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VOLUNTEER ROLES

Our work would simply not be possible without our amazing volunteers. You can help us change lives right now – and develop valuable skills and friendships along the way. Find our FAQ here.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING

We collaborate with the Médecins du Monde network to send volunteers to projects around the world. More information can be found here.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Women and Children’s Project Lead

Job Overview

Doctors of the World’s UK programme provides direct services and leads policy and advocacy work to help people across the UK who are excluded from health services, such as people experiencing homelessness, migrants, refugees, sex workers and people with no fixed address access, to access essential healthcare.

The Women and Children Project Lead plays a vital role in the delivery of the domestic services of Doctors of the World and reducing health inequalities by:

–  Managing DOTW’s unique service for women and children.

–  Establishing new and maintaining established partnerships with allied organisations.

–  Advising on further development of DOTW’s family planning service.

Those with lived experience of migration, the asylum system, homelessness, or exclusion from health services are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the role, including a person specification, please refer to the role profile.

Location
London

Closing Date
11th October 2021

Volunteer Health Policy Advisor

Job Overview

Our dynamic Policy and Advocacy team is looking to incorporate new volunteers into our ongoing work on responding policy developments, coordinating our training and resource development for health professionals. If you are passionate about access to healthcare and enjoy working in health policy area, we would like to hear from you!

In this volunteer role you will enable Doctors of the World UK to maximise its influence and impact in the UK on health policy debates and practice by translating its experience here and abroad into public policy briefings and through external policy and advocacy networks that seek to advance the right to health.  You will support the Safe Surgeries Programme to improve access to primary care by supporting better GP registration policies for the most excluded patients living in their communities. The role will be tailored to meet the policy/project needs as required as well as your interests and strengths.

Those with lived experience of migration, the asylum system, homelessness or exclusion from health services are encouraged to apply.

Location
Home-based

Closing Date
10th October 2021

Volunteer Student Placement: Ongoing

Job Overview

During the COVID-19 crisis, we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our drop-in clinic service, however, we have continued to support people through the advice line and remote GP consultations.

When a service user calls, we check whether they are aware of the current COVID-19 guidance, screen for symptoms, and ensure they have access to information on COVID-19 in community languages. We’ve continued to provide support to those people who presented with other health issues or required help to access antenatal care, terminations, mental health support, inhalers, to register with GPs, and more.

Our services are staffed by volunteer support workers, caseworkers, nurses, and doctors. These volunteers provide a highly empathetic and practical service to our service users, making a real difference to people’s lives.

Our effective, committed and enthusiastic team is looking to incorporate new volunteers. If you are passionate about access to healthcare and enjoy working in a team on often complex and challenging cases, then you should consider becoming a Doctors of the World volunteer!

Those with lived experience of migration, the asylum system, homelessness or exclusion from health services are encouraged to apply.

Location
Home-based

How to Apply

To apply, please review the attached role description and email a CV,  the Placement request form and a completed additional information form to hradmin@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk

Your CV and cover letter should be clearly tailored to the position and should reference points from the person specification section of the role profile. Applications that do not demonstrate the essential skills, knowledge, experience and competencies will not be shortlisted.

Please mark the subject of your email as ‘Student placement – request”.

Volunteer Student Placement Job Profile
Placement Request Form
Additional Information Form

Expected Dates of Interview
Ongoing

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With your support, Doctors of the World will make sure nobody suffers or dies due to lack of access to healthcare.