PazSalud is a program jointly sponsored by PeaceHealth and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace (CSJP) to provide an opportunity for their employees and members to volunteer delivering health care services in El Salvador.  Both sponsors encourage and make available this service believing that it will further the mission of both. Volunteer participation is encouraged from Sisters and Associates of the CSJP and from PeaceHealth staff.

More than 550 PeaceHealth caregivers, Sisters and associates of CSJP, and other specialty providers have volunteered to make PazSalud the program we are today.  And we pride ourselves on our fidelity to PeaceHealth’s vision: Every person receives safe, compassionate care; every time, every touch.

PazSalud typically holds one General Medical Mission and one Eye Surgery Mission every year.  The sites vary annually so we can constantly bring our mission services to different communities.  For both missions, we need volunteer providers, optometrists, nurses, interpreters and assistants seeking to donate their time and expertise to a truly undeserved population in El Salvador.  PazSalud provides local interpreters so mission volunteers are not required to speak Spanish.

For Prospective Volunteers

PazSalud accepts volunteers who meet one of the following criteria:

  • PeaceHealth employee
  • PeaceHealth affiliate provider
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace (CSJP) member
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace (CSJP) associate

Watch some videos of our work!

If you are interested in volunteering on a PazSalud mission, pease email Mission Services.

Volunteer Reflections

What are people saying about volunteering for PazSalud from our various missions in El Salvador?




San Jose Villanueva

San Juan Opico

San Pedro Perulapan

San Rafael Cedros

Santa Tecla