Your monthly gift will help the most vulnerable access healthcare

Contributes to the costs of sending volunteers to projects and the medical supplies they will need whilst they are there.

Contributes towards the recruiting, training, travel and living costs of a medical professional volunteering at one of our projects.

Could provide essential vaccines, drugs and medical equipment for our doctors to use.

Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Introducing some of the volunteer, doctors, nurses and translators you will be supporting

We have volunteers working around the globe to provide medical care to those in need. Below are just four people who have given their time and expertise to help in recent times.

From warzones to refugee camps and emergency situations to our London clinic, we simply couldn’t help so many people without our wonderful volunteers.

Your sponsorship will help us to recruit and train new volunteers and then send them to projects around the world.

How It Works

In the UK and across the globe, there are thousands of volunteer doctors and nurses giving their time to help the most vulnerable to access healthcare.

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, during conflict or in a warzone, a country facing famine, a refugee camp or wherever people are suffering or dying unnecessarily – they are there helping and providing care.

By sponsoring a doctor with a monthly gift, you can stand alongside these humble and heroic medical professionals and save lives.

What you’ll get from us

By sponsoring a doctor you will join our team of kind and considerate sponsors, who are committed to a world where no-one suffers or dies because they can’t access medical care.

When you sponsor a doctor you will receive:

• A thank you from a volunteer
• A small gift as a token of our appreciation
• Regular updates on how your sponsorship is saving and transforming lives
• An invite to special events where you’ll have the chance to hear about our work and meet some of the volunteers you are supporting

Frequently asked questions

No. Unfortunately, given the nature of projects and the different lengths of assignments, it is not possible to sponsor a specific volunteer.

Our most urgent need is unrestricted funding. This means we can spend your money where it is needed most. However, we understand that you may have a particular interest in a specific project or area of our work.

If that is the case, then please do let us know. We will do our best to allocate your donations to a specific project, such as our UK clinic, work with refugees or emergency response and will let you know if that is not possible.

There is no minimum time period, but we’d hope you were able to commit to a minimum of one year. If you feel this is not possible, then you may feel more comfortable giving a one-off or ad-hoc gifts.

No problem. You can make a one-off donation here to sponsor a doctor for a year. The monthly amounts equate to £288, £192 and £96.

Yes, of course. Those are guide amounts only. We are very grateful for any support and every gift is greatly appreciated. Please give what you can afford and, if you are able to surprise us with a larger gift, we’d be delighted to receive it!

You can read our full 2016 impact report report here. This outlines the difference we made and how much we spent in the last year.

Over 80p in every £1 went to work in the UK and overseas. The remaining money was spent on governance and invested in raising the next £1.


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