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Home : Volunteer Connect : Health Care

International Volunteer Opportunities

Explore the following web sites to find an international volunteer opportunity tailored to your personal needs.


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 Volunteer HQ (IVHQ): IVHQ programs are great for students who are on a budget and cannot incur a large expense or commit to a great deal of time.

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

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


General Opportunities for Volunteering

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.


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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