Volunteer missions

  1. I'm looking for some information that has been quite elusive. I'm a registered nurse, and would like to travel to a Third World country and volunteer with a medical missions group. Most of the organizations I've found offered 1 or 2 week stints. I'm thinking of going for 6 months, since my financial situation will allow it. I'd be more inclined to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, since I know some Spanish. Does anyone have any information about organizations that are involved in this kind of work? I'd appreciate any info--
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  3. by   CametoitlateTexan
    Have you tried Mercy Ships?

  4. by   Raeth

    Says they require at least a 6 month time obligation... w/ preference for those with 9-12 months.
  5. by   Ayrman
    There are a lot of groups that would love to have long-term volunteers. I suggest starting by looking through the list here:


  6. by   richardjboro1
    I totally want to work with doctorswithoutborders also. I guess I'll have to wait several years, but I think it would be amazing, and rewarding work!

  7. by   sajou
    Try New Hope Foundation, China. They are still accepting volunteers until now wether you are nurse or not..Hope to see you
    Last edit by sajou on Sep 13, '07 : Reason: to give more helpful info
  8. by   beachbumRN88
    What are the short term trips you are finding. I am having the same problem but opposite. Looking for short term trips.