Go Solo on DocTours Medical Volunteers
By Travelling Solo, published on 10 January 2019
An international volunteer experience must be the ultimate prize for solo travellers.
DocTours Medical Volunteers arranges volunteer programs for medical professionals and healthcare students in developing countries.
DocTours is passionate about improving access to healthcare for everyone – globally. Our volunteers help to treat patients, coach and train local staff and often take donations of medical supplies and equipment with them for the local hospital. Many travel solo and others take their non-medical partner with them to share the experience.
Why do doctors, nurses and medical students want to leave the comfort of home and volunteer at a hospital in a developing country? The reasons are varied and vast. A genuine desire to make a difference, escape the day-to-day and explore a new culture.
What makes DocTours a great option for solo travellers?
DocTours helps to prepare volunteers to travel overseas and takes care of all the arrangements to save time, hassle and a lot of hard work! DocTours organises the hospital placement, local medical registration, visa information, accommodation, airport transfers and provide a comprehensive information package on where to eat, what to pack, local customs, culture and safety tips on each destination.
They work in fabulous destinations including Nepal, Fiji, Tonga, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Tanzania, Namibia and Ecuador.
Since launching in 2012, DocTours has sent hundreds of medical professionals (and students) to developing countries to help make a difference.
DocTours is an Australian company providing flexible, customised placements and awesome service. Volunteers pay their own way and thus do not place a burden on the country that they visit. They are happy to do so and gain a life-changing experience that makes a real difference to fellow humans.
Contact: Sydney on (02) 9967 8888