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If you apply during a disaster:

You will likely have to wait until the next disaster to be on a disaster response team.

The disaster response volunteer screening process will take at minimum two weeks.

International Experience Required

Please note that it is important that our disaster response volunteers have ample previous field experience in developing nations. This experience is necessary for ensuring the quality and efficiency of our response to disaster.

New to volunteering in developing nations?

Gain experience - apply to for an International Volunteer Opportunity.

Disaster Response

Medical Teams International’s humanitarian response activities are designed to provide rapid and coordinated disaster response to the most vulnerable populations during and after a humanitarian emergency.

Medical and non-medical professionals can volunteer with our Disaster Response program. We need prepared volunteers on our Ready Roster before a disaster strikes.

During a humanitarian emergency, the focus will be on deploying teams and supporting those communities affected by disaster. As such, recruitment activities must be completed before a disaster occurs to qualify for deployment. Using our roster helps us to be one of the first agencies on the scene, providing immediate care.

Submit your application materials now, so you can be ready to deploy with MTI during the next humanitarian emergency response!


Disaster Response Volunteer Roster Requirements:

Experience

  • Ample previous developing-nations medical experience
  • Physically fit (hiking or lifting; extreme temperatures)
  • Able to work and live without amenities (without power, with shared accommodations/tents, eating very basic food, using rudimentary bathroom facilities, eating basic meals)
  • Able to work long hours in unpredictable and unstable conditions
  • Flexibility; able to work as part of a team
  • Current passport & medical license/certification
  • Current immunizations (including Hepatitis A & B, yellow fever, typhoid)
  • Available for 2-5 weeks at a time (additional time commitments warmly welcomed)

Highest priority is given to those who have:

  • The ability to leave at short notice.
  • Prior experience with Medical Teams International or other international organizations.
  • Previous disaster response experience.
  • ER, trauma, family and general practice or pediatrics experience.
  • ICU or CCU experience.

Learn more about How to Volunteer on our Disaster Response Ready Roster.

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MTI volunteers providing urgently-needed care to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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