Medical and healthcare volunteer jobs
You wouldn’t work in medicine and healthcare if you weren’t serious about making a real difference to people’s lives. But have you considered how big that difference could be?
By working alongside your counterparts in a developing country, you’ll create the kind of deep-seated changes that will make an entire nation healthier.
VSO only works with carefully-vetted partners in each country so your skills are put to the best possible use.
You’ll work where you’re needed most, improving care for some of the world’s poorest people.
And you'll pass on your skills and experience to local healthcare workers, so your time abroad has a long-lasting legacy.
When you volunteer you learn a lot of things on placement that you wouldn’t learn at home. You get to develop your skills and learn more about health in a global setting. You get to make a difference in six months which you might not feel with a job at home. You can see things changing. You feel like you’ve had a big impact.
Aisling Walsh, Doctor, Uganda
How we support you
Throughout your journey with VSO, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. Our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. We'll provide you with extensive training before your placement and our offices in each of the countries we work in and our local partners will provide ongoing support while you are overseas.
Stories from VSO medical and healthcare volunteers
Safe deliveries and healthier futures for women in Cambodia
Ans Ohms is a Dutch midwife and volunteer in Cambodia. She is supporting the development of midwife training across six hospitals. Thanks to these improvements, over 10,000 pregnant women have already benefited.
Tackling high maternal mortality rates in Ethiopia
"It’s great to see skills I have shared being passed on by the trainers." Kate Darlow, VSO volunteer obstetrician, Ethiopia