Healing the Children Southwest

The mission of Healing the Children Southwest—a non-profit organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico—is to provide health care to children in New Mexico and around the world who are unable to receive the care either due to lack of services or financial resources.

Healing the Children organizes surgical teams consisting of volunteer surgeons, anesthesiologists, operating room and recovery nurses, pediatricians or family practitioners, and therapists to El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, and Ecuador. Trips abroad are also arranged for volunteer physicians and nurses interested in providing free pediatric clinics to rural areas. Doctors, nurses, and hospitals are needed to donate services in Albuquerque.

Hands of Hope

A nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hands of Hope’s mission is to uniquely and deeply love orphans at home and around the world. Areas of focus include adoption, orphan care, and foster care.

Hands of Hope seeks to serve their partner children’s homes through short-term mission trips to El Salvador and Ukraine.

Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, a non-profit organization incorporated in Washington, D.C. and headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, provides access to medical care for millions of underprivileged and medically underserved children around the world.

Volunteers from all walks of life, from college students to medical professionals, are welcome.

Bridges of Hope International

Bridges of Hope International, a non-profit faith based organization based in Fishers, Indiana, is focused on bringing hope to Central and South America through short-term mission trips and international partnerships.

Medical projects focus on free medical, dental, and vision clinics. International partnerships enable a team of volunteer surgeons and other specialists to provide care for those who are often medically neglected. Medical professionals and support staff are needed to participate in short-term teams.

Austin Smiles

Austin Smiles, a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, provides reconstructive plastic surgeries to the children of Central Texas and Latin America.

The following types of medical volunteers are needed: physicians (anesthesiologists, emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, pediatricians, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists); registered nurses practiced in operating room support, post-operative care, recovery room care, patient triage and intake; dentists; certified surgical technologists; speech pathologists; certified registered nurse anesthetists; physician assistants.

Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery

The Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery, a nonprofit organization, was founded by a group of leading neurosurgeons in order to address the critical lack of trained neurosurgeons in developing countries.

Volunteer neurosurgeons and personnel teach their techniques to local neurosurgeons, set up neurosurgery residency programs, and provide critical assistance in the operating room.

Chain of Hope

Chain of Hope, a UK-registered charity, exists to provide children affected by life-threatening heart disease with the treatment to which they very often simply do not have access.

Chain of Hope recruits volunteer cardiac surgeons, cardiac anaesthetists, cardiac intensivists, cardiac intensive care nurses, biomedical engineers, perfusionists, and cardiac theatre nurses.

Healing the Children Northeast

Healing the Children Northeast, a nonprofit volunteer organization located in New Milford, Connecticut, is committed to arranging free surgical, dental, and medical treatment for children in need in the U.S. and abroad.

HELP International

The mission of the nonprofit HELP International is to empower people to fight global poverty through sustainable, life-changing development programs.

Each year, HELP International sends volunteers and interns abroad to El Salvador, Peru, Uganda, India, Nepal, Thailand, Fiji, and the Philippines, where they plan and implement service and development projects.

Helping Hands Medical Missions

Helping Hands Medical Missions is a nonprofit organization which aims to deliver compassionate health care and the Gospel to the most in need in the developing world.

Volunteer health professionals are needed in the following fields: primary care, surgery, anesthesiology, nursing, optometry, rehabilitation, community health, dentistry, counseling, and pharmacy.

Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) is a Catholic nonprofit organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work in poor communities in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

MKLM has ministries in health care and health promotion.


IMAHelps is a California-based nonprofit organization which organizes medical humanitarian missions to some of the most impoverished areas of Latin America and Asia.

While the specific makeup of each medical mission varies, teams typically include volunteer pharmacists, pediatricians, general internal medicine doctors, OBGYNs, dentists, eye doctors, prosthetists, neurologists, urologists, general surgeons, cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, plastic and maxillofacial surgeons, anesthesiologists, scrub techs, nurses, and translators. IMAHelps’ volunteers share the latest Western medical knowledge.

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos is a nonprofit organization that cares for orphaned and abandoned children. Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos’ homes in nine countries keep brothers and sisters together and provide a quality education, health care, and spiritual formation.

The clinics need nurses, physicians, therapists, or assistants who can commit to a volunteering for at least a year.

Christ For the City International

Christ For the City International is a nonprofit missions organization committed to the transformation of communities.

Medical and dental volunteers are needed for short or long-term mission trips.

Operation Rainbow Canada

Operation Rainbow Canada is a nonprofit organization that functions without paid staff to provide free reconstructive surgery and related health care for cleft lip and cleft palate deformities for impoverished children and young adults in developing countries.

Plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pre-op nurses, operating room nurses, recovery room nurses, night nurses, and equipment sterilizing personnel comprise of 90% of the personnel on each mission.

Los Médicos Voladores

Los Médicos Voladores —the flying doctors—is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of people in Mexico, Central and South America, and California through education and the provision of no-cost, high-quality medical, dental, and optometric clinics.

MDs, DOs, ODs, DDSs, DMDs, DCs, PTs, acupuncturists, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists are welcome to volunteer.

Missions International

Missions International is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to establish churches, orphanages, medical clinics, and homes among the unreached people groups of Central America, South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Missions International has been able to provide much needed medical care in remote areas and disaster zones by teaming up with volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses, etc.

International Citizen Service

Do you want to volunteer overseas to make a difference in some of the world’s poorest communities? International Citizen Service is an overseas volunteering programme for 18 to 25 year olds who are UK, EU, or EEA citizens with a current UK address (or have indefinite leave to remain in the UK) or those who have lived in the UK for at least 12 months.

Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas

Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas (FAVACA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes economic and social development in the Caribbean and the Americas through volunteer service.

FAVACA provides short-term training and technical assistance in response to requests from its partners overseas. Expert volunteer consultants are recruited from around Florida to meet these needs.

LIMBS International

LIMBS International is a nonprofit organization committed to engaging communities and transforming lives through sustainable, affordable prosthetic solutions.

Internationally, there are volunteer opportunities for prosthetists and professionals in specialized areas, such as physical therapy.

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.

Operation Rainbow

Operation Rainbow is a nonprofit organization dedicated to performing free orthopedic surgery for indigent children and young adults in developing countries worldwide who do not have access to related medical procedures or equipment.

Volunteers are the very heart of Operation Rainbow’s work. Mission teams consist of surgeons, pediatricians, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, and others.

HOPE worldwide

HOPE worldwide is a non-profit, faith-based volunteer program focusing on leadership training and community service throughout the world. It brings people from all different backgrounds together to work across the globe serving the world’s poor.

Doctors for Global Health

Doctors for Global Health is a nonprofit organization that works with marginalized communities around the world to promote health and human rights with those who have difficulty making their voices heard.

There are a limited number of positions available for volunteering abroad. 

Preventing Cervical Cancer

Preventing Cervical Cancer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving women’s health globally by educating communities, training healthcare workers, and establishing self-sustaining cervical cancer prevention programs that prevent suffering and save women’s lives.

Teams of volunteer doctors, nurses, and counselors travel to underserved and remote areas around the world, providing education, diagnosis, and treatment.