Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders: Medical and Non-medical Volunteer Opportunities
MSF staff work at the forefront of emergency medical care for populations in need. As well as providing primary healthcare for people suffering from endemic diseases and neglect, MSF also performs surgery, rehabilitates hospitals and clinics, runs nutrition and sanitation programs, trains local medical personnel and provides mental health care. Volunteers are usually doctors, nurses or logisticians.
Medecins Sans Frontières is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger. They seek to alleviate human suffering, to protect life and health, and to restore and ensure respect for human beings and their fundamental human rights
MSF recruits medical and non-medical professionals to work in its projects. All volunteers must meet the following basic requirements in addition to other professional requirements: - Available for 9-12 months - Ability to live and work as a team - Experience in developing countries - Ability to manage stress - Flexibility - Language skills an strong asset
The ability to speak French~ Portuguese~ Spanish~ Russian or Arabic as well as English~ allows for more opportunities for placement. Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual in English and French.