International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps helps the world's vulnerable communities transition from relief to self-reliance.

Your support saves lives and builds healthier, brighter futures for people affected by conflict, disease, poverty and natural disaster.


International Medical Corps' Mission:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization.

Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


Volunteer with International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps offers many exciting ways to get involved, whether working with our professional staff in the United States or with our field-based experts in offices around the world. Our volunteers work with our emergency response team to deliver life-saving care after a disaster, teach farmers about sustainable agriculture, and even build roads and clinics for poor, rural communities. International Medical Corps works on initiatives such as these in the U.S. and over twenty other countries around the world, and our volunteers are critical to our success.

Emergency Response Volunteers:
International Medical Corps' emergency response team works to minimize the loss of life and alleviate the suffering of disaster-affected populations across the globe. Our volunteer focus during this devastating time is the provision of life-saving emergency health services, primary health care, public health, and emergency nutrition.

International Medical Corps is looking for highly trained medical staff to add to our emergency response roster, which requires that volunteers be willing to deploy rapidly—usually within 72 hours—and for a duration of 2–8 weeks. (Preference is given to those able to deploy for longer durations.) In most instances, volunteers will be required to pay for their own flights, but will receive a food allowance for each day spent in the field, shared housing, and emergency medical evacuation insurance.

Non-Medical International Volunteers:
This program is open to trained professionals from a wide variety of fields with a minimum two-month window of availability. These volunteers are sometimes eligible for the cost of a flight, and do receive a daily food allowance, shared housing, and emergency medical evacuation insurance. In some instances, depending on funding, duration of contract, and the person’s specialty, the volunteer may be eligible for a monthly stipend.

Domestic Volunteers:
Our Domestic Volunteers work either part-time or full-time at International Medical Corps offices in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., or London, assisting with a broad variety of administrative and programmatic tasks, depending on work experience and background. International Medical Corps is unable to offer compensation or benefits for Domestic Volunteers. Apply for a Domestic Volunteer position. Graduate Internship Program: This program is designed for graduate students enrolled in universities with programs providing class credit and stipends for internships with international NGOs. This is a highly competitive program.

Due to the high volume of inquiries International Medical Corps receives about its volunteer opportunities, we can only respond to those candidates matched with appropriate opportunities. We do invite you to check the website, though, as new opportunities will be posted regularly.

We at International Medical Corps thank you for your interest in volunteering! Find out about other ways to get involved.

Countries Operating In:

Afghanistan, Burundi, Cameroon, C.A.R., Chad, Darfur, D.R.C., Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Russian FED, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Zimbabwe

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