Medical Volunteer Abroad

Healthcare & Medical Volunteer Programs

Are you pursuing a career in the medical field or a qualified medical professional with a passion for a sharing knowledge and gaining an exposure to medical environments abroad? Love Volunteer's Medical Internship programs work to place suitable applicants in a variety of medical settings, including public and private hospitals, clinics and community outreaches in under-resourced locations around the world.

Love Volunteers Medical Internships cater to a broad spectrum of volunteers; from those just starting out on a pre-med track, currently studying medicine or qualified professionals. Placements are tailored to each volunteer's skill and experience levels and are available in a range of areas including, but not limited to: nursing, mid-wifery and pediatrics, optometry, otorhinolaryngology, physiotherapy, dentistry, surgical and emergency departments. Volunteers can also be involved with health awareness and education programs aimed at prevention and improved quality of life.

Our Medical Internships pair volunteers with local professionals to facilitate shared learning, assistance in a supervised setting and exposure to divergent medical practices. These programs provide medical volunteers with an unparalleled opportunity to be involved in medical advancements in developing nations; something that is mutually beneficial to all involved. 

Learn more about the Healthcare and Medical volunteer abroad opportunities you can support in the destinations below.

Programs

33 programs
  • La Ceiba, Honduras
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 319
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

This essential volunteer program was established with the aim to make a real difference to the lives of the impoverished people of La Ceiba by supplying dental services they would otherwise be unable to access. Unfortunately, the public health care system in Honduras is one of the worst in Latin America, resulting in hospitals that are under…

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  • Mandeville, Jamaica
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1109
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

For volunteers studying or practicing dentistry this program offers a unique opportunity to learn and assist those who need it most on the beautiful island nation of Jamaica. The impoverished in Jamaica are simply unable to afford dentistry, to the great detriment of their health. While there is some access to dental care…

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  • Diani Beach, Kenya
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 299
  • Airport Pick Up Included

Volunteers play an essential role in supporting this program, delivering essential services relating to the huge challenges faced by drug users and the community in Diani Beach. On this project, volunteers will work alongside a team of local volunteers to run a drug awareness community center. The main role of the center is to carry out daily…

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  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • from 4 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 1009
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Volunteers play an essential role in supporting this program deliver essential services relating to the massive HIV/AIDS epidemic in Kenya. The mission of this program is to educate children and adults on HIV/AIDS to reduce the infection rate, and to support those affected by the disease. Health workers in Kenya are under great pressure, given…

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  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 599
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This program has a profound effect on children who are living with HIV/AIDS or who have been orphaned by this devastating disease. These children face hardships in everyday life and discrimination. The program’s aim is to provide a safe environment for these children to be supported and to educate them, and others, on HIV/AIDS. Projects reach…

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  • Accra Region, Ghana
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This wonderful medical program in Ghana plays an important role in supplying additional medical staff to the local area, and welcomes volunteers with a wide range of experience, including qualified medical personnel, medical students and pre-med students. Attendance on a medical volunteer project is itself helpful preparation for a medical…

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  • Antigua and surrounding areas (The Mayan Highlands!), Guatemala
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 929
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This life-changing project was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment to the most vulnerable in society. Based in the highlands of the Sacatepéquez region, volunteers will be working with the indigenous populations of the area, people who have been marginalised from society and are among some of the poorest people in the…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 639
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This amazing program has a huge impact on the lives of those less fortunate in Tanzania. It is based in the Meru District Hospital, a large hospital for the area, with a capacity of 110 in bed patients. On average, 200 patients are provided with medical care daily. The hospital covers all areas of modern medical care, including paediatrics, HIV…

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  • Bamenda, Cameroon
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 370
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Volunteers on this program will find they can truly get stuck in and help the locals on this medical placement. The program welcome volunteers with a wide range of experience, including qualified medical personnel, medical students and pre-med students. Medical volunteers in Cameroon serve on placements in clinics and hospitals where an effort…

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  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 939
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This exciting program offers Medical Internships for medical students in a number of notable private and public full-service hospitals in Bangkok. In all cases, volunteers/interns are able to work closely with a supervising physician, and are paired with a full-time doctor who they will shadow on daily rounds. Interns are only placed with…

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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 619
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This important program was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment in Buenos Aires. Volunteers and interns who join this project will be able to work closely with a supervising physician, and are paired with a full-time doctor or nurse who they will shadow on daily rounds. Intern responsibilities vary according to their…

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 449
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This amazing program has a huge impact on the lives of those less fortunate in Cape Town. Most of the medical projects supported by the program are government funded local clinical facilities for people who cannot afford private medical care, and are severely understaffed and underfunded, with a lack of vital resources. Volunteers will…

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  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 939
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This exciting program offers Medical Internships for those volunteers who are currently studying medicine in a number of notable private and public full-service hospitals in Chiang Mai. In all cases, volunteers/interns are able to work closely with a supervising physician, and are paired with a full-time doctor who they will shadow on daily…

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  • Cusco, Peru
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 539
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

The mission of this program is to provide medical care to those in need in Cusco, the gateway to the ‘Lost city of the Incas’ – Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, many of the people of Cusco are not benefiting from these tourism dollars, with around fifty percent of the population living in poverty. This is higher than in other areas of the country,…

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  • Delhi, India
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 679
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This important project was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment to vulnerable residents in India. Participating in a Medical Internship program in India is a highly valuable experience for students studying medicine and/or nursing, as they will get to gain valuable international exposure – often far more in-depth that…

