*Acord - www.acord.org.uk Dean Geadley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF Tel:
020 7227 8600 Fax: 020 7799 1868 – Acord has offices in and sends volunteers
to: Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, the Congo, Eritea, Ethiopia,
Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan
Tanzania and Uganda
Action Against Hunger - www.aah-uk.org Unit 7B Larnaca Works, Grange Walk, London, SE1 3EW
Tel: 020 7394 6300 Fax: 020 7237 9960 Action against hunger provides relief and
development to over 40 countries (including parts of Africa, South America and
Russia). They offer one year contracts which incorporates food, travel and
accommodation expenses as well as an allowance. Nutritionalits, doctors and
nurses are often required.
Hamlyn House, MacDonald Road, London N19 5PG Tel: 44
20 7561 7561 Fax: 44 20 7272 0899 (They also have offices in Guatemala,
Thailand, Zimbbwe and the USA – see website). Action Aid provides help to some
of the poorest countries in Africa, South America and Asia.
Action Against Disability,
Regional Rehab Centre, Hunters Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4NR
Action on Disability and
Vallis House, 57 Vallis Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 3EG
Tel: 01373 473064 Fax: 01373 452075. ADD is a UK based agency that works
with disabled people in 12 of the poorest countries in Africa and Asia.
† Africa Evangelical
6 Station Court, Station Approach, Borough Green, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15
8AD. The Africa Evangelical Fellowship provides missions to: Angola, Botswana,
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
and the Islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion.
† Africa Inland Mission -
or www.aim-eur.org .
Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN Tel: 020 7281 1184 Fax: 020 7281
4479. AIM Is a missionary organisation that runs a numbers of missionary
hospitals In 13 countries In Africa Including: Angola, Central African Republic,
Comores, Chad, Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia,
Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Previously they have been very good at
aranging short term placements and electives.
Agency for Personal Service
APSO Head office, Bishops Square, Redmonds Hill, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel:
(353-1) 4789400 Fax: (353-1)4751006 This is the central organization for all of
Ireland’s NGOs. They can provide information on work throughout Africa and
American Refugee Committee www.archq.org
2244 Nicolette Avenue, Suite 250, Minneapolis MN 55404, USA Tel: +1 612 872 7060
Fax: +1 612 872 4309.
African Medical and
Research Foundation (AMREF) www.amref.org
11 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9LA. AMREF Is based In Nairobi and has
has country offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa.
There are field offices in Mozambique and Ethiopia and major programmes
in South Sudan, Somalia and Rwanda. Amref’s priority intervention areas
are: HIV/AIDS, TB, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, water and basic
sanitation, disaster management and response, family health, clinical outreach
services to remote areas, development of health learning materials, training and
undertaking of consultancies.
71 Argyle Strett, PO Box 350, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065 Australia Tel: +61 3
9279 1788 Fax: +61 3 9419 4280 Australian Volunteers International sends (as its
name implies) Australian Volunteers to over developing 50 countries. It also
sends volunteers to remote Aboriginal settlements throughout Australia.
Volunteers have to be Australian, at least 20 and have at least two years
previous work expereince. Posts are usually for a minimumof two years and are
salaried at a level comprable to local wages to your destination hence food and
lodging should be covered.
† Baptist Missionary
PO Box 49, Baptist House, 129 Broadway, Didcot, Oxon OX11 8XA Tel: 01235
512 077 Fax: 01235 511 265. The Baptist Missionary Society have a variety of
posts, but most useful to readers will be the short term medical posts. You are
usually required to pay towards working with them, however, costs are
reasonable. Check website for current availablility.
British Executive Service
Overseas (BESO) www.beso.org
e-mail: email@example.com Vauxhall
Bridge Road, London SW1V 2RB. BESO works In 146 countries providing professional
expertise to other organisations. Medics of all descriptions are often required.
There are no upper or lower age limits.
British Council www.britishcouncil.org
House, 58 Whitworth Street, Manchester M1 6BB Tel: +44 (0)161 957 7755 Fax +44
(0)161 957 7762 This British Council serves to form connections with people
worldwide. There website proveds many links.
British Nepal Medical Trust
www.bnmt.org.np 130 Vale
Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SP Tel: 01732 360284 Fax: 01732 363876. Working in
the eastern region of Nepal, BNMT implements, in close collaboration with the
government, three major programmes: • TB and leprosy control and management
• essential drugs supply and rational use • community health and
CAFOD www.cafod.org.uk 2 Romero
Close, Stockwell Road, London SW9 9TY. Cafod works with partners overseas but
does not send people directly – contact Christians Abroad (see below).
