You can download HEARTT volunteer forms and return via email to volunteercoordinator@hearttfoundation.org or fax to 1-866-309-1898.  Many answers to frequently asked questions can be found below; if you have additional questions, please email us or submit your question via the form on the Contact menu.


Frequently Asked Questions from HEARTT Volunteers

What are the criteria for clinical volunteers?

HEARTT accepts Attendings, and senior level residents in their third and fourth year of training. Residents must be in good standing with their programs and residency with no disciplinary concerns. A minimum of 4 to 6 weeks is required for all resident level personnel. A minimum of 2 weeks is required for all faculty personnel.

How do I apply to become a HEARTT volunteer?

Volunteers are required to complete and submit all requirements as listed in the volunteer application policy at least thirty days before traveling.

Which forms/documents do I need to complete to volunteer with HEARTT?

Clinical volunteers must provide the following supporting documents along with the signed Liberian Medical Board registration form:

  • Medical school diploma Internship (certificate)
  • Evidence of previous licensure by a medical council
  • Evidence of present practicing license
  • Specialty certificate (if any)
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Two (2) passport-sized photos
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation: the school, a medical practitioner, and a non-health professional
  • English translation of documents, if not translated in English
  • Accepting to work under a licensed Liberian doctor not less than five (5) years.

Is an interview with the Liberian Medical and Dental Board required for clinical volunteers?

Yes, clinical volunteers must interview with the board prior to receiving temporary Liberian licenses. The interview will take place within 72 hours of arrival in country. The board will ask questions related to tropical medicine and practice within your specialty area as relevant to the local setting. If you do not read before your rotation and just show up without any knowledge of tropical ID it is possible that you will fail and not be allowed to practice.

Where do I send my completed volunteer and LMB forms?

Completed forms and credentialing documents can be emailed to volunteercoordinator@hearttfoundation.org or faxed to 866-309-1898. If faxing, please send a notification email to advise of submission.

Where do I get the application to apply for my Liberian Visa?

Download and complete the Liberian visa application from the Embassy of Liberia.

How many copies should be mailed?

Application form is to be completed in duplicate (i.e. two copies required).

What is the Liberian Embassy address?

Send completed forms with self-addressed return envelope to The Embassy of Liberia, 5201 16th. Street, NW, Washington DC, 20011

How long is the visa process?

It takes approximately 3 weeks for the embassy to process visa applications and return passports. If your passport is not back within 3 weeks send an email to volunteercoordinator@hearttfoundation.org to check on the status of your application.

Should I include evidence of financial report?

Evidence of financial support is not required for HEARTT participants.

Do I need a letter indicating place of accommodation in Liberia?

Letter indicating place of accommodation in Liberia is not required for HEARTT participants.

What is the cost/processing fee for my visa?

The visa fee is waived for HEARTT participants.

Who are the contacts at the JFK Medical Center?

Dr. Wvannie-Mae Scott McDonald

John F. Kennedy Medical Center

Sinkor, Monrovia


Lydia Sherman / HEARTT-Liberia

John F. Kennedy Medical Center

Sinkor, Monrovia

What are the vaccine requirements for travel to Liberia?

Please visit www.cdc.gov for updated vaccine requirement.