Guerrero Clinic

Volunteer Roles


Volunteering at the Guerrero clinic is all about attitude. Except for the skilled licensed medical roles, we train volunteers to fill positions.


Medical 
Most of the medical care provided at the clinic relates to eyes (Refraction and Cataract Surgery). However, we provide some general medicine and other specialties if we know far enough in advance that we will have a specialist attending.
All Medical Personnel Must Provide Legible copies To Walter Branson of Current Medical Licenses and CV's prior to acceptance 
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Optometrists

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Ophthalmologists

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OR Scrub Nurses, RN's

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Opticians

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Dentists

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Dental Assistants

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Pediatric, Gynecology, General medicine and Other Specialties



Non-Medical 
Volunteers without medical backgrounds or experience may be trained for certain medical related roles. However, there are non-medical roles for people of all backgrounds
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Pre/Post Op

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Patient Management

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Surgical and Dental Instrument Sterilization

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Optical Assistants
Assist Opticians. Help patients select and fit glasses.
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Manufacture Prescription Lenses

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Circulators

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Drivers
Supplies, equipment and people are transported between Houston and Guerrero. A 14-passenger van is generally used to pull a small trailer.  The drive is approximately 13-14 hours each way and you must cross the border.
Depending on what is transported, the van departs for the clinic one or two days prior to the departure date of the rest of the group.

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Culinary
While most of our fabulous meals are prepared by local volunteers, We are responsible for preparing our breakfasts. Skilled chefs are always appreciated and can assist with all meals.
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Construction
We usually have some maintenance or project going on.  Carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other skills. 
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Translators
Between English and Spanish as well as English and German
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Videographers, Photographers, Writers
One of the most under the radar jobs at a clinic is to record what goes on and share the stories of our patients and volunteers with family, friends and potential volunteers.  We need people skilled in writingphotography and video as well as editing. We update the web and Facebook in real time while we are down there.
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...It's All About People Helping People...