Calcutta Rescue Fund www.calcuttarescue.nl
PO Box 16163, Clapham, London SW4 7ZT Tel: +44 1483 440941 Fax: +44 1483 573184.
This organisation was set up by Dr Jack Preger, a British National who has made
working In Calcutta his life's work. Nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and
podiatrists are required with a minimum of 12 months commitment.
*CARE International UK www.careinternational.org.uk
Tower House, 8–14 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA Tel: 020 7379 5247 Fax:
020 7379 0543. CARE is a very large relief organisation concentrating in Africa,
South America, Asia and Eastern Europe. It only takes professionals with
extensive experience in the area that are relevant to their current projects.
Three years of professional expereince in a developing country and a Masters in
public health or diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene are also often
required. CARE keep a register of suitable applicants so applying directly is
worth while. Adverts for specific projects can be found in the Guardian
Newspaper on Thursdays or on their website.
Catholic Institute for
International Relations www.ciir.org Unit
3, Canonbury Yard, 190a New North Road, London N1 7BJ Tel: +44 (0)20 7354
0883 Fax +44 (0)20 7359 0017 The CIIR has a subsection entitled
International Cooperation for Development. This Is a Skillshare programme
whichh provides hesalth care, and Ither workers to around eleven developing
countries In Africa, South America, the Carribean and the Middle East. This
Includees, doctors, nurses, physios, OTs , pharmacists and midwives. You must be
two years post qualification and contracts are usually for 2 years.
† Catholic Medical
Mission Board www.cmmb.org 10 Wset 17th
Street, New York, New Yourk Tel: +1 212 242 7757 Fax: +1212 807 9161, CMMB is an
American organization that places U.S. and Canadian doctors and nurses in
Catholic Mission hospitals in Africa, South America, Eastern Europe, the
Caribbean and Papua New Guinea. Posts can be from 1 month to 2 years and the
amount of assistance is proportional to the length of the contract.
† The Catholic Network of
Volunteer Services www.cnvs.org - This
organisation run an excellent website that connects volunteers to many
vaccancies in a number of catholic organisations. Often jobs in Africa and South
America for doctors, surgeons and nurses are listed.
Children’s Aid Direct www.cad.org.uk 6-8 Crown Street, Reading, Berks RG1 2SE Tel: 0118 584 000
Fax: 0118 958 1230
† Christian Aid www.christian-aid.org.uk
PO Box 100, London SE1 7RT. While Chritian Aid works wirh many partners
overseas. It does not place volunteers there directly. Contact Chrisians Abroad
for overseas work (see below)
† Christian Outreach
Relief and Development (CORD) www.cord.org.uk 1 New Street, Leamington Spa, Warwicks CV31 1HP Tel: 01926
315301 Fax: 01926 885786. CORD currently work in Afghanistan, Cambodia,
Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia. They require committed
Chrisians for (initially) one year. All types of health professionals are
required. Accommodation, expenses and a small salary are usually provided.
† Christians Abroad www.cabroad.org.uk
1 Stockwell Green, London SW9 9HP Tel: 020 7346 5951 Fax: 020 7346 5955.
Christians Abroad have a number of vacancies. Accomodation, transport and a
small local salary are usually provided. The site Is also home to the World
Service Enquiry - a database of overseas workers. A monthly listing of overseas
jobs (Opportunities Abroad) Is also published.
Blindenmission (CBM) www.cbmi.de Orwell House,
Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 4WY or Nibelungenstrasse 124, D-6140 Bensheim 4,
Germany Tel: +48 62511310 Fax: +49 6251131165. CBM is a Chrisian organisation
that prevents and treats blindness and rehabilitates the disabled in around
developing 100 countries. Because of this mission they tend to recruit
opthalmologists, orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists for a minimum of two
† Church of Scotland
World Mission www.churchorscotland.org.uk
121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN.
† Church Missionary
Society (CMS) www.cms-uk.org Partnership
House, 157 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UU Tel: 020 7928 8681 Fax: 020 7401 3215.
CMS have many opportunities for Chrisians over 18 years of age. Missions can be
from three weeks to six years and all kinds of volunteers (doctors, nurses,
teachers, accountants…) are required.
Commonwealth Society for
the Disabled Dilke House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JA.
