Volunteer Opportunities

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International Medical Corps offers many exciting ways to get involved, whether working with our professional staff in the UK or with our field-based experts in offices around the world.

Why volunteer?

Our volunteers are involved in every aspect of our work, from highly specialised medical professionals participating in humanitarian emergency responses to young people with a passion for global health and addressing poverty, supporting our efforts in London. Volunteering offers a fantastic introduction into the realities of working in a humanitarian NGO as well as unique challenges for professionals wishing to use their skills to help those affected by disasters, conflict and poverty around the world.


A volunteer's journey through Haiti, London & South Sudan


Emergency response volunteers

International Medical Corps is always looking for highly trained medical staff to add to our emergency response roster, which requires that volunteers be willing to deploy rapidly—usually within 72 hours—and for a duration of 2–8 weeks. If you are interested in volunteering during a humanitarian emergency, please visit our US website and search for International Jobs >> Emergency Response Team


International Medical Corps also works with the UK International Emergency Trauma Register, bringing together surgeons, anaesthetists, emergency physicians/nurses and other supporting medical, nursing and paramedical personnel who are interested in responding to large scale emergencies overseas. Please visit their site if you are interested in joining the register


Medical & non medical professional volunteers

We also deploy medical and non medical volunteers to our overseas offices for a minimum of 2 months at a time. If you are interested in volunteering in one of our international programmes, please visit our US website and search for Volunteer Field Opportunities


Headquarters based interns & volunteers

International Medical Corps regularly recruits people who are looking to get their first experience of working with an international humanitarian organisation as interns. These positions are generally specialised, requiring some previous work experience or relevant academic study. Internship opportunities are advertised on our careers page along with details of necessary experience and how to apply.

International Medical Corps is committed to paying above the national minimum wage for our internships.


Our UK based volunteers work part-time at International Medical Corps offices in London, assisting with a broad variety of programmatic, communication and fundraising tasks, depending on work experience and areas of interest.

Many of our UK based volunteers are students with a passion for the work that we carry out around the world. A great way to get involved with International Medical Corps as a route to becoming a volunteer is through our Humanitarian Ambassador Scheme

International Medical Corps provides lunch and travel expenses to our volunteers.


European Humanitarian Volunteer Aid Corps

The European Humanitarian Volunteer Aid Corps scheme provides people from across the EU with opportunities to work in humanitarian organisations at HQ and field levels in order to build humanitarian talent and professionalisation of future humanitarian aid professionals.

As a partner in the scheme, International Medical Corps helps recruit the volunteers, provides a 4 month training programme in London and deploys the volunteers to our field offices for a 5 month period. Throughout their time with International Medical Corps we provide a comprehensive programme of training and mentoring to provide the volunteers with the skills they need to pursue a career in humanitarian aid. [/gn_spoiler]


Case study: Developing fundraising skills in Cameroon


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