Volunteer Application


If you apply during a humanitarian emergency:

You will likely have to wait until the next emergency to be on a humanitarian response team. The humanitarian response volunteer screening process will take at minimum two weeks.

International Experience Required

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

New to volunteering in developing nations?

Gain experience - apply to for an International Volunteer Opportunity.

Disaster Relief

Medical Teams International’s Humanitarian Response activities are designed to provide rapid and coordinated response to the most vulnerable populations during and after an emergency.

Medical and non-medical professionals can volunteer with our Humanitarian Response program. We need prepared volunteers on our Response Roster before a disaster--natural or man-made-- strikes.

During an 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 Medical Teams International during the next disaster response!

Humanitarian Response Volunteer Roster Requirements:


  • Participation & completion of Hostile Environment Awareness Training & Humanitarian Principals (HEAT Plus) Course
  • 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 humanitarian response experience.
  • ER, trauma, family and general practice or pediatrics experience.
  • ICU or CCU experience.
MTI volunteers providing urgently-needed care to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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