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.

Go Volunteer Africa

Go Volunteer Africa is a nonprofit organization providing programs and services in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.  Go Volunteer Africa is a matchmaker with a dual role of providing the solutions for both the volunteers and the not-for-profit organizations in Africa.

Africa Inland Mission

Africa Inland Mission (AIM) is an evangelical Christian mission agency serving in over 20 African nations.

AIM’s medical ministries include mobile clinics providing basic medical care in isolated communities, large hospitals providing complex surgeries, longer-term care, education, and prevention.

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.

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.

Canadian Network for International Surgery

With teaching overseas done by professional clinical volunteers, the Canadian Network for International Surgery, a registered Canadian charity, provides surgical training that enables the African people to save millions of lives each year.

Elim Missions

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

Fields of Life

Fields of Life, a UK-registered charity, is committed to sharing the Christian faith by collaborating with local communities and churches in East Africa to bring about positive change through the provision of quality education, clean water, health promotion, and other community-based projects.

Fields of Life is looking for volunteers who are passionate and are willing to use their skills, gifts, and time to help bring about positive change in the lives of many in East Africa.

Food for the Hungry

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.

Comfort Rwanda and Congo

Comfort Rwanda and Congo, a Scottish nonprofit organization, has projects that were tailored to help tackle immediate needs for food, shelter, and health care. Many still require this help, so this type of project is ongoing. Comfort Rwanda and Congo usually takes four groups out to Rwanda each year.

Team Heart

Team Heart is a non-profit medical organization focused on bringing sustainable cardiac care to Rwanda and East Africa through prevention, intervention, and education. Each year, Team Heart travels to Rwanda to perform screenings, heart operations, and workshops with local Rwandan medical staff.

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.

Global Medic Force

Global Medic Force is an international not-for-profit organization that engages healthcare professionals to rapidly transfer their medical expertise to colleagues in developing countries using an innovative method of clinical mentoring.

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.

Africa Inland Mission

Africa Inland Mission is a Christian nonprofit organization whose medical ministries take on many forms, from mobile clinics providing basic medical care in isolated communities to work in large hospitals providing complex surgeries, longer-term care, education, and prevention.

Health Development Initiative-Rwanda

Health Development Initiative-Rwanda is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization that strives to improve both the quality and accessibility of health care for all Rwandans through advocacy, education, and training.

Individual volunteers and teams of medical professionals are welcome to contribute to community development, health education, and medical training and mentoring in Rwanda.

Imbuto Foundation

Imbuto Foundation is a Rwandan non-governmental organization that runs various health and socio-economic programs and accepts volunteers.

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable orphaned and vulnerable youth in Rwanda to realize their maximum potential by providing them with a safe and secure living environment, health care, education, and necessary life skills.

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 Volunteer Network

Global Volunteer Network supports the work of local community organizations around the world through the placement of international volunteers. 

There are volunteering opportunities for medical professionals.

Adventist Health International

Adventist Health International (AHI) is a nonprofit corporation focused on upgrading and managing mission hospitals by providing governance, consultation, and technical assistance to a number of affiliated Seventh-day Adventist hospitals throughout Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

AHI is built upon the many talents of its volunteers. The greatest need is for licensed healthcare professionals.

VSO International

VSO International is a charitable organization that is working to improve health in some of the world’s poorest countries. 

Health volunteer opportunities are possible for anaesthetists, general practitioners, health managers, hospital doctors and physicians, medical laboratory staff and scientists, mental health professionals, midwives, nurses, obstetricians and gynaecologists, occupational therapists, paediatricians, physiotherapists, public health professionals, and surgeons.

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.

Medical Ministry International

Medical Ministry International is a nonprofit organization that utilizes volunteers—both medical and non-medical—to bring life-changing services to the poor in areas of North America, such as Texas and Mexico, as well as in countries in Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Please see this link for current volunteer openings.

Southeastern Church of Christ

Southeastern Church of Christ is a religious, nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, that engages in mission trips overseas. Volunteers may participate in various projects, including those that involve providing health care.