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Requirements for HealthCare Volunteer Projects

  • There are no specific requirements to become a volunteer with HealthCare Volunteer – anybody with an interest in is welcome to apply.
  • Many locations have a variety of possible placements, which would be suitable for anyone from a member of the general public to a Professor top of their medical field.Every person that volunteers has the opportunity to make a difference to the life and health of people that really need it.
  • Most of our projects are flexible on dates for volunteering – you go for as long or as short as you wish. If you change your plans mid-way through your volunteer trip, that’s no problem at all.
  • Our volunteers come from all over the world, as a result there are often opportunities to volunteer within international teams.
  • We aim to partner directly with the Ministry of Health in the countries we send volunteers to in order to provide a safe and legal volunteering experience that the local Government has approved.

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Fees
  • We do not charge anything for the volunteering experiences we provide. The only costs involved are your living costs and travel costs to the destination you choose.
  • We do however ask that you consider some form of donation to our International Programme fund.
  • This is a fund which aims to send medical and dental equipment packages out to the places that really need them.
  • We promise to you that all of your donation will go towards the running of our projects and to needs such as shipping costs for free equipment we acquire from local hospitals or the actual purchase of new equipment.
  • As opposed to actual monetary donations we are also looking for donations of used and out of date medical and dental equipment that can be used in this project. This can be in many forms, for example you can take it with you to a project, or you can arrange for it to be delivered to one of our offices for future distribution.
You can donate any amount of money via PayPal or by a cheque payable to “HealthCare Volunteer” and send it to:

  6825 Cielo Vista Dr
PMB# 29
El Paso, TX 79925

If you would like more information on how to donate equipment please contact Sarah Richardson, Director of European Operations at sarah.richardson@healthcarevolunteer.com

General guidelines
The application process has a rolling deadline, HealthCare Volunteer accepts the first qualified applicants for each programme. We are flexible and can place volunteers at very short notice, but do ask if possible that you apply 6 weeks in advance so that we can advise you of specific project details/requirements and local arrangements can be made for your arrival.

We attempt to give you a choice of accommodation for each project. Some projects in more rural areas will need prior arrangement of accommodation, as this is often in hospital dormitories or the local mission.

Volunteers typically work a standard working week (around 40 hours) with weekends off to enjoy cultural events in the community. Individual projects do however vary, and some volunteers work weekend and less hours during the week in order for there to be adequate medical/dental cover in a hospital.

English is generally sufficient, but individual project requirements vary.
For example in Ecuador all volunteers must be able to speak Spanish as very few patients/local health staff members can speak English. In Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, basic Swahili is recommended but not required – volunteers are advised to take a small phrase book with them. In Brazil, Portuguese fluency is helpful but not required. Keep in mind that in rural villages there is limited access to education and health care so many members of the population may only speak the local/tribal languages.

Medical/Dental/Nursing/Pharmacy/Other health professional students who have entered their clinical years of training may be able to provide clinical volunteer services in select locations.

In most cases, untrained volunteers will be allowed to help with logistics, supplies support, ancillary clinical support and community/village education programs.

Teams are encouraged to apply.

We are usually able to place you in the location of your choice during the specific dates you desire.


Further information for medical / dental / nursing / pharmacy students and professionals
Our programs are designed so that long-term physician, dentist, nurse and pharmacist volunteers at the project locations will in certain cases agree to have students within their profession rotate through their clinic under their supervision for 1-4 week periods.

If you are a trained physician or dentist, you will be responsible for the cost to get temporary licensure in the location you wish to volunteer as many countries charge temporary licensure fees/visa fees. This however, is often waivered by the Government if you are going for a short period of time.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for airfare, and unless otherwise indicated, your housing, food, transportation, etc.

Dental students can fulfill their 1-year elective in certain cases. Medical students can complete Medical Electives under certain project programmes. For more information:

  • International Association of Dental Students and HealthCare Volunteer (Program Proposal For Dental Students)
  • European Medical Students' Association and HealthCare Volunteer (Program Proposal for European Medical Students)
  • International Federation of Medical Students' Associations and HealthCare Volunteer (Program Proposal for Global Medical Students)

    For more information on the logistics of being signed off for your Elective with our organisation please contact Sarah Richardson, Director of European Operations at sarah.richardson@healthcarevolunteer.com


    How do I apply?

