Colorado Disaster Relief Mini Mission - Medical & Dental Relief

Colorado Disaster Relief Mini Mission

November 1 - November 4, 2020

Join For As Little As: $100

  • $100 - No discounts or rebates for disaster relief trips

  • See More Info below for full details and additional options for travel

About The Mission Trip

International Medical Relief is staffing the congregate shelters in Colorado with medical support 24/7 to take care of the whole person. IMR will build health literacy while meeting people where they live. IMR provides staffing to handle and manage resident needs that otherwise go unmet. IMR’s management team will provide onboarding, orientation, and training at facilities to manage and handle patients. Sustainable continuing medical education is also provided to all residents. 

  These tasks include ADLs (activities of daily living) including showers, movement, de-escalation of behavioral health, proper disinfecting, and disposal of bodily fluids during the patient’s acute illness. Develop medical care and social plans for care and help the resident find appropriate sustainable resources. Patient education on current medical issues of residents and how to navigate the healthcare system.  Monitor patients for escalating health issues, assess for COVID-19 symptoms and daily temperature checks with pre-quarantine and post-quarantine residents, and help to identify conditions such as acute cardiovascular issues, gunshot wound, surgical incisions, significant incontinence, toxic shock syndrome, colitis, gall bladder issues, MS and fibromyalgia, sickle cell anemia, broken ankle, upper respiratory issues, illicit drug use such as mamba, suicide attempts and more.

  IMR is observing incredible change due to implementing education efforts and having the team serve as a sustainable and comfortable resource for guests, including reducing the guest’s dependency on emergency services.

  The IMR team continues to collaborate with the City of Denver and partner organizations to improve the delivery of care, continuity, and services to the residents. Currently, the IMR team is partnering with other agencies to provide social work serviceswelfare checks, and activities of daily living (ADL) care. With all of these efforts, we are continuing to empower residents to take an active role in their own health and improve health outcomes while reducing the utilization of already overburdened city resources. 

About Clinic

Join International Medical Relief as we support training and patient care across Colorado. Your generous donation goes to advance all COVID-19 relief efforts that are currently underway. Please note, partial week opportunities are also available. Inquire with our office for more information at (970) 635-0110 or

  Assisted living, congregate living shelters and group housing face serious challenges and we want to give you the opportunity to support these growing needs. Help to provide medical care and health services to residents.

  Congregate housing sites that are traditionally not staffed by medical providers need your help in training their staff to stop the spread of COVID-19. We need your support in performing valuable training about proper sanitation, use of PPE, infection control, isolation, cohorting. Our goal is to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and with proper knowledge at these facilities we can go a long way to keeping Colorado safe.

  Volunteer opportunities will take place in the Metro Denver area. From a central meeting location you will be directed to your volunteer role and exact address location for that day. Once your application has been reviewed, a member of our team will contact you to discuss this opportunity in detail.

Transportation & Lodging

While the main focus of your donation will be applied towards COVID-19 efforts, your volunteer participation will include background check, credential, t-shirt, and supplies needed to carry out these efforts. If you will be joining the team from out of town and would like assistance with lodging, transportation, and meals, IMR can make this option available to you for an additional approximate $400. Please inquire at for more information.

Trip Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Day 1 - Arrivals

Plan to arrive at our accommodations in Denver, Colorado in the evening. Upon arrival, you will check in, meet your other team members, have a brief meeting with IMR leadership, and settle in for the night.

Meals: None included today

Day 2 -  Orientation & Day 1 of Relief Efforts

Eat breakfast at your leisure. You and your team will meet at 9am for orientation. Your team leader will go over roles for the day's operations, IMR's protocols, in addition to an overview of the location and/or community you and your team will be serving today. Your days may be different as there are a variety of needs in Colorado's COVID-19 Relief efforts, including: testing, training, and support. Learn more about each of these initiatives in our About this Mission section.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - COVID Relief & Departures

Each morning, you and your team will meet over breakfast for an overview of what your day will look like providing COVID relief to the people of Colorado. Your day will be full of many opportunities to serve others and will be extremely rewarding. Lunch will be provided to you during the day, and dinner will be enjoyed as a team in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Departures

Enjoy a final breakfast with your team this morning before checking out and departing for home.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Donation & Flight Options

Pay 50 and complete your application to secure your place as a TEAM MEMBER!

