Project HOPE delivers essential medicines and supplies, health expertise and medical training to respond to disasters — and our volunteers are key to our work.
Volunteer with Project HOPE
Project HOPE delivers essential medicines and supplies, health expertise and medical training to respond to disaster, prevent disease, promote wellness and save lives around the world. When you volunteer with Project HOPE, you help make our lifesaving work around the globe possible.
Since our founding in 1958, volunteers have remained central to Project HOPE’s mission as the “People-to-People Health Foundation.” Project HOPE volunteers are a select group of subject matter experts representing diverse specialties.
Meeting the Real Need
In order to address the greatest public health challenges, Project HOPE volunteers work to support our headquarters, field staff, strategic partners and communities in underserved regions to ensure that health workers have the knowledge, tools and support systems needed to achieve better health outcomes.
We work at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges, focused on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Disasters and Health Crises, Infectious Diseases, Noncommunicable Diseases, and Health Policy.
Project HOPE volunteers serve to:
1. Build Capacity of health care workers and health systems
2. Improve Quality of health care and global health programs
3. Provide Care during emergencies and health crises
4. Support Operations through other expertise such as information technology, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising and communications.
Apply to a current volunteer opening or submit a general volunteer application where we will keep your application on file until we see a match that best fits you.
Join more than 300,000 volunteers and alumni worldwide. Apply now!
What do HOPE Volunteers do?
Volunteers are at the heart of Project HOPE. They selflessly donate their time and talents to serve and teach at hospitals, clinics, and communities. Physicians, nurses, editors, photographers are just a few of the many types of professionals who serve with us.
Being a responder myself, I think it really gets to the heart of humanity, of who we are as human beings, reaching out to people in what may be the most desperate or difficult hour of their life.
Benefits of Volunteering with HOPE
Career: Volunteer to enhance your global experience in your current profession. Grow your network of professionals and referrals.
Recognition: Every month and once a year, Project HOPE recognizes volunteers who have proven to be exceptional in their service and embodying the characteristics of a Project HOPE volunteer.
Be part of something wonderful: Leave your footprint on Earth by serving others who need you. At the end of the day, you will go home knowing that you did good in someone’s life.
I am grateful for the experience. I feel I learned so much more than I was able to teach. I was amazed at how hard the staff in the Macedonia office work.
Health and Safety While Volunteering
Ensuring the health and safety of volunteers is our main priority for our volunteers. All volunteers are highly recommended to comply with the vaccination guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Orientation is provided to ensure volunteers obtain proper knowledge of their country and their volunteer work to be prepared for the health and safety conditions in their area.
Preparation and Training
Project HOPE goes to great lengths to ensure that all volunteers are equipped with expectations, the scope of their work, and knowledge of our current missions. Once a volunteer is matched, Project HOPE staff will work closely and side-by-side to orient the volunteer and answer any questions. We also follow up regularly throughout the mission to ensure our volunteers are engaging in a rewarding, productive, and exciting opportunity.
My corporation put me basically on loan for three months to Project HOPE in India…It is my feeling the work that I was able to do is to take my 30 plus years of corporate skills and apply them with my heart in India.
Stay in touch with our team, as well as former and current volunteers: Join our Project HOPE Volunteers Facebook community.
Ms. Vanessa Santiago, Manager, Global Volunteer Programs
Ms. Rachel Ray, Associate Program Officer, Global Volunteer Programs
Ms. Andrea Dunne-Sosa, MPH, CVA, Director, Global Volunteer Programs
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