Each mission we have a number of general volunteers who come to assist in any way they can. Some are porters, or cleaning instruments, arranging lunches, or doing translations. Their contributions are essential to the success of the mission. When they are dressed in their scrubs and white lab coats, all the people think they are doctors! But we are careful not to allow them any where near a scalpel! As a note, they pay all of their own expenses to come.