    Follow this 3 step process:
    1. Create an account and then login to your account. Next fill out the online application. If you are joining an existing team or group, please make sure you add them to your team accessible on your profile page.
    2. Next, print/fill out the paper form (PDF or DOC) and mail it to us with supporting documents.
    3. Upon receipt of your materials, we will process your application, obtain necessary work permits and deploy you to your volunteering site. Filling out the volunteering form is not a guarantee of placement, but we do try to accommodate as many volunteers as possible during the times you request. Please remember you will have to pay your own visa, temporary licensure or other governmental fees necessary. In the mean time, please gain the latest recommended immunizations and anti-malaria medication if you are volunteering in a malaria-risk zone.
    US Citizens: Follow CDC Guidelines | UK Citizens: Follow NHS Guidelines | Other Citizens: Follow Local Guidelines

    Our Policy On Partnerships with Local NGOs/Non-Profits | NGOs Apply Here To Partner With Us

    Don't want to volunteer alone? Already have a activity or trip planned but want to find more people to join you? Want to start your own trip or activity?
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  • 3lions
    Title
    Volunteer Child and Family Clinical Psychologist


    May 1, 2014 to October 15, 2014
     

    Location:
    Bukoto Street
    Kampala, ZZ Uganda

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    kjensen
    Title
    Compassionate Hearts Needed!

    Organization Affiliation
    Grace Hospice, Grand Rapids, MI

    May 1, 2014 to October 1, 2014
     

    Location:
    All over Grand Rapids, MI
    Grand Rapids, MI United States 49525

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    joe.polizzi
    Title
    NEED: Medical Professionals for the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk

    Organization Affiliation
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    June 14, 2014 to June 15, 2014
     

    Location:
    Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion
    Seattle, WA United States 98109

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    info
    Title
    education

    Organization Affiliation
    keen junior academy

    May 12, 2014 to August 16, 2014
     

    Location:
    15 minutes drive from the city center
    Nairobi, AR Kenya

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    ajecy.bourdeau
    Title
    Founder/ Exec. Director


    August 4, 2014 to August 11, 2014
     

    Location:
    downtown Jeremie Grand- Rue
    jeremie, ZZ Haiti West Indies

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    ajecy.bourdeau
    Title
    Health Fair Jeremie, Grand'Anse, Haiti

    Organization Affiliation
    Haitian'S Harmony Corp.

    August 4, 2014 to August 10, 2014
     

    Location:
    downtown Jeremie Grand- Rue
    jeremie, ZZ Haiti West Indies

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    bishoppkingoro
    Title
    SHORT TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IN A MEDICAL FACILTY IN TRANS NZOIA COUNTY KENYA

    Organization Affiliation
    4-Hope of Massachusetts, Inc.,

    May 5, 2014 to September 19, 2014
     

    Location:
    Trans nzoia county
    kitale, ZZ Kenya

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    volunteer
    Title
    Summer Camp Nurse

    Organization Affiliation
    Christian Appalachian Project,

    June 16, 2014 to August 1, 2014
     

    Location:
    Mt. Vernon, KY United States 40456

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    anthonywarlo
    Title
    Specialist(s) Eye and Dental Services to Refugees


    May 31, 2014 to September 31, 2014
     

    Location:
    Monrovia, AK Liberia +231

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    international
    Title
    International Outreach Volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    Mercy and Truth Medical Missions

    July 20, 2014 to July 27, 2014
     

    Location:
    Oaxaca, ZZ Mexico 66102

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    international
    Title
    International Outreach Volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    Mercy and Truth Medical Missions

    October 22, 2014 to November 6, 2014
     

    Location:
    Kityerera, ZZ Uganda 66102

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    international
    Title
    International Outreach Volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    Mercy and Truth Medical Missions

    July 7, 2014 to July 23, 2014
     

    Location:
    Mombasa, ZZ Kenya 66102

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    international
    Title
    International Outreach Volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    Mercy and Truth Medical Missions

    September 15, 2014 to September 30, 2014
     

    Location:
    Kitale, ZZ Kenya 66102

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    info
    Title
    Dental Volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    Clinica Dental Sonrisas Sanas

    May 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014
     

    Location:
    Matagalpa, ZZ Nicaragua

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    admin
    Title
    Professional or student Health practitioner

    Organization Affiliation
    Government hospitals and clinics

    August 1, 2014 to December 1, 2014
     

    Location:
    Central Region, ZZ Ghana 00233

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    volunteer
    Title
    Development and Events Intern

    Organization Affiliation
    Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

    February 17, 2014 to June 30, 2014
     

    Location:
    12 Grace Street
    San Francisco, CA United States 94103

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    volunteer
    Title
    Nurses

    Organization Affiliation
    IMEC

    January 30, 2014 to June 30, 2014
     

    Location:
    1620 Osgood Street
    North Andover, MA United States 01845

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    info
    Title
    Public Health and International Development Summer Internship

    Organization Affiliation
    Uganda Village Project

    June 14, 2014 to August 12, 2014
     

    Location:
    Iganga Town, ZZ Uganda N/A

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    info
    Title
    Funding for PTSD Veterans and EAP (Equiine Assisted Psychotherapy)

