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Medical and Healthcare Volunteer Abroad

Healthcare and medical professionals of all kinds are needed to provide vital services to underserved communities all over the world. Medical volunteer abroad placements are available from various healthcare fields including nursing, general medicine, dental, physical therapy, speech therapy, psychiatry, and more. Help at rural clinics, provide psychological treatment for abused women and children, and more. Gain valuable insight into the unique healthcare challenges facing other countries and forge connections with healthcare professionals around the world.

Click for information about the Dental Programs.

*Note: United Planet maintains the same quality standards in the United States for our various healthcare projects. Tasks will vary depending on level of experience and expertise. Students and non-professionals will gain experience through observation and interaction with patients and in-country medical professionals.

Why volunteer abroad with United Planet?

United Planet Quests are designed to be immersive, authentic, comprehensive and provide you everything you’ll need to succeed. The program elements allow you to engage fully with a new culture, forge strong relationships, and challenge yourself. Most importantly, we partner with the community to ensure your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.

  • We are a mission-focused, non-profit organization
    We are all about service, making a difference, building a global community.
  • Our programs emphasize authenticity
    Get outside your bubble, jump into a real experience, become a global citizen.
  • We provide everything you need to succeed
    Classes, in-country travel, home stays, meals, work –we are your cultural bridge.
  • Your safety is our most important concern
    From one-on-one assistance before you travel to experienced staff in country, everything is done to ensure your safety and wellbeing.
  • (your journey here)
    Your Quest is personalized to provide the opportunity for genuine, meaningful personal growth.
  • What we do is meaningful
    Your experience will be important, relevant and helpful to the community you serve.

Current Healthcare Volunteer Opportunities

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Healthcare Groups

Students or professionals can construct a personalized volunteer experience based on interests and expertise. Past groups include nursing students, dental offices, art therapy students and professionals, and more. Locations are flexible based on interest.

Visit our group page for more information.

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Pre-Med and Medical Students

Volunteers interact with patients and observe doctors or nurses at local clinics from regular visits to minor procedures. Volunteer tasks will vary depending on the volunteer’s level of medical expertise and language ability.

Locations: Ghana, Peru, Ecuador, Tanzania

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Nurses work with local clinics and assist staff with minor procedures such as blood work, shot injections, IV set up, and more.

Locations: Ghana, PeruEcuadorTanzania

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Doctors work directly with patients in coordination with local staff and doctors at a clinic or rural orphanage. Specific projects available depending on specializations.There is especially a need for pediatricians.

Locations: GhanaEcuadorRomaniaPeru, Tanzania

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Dental Students

Volunteers can observe local dentists in-country and get tangible experience with dentistry abroad. Additionally, dental students can help clean teeth and assist dentists in the community. Click for information about the Dental Programs.

Locations: Peru, Ghana, Nepal, Ecuador

Healthcare Volunteer Abroad - General
For Students or Non-Professional Volunteers Interested in Healthcare

Volunteers have the opportunity to teach at a Cancer Institute in Tanzania or those with Spanish language skills can work in a clinic setting to assist local staff while spending time with and encouraging patients.

Locations: PeruChileTanzania

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Psychology/Psychiatric Projects

Psychologists and psychology students will work at women’s shelters and juvenile detention centers to provide counseling and assist the organizations. Psychiatrists can also work at a psychiatric clinic in Peru.

Locations: Peru, Nepal, Tanzania

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Volunteers will work at a rural clinic or orphanage in Cusco, Peru and provide valuable education on healthy eating and nutrition or consult with individuals and groups.

Locations: Peru

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Physical and Speech Therapy

Depending on experience volunteers will either assist at a physical therapy clinic for either children or adults or work at a rehabilitation center for mentally disabled children.

Locations: Ecuador, Chile, Tanzania

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