Volunteering in Liberia – An Introduction

The Gypsy Nurse is volunteering in Liberia with Cross Cultural Care

“Cross Cultural Care (C3) is an international non government organization (NGO) that pairs western health care providers with medical staff in areas of the developing world to assist with medical training and health capacity building.

Cross Cultural Care (C3) was founded by Dr. Robert Montana, an American Emergency Medicine physician who decided to create such a program while volunteering in North India.”  – http://www.cross-culturalcare.org/about/

I spent May and June 2014 in Liberia. Volunteering with C3 in Robertsport Liberia. I am excited to have this opportunity to utilize my nursing skills to assist Dr Montana in his vision to provide training, mentoring, and growth of skills as a strategy to towards lasting change and improved health care access for the communities served by St Timothy Hospital.

Along with volunteering, The Gypsy Nurse plans to bring to you; the reader, an inside peek at this volunteer opportunity.  With emphasis on the people served, the cultural differences and the impact that Cross Cultural Care is providing to the communities of Grand Cape Mount.

There will be much more information to come as I share with you the entire process to give you a “Feet on the Ground” perspective.



Currently there is no functioning ambulance to transport critically ill patients to St. Timothy’s Hospital or to the tertiary hospital in Monrovia.  Patients currently have no means for free transport.

  • Goal: $45,000 ($40K purchase, $5K shipping with insurance) Note: As of 3/1/14: $35K pledged

If you would like to contribute to the efforts of Dr Montana and C3, please consider making a Tax-Free Donation NOW.