Cape CARES is committed to welcoming a diverse and inclusive volunteer brigade. We recognize that the costs of volunteering, while necessary to cover the expenses of our work in rural communities of Honduras, can be a financial hardship for qualified and competent volunteers. That is why we are introducing a financial assistance program that will support volunteers in participating in our brigades by awarding scholarships to cover all or a portion of the $900 trip fee.
Cape CARES recognizes that volunteering abroad can be very expensive, creating barriers for individuals to provide essential care to our patients in Honduras. We also recognize that these financial barriers prevent some of the most SKILLFUL individuals from participating in Cape CARES clinic weeks! With your support, Cape CARES has developed a financial aid program for volunteers, creating a more equitable path for individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds to join our teams.
Equity should not be a barrier to access health and dental care, nor should it be to provide medical and dental care. As part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program, Cape CARES is now offering financial aid to help cover portions of trip costs for our volunteers. Creating a more equitable opportunity for volunteers to participate in our clinic weeks will provide the organization and our patients with new skills, fresh ideas, and a cross-cultural community within Cape CARES.
Cape CARES financial aid program will offer $900 in financial aid for every clinic week in 2022 and 2023. We are asking all volunteers and supporters to chip in $10-$50 towards our financial aid program (or more...no one's stopping you). Help our organization recruit the best talent and provide an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for all!