Concern Universal www.concern-universal.org
21 King St, Hereford HR4 9BX Tel: +44 (0) 1432 355111 Fax: +44 (0) 1432
355086 Concern Universal works In a number of countries In Aouth America and
Concern Worldwide UK www.concern.ie
47 Frederick Street, Belfast BT1 2LW or 52-55 Camden Street Dublin 2, Ireland or
248-250 Lavender Hill, London SW11 1LJ Tel: 020 7738 1033 Fax: 020 7738 1032.
Concern Worldwide provide both emergency relief and long term development
projects to over 20 countries including: Angola, Afghanistan, Burundi,
Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Congo, East Timor, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India,
Kosovo, Laos, Liberia, Mozambique, North Korea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia,
Tanzania and Uganda. Applicants must be at least 21 with a 18 months of post
qualification work experiencee. Contracts can be 3-6 months for emergency
reflief situations or up to 2 years for longer term projects.
400-2255 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 1A6, Canada Tel: +1 613 829
7445 Fax: +1 613 829 7996. CUSO supplies Canadian volunteers to Africa, Asia,
South AMerica, the Carribean and to local projects In Canda Itself. A salary to
cover living expenditure In your destination Is provided as well as flights,
Insurance and a lump resettlement cost. Usually only Canadians can volunteer.
International Development (DFID) www.dfid.gov.uk
Abercombie House, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride G75 8EA or 94 Victoria Street,
London SW1E 5JL Tel: 020 7917 0107 Fax: 020 7917 0174. DFID does not actually
place volunteers overseas though their web site has a number of useful limks.
Missionary Society www.emms.org 7 Washington
Lane, Edinburgh, EH11 2HA. Tel: 0131 313 3828
Fax: 0 131 313 4662. The EMMS have links with
hospitals in Africa, Asia and South America. They have been very good at helping
with electives previously.
European Fellowship, PO Box 43, Sutton SM2 5WL. Contact Mr Paul East.
Head Office: 808/92 Deepali Building, Nehru Place, North Delhi 19, India
Tel/Fax: +91 11 643 2055 EHA provides health care via 19 hospitals and 27
community projects across Northern India. Basic health care needs such as
hygiene and literacy are an Intergral part of their projects. They recruit most
medical and surgical specialities as well as dentists, nurses, other health care
workers and non-medical people such as architects, teachers, accountants and
builders. Contracts are for 6 months to 2 years and an allowance to cover living
costs In India Is provided. The volunteer has to provide the travel costs.
Goal UK www.goal.ie
c/o Mean Road, London W3 8AN or PO Box 19, Dun Loaghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland
Tel: +252 1 280 9779 Fax: +353 1 280 9215.
Global Volunteer Network www.volunteer.org.nz They place volunteers in community projects in China, Ecuador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand, and Uganda. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational, environmental and community aid programs. Examples of the exciting and rewarding activities available to volunteers include teaching English, environmental work, AIDS education, and assisting in an orphanage. Their Uganda and Nepal programs allow volunteers to participate in community health projects; both programs require a medical background, and are a good way for medical students to gain experience and to contribute to the global community. Phone: +64 4 569 9080 Fax: +64 4 569 9081
The Halo Trust www.halotrust.org
Box 7905, Thornhill,
DG3 5WA Fax: 01848
331122 The Halo Trust specialise in mine clearance. Specialist personnel only
Handicap International www.handicap-international.org
14 Avenue Bethelot, 69361 Lyon, France Tel: +334 78697979 Fax: +334 7869 7994.
Hands Around the World
PO Box 25. Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 7YL Tel: +44 (0)1594
560223. HATW specialise in sending individuals to provide help in delevloping
Health Aid www.health-aid.org firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 001 760 457 3415. Health-Aid is a public health-oriented project whose aim is to improve the health situation of a selected community in the north of Ghana, a developing country in Africa. HEALTH-AID wants to create a health post, to be run by local staff with a doctor as a overseer, in collaboration with Italian volunteers and other health workers. The project will educate the communities of Saboba and Chereponi on hygiene and health problems in general. Medical students and doctors are welcome and expenses (except flights) are paid for. Projects last 5 weeks.
Healthnet International www.healthnetinternational.org
Singel 540, 1017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Tel: +31 20 512 0640 Fax: +31 20
420 1503. Healthnet Is a dutch organisation that send volunteers to areas of
chronic crisis and post conflict situations.
