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VIDA Volunteer

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
TAMU VIDA Volunteers
Purpose:
Texas A&M Vida Volunteer is a non-profit humanitarian volunteer organization whose mission is to provide quality healthcare to under served communities while providing volunteers a life changing experience. Along with affiliate groups at other distinguished universities, our Vida team recruits student volunteers and medical professionals, gathers donations, and then travels to Central America to perform these medical, dental, and veterinary medicine brigades under direct supervision of local professionals, such as physicians, dentists, and veterinarians. Our current focus is directed towards the impoverished villages of: Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Costa Rica in collaboration with non-profit organizations, local Ministries of Health officials, schools, and local community leaders. We will orchestrate one to two trips to Central America per year; these trips will take place during the summer and winter break. We will be recruiting dedicated students who focus their studies in pre-health care professions such as pre-nursing, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-medical, and pre-veterinary. Along with providing free basic medical, dental, and veterinary care, students will visit several communities and participate in community projects that aim to better the quality of life in these impoverished areas. All of these activities, and more, will give the students a better understanding and appreciation of the culture. There will also be an emphasis on Public Health and Education for the clinic patients and community members.
Year Founded:
2016
Membership Dues:
$45/year or $30/semester
Admits Members:
All Year
Meeting Locations:
TBA

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Hannah Alsobrooks
Public Contact E-mail Address:
halso4@tamu.edu
Public Contact Phone Number:
4328166164

Group Contact Information

Organization E-mail Address:
tamuvida@gmail.com

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
1-30
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
  • Our organization membership will be required to meet specific GPR requirements
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Once per semester
Fundraising Events:
Three or more times per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Never
On-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Off-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Never
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Never
New Member Orientation/Training:
Once per semester
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Never
Domestic US Travel:
Never
International Travel:
Once per year