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Home : Volunteer Connect : Health Care

International Opportunities to Volunteer

Amizade - Empowers indviduals and communities through worldwide service and learning.

CharityGuide: Offers traditional volunteer opportunities in the health and mental health fields - available in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Cross Cultural Solutions: Offers many different types of volunteer opportunities in the health care field in China, Ghana, India, Russia and Peru.

Doctors Without Borders: Provides volunteer opportunities, both medical and non-medical, throughout the world.

Family Medicine Interest Group - Listing of international volunteer opportunities for students from medical and nursing fields. 

Global Service Corps - International volunteer community service since 1993.

Global Volunteer Network - Offers volunteer service opportunities in community projects through  partner organizations in 21 countries.

HOPE Worldwide: Programs provide opportunities  to give to the needy, travel domestically or overseas, and grow personally

Humana People to People: A network of non-profit aid organizations in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Latin America, all working in the field of international solidarity, cooperation and development. Action Without Borders - clearinghouse for over thousands of nonprofit organizations worldwide.

The Institute for International Cooperation and Development: Provides volunteer projects around the world - opportunities available in AIDS awareness and family health programs.

International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA): A network of physicians and nurses who volunteer technical assistance on HIV care and infectious diseases to clinics in developing countries.

International Medical Volunteers Association - Promotes, facilitates, and supports voluntary medical activity through education and information exchange.

Medico - Medical, eye and dental care in Central America.

Nurses with a Purpose - Delivers nursing services and health care  where crisis and disaster exists throughout the world, regardless of race, religion, politics or sex.

Overseas Jobs: Allows nurses to search for opportunities around the world - use search word: volunteer.

Peace Corps: Provides information and volunteer opportunities in the health care field around the world.

Servenet: Allows user to search by ZIP code to find projects or get information about medical opportunities around the world.

South American Explorers Volunteer Opportunities - Volunteer possibilities with local and U.S.-based non-governmental organizations.

United Planet - Medical professionals of all kinds are needed to provide vital services to underserved communities all over the world.

Volunteer International - An alliance of non-governmental organizations involved in international volunteer work and internship exchanges.

Volunteers in Technical Assistance: Provides health and medicine volunteer opportunities around the world.

General Opportunities for Volunteering

&you: This initiative from Johnson & Johnson features a customizable widget to connect individuals and charitable organizations

EarthWatch: Offers volunteer opportunities around the world - use search word: volunteer.

GiveSpot International Volunteers: Provides links to charity organizations; international, national and local volunteer opportunities; and international aid.

Global Citizens Network: Provides information on volunteer opportunities in Nepal, Guatemala and Kenya - users may choose a project by site or date.

Habitat for Humanity International: Offers volunteer opportunities building houses in the United States.

Idealist Volunteer Opportunities: Allows user to sort volunteer opportunities by country, area of focus, skills needed, age or language.

Impact Online Directory: Allows user to search by ZIP code to find volunteer opportunities and get involved in the community.

International Volunteer Projects: Provides volunteer opportunities in construction/renovation, nature conservation, cultural/social and archeological areas.

One Small Planet: Worldwide Travel and Adventures International Work, Study, Volunteer, Travel Resources - Offers information about living abroad and several opportunities to volunteer all over the world.

Peace Brigades International: Provides information about projects that relate to human rights and nonviolence all over the world.

Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA): Offers opportunities to work with community-based agencies to help find long-term solutions to the problems caused by urban and rural poverty.

Working Abroad: Provides user with form to fill out that is matched with personalized volunteer opportunities.

Informative Sites Provides information about living overseas, investing overseas, expatriate magazines, global references and volunteer opportunities - use search word: volunteer.

Expat Forum: Provides information about the cost of living, using the telephone abroad, time differences and other useful tips for overseas travel.

Living Abroad: Offers information about relocating abroad - country profiles available to order.

Volunteer Abroad: Provides information about living abroad and a search engine to find volunteer opportunities of interest.

Sigma Theta Tau International provides these links as a service to its members and the nursing community.  The society does not endorse the groups listed or otherwise recommend their specific activities. 


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