Health Unlimited www.healthunlimited.org
Prince Consort House, 27–9 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TS Tel: 020
7582 5999 Fax: 020 7582 5900 Health Unlimited provides help to indigenous people
in Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, China, El Salvador, Guatemala, Laos, Namibia,
Nicaragua, Peru and Somalia. Most of their work is of a public health nature,
promoting disease prevention by working with local people and promotions such as
radio campaigns. For these reasons, public health rather than clinical
specialists are usually recruited. Contracts are usually for around 2 years and
salary and flights are paid. Vaccancies can be found on their website, in the
Guardian and the International Health Exchange’s Magazine.
Health Volunteers Overseas www.hvousa.org
PO Box 65157, Washington DC 20035-5157 USA Tel: +1 202 296 0928 Fax: +1 202 296
8018. HVO provides volunteers to teach health care in Africa, Asia, the
Caribbean and South America. Anaesthatists, surgeons (especially max fax and
orthopods), paediatricians, dentists and nurses are usually required. Note, the
prinicipal of HVO is to teach rather than to actually provide health care. Most
posts are for 2 – 4 weeks. Any nationality can apply, but expenses have to be
covered by the volunteer themselves (usually around $3000 for a month)
*HelpAge International www.helpage.org 67–74 Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8QX Tel: 020 7404 7201.
HelpAge supports disadvantaged older people In over 49 countries
throughout Africa, Asia and South America. They have emergency programmes
following disasters and conflicts.
HMD Response International www.hmdresponse.org
Pembridge Square, London W2 4DR Tel: 020 7229
7447 Fax: 020 7229 3434. Response International has both paid and volunteer work
in areas of recent conflict (Bosnia,Kosovo, Lebanon, Pakistan). Doctors (G.P.s),
nurses and physiotherapists as well as those with public health skills are
Institute for Health Sector
Development www.Ihsd.org , 27 Old Street,
London EC1V 9HL. IHSD sends It's own In house consultants to advice on major
Institute for International
Cooperation and Development (IICD) www.Iicd-volunteer.org
PO Box 520, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, USATel: +1 413 458 9828 Fax: +1
413 258 3323. The IICD organises voluntary work In India, Africa and South
America for periods of 6 -18 months. Volunteers have to pay a fee (usually
International Care and
Relief www.icrcharity.com 27 Church Road
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1HT Tel: 01892 519619 Fax: 01892 529029. ICR works In
some of the worlds poorest areas to provide sanitation, basic needs and primary
health care while teaching self sustainability
International Child Care
Trust Unit 3L, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP.
Exchange www.ihe.org.uk e-mail email@example.com 134 Lower Marsh
Road, London SE1 7AE Tel: 020 7620 3333 Fax: 020 7620
2277 The IHE Is a central organisation
that helps recruit health professionals to many International organisations. It
lists available jobs In Its two magazines: The Health Exchange and Job
Supplement and also on the web. It runs a number of courses for those planning
to work overseas.
International Medical Corps
www.Imcworldwide.org (US Adress -
11500 west Olympic Boulevard, Suite 506, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1524 Tel: +1 310
826 7800 Fax: +1 310 442 662. UK address -
3 Anselm Road, Hatch End, Pinner HA5 4LH Tel: +44 208 428 4025. IMCis an
American based, non profit organisation that provide medical and other staff In
areas of war, disaster or long standing poverty. They offer a good salary and
International Nepal Fellowship www.inf.org.np
(Nepal - Head Office: PO Box 5, Pkohara, Nepal. Tel: 61 20111 Fax: 61 20430. UK
Office: 69 Wentworth Road, Harborne,
Birmingham B17 9SS Tel: 0121 427 8833 Fax: 0121 428 3110. The INF have many
projuect across Nepal, but areas of particluar speciality Includee TB, leprosy,
HIV and community health. They require a broad range of health professionals for
both hospital and ciommunity based work. Volunteers have to pay expenses. Check
their website for placement availability. (N.B. You should be a practising
Christian to work with them)
Committee www.theirc.org 122 East 42nd
Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10168–1289, USA Tel: +1 212 551 3000 Fax: +1
212 551 3180. The IRC Is a non-profit, non sectarian organisation providing aid
for refugees around the world. Founded by Albert Einstien to aid those being
opposed by war and violence, their current emphasis Is on helping those In
Afghanistan although they have projects in 30 countries. They provide emergency
medical and public health support.
