Medical Volunteer Trips expertly organized for you
Every year, more than 3000 volunteers join IVHQ medical programs, working alongside qualified medical professionals to transform the lives of people in developing countries. With our top safety record, low prices and 10 destinations to choose from, IVHQ is the world’s most popular way to volunteer abroad.
Medical volunteer programs are available year-round in a wide range of destinations, including Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, Argentina, Bali, India, Vietnam and Tanzania. IVHQ organizes your placement, accommodation, meals and airport transfers, so that you don’t have to.
Whether you're a medical student, pre-med student or qualified professional, there are a diverse range of medical programs to suit volunteers at every stage and across many speciality fields.
Why go on a medical volunteer program abroad?
Increase access to and quality of healthcare in developing countries
Help improve the health and wellbeing of people from under-resourced communities
Educate local communities on how to stay healthy
Get hands-on experience supported by a qualified medical professional
Share your own expertise and insights from overseas
Learn new skills from local medics and other volunteers from around the world
Expand your global medical perspective and explore your career path
Boost your resume, career prospects or med school application
Find new ways of approaching healthcare, both at home and internationally
How to volunteer abroad as a medic
Whatever your skill level, qualifications, expertise and preferences, we have a wide rage of medical programs to suit every type of volunteer:
Our volunteer programs are open to specialists, such as Pharmacists, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists and more.
Medical Mission trips are open to people of all levels and enables you to make a difference by improving the health of people in developing countries.
You can volunteer as a group of medical students or colleagues in Costa Rica, Guatemala, India, Nepal, and Peru.
"I had a wonderful time volunteering with IVHQ! I was able to perform very hands-on nursing care and wound treatment to a population that is in great need. The local staff was very caring and I felt safe in my accommodation. I have volunteered with many organizations before and I have to say that this is one of the best!"
- Kelly Irish, Ghana
"The local team were amazing! They made us feel so welcome and helped us with everything. I'm so glad I had the chance to do this. I felt safe and knew I had the local team to contact if I needed anything. My advice future volunteers: in the end, you'll only regret the chances you didnt take! So don't think twice, just go for it!"
- Rukhsar Asif, Tanzania