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.

Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps

Taiwan Root Medical Peace Corps is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life through provision of medical services and health education.

Volunteer medical professionals—physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, and medical technologists—are needed in many areas within Taiwan and internationally.

Billy’s Malawi Project

Billy’s Malawi Project, a non-governmental organization, was set up by Mags Riordan in memory of her son who tragically drowned in Lake Malawi in 1999. Billy had visited the small African country on several occasions and had grown to love the country, its people, and the village of Cape MacClear. Mags wanted to identify a project to undertake in the village in Billy’s memory. She soon realised that a medical clinic in the village was not just necessary but essential. The clinic has existed for more than ten years and it provides much needed medical staff. The volunteer doctors are drawn from a wide variety of specialties.

Surgeons OverSeas

Surgeons OverSeas, a New York-based nonprofit organization, is committed to saving lives in developing countries by improving surgical care. This is accomplished via three programmatic arms: direct interventions and missions, advocacy, and research.

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.

Mission Direct

Mission Direct, a UK-registered charity, enables people like you to make a practical and lasting difference to the lives of the world’s poorest people.

Medical teams are needed for mission trips.

Elim Missions

Elim Missions, a UK-registered charity, had mission opportunities in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Links International

Links International, a UK registered charity, is committed to changing lives and transforming communities. One way is through healthcare training teams which empower community influencers in health care.

Serving in Mission

Serving in Mission, a Christian nonprofit, offers opportunities for healthcare professionals to serve in medical and health ministries in Africa, Asia, and South America.

VMM International

VMM, a UK-registered charity, recruits, trains, and supports professionally qualified lay personnel to work in areas of great need in developing regions of Africa.

VMM has placed volunteers including doctors, nurses, and teachers.

Humanity for Children

Humanity for Children—a nonprofit based in Columbia, Missouri—is committed to improving the quality of life for children in remote areas of East Africa through community-based, sustainable initiatives that empower individuals and positively affect health, education, safety, and economic conditions.

Maggie Mwanza Friends Association

Maggie Mwanza Friends Association is a non-profit organization that works closely with the local community in Malawi to improve education and health care for children and adults who are underprivileged or have no means to access better education and health care.

Projects require volunteers to come to Malawi to teach children and adults new skills, help at the birth clinic, and help with the organization of projects.

Villages of Hope Africa

Villages of Hope Africa is a Canadian charitable organization that provides food, education, housing, and health care to children in need in order to bring lasting hope to children at risk so they can embrace adulthood as independent and contributing members of society.

Villages of Hope Africa accepts applications for short-term volunteers.

Orant Charities

Orant Charities is a Texas-based nonprofit organization that works to help the economically disadvantaged in Malawi.

Medical volunteers may work on mobile teams or at Orant Charities’ clinic in Kasese, Malawi. This clinic is the sole source of medical services for the surrounding rural community. Whether you are a single volunteer or an entire team, Orant Charities needs your experience and assistance.

Extreme Response International

Extreme Response International is a nonprofit organization committed to changing the lives of people living in extreme, often life-threatening, situations. Extreme Response International operates a series of programs designed to bring help and hope to those in need, with a particular emphasis on at-risk children and women.

Volunteer medical professionals who can perform, teach, and assist with healthcare programs are needed.

Village Volunteers

Village Volunteers is an American nonprofit organization that works in partnership with rural village and capacity-building programs to support the development of sustainable solutions to community challenges.

Experience the clinical setting of a developing country. Volunteer in a village clinic, hospital, nursing college, outreach clinic, and support a local medical team in their day-to-day treating and diagnosing of patients.

Circle of Love Foundation

Circle of Love Foundation is a Christian nonprofit organization that seeks to build the kingdom of God by reaching out in the love of Christ to those who are in need. Offering free medical clinics in impoverished areas is the primary vehicle for ministry.

Volunteer doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and nurses are needed.

World Medical Fund for Children

World Medical Fund for Children is a nonprofit organization that saves young lives and ends suffering in Sub-Saharan Africa by taking medical care to children otherwise denied access because they live in remote villages.

Clinical professionals are welcome to volunteer.

Emmanuel International Malawi

Emmanuel International Malawi is a non-governmental, non-profit, evangelical Christian relief organization that works in partnership with the Evangelical Baptist Church of Malawi to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Malawi in their communities.

Short-term teams are welcome to visit and work to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the people of Malawi.

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.


RIPPLE Africa is a charity working in Malawi in the areas of education, health care, and the environment.

Volunteer nurses, midwives, doctors, and physiotherapists are needed for healthcare projects.

Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering is a youth development charity that provides overseas volunteering opportunities for 17–25 year olds.

Community outreach volunteers are needed in Argentina, Ecuador, Fiji, and Malawi. Volunteer medical assistants are needed in Japan and Malawi.


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.

Mission Doctors Association

Mission Doctors Association is a religious nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving medical care for the poor and training for local healthcare professionals around the world.

There are needs for volunteer OBGYNs, pediatricians, family practice and internal medicine practitioners, dentists, cardiologists, and surgeons.

Peace Corps

The Global Health Service Partnership of the Peace Corps helps address critical shortages of health care professionals globally by sending physicians and nurses to work alongside local medical and nursing faculty to build institutional capacity and help strengthen the quality of medical and nursing education.