Volunteer with Foundation for Haitian Rehabilitation

Foundation for Haitian Rehabilitation

Ouanaminthe, Haiti, The Caribbean

FONHARE provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services in addition to other programs to people living with disabilities, especially those in dire poverty, without regard to ability to pay for services.

FONHARE is a grassroots organization that operates to serve and promote all people with disabilities, but especially the most disadvantaged. We work to enable our patients to function at their fullest capacity, not only in their own environment, but in their school, church, and community as well. Patients seen at FONHARE include children and adolescents born with developmental disabilities, stroke victims, orthopedic injuries and deformities, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, people with pain and dysfunction, and neurological conditions. FONHARE has many outreach programs, including the Rehabilitation Program, the Independent Living Program, the Community Access Program, the School Integration Program, and the Gender Violence Program.

Our Activities

What We Need

Physical therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, remote volunteers needed for grant writing, fundraising, promotional activities, etc.

On a continual basis
a minimum of 2 weeks preferred, extended stays are completely negotiable depending on length of stay and professional contributions

What We Provide


Ouanaminthe is a border city with Dajabon, DR. Ivens Louius, the founder and director of FONHARE, and his wife Leslie, a PT in the clinic, will be your hosts. You will be living with them in their apartment in Dajabon. You will have private, locked sleeping quarters and private bathroom. If other volunteers are staying at the same time, the bathroom, and possibly a dorm room, will be shared. Television and internet is provided. Meals will be provided with typical Haitian cuisine. Transportation to/from work daily will be provided in FONHARE's vehicle.

Important Info

Suitable For

Individuals, Groups

Minimum Stay

Any period of time

Staff Size

5 to 10 people


Volunteer fee is $250 US per week for stays of 2-4 weeks, plus a one-time fee of $150 US to cover transportation to/from airport; $250US per week for stays longer than 4 weeks, plus the one-time fee of $150 to cover transportation to/from airport; $200US per week for active students, plus a one-time fee of $150 to cover transportation to/from airport. Your volunteer fee provides for daily transportation to/from clinic, housing, meals, translation. The reservation fee will be deducted from your total fee.


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Your Contact Person

Cindy Cochran, PT
Cite Tibo, Ouanaminthe, Haiti, Ouanaminthe, Haiti.
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Other Information

FONHARE welcomes all volunteers at all times

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We at Foundation for Haitian Rehabilitation would love to hear from you!