Bless Back Worldwide is a nonprofit organization that sends people with their unique, God-given passions, gifts, and resources on short “Bless Back” trips to change the world.
Along with volunteering opportunities in Haiti and Nicaragua, throughout the year, Bless Back Worldwide partners with Refugee Services and Project 658 to host free medical, dental, and vision clinics to the large refugee community in the Charlotte area, where doctors, dentists, and optometrists are among the volunteers that are needed.
Healing the Children Illinois-Indiana is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides critical and life-changing medical attention to needy children from around the world. Healing the Children needs doctors and hospitals who are willing to donate their services.
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.
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.
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.
Team Canada Healing Hands, a Canadian nonprofit charity, is dedicated to the provision of rehabilitative education, training, and care in areas of need.
Volunteers are physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, pediatricians, family doctors, orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, massage therapists, prosthetists, orthotists, pedorthists, wheelchair technicians, teachers, administrators, medical students and residents, and nursing students.
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.
Food for the Hungry is an international relief and development organization that strives to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the poor in more than 26 countries. When disasters strike, Food for the Hungry is often one of the first organizations on the ground to provide and facilitate emergency relief assistance to those in urgent need of food, shelter, and medical care.
The Peace and Hope Trust, a UK-based charity, sends teams of volunteers to Nicaragua several times a year. One speciality of the Peace and Hope Trust is the annual medical team of doctors, dentists, and nurses who bring much needed health care to remote communities and to those who cannot afford the local services.
Health Talents International is a non-profit, Christian organization that sponsors three mobile medical/dental clinics each year (two to Guatemala and one to Nicaragua). The teams include volunteer physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, dental hygienists, and related health personnel. Additionally, ten surgical teams travel to Guatemala each year to perform cataract surgery, hernia repair, hysterectomies, and cleft palate repair.
Foundation for Sustainable Development—a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California—works with more than 250 partner organizations to create incremental, lasting change in communities around the world. With ProCorps Volunteering, participants help make that change happen through a hands-on volunteer experience. It’s an intense, immersive program for professionals looking for a community to serve and a new perspective.
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.
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.
Christian Medical Missions, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide medical, dental, and eye care to the indigenous people of Central America. Every year is an adventure that involves new people in an effort to reach out to those in need of medical and dental attention.
One Child Matters is a nonprofit child sponsorship organization helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Through the programs, children receive food, education, medical aid, and hope in Jesus Christ.
Please see this link for upcoming medical mission trips that need volunteers.
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 is a nonprofit missions organization committed to the transformation of communities.
Medical and dental volunteers are needed for short or long-term mission trips.
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 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.
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.
Casa-Nica is a non-governmental organization in Masaya, Nicaragua, whose development programs include a medical program, which has opportunities for medical professionals to volunteer free medical services to Nicaraguans at a hospital or clinics.
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.
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.
The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic is a nonprofit that provides affordable access to high-quality healthcare and wellness programs in the Tola coastal communities of Nicaragua.
There are volunteer opportunities in all areas of health care.
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.