The Floating Doctors is a medical
mission traveling by 76' 119-ton ship to provide medical
relief. We have worked in Haiti
, and are currently based in Panama
developing an ongoing operation here in preparation for a Haiti
mission in 2014.
In January-April 2013, we will be doing an in-water refit
of our ship. An in-frame rebuild
of our starboard 671, installation
of an outside steering
system and new nav system, replacing and moving the battery
bank and electrical system
, and the million carpentry and odd project
jobs that we need to complete aboard.
Experience needed among volunteers: electrical
, carpentry, mechanical, and other aspects of boat
building experience are what we need.
We are looking for 4-6 people to help with the rebuild
. Ability to drive a panga and deliver medical teams to remote
community locations in the archipeligo, or the ability to drive a 119-ton twin engine
sailor/trawler a huge plus.
We will offer accommodation in private cabin
onboard and a $50 a week food
allowance. Stipends will be available for select volunteers who may be invited to stay on after a 2-month trial period.
We are not political or religious, just about medical and public health
assistance. Our website is Floating Doctors
, and or youtube channel and facebook are also Floating Doctors. Please visit our website and see what we are about before contacting us. I will conduct interviews by phone
over the next 6 weeks.