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“I’ve saved more lives in my two years in Uganda than in 30 years in the NHS”.

Chris Jary, VSO doctor, Uganda

Medical and healthcare volunteer jobs

You wouldn’t work in medicine and healthcare if you weren’t serious about making a real difference to people’s lives. But have you considered how big that difference could be?

By working alongside your counterparts in a developing country, you’ll create the kind of deep-seated changes that will make an entire nation healthier.

The Ebola crises in Sierra Leone decimated the country's healthcare system. There is now a severe shortage of trained healthcare professionals. Doctor Padma is volunteering to help staff develop vital skills that will help save countless lives. 

No timewasting

VSO only work with carefully-vetted partners in each country so your skills are put to the best possible use.

You’ll work where you’re needed most, improving care for some of the world’s poorest people.

And you'll pass on your skills and experience to local healthcare workers, so your time abroad has a long-lasting legacy.

VSO midwife Alice Waterman and student, Masuba School of Midwifery, Sierra Leone © VSO / Felicity Thompson

Alice Waterman teaches midwifery student Elizabeth Conteh at the Masuba School of Midwifery

How  we support you

Throughout your journey with VSO, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. Our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. We'll provide you with extensive training before your placement and our offices in each of the countries we work in and our local partners will provide ongoing support while you are overseas.

Find out more

Stories from VSO medical and healthcare volunteers

Current medical and healthcare volunteer jobs abroad

Title Location Apply by
Neonatal Nurse Ethiopia 8 Oct 2018
Sexual Reproductive Health Specialist Uganda 30 Nov 2018
Midwife Uganda 30 Nov 2018

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