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  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 559
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This important medical program in Vietnam’s largest city Ho Chi Minh, provides skilled medical professionals and students alike the chance to experience a new culture and working environment while still learning and developing their medical knowledge. Ho Chi Minh is a fascinating place to visit – a bustling metropolis that is also filled with…

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  • Kampala, Uganda
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 429
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This program plays an essential role in supplying quality medical care to the people of Uganda.  There are four volunteer placement options participants can choose. They include;  
Ngora Health Centre 4 – An outpatient clinic where volunteers will work alongside doctors and nurses with outpatients, lab, malaria/TB /HIV testing, ART clinic…

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  • La Ceiba, Honduras
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 319
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

This important project was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment to vulnerable residents in La Ceiba. Set in the popular seaside city, famous as the original port city for the ‘Banana Republic’, the Healthcare and Medical Program provides a medical internship in a public hospital, where volunteers can use their skills…

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  • Mandeville, Jamaica
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1109
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Few volunteer programs could boast a location as spectacular as the country of Jamaica! Set in the gorgeous Caribbean, volunteers on this program have the wonderful opportunity to learn and assist those who need it most. The medicine and health care program places volunteers in hospitals, health centres or laboratories in a…

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  • Mombasa & Diani Beach, Kenya
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 309
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This fantastic program offers many options for volunteers – each one playing an important part in supplying quality medical care to people in great need. In Mombasa, volunteers can be involved in medical placements at either the Shanzu Village Prison Hospital or at the Mombasa Central City Hospital. The Shanzu Village Prison Hospital provides…

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  • Mwandi Village, Zambia
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 295
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Volunteers wishing to make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable people in the world should look no further than this amazing program. Health care professionals, med and pre-med students have the opportunity to volunteer in remote areas of Zambia at the Yeta Community Hospital in the Sesheke District. This is a 100 bed hospital which…

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  • Nablus, The West Bank
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 250
  • Airport Pick Up Not Included
  • 18+

There are few areas in the world with as much history, unrest and turmoil as Palestine. The people here are in dire need of quality medical care and attention, which is where you can help. Volunteers on this program will be working in the old city of Nablus on the West Bank. The clinic here serves 30,000 people, many of whom…

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  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 299
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This amazing program will be a wonderful experience for any volunteer in the medical or health field who has medical training and experience. Trained volunteers provide much-needed skills and knowledge to help in the severely under-resourced and under-funded medical system, providing care to people in need. They will work at a busy Nairobi…

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  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 259
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This wonderful project was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment to vulnerable residents in one of the poorest regions of Mexico. Set in one of the most beautiful inland cities in the mountains of Southern Mexico, the Healthcare Program provides a great opportunity for med-students, nurses, paramedics, and semi-…

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  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 609
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This amazing program plays an important role in supplying quality healthcare to those in need in Cambodia. It will prove to be a wonderful experience for volunteers currently studying medicine and qualified professionals alike. Love Volunteers partner in Cambodia work…

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  • Pokhara, Nepal
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 329
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

The mission of this essential program is to assist in the provision of medical care to those in need in Nepal. Facing a multitude of health issues, the people of Nepal are suffering. Volunteer placements on this program are based in a busy city hospital in Pokhara and may also offer the option of attending free Health Camp outreaches in…

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  • Quito, Ecuador
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer Apartment
  • from USD 549
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This important project was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment to vulnerable residents in Quito. In this program, volunteers will be based in a Quito hospital, clinic or care facility, where volunteers will initially shadow doctors and other medical staff to gain an understanding of the day to day practice of medicine…

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  • San Ramon, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 389
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This amazing program will be a wonderful experience for volunteers in the medical or health fields. Suitably trained volunteers provide much-needed skills and knowledge to help in the under-resourced and under-funded medical system, providing care to people in need. Students in their third year or further studying or practising as doctors,…

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  • St Georges, Grenada
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1109
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

For volunteers with an interest in the medical or health fields this program provides a wonderful opportunity to learn and assist those who need it most. Set in the gorgeous Caribbean island of Grenada, volunteers will help in hospitals, health centers or laboratories in a system that continues to face enormous challenges from…

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  • Wattala, Sri Lanka
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 499
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This important program was created with the goal of shared learning in a medical environment. Medical Interns are placed in a busy private hospital in Wattala, a suburb of the country’s capital and largest city Colombo. The placement offers medical students and qualified professionals the opportunity to spend time interning at a large private…

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  • Rabat, Morocco
  • from 4 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 1369
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This essential program places volunteers right where help is needed. Participants can experience a new country and culture, while also gaining first-hand experience and developing useful skills within their field. Internships are available within local hospitals and will be arranged based on the students’ skills and experience. Once on-site,…

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  • Mandeville, Jamaica
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1109
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Volunteers studying or practicing physiotherapy will find this program offers a unique opportunity to experience a tropical island getaway while helping to ‘do good’. Set in the gorgeous Caribbean island of Jamaica, volunteers will help in hospitals and homes for the elderly in a system that faces enormous medical resourcing…

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  • Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 869
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This fantastic public health program puts volunteers right in the heart of a Nepalese community where they can help the most. As a developing nation with huge poverty levels and health issues, the purpose of this program is to alleviate these medical problems and support this wonderful community. Based in Kavresthali, on the…

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