International Rescue Corps www.intrescue.org
8 Kings Road, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire FK3 8HW Scotland. The IRC Is a fontline
serach and rescue organisation that has participated In work after a number of
disasters In the UK and overseas
International Service www.Internationalservice.org.uk
Suite 3a, Hunter House, 57 Goodramgate, York YO1 7FX Tel: 01904 647799 Fax:
01904 652353. International Service takes doctors, nurses and other health
professionals to a number of countires in South America, the Middle East and
Africa to collaborate with local organisations. Missions are for 2 years minimum
but flights, accomodation and an allowance are provided.
Service Inc 1424 16th Street, NW Suite, 504, Washington DC, 20036, USA.
† Interserve www.interserve.org
325 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4QH Tel: 020 7735 8227 Fax: 020 7587 5362.
In terserve Is a Christian Organisation that send all kinds of professionals
(doctors, nurses, dentists, accountants, teachers, engineers etc) on both short
and long term missions In many countries In the developing world. Their webiste
lists current vacancies.
The Jerusalem Princes Basma
Centre for Disabled Children PO Box 19764, Jerusalem 91197, Israel Tel: +972 2
626 4536, Fax: +972 627 4449. The Princes basma provides rehabilitation, hydro
and physiotherapy for disabled children. Minimum stay os three months. A small
“pocket money” sum is provided
Latin Link www.latinlink.org
175 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2AB Tel: 020 7939 9000 Fax: 020 7939 9015.
Latin Link works in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua
and Peru. It performs both medical and community development work and takes
doctors, nurses and medical students (on electives). All must be committed
Christians and ideally speak Spanish or Portuguese (depending on destination).
Most work is for a minimum of three years though there are some short contracts
of 1-2 years.
LEPRA www.lepra.org.uk Faifax House, Causton House, Colchester CO1 1PU. LEPRA works
in a number of countries including India, Nepal, China, Brazil and Madagascar to
try to eliminate Leprosy. They are interested to hear from any medical
† Leprosy Mission www.leprosymission.org
International Office - 80 Windmill Road, Middlesex TW8 0QH Tel: 020 8569
7292 Fax: 020 85697808 UK Office - Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, PE2
5GZ Tel: 01733 370505 Fax: 01733 370960. The Leprosy Mission Is a Christian
Organisation that works In over 30 countries throughout Africa and Asia.
Doctors, Surgeons , Occupational and Physiotherapists are required. All must be
at least two years post-qualification and be commited, pracitising Christians
(of a Protestant or Reformed denomination).
Friends of Ludhiana www.friendsofludhiana.org.uk
157 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UU Tel: 020 7928 1173. This Is the UK
support centre for the Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
Marlborough Brandt Group www.mgb.org
1a London Road, Malborough Wiltshire SN8 1PH. Tel: Tel:
*Marie Stopes International
153–7 Cleveland Street, London W1P 5PG/Bruce Mackay, 62 Grafton Way,
London W1P 5LD Tel: 020 7574 7423. - It principally Is concerned with providing
reproductive and sexual health Information In 38 countries. It also runs clinics
In countries such as Kenya.
MEDAIR www.medair.org 13 Highfield Oval, Ambrose Lane, Harpenden AL5 4BX. Medair
provides relief and rehabilitation in favour of the most vulnerable, mostly
women, children and the sick, in countries affected by war or natural
disaster.They go to areas of greatest need, often very inaccesible areas. At the
time of writing such areas include Afrghanistan, Angola, Uganda, Sudan and
Madagascar. They require doctors and nurses who are commited Christans for a
minimum (usually) of one year. They provide flights and training and pay
$100/month for the first year increasing to $1000/month then on. Unlike many
agencies, you only need to have one year post qualification experience (you
don’t need a PhD in public health etc). Vacancies are listed on their website.
Médecins du Monde UK www.medecinsdumonde.co.uk 29th Floor, One Canada Square London E14 5AATel 020 7516 9103 firstname.lastname@example.org. Médecins du Monde needs medical workers for nearly 300 projects in 57 countries. They will take for as little as three months.
Médecins sans Frontières www.msf.org
International Office: Rue de la Tourelle 39, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel: 02
280 1881 Fax: 02 280 0173UK Office: 124–132 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5DL
Tel: 020 7713 5600 Fax: 020 7713 5004.
US Office: 6 East 39th
Street, 8th Florr, New York, NY 10016 USA Tel: +1 212 679 6800 Fax:
+1 212 679 7016
Australian Office: PO Box
847, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia Tel: 02 9552 4933 Fax: 02 9552 6539
is the world’s largest independent organization for emergncy medical relief
operating in over 80 countries where there have been either natural or man-made
disasters. They want skilled medical and technial people over 25 for a minimum
of nine months (although surgeons (who need to have 3 years of higher surgical
training) and anaethetists can get shorter posts of 6 weeks to 3 months post
conflicts). Doctors need to be two years post registration and nurses two years
post qualification. G.P., Obs &
Gynae, Paediatrics and tropical disesases (ideally the diploma) experience are
very desirable. The cost to the volunteer is nil.
