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, Nepal and Tanzania.
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 Africa, 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.
Medics in Tanzania
As a medic in Tanzania, you will support volunteers across multiple programmes delivered by Raleigh, including Expedition and ICS. 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 permanent office in Morogoro, remotely supporting groups of young volunteers. You will likely visit teams on their project sites to provide first hand medical support to volunteers, and will have a distinct role from our project managers.
Medics in Costa Rica
Our Costa Rica medics spend the majority of Expedition out with teams on remote project sites or trekking on an adventure leadership project. Here you will very much be sharing the project manager role, leading and guiding volunteer groups and using your medical skills as and when required.
In Costa Rica, medics may also spend up to one third of the Expedition based at our permanent office in Turrialba, where you will provide remote medical support to our volunteer teams out on projects.
Medics in Nepal
As in Costa Rica, most of our Nepal medics share the responsibilities of project managers for the majority of Expedition. You would lead our volunteers on project sites or trek, and draw on your medical skills where necessary. You may also spend time at our permanent office in Kathmandu, remotely supporting all programmes including ICS and Expeditions.
We also recruit ICS Medics for Nepal who spend most of their time assisting teams from the country office, whilst making occasional visits to support volunteer teams on project sites. Nepal ICS medics will not share project manager responsibilities.
As you may be aware, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Raleigh temporarily closed all Expedition programmes on 16 March. We are reviewing our upcoming programmes (June to September) and will update you on our plans after the 7 April. Thank you for your interest in Raleigh, we hope you can join us soon.