About Us

Volunteer your time. Donate your energy.

Volunteers Around the World (VAW) is a humanitarian organization and social enterprise devoted to improving the standard of living for those that live in some of the most poverty stricken communities of the world. Our focus is to provide communities with access to medical and dental treatment, medication, nutritional security, clean water and health education.

Our Story

Volunteers Around the World (VAW) was founded by Mark and Rebecca Stanley in 2006. They were inspired to found their organization in San Pedro la Laguna along with a local NGO named Amí San Lucas.

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Officers & Board of Directors

The leadership team, made up of six members including two doctors, focuses on the outward vision and long-term impacts of our organization.

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Staff

The staff includes the Development Staff, Site Coordinators and doctors within each country.

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Medical Outreach Chapters

Get real world experience working in a mobile medical clinic.  Practice taking blood pressure readings, BMI, blood sugar levels, and other vital statistics from patients.  Shadow doctors and work in the Pharmacy! Find out if there is a chapter forming near you!

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Dental Outreach Chapters

Work alongside a dentist.  Assist the dentist with procedures like extractions, fillings, cleanings, sealings and more! Find out if there is a chapter forming near you!

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Veterinary Outreach Chapters

Work alongside a veterinarian.  Assist the veterinarian with procedures like physical exams, deworming, vaccines, surgeries and more! Find out if there is a chapter forming near you!

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