Medic Assist International

Enables local partners to develop sustainable healthcare in vulnerable and marginalized communities. Funding self-sustaining projects and sending short term volunteers to facilitate growth. These include mobile clinics in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, end of life care in Uganda and India, public health in Nepal, and hospital services in Nigeria and South Sudan

  • ‘When hope confronts despair”

  • Contact: MAI, PO Box 1626 Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 9NF, England, 07482925431

  • Email: [email protected]

United Hatzalah of Israel

When emergencies occur, rapid medical treatment increases changes of survival. This organization provides medical treatment and humanitarian services to the people of Israel

  • Provides rescue assistance when disaster strikes around the globe and in the US. They give their time, energy, and medical assistance to anyone in need.

  • They also will provide MCI (mass casualty incident) training to those that join their team or wish to volunteer or become part of their emergency disaster response group

  • Contact the organization directly if you would like to spend time in this country to serve or if you would like to become part of their global disaster response team

  • Contact: 78 Yirmiyahu st., PO Box 36223, Jersualem 91361

  • Phone:+972-2-5002020

  • Email: [email protected]

Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG)

Creates a long-term sustainable solution to overwhelmed medical institutions in war-torn regions by teaching local medical personnel the latest techniques and practices. Brings the highest qualified medical personnel form the US directly to front-line areas in an effort to confront humanitarian disasters. This opportunity involves direct medical and surgical care. Also involves telemedicine instruction and consultation.

  • Looking for top-tier medical professionals with a passion for providing care in conflict zones and austere environments while teaching sustainable medical skills to local populations.

  • Deployments to areas are planned by the organization.

  • Duration of deployment: TBA

  • Application process may take up to 6 mo as they conduct semi-annual review cycles of applicants.

  • You will receive an email confirmation when application is received and team will reach out approx. 4 mo prior to the next deployment via [email protected] to set up an interview.

  • Apply:

International Medical Relief

Providing medical clinics and sustainable health education to underserved communities in 70 countries around the world.

  • In emergency situations, immediate responders are surgical and orthopedic volunteers, urgent care providers, and wound care specialists that can help with immediate patient stabilization. Volunteers are prepared and actively working in general medicine in the field.

  • Contact: International Medical Relief, 1151 Eagle Drive Suite 457, Loveland, CO 80537

  • Phone: 970-635-0110

  • Email: [email protected]

World Vision

¼ of the world’s children live in countries affected by conflict or disasters. This organization collaborates alongside local partners to renew hope and sustainability in environments around the world. They engage in all aspects of emergency preparing, responding, and in helping communities recover.

  • To Apply for the Emergency Response Roster: and click the Apply button on the page

  • Contact:  World Vision International, 800 W Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

  • Email: 626-303-8811; 0207758290 Intl

Care Emergency Response

Every year this organization responds to at least 30 disasters that effect 11-12 million people around the world. They maintain Emergency Response Experts in 69 countries and 95% of them are local citizens trained to provide emergency food, supplies, water, sanitation, and shelter to survivors of disasters. Those that support from an international level provide the extra manpower needed to help communities build resilience to these events.

Save the Children

In times of crisis, children are the most vulnerable. This organization moves to deliver lifesaving emergency relief, remaining as long as they ca to ensure children and families can recover from their losses, restoring lives, and building their resilience for years to come.

  • Disasters cannot be planned; however, it is a guarantee that when they do, children will suffer greatly.

  • To become a skilled volunteer for this organization you require the following:

  • Ability to support a specific project

  • Commit 12-40h per week for a period of 10weeks or longer if needed at any of the locations

  • Offers services freely, without promise, expectation or receipt of compensation

  • Is not currently a student or < 6 mo from being a recent graduate

  • Contact: US headquarters, 501 Kings Hwy E, Suite 400, Fairfield, CT 06825

  • Phone: 203-221-4000 / Toll Free: 800-728-3843

  • Email: [email protected]

Team Rubicon Disaster Response

Unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders and medical professionals to rapidly deploy when disaster strikes. Civilians can also join and deploy with Team Rubicon on domestic and international disaster operations. This is a commitment to serving those need

  • When a volunteer is activated through official channels, their transportation, meals, and lodging are all paid for. Team Rubicon will also provide the necessary equipment and supplies

  • Contact:  Team Rubicon National Headquarters, 6171 W. Century Blvd, Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • Phone: 310-640-8787

  • Email:

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) Disaster Relief

When disaster strikes, families often need help removing debris, tearing down water-soaked walls, or ripping out buckled floors. In the event of a disaster in your community IOCC will reach out to join an Emergency Action team. Crises like these drive hundreds of thousands of people form their homes requiring short term safety, medical care, emergency aid, and long-term recovery needs.

All Hands and Hearts

This organization’s mission is to meet the short and long term needs of disaster-affected communities. They work alongside community members to build disaster-resilient schools, homes, and infrastructure.

  • Multiple active operations around the world are available to join!

  • Volunteering is free and accommodation and meals are supplied on workdays. The organization will provide visa invitation letters also if accepted to an international program.

  • However, you are responsible for the cost of your travel both to and from the program, meals on your days off and any costs associated with taking a three day break each month away from the program. VISA costs are also out of pocket.

  • Duration of volunteering has no minimum, however, most stay for about 2 weeks time

  • Contact:   AHH Smart Response Main Office, 6 County Road, Suite 6, Mattapoisett, MA 02739

  • Phone: 508-758-8211

  • Email: [email protected]

Direct Relief

Direct Relief’s efforts are coordinated with other organizations and governmental authorities to ensure the most efficient use of resources. While each emergency has specific characteristics that are dependent upon local circumstances, the types of health services required are everchanging during times of disaster. Their mission is to help people whose health and lives are threatened by poverty, endemic diseases, natural disasters, or civil conflict.