    Organization Affiliation
    Spring Reins of LIFE (Operation Horse)

    August 3, 2013 to January 3, 2014
     

    Location:
    Broadway, NJ United States 08808

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    James Nyanda
    Title
    Health and Finance

    Organization Affiliation
    Victorious Youth Social Care

     

    Location:
    Kihonda-Mafisa
    Tanzania 1704

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    Robyn Aguzzi
    Title
    Serve.Love.Care Volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    Catholic Hospice & Palliative Care

    July 09, 2013 to January 01, 2014
     

    Location:
    6200 Brooktree Road
    Wexford, PA United States 15090

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    Robyn Aguzzi
    Title
    Serve.Love.Care Volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    Catholic Hospice

     

    Location:
    Brooktree Road
    Wexford, PA United States 15090

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    Ravi Raghavan
    Title
    Test Trip

    Organization Affiliation
    test

    July 24, 2013 to July 24, 2013
     

    Location:
    acorn
    Acorn, CA United States 91403

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    MOSES WANGOLA
    Title
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Organization Affiliation
    African Society for Qualty in HealthCare Partipatory Action for Rural Development - Healthy Women Partnership

    September 14, 2013 to March 08, 2014
     

    Location:
    P.O BOX 774 TORORO
    Uganda +256

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    volunteer
    Title
    Victim Advocate Training

    Organization Affiliation
    Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault

    July 25, 2013 to August 8, 2013
     

    Location:
    3331 Shannon Airport Circle
    Fredericksburg, VA United States 22408

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    Jason Goka
    Title
    Test

    Organization Affiliation
    test

    July 02, 2013 to July 31, 2013
     

    Location:
    'A�n Boucif, 06 Armenia 123654

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    Jason Goka
    Title
    Test

    Organization Affiliation
    test

    July 02, 2013 to July 31, 2013
     

    Location:
    'A�n Boucif, 06 Armenia 123654

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    info
    Title
    Medical Professional Volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    Primeros Pasos

    July 1, 2013 to December 22, 2013
     

    Location:
    Valle de Palajunoj, Quetzaltenango
    Quetzaltenango, ZZ Guatemala Zona 1

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    md. saddam hossain
    Title
    medicine help for komolapur slum people

    Organization Affiliation
    self

    May 10, 2013 to May 15, 2013
     

    Location:
    Runsi, 84 Bangladesh 1214

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    Andrew Mongare
    Title
    health awereness

    Organization Affiliation
    BLESSED CHILDRENS HOPE FOUNDATION

    April 10, 2013 to June 1, 2013
     

    Location:
    797
    Nyamira, ZZ Kenya 40500

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    Andrew Mongare
    Title
    health awereness

    Organization Affiliation
    BLESSED CHILDRENS HOPE FOUNDATION

    April 10, 2013 to June 1, 2013
     

    Location:
    797
    Nyamira, ZZ Kenya 40500

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    Andrew Mongare
    Title
    health awereness

    Organization Affiliation
    BLESSED CHILDRENS HOPE FOUNDATION

    April 10, 2013 to June 1, 2013
     

    Location:
    797
    Nyamira, ZZ Kenya 40500

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    Neilesh Patel
    Title
    Volunteer in Haiti

    Organization Affiliation
    Gods Children Inc,

    July 6, 2012 to July 19, 2012
     

    Location:
    port-au-prince, ZZ Haiti 222222

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    Neilesh Patel
    Title
    Help in Haiti

    Organization Affiliation
    Gods Children Inc,

    July 8, 2012 to July 19, 2012
     

    Location:
    port-au-prince, ZZ Haiti 234233422342423

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    Neilesh Patel
    Title
    Volunteer in India

    Organization Affiliation
    HealthCare Volunteer,

    July 8, 2012 to July 16, 2012
     

    Location:
    hospital
    raipur, ZZ United States 44444

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    Neilesh Patel
    Title
    Dental Screenings - California

    Organization Affiliation
    HealthCare Volunteer,

    June 13, 2012 to June 30, 2012
     

    Location:
    809B cuesta drive
    Mountain VIew, CA United States 94040

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    Neilesh Patel
    Title
    HIV Aids in Morocco

    Organization Affiliation
    HealthCare Volunteer,

    March 8, 2013 to March 24, 2013
     

    Location:
    33 state st
    mountain view, CA United States 94040

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    Neilesh Patel
    Title
    Helping Uganda HIV/Aids

    Organization Affiliation
    HealthCare Volunteer,

    June 11, 2012 to June 17, 2012
     

    Location:
    22 state street
    kampala, ZZ Uganda 3434343

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    Neilesh Patel
    Title
    Volunteering in Uganda

