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Medical Volunteer Abroad Programs

Solo Volunteer Abroad 2020 with International Volunteer HQ

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, nursing student, pre-med or qualified professional, there are a diverse range of medical programs to suit volunteers at every stage and across many speciality fields.

IVHQ has 50+ destinations trusted by over 113,000 travelers

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

IVHQ has 50+ destinations trusted by over 113,000 travelers

IVHQ Medical Students

Volunteer in Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio San Jose & surrounding areas
Volunteer Abroad in Costa Rica with IVHQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from CA$492
Program fees
From CA$492 (1 week) to CA$6,874 (24 weeks)
Volunteer in Zambia
Livingstone and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer in Zambia with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 16 weeks
Ages 18+ and families
Program Fees from CA$349
Program fees
From CA$349 (1 week) to CA$2,915 (16 weeks)

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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:

Volunteer abroad as a high school student with IVHQ

We have medical projects for Pre-med, Nurses, Dentists, Students, Doctors and more in over 10 destinations world-wide.

Volunteer abroad in Romania as a high school student with IVHQ

Our volunteer programs are open to specialists, such as Pharmacists, Paramedics, Physiotherapists, Nutritionists and more.

Medical Mission

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.

Volunteer abroad in Romania as a high school student with IVHQ

You can volunteer as a group of medical students or colleagues in Costa Rica, Guatemala, India, Nepal, and Peru.

Please contact us or send us a message to find the best medical program fit based on your goals and experience.

Nursing volunteer abroad IVHQ

Volunteer in Guatemala
Antigua and Sipacate
Volunteer in Guatemala with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from CA$427
Program fees
From CA$427 (1 week) to CA$5,669 (24 weeks)
Volunteer in Ghana
Greater Accra Region
Volunteer Abroad in Ghana with IVHQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 18+
Program Fees from CA$349
Program fees
From CA$349 (1 week) to CA$4,742 (24 weeks)

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IVHQ has 50+ destinations trusted by over 113,000 travelers

"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

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Pre-med volunteers with IVHQ

Volunteer in Argentina
Buenos Aires Córdoba
Volunteer in Argentina - Cordoba with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from CA$421
Program fees
Buenos Aires from CA$829 (2 weeks) to CA$2,837 (12 weeks)
Cordoba from CA$421 (1 week) to CA$2,934 (12 weeks)
Volunteer in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer Abroad in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam with IVHQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from CA$356
Program fees
From CA$356 (1 week) to CA$3,867 (24 weeks)

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IVHQ has 50+ destinations trusted by over 113,000 travelers

"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

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IVHQ volunteer programs for Specialists and Doctors

Volunteer in Tanzania
Arusha and surrounding suburbs
Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania with IVHQ
1 - 16 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from CA$349
Program fees
From CA$349 (1 week) to CA$3,420 (16 weeks)
Volunteer in Peru
Cusco Lima
Volunteer in Peru with International Volunteer HQ
1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Program Fees from CA$233
Program fees
Cusco from CA$427 (1 week) to CA$5,669 (24 weeks)
Lima from CA$233 (1 week) to CA$3,861 (24 weeks)

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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!