HealthCare Ministries

HealthCare Ministries (HCM) is the international medical evangelism outreach of Assemblies of God World Missions. HCM serves the international community in the areas of health education, psychosocial Intervention, disability awareness, community health evangelism, medical, dental, optical, pharmacy, and disaster response.

This link will provide a list of the many types of volunteer healthcare professionals HCM typically utilizes. If you do not see your profession, feel free to inquire.

Health through Walls

Health through Walls is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist developing countries in implementing sustainable improvements to health services within their penitentiaries. A primary focus of the effort is the identification, prevention, and management of infectious disease, especially HIV and tuberculosis.

The assistance of volunteer doctors, nurses, technicians, and others is needed.

First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg

Traveling to Jamaica on medical missions is one of the many outreach opportunities the First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg, MO provides for its members. Volunteer groups of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, construction workers, pre-med students, high school students, and others arrive several times a month to donate a week of their time to staff a free medical clinic in Falmouth.

American Jamaican Link Charitable Foundation

American Jamaican Link Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose primary goals are to provide medical, educational, mental, spiritual and social services to individuals and families in poor rural communities both domestically and abroad.

Mission team members include volunteer medical providers, public health personnel, students, and others. 

Jamaica Awareness Association of California

Jamaica Awareness Association of California is a nonprofit organization based in Southern California. Its focus is to assist people in need, both in California and in Jamaica.

The association is looking for volunteer healthcare professionals in family practice, OR, and GI.

Diabetes Association of Jamaica

The Diabetes Association of Jamaica is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is set up to provide diabetes prevention and care to the public.

The association’s Doctor’s Community Project provides opportunities for doctors to volunteer to provide needed service to the citizens of Jamaica.

Association of Baptists for World Evangelism

The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, an independent mission agency based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has healthcare ministries throughout the world, which include full-service hospitals, mobile and itinerant medical clinics, crisis pregnancy centers, and community health evangelism teams.

Volunteer anesthesiologists, dentists, dental hygienists, hospital administrators, midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses, obstetricians and gynecologists, pediatricians, pharmacists, and physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, and surgeons are needed.

Zion Care International

The mission of Zion Care International (ZCI), a nonprofit organization based in New York, is to promote and preserve the health, welfare, and physical well-being of the economically challenged and needy by engaging in charitable work projects aimed at assisting and empowering them.
ZCI recruits qualified medical teams and offers short-term assignments for volunteer doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals to conduct overseas medical clinics in areas where health care is limited or difficult to obtain.

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.

American-Caribbean Experience

American-Caribbean Experience, a nonprofit based in Georgia, partners with medical groups from the U.S. to provide medical clinics quarterly throughout the parish of St. Mary in Jamaica.

Caribbean American Medical Educational Organization

The nonprofit Caribbean American Medical Educational Organization goes to underserved areas of Jamaica, Haiti, and Belize to provide free medical care, reading glasses, and medical supplies.

Nurses, nurse practitioners, and doctors may volunteer for mission trips.

A Relentless Pursuit

A Relentless Pursuit is a nonprofit organization that works internationally to improve the lives of those in spiritual and economic poverty.

Volunteer opportunities are possible in health and medical, disaster relief, etc.

Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation

The Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation is an effort on the part of health professionals and other lay members of the Episcopal Church to organize and augment the support of its medical missionaries as they deliver medical and spiritual aid in mission stations of Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Team Healthcare

Team Healthcare is a non-profit organization of non-denominational evangelical Christians wholly committed to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in underprivileged areas of the world through medical, dental, eye care, construction, and VBS missions.

International Children’s Heart Foundation

International Children’s Heart Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free cardiac surgery to kids in developing countries while providing education to local teams.

Medical mission trips are made up of volunteer medical professionals with experience working with pediatric cardiac surgical patients, including pediatric cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, OR nurses, pediatric cardiologists, ICU nurses, intensivists, and respiratory therapists. Urgently needed are pediatric surgeons, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists, OR nurses, and RNFAs with cardiac experience.

Footprints Foundation

Footprints Foundation is a Florida-based nonprofit whose local and global mission is to reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity with culturally sensitive, evidence-based training of doctors, nurses, midwives, traditional birth attendants, and pregnant mothers and to stop female genital mutilation and child marriages.

The foundation is seeking volunteers— registered nurses, certified nurse midwives, nursing educators, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners—who are interested in helping to create nursing curriculum and providing training to skilled healthcare workers and traditional birth attendants.

BMS World Mission

BMS World Mission is a charity that is working in around 35 countries on four continents. BMS personnel are mainly involved in church planting, development, disaster relief, education, health, and media and advocacy.
See this link for current vacancies in health ministries.

Passionist Volunteers International

Passionist Volunteers International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to service of the rural poor in Jamaica. Volunteers commit to one or two years of international service in the spirit of accompaniment and the pillars of service, community, simplicity, and spirituality.

Blue Mountain Project

Blue Mountain Project is a grassroots, non-profit, volunteer organization that partners with communities in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains to improve health, education, and the economy.

The majority of volunteers work in health and education programs. However, based upon the skill sets and interests of volunteers, specific projects can be tailored.

IVUmed

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 Health Volunteers

Global Health Volunteers is a not-for-profit organization that recruits, trains, and sends teams of healthcare professionals to provincial villages and distressed urban areas in Latin America and the Caribbean to provide professional health care and health education to people with little or no access to these resources.

Volunteers include physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, community health educators, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals.

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.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Join the more than 90,000 healthcare providers and students worldwide who have volunteered with the Healthy Athletes program. The health expertise volunteers possess spans the complete spectrum of medical disciplines from podiatry to dentistry to traditional sports medicine.

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.