Specialty Teams

Though there are hospitals in the islands, specialty care, such as ophthalmology, orthopedics, gynecology, ENT, etc., is often unavailable. As a result, people may go for years on end, untreated. With your help, and through the generosity and willingness of our specialty medical professional volunteers, individuals with problems such as these are able to receive treatment.

Canvasback sends various specialty teams to the islands each year for two weeks at a time, during which our volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists, audiologists, and other medical professionals, help to bring health and wholeness to improve the quality of life for countless individuals. They are also able to provide training to island medical professionals, to increase sustainability.

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Through this vital aspect of our work, we are able to help the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the injured to walk and run, and so much more. These trips also help us all to connect to one another in love and a spirit of giving, as part of a larger global community. 

To find out more about the value of services our specialty teams provides, visit our Performance page.

View photos from our past specialty teams in our Gallery or on our Flickr.


Join the team

Serve on a team - Check our volunteer page for dates and needs, and fill out a volunteer interest form. 

Tell your story - If you've been on a trip, we'd love to hear about your experience! Please contact us.

Make it all possible - Make a donation to ensure we can continue to provide these services.