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Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs

Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs

Want to gain international medical volunteer experience while improving healthcare outcomes in communities around the world? International Volunteer HQ offers affordable Medical volunteer opportunities abroad for pre-meds, nurses, medical students and qualified professionals.

Every year, we are trusted to place more than 3,000 volunteers across our Medical volunteer projects in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America.

IVHQ is the number one choice for medical student volunteering, with more than 14 years experience in organising medical volunteer programs for students and healthcare professionals at every stage and skill level.

  • Choose from 25 Medical and Health programs across 14 destinations worldwide
  • Suitable for pre-meds, medical students, nursing students and professionals

  • Specialise in your field of interest, supported by qualified medics

  • Help provide healthcare to people who may not otherwise have access

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International Medical volunteer specialities with IVHQ

International Medical volunteer specialities with IVHQ

Many of IVHQ’s Medical volunteer opportunities abroad enable you to gain hands-on experience in your medical field of interest within a specific department. Your scope of medical volunteer work will vary depending on your experience and the needs of your placement and you’ll be supported by qualified medical professionals.

As a health volunteer with IVHQ, there are opportunities to specialise in: Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Paramedics, Clinical Laboratory Science, Emergency Medicine (EMTs), Speech Therapy, Optometry, Nutrition, Public Health, Orthopedics, Radiology, HIV/AIDS Support, Midwifery, Pediatrics and more.

If you’re seeking Medical volunteer opportunities in a speciality field, get in touch with our Medical Volunteer Experts, who can help you select a Medical project abroad that best aligns with your area of expertise.

Best Medical volunteer opportunities abroad

Argentina

Healthcare in Buenos Aires

Program Fees from AU$1112 for 2 weeks

Pre-med
Nursing students
Medical students
Qualified Professionals
Argentina

Healthcare in Cordoba

Program Fees from AU$780 for 2 weeks

Pre-med
Medical students
Nursing students
Qualified Professionals
Bali

Health Education in Ubud

Program Fees from AU$469 for 1 week

Cambodia

Medical in Cambodia

Program Fees from AU$1032 for 3 weeks

Medical students
Costa Rica

Healthcare in Manuel Antonio

Program Fees from AU$1935 for 3 weeks

Pre-med
Medical students
Nursing students
Qualified Professionals
Costa Rica

Healthcare in San Jose

Program Fees from AU$657 for 1 week

Pre-med
Medical students
Nursing students
Qualified Professionals
Costa Rica

Medical Campaign in San Jose

Set Program Fee of AU$1068 for 1 week

Groups only
Pre-med
Medical students
Nursing students
Qualified Professionals
Ecuador

Sports Healthcare in Santa Elena

Program Fees from AU$527 for 1 week

Health Science students
Qualified Professionals
Ghana

Healthcare Outreach and Education in Ghana

Set Program Fee of AU$751 for 1 week

Pre-med
Medical students
Nursing students
Qualified Professionals
Ghana

Medical in Ghana

Program Fees from AU$460 for 1 week

Pre-med
Medical students
Nursing students
Qualified Professionals
Guatemala

Medical Campaign in Antigua

Set Program Fee of AU$729 for 1 week

Groups only
Pre-med
Medical students
Nursing students
Qualified Professionals
Guatemala

Medical in Antigua

Program Fees from AU$585 for 1 week

Pre-med
Medical students
Nursing students
Qualified Professionals

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Pre-med & medical student volunteer opportunities

Pre-med & medical student volunteer opportunities

If you’re just starting your medical studies and looking at medical student volunteer opportunities, we have an extensive range of Medical programs available for pre-medical, pre-health and pre-nursing students.

IVHQ offers Healthcare volunteering abroad opportunities which support hygiene and public health campaigns, some of which do not require any previous experience. We’re also experienced in organising Medical Campaigns for students or professionals looking to volunteer abroad together as a group.

If you’re looking to take a medical trip abroad in an internship setting, check out the full range of international Medical internships available through our global internships division, Intern Abroad HQ.

Medical Elective programs for nurses, dentists & doctors

Medical Elective programs for nurses, dentists & doctors

We are proud to offer an extensive range of Medical Elective programs for students, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals who want to serve abroad and gain first-hand insight into healthcare systems around the world.

IVHQ’s overseas Medical Elective programs give you the opportunity to exchange knowledge and cross-cultural learnings with local healthcare professionals and other international medical volunteers.

Based on your existing qualifications and the destination you choose to volunteer in, international medical volunteers can be placed in a range of healthcare settings; including clinics, hospitals, or assisted living homes.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being

Good mental and physical health is key to sustainable development and building healthy and happy communities. Now more than ever, we must increase access to free healthcare and health education across the globe to achieve an acceptable standard of living and wellbeing for all.

”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.”

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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!