Volunteer FAQs

How do I become a volunteer?

If you are a doctor, dentist, nurse, other kind of medical or dental professional, or have other skills and would like to volunteer a week of your time to serve on a Faith In Practice mission trip to Guatemala, please create an online application by clicking Apply Now.

How much does it cost to participate in a mission trip to Guatemala?

The trip fee for a seven day (Sat. - Sat.) mission trip is $930. The trip fee for an eight day (Fri.- Sat.) mission trip is $975. This does not include the application fee of $125 which is paid separately at the time of application. Therefore, the total cost for Faith In Practice mission trips are $1055 and $1100 correspondingly. This amount covers travel insurance, lodging, in-country transportation and most meals for seven days. Each volunteer arranges and purchases airfare to and from Guatemala City. Additional expenses may include some meals and any tourist activities that there may be time for, such as city tours or shopping.

Are there age limitations for going on a Faith in Practice mission trip?

Faith In Practice is an adult mission trip. Only volunteers 18 or older should apply and anyone applying under the age of 18 needs to schedule an interview with the Chief Operating Officer as part of the application process. The reason for this is the lack of supervision while the parents fill their role on the medical team.

Can I join my family member, friend, or colleague on the same team?

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis. We can not promise that multiple volunteers will be placed on the same team. Applications are accepted based on skill and availability for a particular role on the team.

When and how long are Faith in Practice mission trips?

Our mission season generally runs from January through June. Mission teams serve for approximately one week each. For the 2017 season, we have 38 teams scheduled to serve in Guatemala.

How does Faith In Practice raise support for medical mission trips?

The Share The Mission program is our most effective way of raising support for the Faith In Practice ministry. The Share The Mission program supports a substantial portion of the general budget, paying for patient care, patient transportation, training for medical personnel in Guatemala, logistical support and the administrative costs associated with arranging the trips to Guatemala. The Share The Mission program does not pay for participants' trip fees.


We ask all volunteers to participate in the Share The Mission program by writing letters or e-mails to friends, relatives and business associates to support the work they do in Guatemala. It is one way friends and family can participate in the mission trip even if they cannot go themselves.