Are you a nurse, doctor or paramedic?

No plans for 2018? Volunteer as a Raleigh Medic. Use your skills to support young people to create lasting change overseas. Our volunteering programmes are based in Malaysian Borneo, Nepal, Nicaragua & Costa Rica and Tanzania.

If you are a registered nurse, doctor or paramedic with at least two years post qualification experience you can apply to be part of Raleigh’s medic team on our Expeditions.

Raleigh Expedition Medic

We are recruiting nurses, doctors and paramedics to join our international Expeditions. Plan ahead and use your experience to drive positive change and support diverse groups of young people to change their world for the better.

The role of the Expedition medic is two-fold. It will require you to act as a project manager; leading a group of 12-14 volunteers and ensure the safe and effective delivery of our programmes in the field; you may also have the opportunity to take over the medic role at fieldbase, Raleigh’s in-country office.

In order to apply, you must have medical skills that are transferable to remote environments, effective communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

When can I go?
Country Start Date End Date Availability
Tanzania 08 Jun 09 Sep Limited availability
30 Jun 27 Aug Limited availability
09 Sep 09 Dec Limited availability
Nicaragua & Costa Rica 14 Jun 15 Sep Limited availability
25 Jun 27 Aug Limited availability
20 Sep 22 Dec Limited availability
Malaysian Borneo 11 Jun 10 Aug Limited availability
11 Jun 13 Sep Limited availability
Nepal 10 Jun 12 Sep Full
10 Jun 12 Aug Limited availability
17 Sep 20 Dec Limited availability
Country Start Date End Date Availability
Nepal 25 Jan 22 April Available
Nicaragua & Costa Rica 02 Feb 29 April Limited availability
Tanzania 26 Jan 22 April Limited availability

Once you have applied, if you pass stage one of the application process you will then be invited to our Expedition Discovery Weekend based in East Grinstead, Sussex. If you are not based in the UK we will arrange a Skype or telephone interview.

The Expedition Discovery Weekend is a fun and intensive weekend, designed to give you a taste of Expedition life – so be ready to get your hands dirty! (There is a £48 charge to help us cover our costs). The weekend is facilitated by Raleigh alumni and will give us the chance to assess you as a potential Volunteer Manager. It also gives you the opportunity to decide whether Raleigh is right for you and ask our alumni about Expedition life!


Expedition fundraising costs

As a charity we talk about fundraising rather than costs. We encourage everyone to do some fundraising for their Expedition. Raleigh’s Expeditions are not funded by volunteer income alone. As a charity we need to raise funds from other sources to cover our costs and ensure our work is impactful. We do lots of fundraising to ensure they are as impactful as possible. And, we’re committed to supporting local volunteers in each Expedition country and disadvantaged young people from the UK to take part.

Find out more about how Raleigh spends its funds.

Expeditions are much more than what is achieved in 8, 11 or 13 weeks. They are about creating lasting change. As well as the communities and young people whose lives you will be impacting, don’t forget you will also be developing skills for your future too.

Our medic roles require specialist knowledge and skills so additional bursaries are available for these roles.

Expedition fundraising targets
Length Target
13 week Expedition £2,025
13 week Expedition beginning in June £1,350
11 week Expedition beginning in June (Tanzania only) £1,300
8 week Expedition £1,575

Your costs are not fully covered by your fundraising. All volunteer managers are being subsidised to take part. For further information please email:

Applications are filling up fast for both of these opportunities, so don’t miss out!

For more information on either of the above roles please contact our friendly team:
Call us on +44 (0)207 183 1295

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