    Organization Affiliation
    HealthCare Volunteer,

    June 15, 2012 to July 10, 2012
     

    Location:
    443 state street
    kampala, ZZ Uganda 43944

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    Neilesh Patel
    Title
    India - Raipur

    Organization Affiliation
    HealthCare Volunteer,

    November 3, 2012 to November 17, 2012
     

    Location:
    Raipur, ZZ India 329393

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    Dordy Joseph
    Title
    Mobile Medical Missions to Haiti 2012

    Organization Affiliation
    Hearts4Haiti Relief & Bethesda World Ministries

    June 16, 2012 to June 23, 2012
     

    Location:
    P-au-P
    Haiti, ZZ Haiti N/A

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    Gokla Mason
    Title
    Bangalore Naryan Dental

    Organization Affiliation
    Healthsouk.com

    February 27, 2012 to February 12, 2012
     

    Location:
    22 state tree
    mountain view, CA United States 94040

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    Charles Page
    Title
    Heal the World

    Organization Affiliation
    http://www.psproof.com/

    March 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010
     

    Location:
    204 N. El Camino Real #721
    Encinitas, CA United States 92024

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    Title
    Haitian Relief

    Organization Affiliation
    J/P Haitian Relief Organization

    September 4, 2010 to September 15, 2010
     

    Location:
    Petion Ville IDP Camp
    Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

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    Arif Qadir
    Title
    clean Lahore

    Organization Affiliation
    WASA

     

    Location:
    Pakistan

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    Joyce Chapman
    Title
    China

    Organization Affiliation
    jackson healthcare

    August 1, 2009 to August 15, 2009
     

    Location:
    China

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    Dr Rathnasiri A Hewage
    Title
    Medical Administration Vounteer Attachment

    Organization Affiliation
    Ministry of healthcare and Nutrition, Sri Lanka,

    January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009
     

    Location:
    Ministry of Health Sri Lanka, Deans Road
    Colombo 10, Sri Lanka 6543

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    Sabina Jarochowicz
    Title
    Physiotherapists and Allied Health Proffesionals- Tanzania

    Organization Affiliation
    HealthCare Volunteer Organization

    June 10, 2009 to July 2, 2009
     

    Location:
    Moshi District Hospital (Mawezi)
    Moshi, Tanzania

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    Title
    FREE MALARIA COMMUNITY--WSTERN KENYA.

    Organization Affiliation
    Passion Kenya

    March 23, 2009 to April 20, 2009
     

    Location:
    BOX 116-50210 Buyofu.
    Nairobi, ZZ Kenya 254

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    Meliza Manuel
    Title
    Research Study Volunteers Needed

    Organization Affiliation
    Clinical Research Site

    March 1, 2009 to June 30, 2009
     

    Location:
    Anaheim, CA United States 92801

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    Title
    dental volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    healthcarevolunteer

    March 31, 2009 to May 31, 2009
     

    Location:
    Quito, ZZ Ecuador

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    Tien Le
    Title
    Medical mission in Viet Nam

    Organization Affiliation
    Wellness Global Foundation

    July 14, 2009 to July 28, 2009
     

    Location:
    Vietnam

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    Eva KRauß
    Title
    dental and medical volunteer

    Organization Affiliation
    Health Care Volunteer

    August 10, 2009 to September 6, 2009
     

    Location:
    Tanzania
    Moshi District Hospital (Mawenzi),, ZZ Tanzania

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    Shana Green
    Title
    Public Health/ Indigenous Health: Ecuador/ Peru

    Organization Affiliation
    none

    September 15, 2008 to February 15, 2009
     

    Location:
    Peru

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    LEO ATWINE
    Title
    VOLUNTEERS FOR HEALTH, SOCIAL WORK NEEDED TO WORK IN UGANDA

    Organization Affiliation
    KYABUGIMBI COMMUNITY BASED HEALTH CARE ORGANISATION (KCBHC-UGANDA)

    November 2, 2008 to December 22, 2010
     

    Location:
    BUSHENYI UGANDA
    KAMPALA, Uganda 256

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    nana bodua
    Title
    Basic Health Care

    Organization Affiliation
    Global-Cultural Solution

    October 4, 2008 to December 30, 2008
     

    Location:
    PMB
    Koforidua, ZZ Ghana 00233

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    Title
    Guatemala dental clinic 12/27/08

    Organization Affiliation
    Dentalcare-volunteers & Spirit Education Foundation

    Decemeber 27, 2008 to January 7, 2009
     

    Location:
    15532 E Tepee Dr
    Fountain Hills, AZ United States 85268

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    Catherine Matthys
    Title
    Tanzania

    Organization Affiliation
    Healthcare Volunteers

    June 18, 2008
     

    Location:
    Tanzania

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