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Check the wealth of information on the humanitarian organization’s links below. Some sites have links to returned
volunteer groups where you can benefit from their experiences.
following list of organizations are for you to access information from their web sites and are not listed in
priority order or endorsed by Nurses.info.
Inland Mission Intl:
the Heart of Africa. Nurse volunteers pays a fee.
American Red Cross:
help with disaster relief throughout the world.
British Red Cross:
Needs Nurses to help at home and abroad.
Without Borders Medecins San Frontiers:
largest independent international voluntary emergency relief service.
Program pays expenses. Looking for nurses.
Food for The Hungry:
"How do you feed a hungry world? One person at a time, one family at a
time, one community at a time." A Christian relief and development
organization dedicated to meeting physical and spiritual needs around the
world. An example of their nursing opportunity: Cambodia Community Health
Coordinator, responsible for developing and implementing the health
component within FH/Cambodia's CSP Programme. Requires a degree in public
health, nursing, nutrition, or related field.
International Children's Heart Foundation:
Strong paediatric CV background preferred, Bosnia, Peru Uzbekistan,
are two to three weeks, reconstructive plastic surgery.
Mercy Ships: -
growing fleet of hospital ships brings medical attention and sustainable
development to thousands of people in dire need each year. You too can be
part of this mission of hope and healing. Ship-board and land-based
- A non-profit organization of nurses and other healthcare personnel
working with other volunteers to bring relief, healthcare, education and
hope to people of underdeveloped countries.
provides free, primarily reconstructive surgery to poor children. Surgical
nurses are in demand.
Peace Corps nurses and other volunteers travel overseas and make real
differences in the lives of real people. Find out how to apply, explore
the world, read volunteer stories, and have a great time.
Health Project (RHP) is a non-profit, international relief organization
providing humanitarian health assistance to the people of the Peruvian
Amazon. Four times a year, nurses, other healthcare professionals and lay
volunteers travel to the Amazon Basin to provide humanitarian healthcare
assistance to villagers in need, while working hand-in-hand with
traditional healers or Shaman. RHP provides healthcare care to villages
that request assistance by incorporating modern healthcare with local
plant medicines and spiritual healers.
20 persons per expeditions. "We go into extreme rural areas where other
organizations don't go. After your first trip, serving in Peru, volunteers
may take one-week jungle survival training course with the Peruvian
Airforce to qualify for trips to Brazil and Ecuador Amazon jungle!"
Depending on place of origin, package trips come in under $US3000.
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,
National Societies recruit volunteers to carry out tasks that directly or
indirectly help vulnerable people. Each National Society has different
volunteer programmes, and requires different skills to make these
programmes effective. Click on the
directory to get the national society you are interested in.
Remote Area Medical:
(RAM) Volunteer Corps is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps
dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, dental care,
eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to
people in remote areas of the world.
need to get health care to people in inaccessible regions was one which
Stan Brock knew all too well while living 15 years with the Wapishana
Indians in the Amazon rain forest. When he left South America to do the
Wild Kingdom television series, he found medically helpless
populations throughout the world. His deep desire to find a way to take
health care to people who had none was the seed of RAM.
Where would we be without the salvos! They need volunteer nurses for
disaster relief around the globe. Check out this great site.
Must have at least two years experience in Nursing, 6 month-two year
commitment. UNV pays all travel, modest stipend, health insurance, and
Third world searches for answers - World Vision responds.
‘great tips’ provided by the
International Medical Volunteers association:
International Medical Volunteers Association (IMVA) is a nonprofit
organization that promotes, facilitates, and supports voluntary medical
activity through education and information exchange. Our interests are
primarily in developing countries. Formed in 1996, we work with a wide range
of volunteers: physicians, dentists, nurses, therapists, hospital
administrators, public health specialists, technologists, health educators,
missionaries, physician's assistants, students and others interested in
health care. We provide information about volunteer opportunities and offer
practical advice on how to find and choose compatible assignments.
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Tuesday, 09 March 2010