Medical Aid for Iraq, Unit
16, Foundation House, 38 Kingsland Road, London E2 EDQ.
Medical Aid for
Palestinians (MAP), 33a Islington Park Street, London N1 1QB Tel: 020 7226 4114
Fax: 020 7226 0880. Six month (and longer placements) mainly In the West Bank,
Gaza Strip and the Lebanon, are given to experienceed doctors and nurses to
provide emergency relief and long term training. Flights, accomodationa dn a
living allowance are provided.
Medical Emergency Relief
International (MERLIN) www.merlin.org.uk
14 David Mews, London W1M 1HW Tel: 020 7487 2505 Fax: 020 7487 4042.
Merlin provides emergency relief following natual disaster, conflict or epidemic
regardless of religeon or politics. They particularly target areas where the
local health Infrastructure has collapsed. They Idealoly stabilise the area over
6-12 months and then withdraw. You can register with them to be considered for
work as a doctor/surgeon or nurse. A background In public health or tropical
medicine Is especially desirable. Contracts are for 6-12 months and an allowance
† Medical Missionaries
for Mary www.medical-missionaries.com
66 Newland Street, Silvertown, London E16 2HN.
Mercy Corps www.mercycorps.org
In UK: 11 Grovelands Avenue, Swindon, Wilts SN1 4ET Tel: 01793 486 036
Fax: 01793 643 383. In US : 3015 SW First Ave, Portland, OR 97201 Tel:
800-292-3355. The website lists (mainly non health related) jobs around the
Methodist Church Overseas Division Rev
Winston Graham, Overseas Division, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JR Tel: 020
7486 5502 Fax: 020 7487 4042.
Mid Africa Ministry www.midafricaministry.org
- Partnership House, 157 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UY Tel: 020 7928 8681 Fax:
020 7401 2910.
Mines Advisory Group www.mag.org.uk 47 Newton Street, Manchester M1 1FT Tel: +44  161 236
4311Fax: +44  161 236 6244
Nepal Leprosy Trust www.rec.org.uk/nlt
Address In Nepal: P.O.Box 96, Kathmandu, Nepal. In UK: 15 Duncan Road,
Richmond, Surrey TW9 2JD. Tel: 0181 332 9023
Fax: 0181 948 2703. The NLT helps rehabilitate those with leprosy and TB
In western Terai, Nepal.
One World Action www.oneworldaction.org
Bradley’s Close, White Lion Street, London NW1 9PF. Tel: + 44 (0)20 7833 4075
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7833 4102. This group work in Angola, Bangladesh, Cape Verde, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Namibia, Nicaragua, The Philippines,South
Africa and The Western Sahara
274 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DZ Tel: 01865 311311 Fax: 01865 312380. They tend
to only organise work in the country they are based, but may offer advice on
Plan International www.planinternational.org
5-6 Underhill Street, London NW1 7HS Tel:
020 7482 9777 Fax: 020 7482 9778
Population Concern www.populationconcern.org.uk
Studio 325, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road,
London NW5 1TL Tel: +44 (0)870 770 2476 Fax: +44 (0)20 7267 6788
Project Hope www.projecthope.org
Wilson Building, Stockley Park West, Uxbridge UB1 1BT Tel: +44
208 990 2864 Fax: +44 (0)208 990 4383 “Health Oppourtunities for People
Everywhere” – works in 30 countries.
Quaker Peace and Service
Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.
