Are you a nurse, doctor or paramedic?

No plans for 2019? Volunteer as a Raleigh Medic. Use your skills to support young people to create lasting change overseas. 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 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.

Find Expedition dates


Dates Weeks Availability
25 Jan – 22 Apr 13 Full – reserve list available
16 June – 12 Aug 8 Places available
16 June – 12 Sept 13 Places available
25 Sept – 22 Dec 13 Places available

Costa Rica

Note: Due to the current protests in Nicaragua, our autumn, spring and summer 2019 Expeditions will be based in Costa Rica. Any volunteers currently signed up to take part in our Autumn Nicaragua / Costa Rica Expedition should arrange flights to and from Juan Santamaría International Airport, San José (Costa Rica).

Dates Weeks Availability
02 Feb – 29 Apr 13 Full – reserve list available
15 June – 9 Sept 13 Places available
15 June – 29 Aug 11 Places available
21 Sept – 6 Dec 13 Places available


Dates Weeks Availability
26 Jan – 22 Apr 13 Full – reserve list available
12 June – 8 Sept 13 Places available
12 June – 30 Aug 11 Places available
11 Sept – 8 Dec 13 Places available

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
Date Doctor Nurse/Paramedic
Autumn/Spring £2,400 £1,700
Summer £1,600 £1,150

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

Applications fill up fast for this opportunity, 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 1274

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