Volunteer as a Raleigh Medic. Use your medical skills to volunteer abroad and support young people to create lasting change. Our volunteering programmes are based in Costa Rica and Nepal.
If you are a nurse, doctor or paramedic with at least two years post qualification experience you can apply to be part of Raleigh’s international medic team and develop your medicine skills on our overseas Expeditions.
This is a unique medical volunteering opportunity to get involved in worthwhile community and environmental projects spanning Asia and Central America, all whilst building your experience and skills in medicine in a practical, exciting environment. Ideal for those taking a gap year in medicine or simply seeking a few months experience abroad. You can join Expedition either as a Project Medic or a Field base Medic.
Joining as a Project Medic
As a Project Medic, you will lead a volunteer team out on remote project sites as well as trek on an adventure leadership project. You will be supported by another project manager, to inspire and guide our younger volunteers (aged 17-24) on their own Expedition and use your medical skills as and when required.
In Costa Rica, your projects could include helping to build school infrastructure in remote communities or working alongside rangers on an environmental programme in one of the country’s incredible national parks. In Nepal, our focus is on improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in vulnerable communities recovering from the 2015 earthquake and now from the Coronavirus outbreak.
Joining as a Field Base Medic
From our central field base in Costa Rica or Nepal, you will support volunteers across multiple projects organised by Raleigh. This is a great opportunity to experience the ‘behind the scenes’ of Raleigh projects overseas and use your medicine skills to be part of the central operations team that leads the response to incidents.
You will spend the majority of your time based in our office in Turrialba or Kathmandu, remotely supporting groups of young volunteers. You will have opportunities to visit teams on their project sites to provide first-hand medical support to volunteers and will have a distinct role from our project managers.