Payments / Requirements & Earlybird Discount

How much do I need to pay?

Cost Per Volunteer: $100

Before Apr 29th, 2020: -100

  • Pay 50 of the total cost by the Early Bird date AND upload/complete all of your required documents and forms receive $200 off the cost of your trip.  
  • Meeting this goal ensures that your space on the team is confirmed
  • You are an EARLY BIRD!  
  • Payment in full is due by Oct 29th, 2020

After Apr 29th, 2020: 100

  • To confirm your space on the team: Pay 50 of the total cost AND upload all of your required documents and forms!  
  • Space on our teams is on a first come/first serve basis.  Your space is not reserved until you have met these requirements.  
  • Payment in full is due by Oct 29th, 2020
  • Unfortunately, eligibility for the $200 savings on this trip is no longer available after Apr 29th, 2020.

Flexible Flight Options

Is group airfare available through IMR?

Before Apr 29th, 2020:  YES! IMR will arrange your international flight on a "group" ticket at your request!

  • Domestic and international airfare is NOT included in the published cost of the trip.
  • Pay 50 of the total cost AND upload all of your required documents and forms to be eligible to fly on the international group ticket.
  • Submit your flight choice as “economical” or “premier” in your account.
  • Approve the ticket that IMR is going to purchase on your behalf and complete the purchase with IMR's approved travel agency.
  • The cost of airport transfers are included in the cost of your ticket!

After Apr 29th, 2020: You may still be able to join the group flight on a space-available basis only

    • Pay 50 of the total cost AND upload all of your required documents and forms by Apr 29th, 2020
    • Contact the office to see if group tickets are still available.
    • Submit your flight choice as “economical” or “premier”, approve the ticket, and complete the purchase with IMR's approved travel agency.  
    • The cost of airport transfers are included in the cost of your ticket!
    • You will need to purchase your domestic roundtrip ticket after your international flight is ticketed and confirmed.
May I purchase my own international flights?

Yes! Purchasing your own international flights provide you with maximum travel flexibility! 

  • Some trips may require an international flight and a domestic flight in country to meet the team.
  • You are required to meet the IMR team at the designated time and location per the trip itinerary
  • Submit your flight choice as “independent”.
  • You have many options for extending your stay including extended stays available through IMR’s preferred travel agency, Worldwide Navigators
  • If you would like to request airport transfers at an additional cost, please click on the link to send an email to the IMR office.

Extended Stays - Trip of a lifetime!!

May I book an extended stay through IMR if I choose the group flight?


Contact Worldwide Navigators to see your options

May I book an extended stay through IMR if I choose to book my own tickets?


Sleeping the way you want to!

What are the sleeping arrangements?
  • Triple or double twin bed rooms are standard on IMR trips. This is part of our safety and security policies.
  • Each volunteer has their own bed (no shared beds outside of couples). 
  • Let  the IMR Office know if you are a family or couple.  We always try to accommodate our volunteer’s needs!  Please use the link to email our office. 
  • IMR does not discriminate in any way – please let us know your rooming needs.  
  • Please understand if we are unable to accommodate your specific needs based on availability at the hotel or lodging on your trip. 
Are single rooms available?


  • Contact the IMR Office to find out if single rooms are available and at what cost
  • Standard IMR sleeping arrangements are double or triple rooms, twin beds

Sleeping the way you want too!!

Travel Assistance

If you would like help booking flights, hotels, extended stays, and more contact Worldwide Navigators at (970) 633-3033.


IMR provides a personal and customizable fundraising page to all registered trip applicants.  We provide a fundraising packet that is full of ideas on how you can raise support or supplies to be utilized on this specific mission.  You may download this information and individual items such as letters requesting support, our 501(c)3 information, and a list of needed supplies from your Volunteer Resources page.  When soliciting donations for any of our trips, your personal story is your most powerful tool.  Why do you want to go? Whom will you help?  How will your donors help you achieve your ultimate goal?  Tell your story to anyone and everyone. Refer your potential or active donors to your IMR personal fundraising page by sharing your unique URL on social media, via email, and through personal contact.  Give your supporters our website and Facebook page so they can see the great things that IMR has accomplished since our founding in 2002.  Did you know we have cared for almost 300,000 patients in the last 16 years?  We need your help and the help of your donors to see 300,000 more patients in the years ahead!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the donation amount include?

