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UK VOLUNTEER ROLES

In the UK, Doctors of the World provides acute medical care and advocacy from our clinic in East London, our mobile outreach services and remotely via our advice line and casework services.

Our work would simply not be possible without our amazing volunteers; our support workers, caseworkers and clinician volunteers provide a highly empathetic and practical service to our patients, supported by Doctors of the World staff.

Our committed, enthusiastic and impactful team is always looking to for new volunteers to join us. Our volunteers come from all walks of life. If you are welcoming, passionate about upholding rights to healthcare, enjoy challenges and working in a team, then consider joining us! We encourage people from all over the UK to apply.

You are welcome to volunteer with us in our clinic or from home, to suit your needs. We ask for a minimum time commitment, and that all volunteers are based in the UK. We provide full training and support and can reimburse your travel and lunch expenses if you travel within London to volunteer with us in our clinic.

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

Applicants will be shortlisted and notified weekly. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Applications that do not include both CV and Application form will not be considered. All applicants must be based in the UK.

As per national guidelines, everyone who has direct contact with people in healthcare settings should be up-to-date with routine immunisations – we will require proof of this for all face to face positions. If you are unsure of your vaccination status or have not been fully vaccinated, then you can speak to your GP. Vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule and both MMR vaccines and vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus and polio can be obtained for free from your NHS GP surgery. You will be able to volunteer after one month of receiving the vaccine.

Please click on each of the positions below to find out more about each position. For additional info, see our FAQs section.

Student Placement (Hybrid) – non-clinical role

In this role, you will support people to access healthcare and overcome barriers, providing much-needed practical support. Your time will be split working in our Stratford (East London) Clinic and on our remote Advice Line and Casework.

To apply, please submit your CV, completed Application form and additional information form through the Apply button.

Additional information form will be available to download by clicking on the Apply button.

Volunteer GP

GPs can choose to work remotely, or in out East London, Stratford Clinic.
They are an integral part of our services. They provide first line medical care for our service users both over the phone and in the clinic setting. GPs also act as advocates and liaise with NHS service providers to link the service users to the care they need.

To apply, please submit your CV, completed Application Form and Additional Information Form through the Apply button.

Additional information form will be available to download by clicking on the Apply button.

Successful candidates will be asked to attend one of the following induction slots, once their HR onboarding is completed:

  • Thursday 25th April 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 27th May 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 27th June 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 25th July 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 29th August 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 27th September 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 24th October 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 21st November 6-7.30pm

Volunteer Nurse

Nurses are an integral part of our services. They provide first line medical care for our patients both over the phone and in our clinic setting. Nurses also act as advocates and liaise with NHS service providers to link patients to the care they need.

To apply, please submit your CV, completed Application Form and Additional Information Form through the Apply button.

Additional information form will be available to download by clicking on the Apply button.

Successful candidates will be asked to attend one of the following induction slots, once their HR onboarding is completed:

  • Thursday 25th April 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 27th May 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 27th June 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 25th July 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 29th August 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 27th September 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 24th October 6-7.30pm
  • Thursday 21st November 6-7.30pm

Clinic Support Worker (in East London clinic) – non-clinical role

Clinic Support Workers work in our Stratford clinic, they support people to access healthcare services and act as advocates. They liaise with NHS service providers to link the service users to the care they need.

To apply, please submit your CV, completed Application Form and Additional Information Form through the Apply button.

Additional information form will be available to download by clicking on the Apply button.

Successful candidates will be asked to attend one of the following induction slots, once their HR onboarding is completed:

  • Tuesday 19th March 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 23rd April 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 21st May 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 25th June 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 23rd July 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 27th August 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 24th September 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 22nd October 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 19th November 6-7.30pm

Caseworker (Remote within UK) – non-clinical role

Caseworkers work remotely, supporting people to access healthcare and overcome barriers, providing much-needed practical support. They can choose to work on our advice line (morning) or casework (afternoon). We encourage people from all over the UK to apply.

To apply, please submit your CV, completed Application Form and Additional Information Form through the Apply button.

Additional information form will be available to download by clicking on the Apply button.

Successful candidates will be asked to attend one of the following induction slots, once their HR onboarding is completed:

  • Tuesday 19th March 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 23rd April 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 21st May 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 25th June 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 23rd July 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 27th August 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 24th September 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 22nd October 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 19th November 6-7.30pm

Social Media Officer (Remote within UK/London office)

Our small and friendly Fundraising team is seekingSocial Media Officer to build our brand recognition and increase engagement from our diverse community, across social channels. 

