If you do not yet meet the requirements for working with MSF or your profession is not listed you may wish to look at the following organisations which also operate abroad.

Health workers

Health workers and other skilled personnel (teachers etc)

Family planning/reproductive healthcare








Human rights


Useful resouces for working overseas


  • Wilson M, 2004, The Medics guide to working around the world, Second edition, Arnold, London
  • Griffith S, 2004, Gap years for grown ups, First edition, Vacation work publication, Oxford
  • Pybus V, 2005, International voluntary work, Ninth edition, Vacation work pulications, Oxford


  • ReliefWeb provides information about humanitarian issues, including job opportunities.
  • World Service Enquiry provides information and advice about working or volunteering overseas.
  • BOND is a networking organisation providing courses, job vacancies etc.
  • RedR-IHE provides training courses related to humanitarian work.
  • CharityJob provides a comprehensive database of opportunities in the charitable sector.
  • MedAir is a non-governmental organisation with internationally recruited staff who are motivated by their Christian faith to care for people in need.
  • Global Health Jobs UK is a specialist job-board that connects employers to professionals seeking job opportunities in global health.

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