Completing this application is the first step toward participating on a field program with VHI. Once this form is completed, we will contact you to request additional information and discuss details. If you’re at all interested in volunteering with us in the future or learning more, please complete this form!


VHI field programs offer the experience of a lifetime. We work with people who have little to no access to eye care and are grateful for the high-quality care we provide. We change the lives of our patients, who before seeing us are often unable to live independently or perform daily tasks on their own, have new chances in life after seeing us and receiving cataract surgery or eyeglasses. We are always looking for qualified professionals to join us on our rewarding field programs. We typically bring ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, ophthalmic techs, anesthesiologists, scrubs, circulators, pre and post op caregivers, operating room supervisors, autoclave and instrument sterilization assistants, interpreters, and field vision screening volunteers. The cost for volunteers is $650 for doctors and $450 for all other roles. Volunteers are responsible for their  own round trip airfare to and from the main city. VHI provides all essential in-country expenses related to food, lodging, and transportation.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of VHI. This past week has been nothing like I’ve ever experienced. My body is tired and my brain is mush, but my heart is FULL! Looking forward to doing it again!
— Christine, VHI Volunteer on Guatemala Field Program
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Important! Please enter your first and last name exactly as they appear on your passport. If you are waiting to receive your passport or professional license, please let us know.

We have a scholarship program to address the reality that financial considerations often deter, if not preclude, qualified, interested volunteers from participating on VHI field programs.