Volunteer with Foundation for Haitian Rehabilitation

Foundation for Haitian Rehabilitation

Ouanaminthe, Haiti, The Caribbean

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

Volunteering Activities

What We Need

Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists

When & Who

On a continual basis
Yes, we require a minimum of 2 weeks
A minimum of 2 weeks preferred Extended stays are completely negotiable depending on the length of stay and professional contributions
Individuals, Groups

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 a private bathroom. If other volunteers are staying at the same time, the bathroom, and possibly a dorm room, will be shared. Television and internet are provided. Transportation to/from work will be provided daily in FONHARE's vehicle.

Meals will be provided with typical Haitian cuisine.

Our Fees


Fees are $450US/person/week for one week stays ($65/day)
$250US/person/week per person for stays of 2-5 weeks ($36/day)
$210US/person/week per person for stays of 6 weeks or more ($30/day)

Weekly expenses cover accommodation in a fully equipped and secure guesthouse in Ouanaminthe, meals twice a day, and daily transportation to the clinic. There is also a one-time fee of $ 150 US/person that covers your transportation (arrival and departure) from Santiago Airport (RD) or $80US for Cap Haitian Airport (Haiti).

The reservation fee will be deducted from your total fee.

Contact Person

Cindy Cochran, PT
Cite Tibo, Ouanaminthe, Haiti, Ouanaminthe, Haiti.
100% response rate , 84 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

Grant Writing

Remote volunteers needed for grant writing, fundraising, promotional activities, etc.

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

FONHARE welcomes all volunteers at all times

FONHARE is a grassroots organization that operates to serve and promote all people with disabilities, especially the most disadvantaged. We work to enable our patients to function at their fullest capacity in their own environment and in their school, church, and community as well. Patients seen at FONHARE include children and adolescents born with developmental disabilities; stroke victims; people with orthopedic injuries and deformities, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, pain and dysfunction, and neurological conditions. FONHARE has many outreach programs including the Rehabilitation Program, Independent Living Program, Community Access Program, School Integration Program, and Gender Violence Program.

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