VSO volunteer midwife Marianne Bontenbal in the labour room skill sharing with students Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.
VSO/Georgie Scott

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?

Medical volunteering for long-lasting change

Volunteer, Dr Kiran Cheedella, demonstrates portable ultrasound equipment to midwife Sambo Kargbo at Batanoi Community Health Centre, Sierra Leone. Dr Kiran Cheedella is a GP from the UK, supporting the Doctors for Development programme in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners. He is helping deliver an initiative rolling out portable ultrasound technology to midwives at rural community health centres across the country
VSO/Peter Caton

Volunteer?Dr Kiran Cheedella?demonstrates portable ultrasound equipment to midwife Sambo Kargbo at Batanoi Community Health Centre, Sierra Leone. Dr Kiran is helping deliver an initiative rolling out portable ultrasound technology across the country.

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.

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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,
Volunteer 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.

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