Medical Volunteering – all Health Care volunteers are needed.

Medical volunteering programs are arranged by DocTours.  We arrange medical electives and voluntary work in developing countries for Doctors, Nurses, Students and all Medical Professionals.


DocTours will arrange your medical elective or the right medical volunteering placement for you.  It will be challenging and worthwhile and will create a positive impact on the community that you visit.

DocTours-bag medical volunteeringLearn new skills, live and work in a different environment, gain valuable life experiences, practice a new language – it is life changing for both you and the communities.

We need:
– Doctors, Nurses and Health Care Professionals
– Medical Electives and all Health Care Students

Travel the world with DocTours medical volunteering programs

We are passionate about improving access to healthcare for everyone. Globally.

Ready to get started on your medical elective or medical volunteering journey?


  • “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Sri Lanka. I had an absolutely incredible experience, thank you so much for the opportunity. Look forward to future adventures.”

    Ms L.L. Med Student, (Sri Lanka)
  • “The project was amazing and the people there were just wonderful!! I wish I could have stayed longer – there is just so much to be done and the environment is absolutely amazing.”

    Ms J.K. (Costa Rica)
  • “I had a fantastic time in Nepal. Our hosts were fantastic – Bikram in particular was very welcoming and the whole team pretty much looked after us and treated us like family. All in all, I had an amazing time and I left Nepal already wanting to go back!”

    Dr N.A. (Nepal)

Overview of the DocTours process

An outline of the process is usually as follows:

  1. Complete the Online Application Form and attach (or email) your supporting documents.
  2. Written confirmation of your placement is normally provided within a week.
  3. Your deposit of AUD$495 will be required to confirm your place.
  4. DocTours-bag medical volunteeringArrange a Working with Children Check or a Police Background Report or similar background check and forward a copy to us.
  5. Final payment is due two months prior to departure.
  6. Check on current vaccinations required with a travel doctor or:  Australia: UK:  USA:
  7. Approximately one month prior to departure you will receive a package containing your travel documents, a handy luggage tag and an information guide on your destination with tips on clothing, culture, travel, contacts, what to pack, safety, security, etc.

Or, you can send us an email and a brief CV if you would like to have an initial discussion on any particular roles, other locations or preferred dates in advance of submitting your application.

You will be challenged by working in a foreign environment, practising back to basics medicine with very limited resources and see patients that present with conditions at a fairly advanced stage.

We recommend that you approach volunteering with an open-mind and the goal to just do the best you can.