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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 around the world. 

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.

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 and volunteers

International Medical Corps UK 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 Jobs page along with details of necessary experience and how to apply.

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

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

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