The Guide is an important resource for anyone interested in volunteering abroad. It outlines the goals and methods, problems and pitfalls of short-term volunteer health work in a developing country. Free to all first-time volunteers. A PDF copy of the Guide is available for purchase for $25. Place an order.
HVO has been transforming lives since 1986. Spread the word with this 25 oz. aluminum water bottle, made from durable and safe material. Great to carry around abroad on a volunteer assignment, or on a regular day at work! Light, easy to store, it makes a perfect gift for a friend or for yourself. Order one today for $16 (includes shipping and handling in the US or Canada. This is not available for shipment to other countries.)
The 2015 Teach-Travel-Learn: Volunteering with Orthopaedics Overseas workshop USB is available for purchase. The USB has all the PowerPoint presentations given at the workshop along with other valuable resources about health care and volunteering in the developing world. The USB is both Mac and PC compatible. The workshop USB is a worthwhile resource for anyone who is preparing for an upcoming volunteer assignment or just beginning to learn about volunteering. The cost of the USB is $25. Place an order on-line or by contacting the HVO office at 202-296-0928.
This awarding-winning 20-minute documentary profiles the HVO-designed nurse anesthesia training program in Belize. It captures the personal and professional challenges and triumphs of training health care providers in a resource poor nation. The film was produced and directed by Martin Brown of Treehouse Productions and was given the Bronze Telly Award in 2006. The DVD is available for $15; place an order.
Looking for a unique card to send to that special someone? HVO’s notecards have you covered. Packets of 12 cards are available with 4 different photographs representing various regions HVO has its programs. All cards are blank inside so they may be used for any occasion. A packet of the HVO notecards is available for a minimum donation of $20. Special prices are available for bulk orders (more than five packs) – call the HVO office for details. Place an order today!
As part of our 25th anniversary festivities HVO has re-released a CD of acoustic music written and performed by Barry J. Gainor, MD, a 25 year veteran of the organization. Dr. Gainor is a seasoned multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter who has authored two previous CD’s which sold-out. His HVO album entitled “Compass Points,” features a mixed bag of fun-filled and sometimes thoughtful tunes about international medical volunteerism. Several tracks include children singers, and tunes like the “Humanitarian Cha-Cha” and “Infestation” whimsically chronicle the adventures of an HVO assignment. The CD is available for a minimum donation of $25. Place an order to complete your musical journey overseas!