This organization has 3 main objectives in times of disaster: ready, respond, and recover. They work with local governments and health sectors during times of extreme need. They focus on preparing community hospitals and distributing medical supplies so that staff can provide as much life-saving care as possible when disaster strikes. Members of this organization remain in disaster-affected areas until the health systems recover to sustain their people.

American Red Cross

ARC’s emergency assistance includes feeding stations, first aid, temporary shelter, cleaning supplies, improving hygiene/ providing hygiene kits, and medical supplies among others. Handling both small personal losses and large-scale disasters ARC deploys those who are necessary to improve upon the loss and promote resilience of local populations.

  • If needed, they will additionally provide blood, medicines, and other necessary medical care to those in need.

  • To Apply:

  • Contact:   National Headquarters, 431 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

  • Phone: 800-RED-CROSS // Inquiries only: 202-303-4498


This organization responds to both domestic and international emergencies. They provide both short and long-term necessities like food, water, shelter, healthcare, and mental health counseling whenever disaster strikes.

Medical Teams International

This organization rapidly deploys teams to support communities affected by disaster. They mobilize a roster of prepared volunteers enables them to be one of the first organizations on scene.

  • MTI does not cover volunteer travel costs. You are responsible for aireface, VISAs, vaccines, and travel insurance.

  • In country food and lodging are available only in some programs.

  • This involves 4-8 weeks commitment


  • Able to depart within 24-48h notice

  • Successful completion of hostile environment awareness training and Humanitarian Priniciples

  • Previous deployment to an international disaster in a low-resource setting

  • Physically fit

  • Able to work long hours in unpredictable and unstable condition

  • Current license / immunization

To Apply:

  • Contact:  Medical Teams International, 14150 SW Milton Court, Tigard, OR 97224

  • Phone: 503-624-1000

  • Email: [email protected]

Islamic Relief USA

IRUSA’s emergency aid includes food, water, clothing, temporary shelters, and providing vital medical care. In the US, the Disaster Response Team serve as first responders for emergencies from natural disasters to shootings and other international emergencies.

Tzu Chi Volunteers

Gathered from around the world to provide disaster relief to help those in the US and internationally, this organization provides free clinics to more than 15,000 patients. Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to relieve the suffering of those in need and create a better world for all.

  • The work with a comprehensive network of hospitals, mobile units, doctors, medical professionals and volunteers offering free healthcare. Ours is a human and holistic approach that values the wellbeing of patient, family, and medical team equally.

  • To Apply:

  •  Contact:     National Headquarters, 1100 S Valley Center Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

  • Phone: 909-447-7799

  • Email:

Direct Relief

Remaining active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, this organization seeks to improve health and the lives of people affected by poverty without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. They continue to work with vulnerable and at-risk populations

  • Contact: Direct Relief, 6100 Wallace Becknell Road,  Santa Barbara, CA 93117

  • Phone: 805-964-4767

Head Waters Relief

Making a difference in the lives of people recovering from natural disasters through provision of public health services, psychosocial and medical support as well as rebuilding in partnership with other organizations for long term recovery. Welcoming people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

HOPE Worldwide

Working to restore communities badly affected by material poverty, this international charity that changes lives through the compassion and commitment of dedicated staff and volunteers to deliver sustainable, high impact, community-based services to the poor and needy

  • They aim to continue to find innovative ways to fight poverty, respond to disasters and foster a culture of volunteerism

  • Direct Contact for Global Disaster Response Service:  Charles Ham, [email protected]

  •   Contact:    Global Office, 9449 Balboa Ave #311, San Diego, CA 92123

  • Phone: 833-446-7399

  • Email: [email protected]


The US Nations' Muslim Response to disasters, assisting in training, networking, planning and deployment, and rebuilding communities. They seek to alleviate suffering by providing compassionate assistance to survivors. This organization strives to accurately represent Islamic values and compassion regardless of race, religion, or culture.


This organization supplies rescue and relief items, cleaning and reconstruction, emergency medical / psychosocial response, further mental and physical health programs and more to populations in crisis. They aim to build a more resilient future.


This organization has three major principles in their approach to healthcare: 1. disease prevention, 2. overcoming barriers to access and 3. rapid sustainable interventions . They deliver supplies, emergency medical treatment/ surgical treatment of preventable diseases, as well as rapid needs assessment of epidemic outbreaks.

Medical Reserve Corps

This is a national network of volunteers organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. This organization includes medical and health professionals as well as members without such background. Units are mobilized to strengthen public health, improve emergency response and build community resiliency.

  • To volunteer or partner with your local MRC, simply visit our Find MRC Units page to locate the unit nearest you. Then contact the unit leader to discuss ways that you could contribute to the local MRC.

  • Contact:   ASPR, Office Of Emergency Management and Medical Operations, Medical Reserve Corps, CH09-O’Neill House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

  • Phone: 202-692-4724

National Disaster Medical System

An organization of nearly 6,000 health and medical professionals who have made a commitment to protect health and save lives when disaster strikes.

NDMS advertises and accepts applications for team positions on USAJOBS. If you are interested in joining NDMS, visit and search the keyword “NDMS”. You can save your search on USAJOBS and request to receive updates on a daily or weekly basis. Once you see an opportunity that is right for you, apply to join. Positions typically stay open for about two weeks.

  • NDMS team members will be selected on criteria including but not limited to an ability to be on-call for deployment for at least two weeks several times each year, work experience, skill level, other team experience, commitment and ability to work in a team setting. Submission of an application does not guarantee you a team position.

  • **registering does not obligate you to volunteer in the event of an emergency

  • To Apply for the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals:

  • Contact Email: [email protected]


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