“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.
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.
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.