Volunteer for a Mission Trip

Are you a surgeon or a spine-focused medical professional looking for a rewarding way to use your expertise to give individuals a second chance at life?

NSF has a number of current partnerships that are in need of philanthropic medical volunteers to donate their time and spine expertise on a mission trip – a few examples are listed below.

NSF is in need of the following:

  • Spine surgeons
  • Pre-op/PACU nurses
  • Radiology techs
  • Scrub techs
  • Circulators
  • Anesthesiologists/CRNA
  • Sterilizations techs

Fill out the interest from below to learn how you can best lend your talents and time to an upcoming mission trip.

Surgeon Application

Medical Professional Application



About the Honduras Mission

In 2018, NSF forged a growing partnership with One World Surgery to develop a spine program at the One World Surgery – SCA Holy Family Surgery Center. The surgery center is located on the 2,000 acre ranch of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) – a children’s home that provides a loving environment to over 500 orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged children.

This site hosts 1-2 mission trips per month, of varying specialties, and NSF is immensely proud to be the first team to bring spine surgery to the center and the people of this region. We are currently leading bi-annual mission trips, with an adult degenerative focus.  Past procedures include: 1-2 level fusions, decompression’s and ACDF’s.

The surgery center has three operating rooms and six clinic/overnight bays. Medical volunteers spend the majority of their time in the surgery center, with time set aside to interact with the NPH children and enjoy ranch life. Surgeons split their time between performing surgery and seeing patients in clinic.

Spine experience is preferred, but not required for all volunteer positions. 

2019-2020 Dates – Subject to change

  • July 13–20, 2019
  • November 9–16, 2019
  • May 2-9, 2020
  • November 7-14, 2020

For more information, please fill out the form above and/or contact NSF Executive Director, Jamie Hagan: jhagan@nuvasive.com



Application Instructions:

  1. Complete the application form – Please be as detailed as possible.
  2. The NSF staff will review your request for grant eligibility.
  3. If eligible, your request will be reviewed and decided on by the NSF Grants
    Committee.
  4. You will be notified via email regarding the committee’s decision.
  5. If approved, you will work with NSF staff to fulfill your approved grant.

Please Note: Requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the mission date.

Questions? Please contact, Jamie Hagan: 858.766.1426 or jhagan@nuvasive.com

Please Note: This NSF funding request form is for grants in support of nonprofit organizations focused on providing life-changing spine surgery in disadvantaged communities across the globe. If you have a request that is in support of a research project, educational event, or fellowship program directly related to spine, please visit NuVasive Corporate Grants.