
USNS Comfort & World Hope Seeking Volunteers
About the Mission
Due to the ongoing humanitarian disaster centered around the unrest in Venezuela, millions of Venezuelans have fled and are overwhelming the capacity of neighboring countries to provide services for them, according to an article released by the U.S. Southern Command. “The USNS Comfort will help with the effort.”
The USNS Comfort will visit a number of countries in the region. As soon as the maneuvering schedule is released, we will slot volunteers into specific mission tours.
How to Volunteer
If you are interested in serving in this volunteer capacity, please email our office for next steps and further information or call us at (703) 923-9414, Ext 101. You do not have to sign on for the complete 5-month mission; the ship docks and then moves again based on a maneuvering schedule and this allows accepted volunteers to continue, start, or stop at different points during the mission.
In the USNS Comfort’s mission last fall, World Hope International placed five volunteers onboard, and you can read about one volunteer’s experience.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brittany Tobin
Know Before You Go
You will need to have passports with more than six months remaining and a background check will be conducted.
We will provide you with a form to fill out. We need to provide the US Navy volunteer applications and credentials to the US Navy by May 30. The Navy will then let us know who from our team they will accept aboard.
The ship deploys mid-June from Norfolk, VA.
* U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Schneider
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