Who runs the missions?

Our sister organization, Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps runs our missions. However, we will help place and prepare each volunteer with as much information as possible prior to each mission. Taiwan Root will be responsible for you on the ground.

Who can go on a mission?

We welcome medical professional and volunteers (18 or older). Register here.

How do we travel to the country?

RIPC will coordinate for you.

How much does it cost to go on a mission?

It will vary, but each volunteer will be responsible for transportation to and from the mission site from your home. We will cover all other on the ground expenses, including food, housing and on-site transport.

About how long is each mission?

Between 1-2 weeks.

Can I bring my dog?

Although we love dogs, no.

How early will I be notified of acceptance after registering for a mission?

Typically about 1 month, unless you have selected to be an Emergency Relief Volunteer, in which case it can be anywhere between 1 week – 2 days.

What happens if I am accepted into the program?

If you are accepted into the program you will be notified by us and asked to attend a quick online orientation session and make an initial deposit depending on the travel expenses.

Do I need to complete a legal liability waiver?

Yes, they will be provided to you to sign in your orientation packet once accepted to a mission.

Will I need a visa?

It will depend based on your nationality and the mission site. RIPC will let you know after you are accepted to the program if you need to apply for a visa.

Do I need any vaccines?

RIPC will let you know, but we always recommend seeing a travel doctor specialist a few months before departure to make sure everything is up to date. They can give you recommendations on other medical info.

Should I get medical insurance?

Yes. If you are covered by a health insurance plan, check to ensure that it covers medical evacuation from a country. If it doesn’t, check this link for plans http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1470.html

If you get lost contact us immediately at the following phone number: TK. We will make arrangements to pick you up at the airport.

Is it safe?

Traveling in developing countries is not without its risks and challenges. Make sure you are properly informed. Please review the US State Department Websites: http://travel.state.gov/travel/

Got more questions? Email us at info@ripcusa.org