Global Health Volunteer Program
The Global Health Volunteer Program (GHVP) is FIMRC's flagship international volunteer program. No major or career path is necessary to make a difference, just the willingness to give back to a community in need. Individual volunteers as well as groups are welcome to travel at any time and for any length of time. We maintain staffing at each site devoted to leading volunteer activities, so you work side-by-side with staff members and medical professionals who are on the front lines of providing health care to communities in need. All FIMRC programs are structured to ensure volunteers contribute in meaningful, sustainable ways and are an integral component of our goal to bring long-term change to underserved communities around the globe.
Project Alajuelita, Costa Rica
This project focuses on serving a community clinic that plays a critical role in providing healthcare services to a population of refugees. In addition to daily patient consultations, the dedicated staff engages in community outreach initiatives, delivering health education, and conducting mobile clinics.
Project Anconcito, Ecuador
This site is 100% outreach site. Led by our experienced nutritionist this project primarily focuses on home visits and child nutrition. The team conducts screening to detect malnutrition and anemia in children, while also providing support to adults managing diabetes and hypertension.
Project Bududa, Uganda
This project features a bustling clinic that attends to a significant volume of patients daily, ranging from 70 to 200. The clinic's dedicated team addresses prevalent health issues such as malaria, pneumonia, and maternal and child healthcare. Individual volunteers are welcomed!
Other Project Sites
We're excited to relaunch volunteering programs at our other Project sites around the world, and are working around the clock to do so. If you would be interested in volunteering at another Project in the future, fill out the below form to be the first to receive updates on site availability!
Our sites are open year-round! Rather than only opening volunteer programs during specific weeks, you craft your experience around your dates of availability and choose your site placement.
Since our team is involved in every aspect of operations, we know how to ensure that your skills and interests are being put to use to make a difference. Many of our volunteers go on to pursue professional degrees and find that their volunteer experience is a talking point during admission interviews and classroom discussions.
You work alongside staff on sustainable projects where your contributions will last well after you board your plane home.
"I absolutely loved my time at Project Alajuelita! The clinic staff was amazing and the doctors were very open to questions and to demonstrating various medical techniques. The hands-on experiences and interactions with patients were my favorite part."