What purpose does the medical volunteer serve?
Mission Lazarus is committed to serving others through medical outreach and considers its sphere of influence to include mission employees and their families, recipients of mission programs, members of the church and members of the community. Medical volunteers are an invaluable human resource which the mission utilizes to expose the larger community to a church outreach, as well as to serve those within the church and families within the mission itself.
Mission Lazarus utilizes individual medical volunteers to perform medical services which serve the community and/or meet the health needs of mission program recipients or employees of Mission Lazarus.
As Galatians 6:10 states, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Mission Lazarus believes that the fundamental responsibilities of the health care provider are to promote health, facilitate healing, and alleviate suffering while preserving the respect for life, dignity, and the rights of all persons. The prime objective of the health care provider is to render competent medical service with compassion and respect for human dignity. While serving with Mission Lazarus, each medical volunteer is expected to provide the same level of care, confidentiality, and privacy that one would in any other professional clinical setting.