International Medical Relief welcomes all family members to participate in our clinics.
Our family medical missions give parents the tools to establish the mindset for service and appreciation within their children. Your child(ren) will experience a new culture and gain perspectives beyond their day-to-day scope of life back home. They will become inspired for their future careers as they do things they have never done, explore places they have never been, and serve people they have never met.
Start a new tradition or carry out an old one with your family as you spend time on a medical mission and watch your children amaze you as they grow from these experiences. Family members of all ages from toddlers through teens have varying roles in clinic to fit their target age and maturity. No age is too young! Exposing them to various cultures, from the food to the local traditions, adds unique value and experiences that your family will cherish for years to come. Instill in your family’s values compassion and generosity as you provide hope and kindness by serving others. You will be proud as you witness your child(ren) doing something meaningful for others. Exposing them to varying cultures allows them to frame their global experiences to mirror your passion for awareness and adventure.
Young family members and students have a wide variety of roles in our clinic. They will take vital signs (we will train them!), teach community education (particularly hand and oral hygiene), shadow a variety of providers (ideal for older children), help in pharmacy (older children are great help with setting up, packing, and counting), help our patients go from one area of clinic to another (children are always great at directing traffic!), and entertain more than a few kids with a little nail polish, bubbles, singing songs, card games, and soccer or football games.
I always go with my two sons. To see them share my passion of serving the underserved in their own way is something that very few parents get to experience. We have also made many friends on the team and continue to plan our next missions for a time and location that works for the majority of us.
Join Us in Making a Difference.
Bring much-needed acute medical and dental care to a beautiful, culture-rich destination. You can join an IMR medical mission team today!