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Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs

Affordable Medical & Health Volunteer Abroad Projects

Are you looking for a medical volunteer abroad opportunity to enhance your global perspective on medicine and support the provision of medical care, hygiene campaigns and healthcare education?

International Volunteer HQ’s most affordable medical volunteer abroad programs provide healthcare volunteers with the opportunity to work alongside medical professionals at the frontline of promoting better health and wellbeing outcomes within communities abroad.

Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs For Students & Professionals

We have over 10 years of experience in organising medical electives abroad for medical students and nursing students, as well as medical mission trips for qualified healthcare practitioners. If you’re an aspiring medical professional, we also offer medical volunteer opportunities abroad for pre med, pre health and pre nursing students.

What volunteer opportunities abroad are available for pre med students and medical students?

IVHQ Program Pre-Med Nursing Student Medical Student
Argentina - Buenos Aires Yes Yes Yes
Argentina - Cordoba Yes Yes Yes
Costa Rica Yes Yes Yes
Guatemala Yes Yes Yes
Peru - Cusco Yes Yes Yes
Peru - Lima Yes Yes Yes
India - Delhi Yes Yes Yes
India - Kerala No Yes Yes
Nepal No 3rd Year + 3rd Year +
Sri Lanka No No Yes
Vietnam Yes Yes Yes
Ghana Yes Yes Yes
Tanzania No 3rd Year + 3rd Year +
Uganda No 3rd Year + 3rd Year +
Zambia No Yes Yes

If you’re seeking healthcare volunteer opportunities in a speciality field, you can contact a Volunteer Program Consultant at IVHQ to help select a medical volunteer project that aligns with your area of medical expertise. The areas of speciality available include physiotherapy, pharmacy, dentistry, paramedics, clinical laboratory science, emergency medicine (EMTs), speech therapy, optometry, nutrition, public health, orthopedics, radiology, HIV/AIDS support, midwifery and pediatrics. The scope of medical volunteer work depends on each volunteer’s specific experience and qualification levels, and you will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and cross-cultural learnings with local healthcare professionals, as well as other international medical volunteers.

Based on your existing qualifications and the destination you choose to volunteer in, you can be placed in a range of healthcare settings; including clinics, hospitals, or assisted living homes. There are also medical volunteering opportunities which support hygiene and public health campaigns, and we’re experienced in organizing medical campaigns for students or professionals looking to volunteer abroad together as a group. Learn more about our medical and healthcare volunteer opportunities abroad available in the destinations below.

Volunteer Project Review by Rebecca Sackman
As nursing students, we learned so much with the projects! It's unbelievable that as a group we helped over 1,000 Peruvians. The project was more then I could have ever imagined! I came back a more confident nursing student because of the IVHQ program. Thank you! Our host family was outstanding. Very accommodating. Meals were great and the housing that we stayed in was more then what was excepted. I couldn't say more amazing things about this program. So thankful that there are programs like this. It was an eye opening experience and I am so thankful for it.
Nationality: American
Age: 25
Destination: Peru - Cusco

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the registration fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!