Project HOPE was founded on the willingness of doctors, nurses and other medical volunteers to travel the globe on a floating hospital ship - the SS HOPE - to provide medical care, health education and humanitarian assistance to people in need.
Today, medical volunteers for HOPE participate in both ship-based care in partnership with the U.S. Navy, as well as land-based missions to provide medical assistance to those in need around the world.
Our volunteers have been a part of major disaster relief efforts over recent years including work in Southeast Asia after the 2004 Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina medical relief care in the Gulf States in 2005, relief work immediately following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and relief efforts in Japan in 2011. Our volunteers also participate in annual health education and humanitarian assistance missions in Latin America, West Africa and the Oceania region. The generosity and support of our volunteers is truly inspiring enabling us to respond not only to immediate natural disasters, but change people’s lives for the long-term with health education and lifesaving vaccinations.
Join our volunteer database below or apply for an immediate opportunity.
Philippines Disaster Relief
In support of the relief efforts in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan Project HOPE is sending multiple rotations of volunteers to the Philippines.
Physician Faculty and ESL Teachers Needed in Shanghai, China
Project HOPE is recruiting U.S. physicians for Shanghai, China to volunteer, as faculty, to train medical students in basic medicine and the physical sciences. Also recruiting qualified ESL teachers to teach first year medical students comprehensive English.
Haiti: Physician Specialists Needed
Recruiting for surgical and anesthesia volunteer professionals for Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti to fill chronic personnel gaps at the hospital and help strengthen the health system.
Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative
Recruiting board-certified physicians and nurses with specialization in emergency medicine or critical care for 3-4 week rotations at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.