Clinical Medical Volunteer Projects
With clinical placements available for volunteers, interns and students including those in the final year of their studies seeking an elective, we have many great options for you to choose from. You will be able to shadow local doctors, nurses and other local healthcare professionals in hospitals and clinics, assisting with duties such as dealing with patient files, counting pills, cleaning implements and the treatment areas. For those of you studying medicine or nursing you many assist with basic tasks under the supervision of a local healthcare professional in line with your own training and qualifications. Qualified professionals will be asked to share their experience and knowledge with local teams, in a capacity building role. You will all gain first-hand experience of how healthcare teams adapt and cope when working with high patient numbers in low resource settings or where patients cannot be treated locally.
Working as a clinical medical volunteer in a clinical setting is important for medical and nursing students and professionals as global health becomes more of a local issue. Patients and healthcare staff originate from countries where culture, language and illnesses vary. By gaining experience of how professionals in different countries communicate with patients, their families and each other, you can apply your learning to your own healthcare setting and educate your colleagues. Local teams benefit from extra help and also learn about techniques and best practice in other countries in topics such as health and safety and treatment techniques.
Placements offering clinical volunteering through Kaya include Work in a Public Hospital in Nepal, Medical Assistance Projects in India and laboratory placements in Ghana. We also offer a medical internship in Thailand and Ecuador and we have a Medical Elective/Rotation/Internship in Belize if you are a student in your 4th year of medical studies.
If you want to join us as a healthcare volunteer because you are starting a career in medicine, want to consolidate your studies or are a qualified professional, you are an ideal participant for our projects. You will be asked to submit your CV/resume, copies of your training and medical qualifications and attend a telephone interview to prepare and match you to the right project. You should be willing to help where needed in line with your skills and experience, have good listening skills and be a good communicator. Qualified medical professionals may be asked to register with the local medical council.
Join us as a healthcare volunteer in a clinical setting, gaining a different perspective of illnesses and treatments improving your position as a global healthcare professional
Learn about the Moroccan healthcare system while shadowing laboratory staff at a private clinic
Come to Cape Coast and work in a laboratory in a local hospital supporting a local Ghanaian community.
Join the nursing and medical internship in South Africa, shadow professionals locally to develop your own skills and learn about healthcare.
Join our social work internship in South Africa and get involved in a local community while developing your professional skills in a different environment.
Join our occupational therapy in South Africa placement and get involved in a local community while learning about a different other than your own.
Experience health promotion and community development through this internship by assisting local staff with the daily challenges facing residents
Learn about the Moroccan healthcare system while shadowing medical staff at a local hospital
Develop your practical and theoretical skills as a professional on this Medical and Healthcare Internship in Vietnam
Use your medical training and join an internship at a district hospital in Chiang Mai and learn about healthcare provision in Thailand.
Volunteer in Belize and lend a hand in a public polyclinic or private hospital that serve the local citizens, regardless of income or social standing.
Participate in a fascinating health promotion and community volunteering project assisting local staff with the daily challenges facing residents
Volunteer and work in a rural health clinic in stricken Tacloban and gain experience working with a local team serving the impoverished communities of Leyte province.
This health and medical internship in Ecuador will give medical, biology and science students insights into issues in global health, traditional medicine and medical practice.
Our clinical medical placements in Ghana is based in a hospital in Cape Coast, supporting doctors and nurses as a volunteer as they care for low-income patients.
Volunteer in Belize and lend a hand in public hospitals and clinics that serve the local citizens, regardless of their income.
Easy 4-step application process
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.