As a United Planet Global Health volunteer, you’ll gain valuable insight into the unique healthcare challenges facing other countries and forge connections with healthcare professionals around the globe. We place students, professionals, and non-professionals alike at projects focusing on general medicine, dental care, physical therapy, speech therapy, psychiatry, and more.
Contribute your time in a meaningful way to the global community, while honing vital and valuable skills.
Please note that we accept volunteers of all experience levels at most of our Global Health projects. Volunteers with more experience and proper certification will be able to assist with more involved procedures, while volunteers with less experience will gain important global perspectives on healthcare practices in different cultures by interacting with and observing doctors and nurses.
Ideal for: doctors, nurses, and medical, nursing, and premed students.
Access to healthcare is an integral part of every society. If you are an active practitioner or pursuing a future in medicine, you know this well. Volunteer in a hospital, medical center, or specialized clinic to gain new perspectives in the field and support essential global health initiatives.
Ideal for dentists, hygienists, dental students, and those interested in the dental field.
Countless individuals around the world lack access to basic oral hygiene. Educate others about brushing and flossing and assist and observe local dentists on a Dental Quest – smiles are contagious.
Ideal for physical therapists and non-healthcare professionals interested in physical therapy.
We often take something as simple as walking for granted. Physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics around the world help those with physical disabilities and injuries live normal lives.
Ideal for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and students.
Support those who suffer from mental illness or abuse and gain a better understanding of global mental health challenges. A friendly face and open heart go a long way. Work with local mental health professionals to create a positive treatment environment.
Ideal for speech therapists and speech therapy students.
Speech is a huge part of life, regardless of the language. Work with hearing and speech-impaired individuals and form lasting bonds in an unconventional way through a Speech Therapy Quest.
Short-term locations: Ecuador
Ideal for non-healthcare professionals and students.
Learn and educate others on the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Topics may include personal hygiene, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS awareness.
Long-term location: Mexico
Ideal for all experience levels.
Let someone know that they are not alone. Certain physical and mental handicaps can be debilitating yet one always finds resilient spirits among the disabled. Experience different perspectives and broader views on a Disabled Care Quest.
Ideal for all experience levels.
Make someone’s day by simply being there. This is an opportunity to connect with others while you listen to their stories and learn something new from someone who has already lived a full life.
Decide where you want to volunteer, the type of work you want to do, and when you want to go. Not sure? Contact us! We’d love to help.
Submit your online enrollment form and deposit to make it official and start your journey. We will match you with the best program based on your background, interests, and community need.
Your Program Coordinator will complete an informational phone session with you, confirm your volunteer project placement, and support you every step of the way as you prepare.