Professional Volunteering Opportunities in Medicine & Healthcare
With Projects Abroad PRO you can volunteer on one of many medical projects all based in the developing world. These are specially designed for recent graduates, retired seniors and medical volunteers on a career break.
We work with a wide range of local partners, including private hospitals, clinics and care centres. Examples of projects include working as a volunteer nurse in Jamaica, as a physiotherapist in Nepal, or as a doctor in Ethiopia.
Our aim is to support institutions that are providing healthcare to poor communities. We also aim to provide healthcare and provisions to people who may not ordinarily have access to it. Medical volunteers with a skill or qualification can play an important role in this development process.
Our application process requests your skills, expectations and the benefit you believe your expertise can bring to a project. This allows us to make an accurate project allocation and for you to get the most out of your experience.
If you are not a trained professional in this area you can still take part in a volunteer project with us. Click here to view our regular Medicine & Healthcare volunteer projects.
Please find below a list of all the available Projects Abroad PRO Medicine & Healthcare projects.
PRO Medicine & Healthcare projects
This voluntary dentistry project helps treat patients in a Government hospital and in a private dental clinic. As an experienced volunteer you will work alongside local staff in Phnom Penh.
Volunteers on the Dentistry project will work in rural communities where the dental clinics are set up in school rooms, church halls or community centres.
This voluntary medical project helps treat patients at various health clinics in Cochabamba. They lack human and financial resources which is why experienced volunteer help is needed.
PRO Doctors in Ghana work in hospitals and clinics in one or more of our regions in Ghana. Volunteer doctors may be based in Accra, the Akuapem Hills or Cape Coast.
A lack of financial and human resources means Jamaican doctors struggle to meet patient demand. As a qualified volunteer doctor you will be based in a hospital in Mandeville.
A mere 15% of Nepal’s population is provided for by its National Health System. Volunteer doctors are needed to provide advice and to help treat patients.
This voluntary medical project helps treat patients in hospitals in and around Cusco. There are simply not enough doctors in many institutions which means volunteer help is greatly needed.
On this project you will be working with young patients from deprived backgrounds and who are in need of care. As a qualified volunteer you will be based in an orphanage and a private hospice in Brasov.
Jamaican hospitals often lack specialist staff in key areas such as midwifery. As a Projects Abroad PRO volunteer you can help by assisting local staff caring for mothers and babies.
As a Professional Midwifery volunteer you will work in a hospital or health clinic and practise methods of treating patients different to those used in the western world.
As a professional volunteer on this project you will be based in hospitals and clinics in and around Cusco. Local staff will benefit from your expertise in caring for pregnant women and babies.
PRO Nursing volunteers in Ghana work at hospitals and clinics in one or more of our regions in Ghana. Nursing volunteers may be based in Accra, the Akuapem Hills or Cape Coast.
This voluntary nursing project helps treat patients in a hospital in Mandeville. As the country has a lack of resources and specialist staff volunteer help is greatly needed.
PRO Nursing volunteers in Nepal are based in a hospital or nursing college in Chitwan. PRO Nurses provide training to the local staff to help improve healthcare standards.
As a Projects Abroad PRO volunteer on this project you have the opportunity to develop systems in orphanages, health centres or with Social Services. You will also work alongside local staff treating patients.
Professional volunteers will focus on helping to alleviate the chronic malnutrition of children in rural communities in Peru.
As a PRO Nutritionist, you can help facilitate a positive change in attitudes towards food and exercise. In turn you will be helping to reduce the number of preventable illnesses associated with poor nutrition.
As a professional volunteer on this project you will be working in either an orphanage or a care centre in Cochabamba. Many of the patients come from underprivileged or abusive backgrounds.
Work in a busy organisation helping victims of war, who are suffering with physical disabilities, and provide them with a better quality of life.
As a qualified occupational therapist you have the opportunity to assist children and young adults who have both mental and physical disabilities.
As part of this volunteer project you will work in a private physiotherapy and rehabilitation hospital. Your role will include working to develop the occupational therapy department.
This volunteer occupational therapy project helps disadvantaged patients at orphanages, care home and hospitals in Brasov. The aim is for qualified volunteers to help with social interaction.
As an experienced Occupational Therapist you have the opportunity to help many underprivileged Samoans with physical and mental disabilities and provide them with the support they need.
Ophthalmologists volunteering in Nepal work at an eye hospital in Chitwan. As a volunteer eye doctor you can use your knowledge and training to treat patients, help to train students at the hospital and participate in outreach programmes with disadvantaged groups in the local area.
On this voluntary physiotherapy project you will be working with patients in and around the city of Cochabamba. The focus of the project is a burns unit that treats children under the age of 16.
This physiotherapy project helps victims of war in Cambodia. As a professional volunteer you will be working with many people who have suffered the physical harm of conflict.
As a Project Abroad PRO volunteer on this project you will help treat patients in a hospital in Mandeville. Many local staff are overworked in Jamaica which is why professional volunteer help is needed.
As a qualified speech therapist your skills will be used to assist teachers with children who require specialist support in their speech and language.
PRO Speech Therapy volunteers in Vietnam will assist staff at a rehabilitation centre for children suffering from dioxin-associated illness.