The donation amount INCLUDES:

  • Transportation, Accommodations and Meals after joining the IMR team at the designated meeting location in country
  • Cultural activity outlined in itinerary
  • Clinic supplies & medications for patients

You may choose to join an economical or premier group flight, priced at the time the tickets are purchased.  You will receive details regarding the group flight at your trips earlybird deadline.  For more information please contact our preferred travel agency Worldwide Navigators - 

NOT included in the donation amount:

  • Domestic and International Airfare
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit
  • Travel Insurance
  • Malpractice Insurance
What will the team be doing on the trip?

IMR teams provide medical and dental care and community health education to communities that lack access to care. A typical IMR team consists of doctors, dentists, and advanced practice providers, nurses, EMTs, medical/dental/nursing students, pre-med students, and non-medical volunteers.  The team makeup for your trip is not guaranteed to be as described above and is dependent on the individual volunteers who make up your team.  The team usually stays in a central location and travels each day to a different community to set up a mobile medical and dental clinic. In order to promote lasting and sustainable improvements in the health of those communities, IMR conducts an extensive community health education program, teaching about prevention and treatment in small groups and during individual consultations with providers. No matter what your specialty or skill level, there is a job for you on an IMR trip!

Can I fundraise for the trip?

Yes!  Many volunteers fundraise for trips.  You can find information and tips on how to fundraise on your Volunteer Resources page on the IMR website.  You will have access to a personal fundraising page with a unique URL that you can share with family, friends, business associates, and any potential donors via social media.   IMR is a 501(c)3 charity, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Are there any important dates I need to know?
      • IMR Group Flight: In order to qualify for the IMR Group Flight, you will need to reach 50% of the required donation on or before Apr 29th, 2020.
      • Early Bird Special: A discount of $200 is awarded to team members who raise / pay 50% of the required donation on or before Apr 29th, 2020.
Are there additional costs / expenses for the trip?
  • Domestic and International Airfare
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel
  • Travel Insurance
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team itinerary, payable at the time of service to the local vendor
Can IMR assist me with travel plans and extended stay options?

Yes!  We encourage our volunteers to extend their stay and explore.  Extending your stay also puts money into the economies of these developing countries!

Trip Preparation

A service that we are very proud of at IMR is the preparation that each team and team member receives prior to the trip. This is one of the most important reasons that you should join an IMR team.

All team members have access to the IMR Volunteer Resources page where you may view and download important conference calls, a detailed briefing packet outlining the important elements that make a successful trip, packing lists, a checklist to keep you on track, and much more. You will find detailed information on how clinic operates, the roles on an IMR team, community health education topics, fundraising tips, and all of the materials our licensed providers need including best practices for providing care in short term medical clinics, public health information specific to the country you are traveling too, and a guide to the infectious diseases of that country.  You will also find a comprehensive country briefing packet that provides background information, cultural etiquette, common phrases, and links to additional information from a variety of sources on your volunteer resources page.  Finally, a departure packet that outlines how and where to meet your team will be sent just prior to departure and can be downloaded from the volunteer resources page.

IMR applicants and team members are also able to join in two informational calls: About IMR and How Clinic Operates/Provider Guidelines.   A Q and A call just prior to departure helps to ensure that you have the most important information and are ready to go!  If you can't join our live calls, you can listen at any time via your Volunteer Resources page.  Your team's departure call will be recorded by and sent by email to the team immediately following the call.

All of our volunteers have access to a personal IMR fundraising page with a unique URL that can be emailed and shared with family, friends, business associates, and other potential donors.

Did you know you can earn CME credits on line with IMR? will get you to 6 1 hour courses containing great tips for treating a variety of conditions in the field including wounds, hypertension, dengue fever, and more.

Most importantly, we are always here to answer your questions or help you complete your application. It is our goal that we exceed your expectations for preparation, patient care, and your overall trip. Let us know how we can help and how we did!

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