Health Volunteers Overseas

Opportunity: Teaching & Training – Volunteer International

  • Organization/Sponsor: Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO)

  • Web address of Organization:

  • Detailed Description:

    • Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO fosters partnerships between institutions, local providers, volunteers and sponsor organizations, so that, together, we can address the global health workforce shortage. HVO recruits trained physicians, nurses, dentists, and allied health professionals to support their colleagues overseas through education, mentorship and inter-professional collaboration. Our volunteers train the next generation of providers while mentoring and working alongside those already in practice to support and sustain them in their work.

    • We invest in health workers, helping to build health system resilience and capacity to ensure all people will have access to high quality health care delivered by local health professionals.

  • Medical Specialties needed: Anesthesia, Dermatology, Hand Surgery, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oncology, Oral Health, Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Residency Training, Pharmacy, Pediatrics, and Wound & Lymphedema.

  • Location: HVO has projects in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

  • Time Required: Assignments are generally 2-4 week placements, with some shorter and longer options available depending upon the location and specialty area. We accept and place volunteers year-round, coordinating your schedule with the project site. HVO may be able to place couples as volunteers provided both have relevant experience (physician, physical therapist, hand therapist, nurse educator, etc.) Visit the HVO website to learn more or email

  • Volunteer or Compensated: Volunteer

  • Malpractice Insurance: Not applicable.

  • Contact Person from organization:

    • (202) 296-0928 or

  • Contact Person from TPMG: NA

  • Updated May 22, 2019