Below are examples of organisations that provide advice about working abroad and advertise posts that are available. Anyone making contact with them to explore possibilities for placements should reassure themselves of their credibility and suitability for what they are looking for before making any commitments.
BOND - Networking for International Development
BOND is the UK network of voluntary organisations working in international development. Its aim is to improve the UK's contribution to international development by promoting the exchange of experience, ideas and information.
Charity Job advertises jobs for over 900 charities ranging from health to the environment. Its aim is to help charities to fulfil their mission by saving them millions of pounds in staff recruitment costs. It was started in February 2000 and is now the UK's busiest web site for charity recruitment.
Christians Abroad works to serve the Christian community and beyond as an advice and support agency for individuals and organisations. It does this by giving advice and information; by responding to requests for volunteers or locally paid staff in schools, hospitals and community projects in the developing world; and by giving practical help to individuals and organisations.
Global Medic Force
Global Medic Force is a charity that provides developing countries with medical experts (such as clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, lab techs and clinical administrators) who are deployed as clinical mentors. The placements are between 6-12 weeks and are throughout the developing world including countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Vietnam, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations
The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), founded in 1951, is one of the worlds oldest and largest student-run organisation. It represents, connects and engages every day with a inspiring and engaging network of 1.3 million medical students from 133 NMOs in 123 countries around the globe. It also arranges professional and research exchange programmes.
International Service is a development agency working in Latin America, West Africa and the Middle East. It combats poverty and oppression by working to increase global understanding of development issues and improving local society in the world's poorest countries. It partners with local organisations, places experienced individuals and levers resources to empower people and facilitate change.
Nursing Abroad - Overseas Section of NursingNet
NursingNet abroad provides information about nursing posts overseas.
One World Institute
One World Institute is an organisation which advertises volunteer and paid positions in a variety strands of international aid work.
Skillshare International works to reduce poverty, injustice and inequality and to further economic and social development in partnership with people and communities particularly in Africa and Asia. It does this by helping its partner organisations to achieve their visitions by improving their performance and services. It does this in a number of ways including:
- the placement of international volunteers with partner organisations
- financial resource development, including building capacit for partners to access programme funding
- leadership development programmes
The Electives Network
The Electives Network is an organisation that helps medical students find hospitals and clinics where they can go to for an elective.
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
Voluntary Service Overseas is an independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.
Work the World
Work the World offers tailored electives in Africa, Asia and Latin America. You choose the destination and the departments you’re interested in, and the organiseation works with its partner hospitals to build the healthcare placement.
World Service Enquiry
World Service Enquiry is a charity that provides information and career advice to people who want to volunteer or work in international aid and development. It is the information activity of Christians Aboard.