Opportunities for volunteering abroad

Many organizations provide opportunities for international volunteerism. The American Academy of Dermatology does not review or endorse the activities of these organizations; however, a listing of other organization's opportunities is provided here as a courtesy. The list is not to be considered exhaustive.

A Broader View Volunteers
A Broader View offers customized program placements and provides one-on-one, personalized experiences.

Bridges to Communities
This group sends expatriates on short-term overseas assignments.

Child Family Health International 
Professionals and students work at the grass-roots level to promote the health of the international community.

Concern America
Seeks health professionals to serve as field personnel for the "Integrated Community Health Project" in Colombia, and the "Rio Beni Health Project" in Bolivia.

Dermatologia Comunitaria Argentina
Seeks volunteers to bring dermatologic care to geographically isolated and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities and dermatologic education to health care workers in the area.

Cross-Cultural Solutions
Sends expatriates on short-term overseas assignments.

Doctors of the World
Doctors work where health is diminished or endangered by violations of human rights and civil liberties.

Doctors Without Borders (known internationally as Médecins Sans Frontiéres and MSF)
Delivers emergency medical relief to populations whose health is threatened by war, civil strife, epidemics or natural disasters.

Flying Doctors of America
Bringing together physicians, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, nurses, chiropractors, other health professionals and non-medical support volunteers to care for people who otherwise would never receive professional medical care.

Global Health Service Corps
Global Health Service Corps and Peace Corps partner to deploy doctors and nurses as faculty at medical and nursing schools in resource-constrained settings for one-year deployment. Opportunities are available in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.

Global Health Outreach
A short-term mission program of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations that provides volunteer opportunities for medical, dental, other health professionals, students, residents, their families and associates.

Global Links
Global Links is a not-for-profit organization that recovers surplus medical materials from U.S. hospitals and makes them available to hospitals in less-developed countries.

Global Volunteers
Supports 100 host communities in 19 countries on six continents through volunteer teams year-around, project funding and child sponsorships.

Global Volunteer Network
The Global Volunteer Network offers volunteer opportunities in community projects around the world.

Helping Hands Health Education
Provides low-cost and free quality medical services to the people of rural Nepal, Namibia, and Vietnam, and upgrades their health status. It seeks physicians in all specialties who are willing to serve two weeks or more in Nepal, Namibia or Vietnam.

Hope Worldwide
Offers an annual CME course combined with service opportunities.

International Medical Corps 
Dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs.

Konbit Sante 
Supports the development of a sustainable health care system to meet the needs of the Cap-Haitien community, with maximum local direction and support.

Medical Missions
Medical Missions connects medical volunteers and job seekers with mission organizations that sponsor medical missions.