International, Expedition Staff Office, 207
* Red Cross Society www.redcross.org.uk
(In USA: www.redcross.org) 9 Grosvernor Crescent, London SW1X 7EJ Tel: 020 7235 5454
Fax: 0207 245 6315. The Red Cross, together with the Red Cresent provide
professional volunteers following natual disasters and conflicts. The head
quarters is in Geneva (The International Committee of the Red Cross, 19 Avenue
de la Paix, CH 1202, Geneva, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 734 6001 Fax: +41 22 733
2057 Website www.icrc.org), but your first
point of contact should be the society in your country (Australian Red Cross –
PO Box 100, East Melbourne Victoria 3002 Tel:
03 9418 5200, Fax: 03 9419 0404; New Zealand Red Cross – Red Cross House, 14
Hill Street, Wellington 1, PO Box 12-140, NZ Tel: 04 472 3750 Fax: 04 473 0315,
American Red Cross – Office of the President, 17th and D Streets,
Washington, DC 20006 Tel: 202 728 6600 Fax: 202 775 0733, Canadian Red Cross –
1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4JG Tel: 613 739 3000 Fax: 613 731
1411). The Red Cross provides professional aid to a number of countries. This
can be short term after a disaster / conflict, or more long term. Doctors and
nurses with an acute surgical or anaesthetic skill are therefore required
especially in conflict or disaster situations. Primary Health Care skills are
also important. They keep a register of potential volunteers. You must be
between 25 and 50 for your first secondmert and registered with the GMC if a
doctor or UKCC is a nurse from the UK. Doctors need to be registrar or
consultant level and nurses should be at least 3 years post qualification. For
community projects, a degree in public health or tropical medicine is often
required. Flights, a local allowance and a salary are provided.
Rescue and Preparedness in
Disasters (RAPID) www.rapidsar.org.uk "Beech
Lodge", Jacobstowe, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3RG. RAPID is an emergency
response organisation that sends trained volunteers out to areas following
conflicts and natural disasters.
Rotary Doctor Bank of GB
and Ireland Alan Thomas, Morawelon, St Hilary, Cowbridge CF71 7DP.
Ryder Cheshire Foundation www.rydercheshire.org.uk
(for physiotherapists), Ryder-Cheshire,
82 Queen's Road, Brighton BN1 3XE Tel: 01273 821056 Fax: 01273 821059
Salvation Army www.salvationarmy.org
Health Services, 101 Queen Victoria Street, PO Box 249, London EC4 4EP Tel: 020
7332 0101 Fax: 020 7236 4981. The salvation army has links with many mission
hospitals around the world.
Sandy Gall’s Afghanistan
PO Box 145, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8SA. This organisation helps with
prosthetics, orthotics and physiotherapy in Afghanistan
*Save The Children Fund www.savethechildren.org.uk
Leonie Lonton, 17 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London SE5 8RD Tel: 020 7703 5400 Fax:
020 7703 2278. Save the Children encourages locals to work and rarley sends out
volunteers. Only highly qualified people are required.
† Scottish Churches World
7 Randolf Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 7TH. The World Exchange offers both
short visits and longer term (1 year) exchanges all over the world.
Scottish European Aid 5
Lemington Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4JW.
Skillshare International www.skillshare.org
126 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7JA Tel: 0116 254 1862 Fax: 0116 254 2614.
Actrion Health has now merged with Skillshare. They sends professional
volunteers to Botswana, India, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa,
Swaziland, Tanzania and to train local people in inexpensive, effective
healthcare skills. They provide costs but you must be between 21–63, have
skills and work for a minimum of six months. You have to have at least two years
of post qualification experience, though not necessarily have previous overseas
work experience. Applications from all health care professionals (inclyuding
those as couples or with families) are welcome. Note that you will be required
to do some fund rasising before you go. Accomodation, food and transport costs
and a small montly allowance are provided
† SAO Cambodia (formerly
Southeast Asian Outreach) www.sao-cambodia.org
SAO Cambodia Bawtry Hall Bawtry Doncaster DN10 6JH Tel: 01302 714004 Fax: 01302
710027. SAO has a number of development projects In Cambodia. Qualified health
care workers can apply for both short and long term missions
† Tear Fund www.tearfund.org
Anthea Fisher, 100 Church Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8QR Tel: 020 8977
9144 Fax: 020 8943 3594. The Tearfund works with Chritian groups In over 90
countries on relief and develpoment projects. Community based health
professionals are required and a salary as well as travel costs are provided.
Terre des Hommes www.terredeshommes.org PO Box 388, 1000 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) www.tac.org.za - 34 Main Road, Muizenberg 7945 Tel: +27 (21) 788 3507 Fax: +27 (21) 788 3726 TAC's main objective is to campaign for greater access to HIV treatment for all South Africans, by raising public awareness and understanding about issues surrounding the availability, affordability and use of HIV treatments. In the UK there is a "Friends of" group called Friends of TAC www.fotac.org
The Ockenden Venture www.ockenden.org.uk
Constitution Hill, Woking, Surrey GU22 7UU. Tel: 01483 772012 Fax: 01483 750774
Ockenden works to promote self-reliance for refugees, displaced people,
returnees and their host communities throughout the
Health and Education Trust (THET) www.thet.org
Professor Eldryd Parry, 24 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1AD, UK. Tel: 020
7679 8127/8/9 Fax 020 7679 8190 The Trust aims to relieve the
disadvantages in training for healthcare in poorer tropical countries and to
promote health through collaboration in teaching and research. It has many links
between UK and African Hospitals. Medical Staff from all disciplines (including
for example laboratory technicians) are required to train up local peoples.
