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Volunteer Student Placement: Ongoing
Doctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 300 projects in more than 70 countries through 3,000 volunteers.
In the UK we provide acute medical care and advocacy from a drop-in clinic in east London, supporting some of society’s most vulnerable and marginalised people to access mainstream health services. Over the coming years, we plan to develop and expand our services to meet growing demand.
We believe that every person has the right to primary healthcare, and will advocate tirelessly on behalf of those facing barriers, whether they are vulnerable migrants, sex workers or people with no fixed address.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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”.
Expected Dates of Interview