PAID JOB ROLES

Outreach Clinician

Doctors of the World UK (DOTW UK) is part of the global Médecins du Monde (MDM) network, which delivers over 400 projects in more than 70 countries through 6,000 volunteers.

We believe that every person living in the UK has the right to healthcare, and we work to influence public policy and local implementation to reduce health inequalities and ensure access to healthcare for all.

DOTW UK has a small, high-performing and dynamic services team dedicated to delivering high-quality, person-centred healthcare in a fast-paced environment, ensuring exceptional personal and team performance.

We are looking for a GP with experience of providing healthcare to excluded groups, outside of regular healthcare settings, to play a key clinical role in the development and delivery of services. Our objective is to support equal access to primary medical services for people seeking asylum in contingency accommodation in Northeast London. Our outreach service will offer initial health and social assessments, and urgent care, facilitate GP registration, and support access to wider healthcare and services through direct referrals and signposting.

You will lead by example, with your demonstrable experience delivering person-centred, compassionate care to people seeking asylum or other excluded communities, as well as deploying your effective advocacy, coordination, and multi-tasking skills. The role requires emotional agility and resilience, especially when dealing with complex situations such as mental health crises, trafficking, and homelessness, where you will draw on your experience to manage complex situations calmly and compassionately. You will be someone who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, is committed to high standards of care, and will be able to work productively and constructively within a close-knit team by demonstrating an open and responsive attitude and using your excellent communication skills.

You will have strong IT skills and ideally a driving licence to be able to support us in delivering our services in our dedicated mobile clinic vans. You will have the skills to work independently and manage your own and volunteers’ health and safety, sometimes working alone.

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 description.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd July at 9am.

Role description

To apply, please submit your CV & cover letter to hradmin@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk with the following details:

  • Why you would be interested in the role
  • Number of days
  • Contract length

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. Interview dates TBC.

Applications which do not demonstrate the essential skills, knowledge, experience, and competencies will not be shortlisted.

Outreach Senior Caseworker

Doctors of the World UK (DOTW UK) is part of the global Médecins du Monde (MDM) network, which delivers over 400 projects in more than 70 countries through 6,000 volunteers.

We believe that every person living in the UK has the right to healthcare, and we work to influence public policy and local implementation to reduce health inequalities and ensure access to healthcare for all.

DOTW UK has a small, high-performing and dynamic services team dedicated to delivering high quality, person-centred healthcare in a fast-paced environment, ensuring exceptional personal and team performance.

We are looking for a new team member with experience of delivering effective advocacy on behalf of people from marginalised communities. You will play a key role in the delivery of services that will support equal access to primary medical services for people seeking asylum in contingency accommodation in Northeast London. The outreach service will offer initial health and social assessments, and urgent care, facilitate GP registration, and support access to wider healthcare and services within the area through direct referrals and signposting.

As part of our team, you will proactively promote DOTW’s service at individual accommodation sites, provide social assessments for residents and their dependents, escalate health issues of any immediate concern, and support responses to urgent health and/or safeguarding concerns. As part of a culture of best practice, you will ensure adherence to DotW policies and will provide support resolving complex cases, deploying your demonstrative experience delivering person-centred, compassionate care and/or advice and support to people seeking asylum or from other excluded communities.

You will lead by example, demonstrating effective advocacy, coordination, and multi-tasking skills. The role requires emotional agility and resilience, especially when dealing with complex situations such as mental health crises, trafficking, and homelessness, where you will draw on your experience to manage complex situations calmly and compassionately. You will be someone who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and be able to work productively and constructively within a close-knit team by demonstrating an open and responsive attitude and using your excellent communication skills.

You will have strong IT skills and ideally a driving licence to be able to support us in delivering our services in our dedicated mobile clinic vans. You will have the skills to work independently and manage your own and volunteers’ health and safety, sometimes working alone.

You will be supported by an experienced team, regular line management, and clinical supervision. Skills in Basic Life Support, First Aid, safeguarding, mental health management, and trauma-informed approaches will be provided.

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 description.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd July at 9am.

Role description

To apply, please submit your CV & cover letter to hradmin@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk with the following details:

  • Why you would be interested in the role
  • Number of days
  • Contract length

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. Interview dates TBC.

Applications which do not demonstrate the essential skills, knowledge, experience, and competencies will not be shortlisted.

Doctors of the World Living Wage Employer

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING

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

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