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1. Posted by NYGal (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

I am interested in volunteering abroad for about 4 to 8 weeks in healthcare. I will be entering into a nursing program next year, but as of now I don't have any experience in the field. Can anyone recommend some reputable programs that are affordable?

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 12, 2007, at 11:35 AM by NYGal ]

2. Posted by petercasie (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

- try the international program of the American Red Cross. Note though that 4 weeks is not much. (by the time you get acquainted with the situation, get a routine in the job,...). Unless if you are really specialized in your field and can be plug-and-play. I started as an international volunteer for the international federation of red cross (IFRC.ORG), doing 2-3 months missions, several per year... Soon I ended up doing it full time, as i loved it so much...

- is an organisation listing international voluneers applying for a temp job in UN organisations. have a look at their web. post your resumee...

- look for websites of international humanitarian organisations. Often they look for volunteers on a short term basis.. Look for Oxfam, Care, Save the Children, MSF (doctors without borders), to name a few.

(as an inspiration about life as an international humanitarian worker, have a look at my shortstories on -snip-)

wishing you luck,


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3. Posted by Flint (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y


great opportunities exists in Mombasa, Kenya...

4. Posted by NYGal (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

Thank you so much for the great information. I feel like there are so many volunteer opportunities out there that it's nice to have some help on narrowing them down. I will give these websites a shot.

5. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

You can also check out for more options :)

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