HTH accepts volunteers from all professions and areas of study who wish to further our mission to promote health and human rights.
New York City
The application process for Summer 2013 Internships is now closed. Please check back soon for Fall Semester opportunities.
HTH accepts qualified volunteers for a minimum stay of three months at one of our sites in Togo. Volunteers must :
- Speak fluent French (all work will be conducted in French)
- Have experience working in a developing country or community based health setting
- Have completed or be pursing advanced studies in a related discipline
- Have an idea for a concrete project proposal and a comprehensive plan to execute that project in Togo
- Provide a final report prior to leaving Togo and submit a written report of project results within one month of completing service
Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing their proposed project and their resume to email@example.com. Short listed candidates will be contacted and asked to complete a phone interview.
Other US Cities
Volunteers interested in serving in cities throughout the United States, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the local HTH Chapter in your area.
Peter Davenport, MD
Dr. Davenport joined the Peace Corps after earning a medical doctorate from the University of Texas at Galveston in 2003 and a B.A. in Neuroscience from Colorado College in 1999. In the summer of 2003, he accepted an invitation to serve as a health specialist volunteer in Togo. In January 2004, he started his primary role as medical consultant for AED. Dr. Davenport currently is in charge of the Medication Program, is coordinating clinical plans for AED’s new health center opening in The Fall of 2004, and is advising the organization’s Home Visit program.
“While most people my age are looking at the prospects of retirement, I am looking at the prospects of a new career. I see Africa as a land of great challenges and immense potential. Dealing with the issues of capacity building, community development, business formation and capital generation are just the beginning of the work to be done here. I envision my role consulting with Association Espoir Pour Demain (AED) as one of providing leadership and technical support by means of my knowledge and understanding of community development, construction and operating successful business ventures. I have worked very hard over the past two years to gain an understanding of the issues facing the people and the economies of Africa and during that short period of time I have had a positive impact in the communities in which I ha ve served. I wish to continue that effort in Kara.”
Mr. Weaks became involved with HTH while working with AED as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kara. He is currently living in the US and helping HTH with fundraising activities, but he has plans to move back to Togo in the future to continue doing development work.
Mr. Koehler was a peace corps volunteer (12/02-11/04) in the Community Health program, and joined the AED team as the technical assistant to the Social Mobilization program. With a degree in graphic design from Florida Southern College, Mr. Koehler has experience in newspaper journalism, photography, graphic/web design, and advertising. His contributions to this project included the art direction and other AED promotional materials.
Katie was a volunteer with Hope Through Health (HTH) in Kara, Togo for three months. She acted as a Program Technical Advisor to the Prevention of Mother-To-Child-Transmission and Orphans and Vulnerable Children programs. She is currently completing her Master in Public Health degree at Boston University in both Health Management/Policy and International Health. Her interest in health care in Africa began as an undergraduate at Georgetown University where she earned her Bachelor in Science in International Health.
Scott Ryan Gregory, MD
Dr. Gregory assisted in consultations in the AED clinic and on home visits in April/May 2005. He is currently doing his residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. He continues to pursue his interests in medical humanities and international medicine.
MS1 at University of California, LA
Mr. Saltmarsh volunteered for one month between his first and second year of medical school. He assisted with consultations in our clinic and in the hospital.