Open Heart International

Open Heart International provides the opportunity for those living in developing countries to receive the specialised health care that they deserve yet cannot access.

Experienced surgical and medical charity volunteers are needed for overseas projects in burns surgery, cardiac, eye surgery, oncology, and women’s health. This includes a variety of anesthetists, biomedical engineers, cardiologists, intensivists, medical consultants, orthoptists, pathologists, perfusionists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, project coordinators, registered nurses, surgeons, surgical assistants, sonographers, and others.

World Health Ambassador

World Health Ambassador is a Virginia-based nonprofit organization that seeks to offer medical and dental care to underserved communities overseas and to assist in medical relief efforts for natural disasters in the United States.

World Health Ambassador is looking for volunteer gastroenterologists and nurses with experience in colonoscopy to join the medical teaching team. Also needed are volunteer medical and dental health professionals for medical missions and volunteer health professionals with diverse backgrounds for the rapid disaster response program.

The Plasticos Foundation

The Plasticos Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide reconstructive plastic surgical training and care to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay, and to advance the field of plastic surgery through education and research.

The foundation is always looking for individuals who want to show their support through volunteering, including nurses and doctors.

Global Dental Relief

Global Dental Relief is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring free dental care to children throughout the world.

Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants, and non-dental volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages, and remote villages.


Frontier is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that offers over 400 projects in 72 different countries around the globe. Volunteers who join a Frontier project make a valuable contribution in becoming active global citizens, committed to making a positive impact during their time abroad travelling.

The medical and healthcare projects allow skilled professionals to volunteer in under-resourced communities, helping those in need gain access to vital, potentially life-saving resources.

Resource Exchange International

Resource Exchange International is an international not-for-profit that engages, encourages, equips, and empowers people in emerging nations to strengthen the strategic sectors of their countries.

Medical volunteers are amongst the volunteers needed for projects.


IVUmed teaches surgical techniques to local physicians in low-resource countries, focusing on urology and reproductive health.

Experts in the fields of urology, anesthesia, and nursing are needed as volunteers to help educate medical personnel in partner hospitals throughout the world. Medical professionals are also needed as volunteers to assist in collecting, creating, and refining the educational materials that are used during workshops and provided as resources to the host hospital medical staff.

Global Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss

Global Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss is a nonprofit that aims to make a direct and lasting impact on the futures of thousands of deaf and hard of hearing children around the world by providing them with access to the hearing technology, education, and local resources they need to become contributing members of society.

Audiologists, speech language pathologists, early intervention specialists, and deaf education professionals are welcome to volunteer.

SEE International

SEE International is a nonprofit organization that provides sustainable medical, surgical, and educational services through volunteer ophthalmic surgeons with the objectives of restoring sight and preventing blindness to disadvantaged individuals worldwide.

International Relief Teams

International Relief Teams (IRT) is a top-rated nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering worldwide and in the United States. IRT specializes in two complementary sets of activities: disaster response and building healthy communities.

Please see this link if you are a doctor, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other medical specialist interested in applying to volunteer with IRT in Vietnam or Honduras.

Health Volunteers Overseas

Health Volunteers Overseas is a nonprofit organization that sends qualified volunteers overseas to train local healthcare providers in anesthesia, dermatology, hand surgery, hematology, internal medicine, nursing education, oral health, orthopaedics, oncology, pediatrics, physical therapy, and wound care.

Experiential Learning International

Experiential Learning International is a small non-profit organization that sends interns and volunteer to 27 countries.

Global Volunteers

Global Volunteers is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes teams of short-term volunteers on long-term programs to create, nurture, and sustain the wellbeing of the world’s children, so they can realize the full promise of their human potential.
You can indeed make a significant difference when you volunteer your skills in obstetrics, maternal care, breastfeeding, child psychology, early childhood intervention, nutrition, health and hygiene education, nursing, disease prevention, and drug intervention. Opportunities are available in Asia, Australia and Oceania, Central America and the Caribbean, Europe, South America, Africa, and Mexico and Montana in North America. 

Operation of Hope

Operation of Hope is a charitable organization which provides life-changing surgical care, health care, and medical training programs in under-served areas of the world through international collaboration among medical and non-medical volunteers, empowered by corporate and individual sponsors.

Volunteers surgeons, nurses, and anesthetists are needed.

Holy Rosary International Medical Missions

Holy Rosary International Medical Missions is a nonprofit organization comprised of individuals that strive to serve others in need by providing medical care, as well as to support other mission groups that are working with the poor in underdeveloped countries.

Doctors, mid-level practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, medics, and translators are needed as volunteers. 

Good Samaritan Medical Dental Ministry

Good Samaritan Medical Dental Ministry is a nonprofit organization that serves in Vietnam by caring for the poor, improving emergency care, and training local physicians.

Volunteer healthcare professionals provide care and training.

Christian Sports Medicine Alliance

Christian Sports Medicine Alliance is a nonprofit whose mission is to make God known in and through sports medicine by equipping, educating, and serving.

Sports medicine professionals are needed as volunteers for international mission trips as well as for events domestically in Texas and South Carolina.

Global Community Service Foundation

Global Community Service Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support communities in Southeast Asia to empower themselves through sustainable healthcare, education, and economic independence programs with special focus in Viet Nam and Myanmar.

A one-month commitment is required of volunteers who wish to contribute their life skills and professional experiences on site.

Resurge International

Resurge International is a nonprofit organization that provides reconstructive surgical care for poor children and adults who lack access in 15 developing countries. 

Volunteers include plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, operating room and recovery room nurses, nurse educators, hand therapists, and physical therapists. 

Doctor to Doctor

Doctor to Doctor is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to medical professionals in underserved places around the world via volunteer medical professionals who travel abroad to meet with their colleagues in other countries. 

Operation Smile

Operation Smile is an international medical charity that provides free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate, or other facial deformities. 

Medical volunteers provide life-saving surgical and post-operative care to patients in the world’s most underserved environments. All medical volunteers are required to be active in their profession. Medical volunteers that are accepted are anesthesiologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, dentists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, OR/RR/pre-post nurses, pediatricians, surgeons (plastic, oral maxillofacial, and cleft), pediatric cardiologists, pediatric intensivists and neonatologists, certified child life specialists, speech pathologists, biomed technicians

A Broader View

A Broader View is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide developing countries around the world with significant volunteer programs that both aid the neediest communities and forge a lasting bond between those volunteering and those they have helped.