169 Booterstown Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland Tel: 353 1 288 5385. This
Is the Irish Catholic Agency for World development. Trocaire provides support
both to development and disaster relief projects.
Ugandan Society for
Disabled Children 68 Adrian Road, Abbots Langley, Herts WD5 0AQ Tel. 01923
263102 Fax 01923 267838 Email: email@example.com
*UNICEF UK www.unicef.org
Africa House 64-78 Kingsway WC2B 6NB London United Kingdom
55 Lincolns Inn Fields,
London WC2 Tel: 020 7405 5592 Fax: 020 7405.2332 (Geneva Headquarters:
Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève 10, Switzerland. US Head quarters:
UNICEF House 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017 U.S.A.) Although
Unicef does not send volunteers overseas directly, it does run the United
Nations Volunteer programme (www.unv.org) .
Applications can be made online.
United Nations Association
International Service (UNAIS) Stella Hobbs, Suite 3a, Hunter House, 57
Goodramgate, York YO1 2LS Tel: 01904 647799 Fax: 01904 652 353. This group works
with locally managed initiatives in Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Mali and the
West Bank and Gaza Strip. Primary healthcare is a particular priority. You must
be over 18; two years are usually required but costs are covered.
United Society for the
Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) www.uspg.org.uk
Partnership House, 157 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8XA Tel: 020 7928 8681 Fax: 020
URBANAID 79 Amsterdam Road,
London Yard, London E14 3UU Tel: 020 7515 7366.
Movement www.vmmusa.org or www.iol.ie
1 Stockwell Green, London SW9 9JF Tel: 020 7737 3678 Fax: 020 7346 5955. This
ecumenical organization recruits and prepares volunteers for a number of skills
in Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia) and Central America (Guatemala). You
must be over 24 and commitment of two years is normally required.
Voluntary Services Overseas
317 Putney Bridge Road, London SW15 2PN Tel: 020 8780 7500 Fax: 020 8780
7207. VSO is the largest overseas volunteer recruiting agency in the world and
sends professionals to Africa, Asia, the Pacific Island and Eastern Europe.
Their website has a database of work available for pharmacists, doctors,
dentists, Midwives, nurses, health educators/administrators, radiographers,
dieticians, OTs, Physios and Speech therapists. You have to be two years post
qualification. Most postas are of two years duration (though occasionally some
as short as 3 months are available). Flights, accommodation and a living
allowance are provided.
Prince Consort House, 27–9 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UB Tel: 020 7793
4500. Fax: 020 7793 4545. Although
primarily Involved with the supply of water to areas In Asia and Africa,
Wateraid also has a hygiene programme that requires health care workers.
Placements are usually advertised In the Guardian and on their website.
World Church and Mission 8
Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT.
† Worldvision www.worldvison.org.uk
World Vision House, 599 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3PG Tel: 01908
841000 Fax: 01908 841001. Worldvision Is a large Christian Organisation
providing development and relief projects to over 100 countries.
Evangelisation for Christ International www.wec-int.org
Bulstrode, Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 8SZ UK Tel: 01753 884631, Fax:
01753 882470. WEC is an interdenominational organisation working in over 60
countries. Medical post for doctors, nurses, midwives and physiotherapists are
available in the Middle East, Ghana, Chad, the Congo and Guinea Bissau.
World Exchange www.worldexchange.org.uk
St Colm’s International House, Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5NS Tel: 0131
315 4444. World exchange has information on exchanges (usually lasting a year)
all over the world.
*World Health Organization www.who.org
Personnel Officer, Avenue Apia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
World Service Enquiry www.wse.org.uk
, 233 Bon Marché Centre, 241-251 Ferndale Road,
London SW9 8BJ Tel: 0870 770 3274
Fax: 0870 770 7991. This organization provides vocational information
both to Christians and non-Christians. They have information on voluntary and
paid opportunities short (from two weeks) or long-term in aid, development and
mission agencies. They catered for the skilled and unskilled over 18.
Youth Vision with a Mission , Highfield Oval, Ambrose Lane, Harpenden AL5 4BX.
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