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Global Health Volunteer (Various Positions Available in Multiple Countries)

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CMMB
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New York, NY
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Published 2 months ago

Program Description

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, we have worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers. 

CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.

We believe in a world in which health and human dignity are shared by all.

We believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. For more than 100 years, we have worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children, and their communities. We’re ready to make it 100 more.

We believe change starts with her.

We work tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty. We know that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods.

We believe in people.

We strive to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence, and respect every day. We provide our volunteers with a meaningful volunteer package, and the opportunities to learn, grow, and leave a longstanding legacy. We especially encourage all persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

COVID update and work from home update:

Currently we are in the process of developing guidelines to inform the different aspects of preparedness and preventive measures we need to put in place for when NYC reopens. These guidelines are being developed based on the Employee Wellness Survey responses, the COVID-19 Task Force and external survey through the Humentum network. In the meantime, our current work from home arrangement is extended until further notice. This date may be modified depending on prevailing situations. CMMB has paused all field deployments until 2021 as the countries we serve respond to this pandemic, and we are able to ensure the health and safety of our incoming field volunteers. Nonetheless, our commitment to support these communities remains, and we are eagerly waiting to be able to assist with the aftermath of this crisis when international travel is possible and safe.

https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/covid-19-resources/

We invite you to join our movement for Healthier Lives Worldwide!

Variety of Opportunities for:

  • Physicians (OB/GYN, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics)
  • Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, Peru


  • Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
  • Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, Peru


  • Midwives
  • Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, Peru


  • Allied health professionals (Lab, X-ray, Ultrasound)
  • Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti


  • Therapists (Physical, Occupational, Speech, Mental Health)
  • Locations: Kenya, Peru


  • Nutritionists
  • Locations: Kenya, Zambia, Peru


  • Public Health Generalists and Specialists (M&E, MCNH, HIV, WASH, e-Health, Malaria, Grant Specialist)
  • Locations: Kenya, Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, Peru, New York


  • Pharmacists and Supply Chain Managers
  • Locations: Kenya, South Sudan, Haiti, New York


  • Health Administrators
  • Locations: Haiti


  • Hospitality Professionals
  • Locations: Haiti


  • Operations, Finance/Business, Program Managers
  • Locations: Zambia, South Sudan, Haiti, New York,


  • Communications and Marketing, Photographers, Videographers
  • Locations: Kenya, Haiti, Peru, New York


  • Human Resources, General Administration, Volunteer Managers
  • Locations: Kenya, Peru New York

General Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Specific requirements vary by location and position.
  • All international volunteers must be at least 21 years old
  • Medical professionals must have licensures in good standing
  • Min. Bachelor’s degree (except for some US based internships)
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health
  • Ability to perform in resource-limited working conditions
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative
  • Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Proficiency in English; strong communication skills
  • Spanish Fluency required for Peru
  • French or Creole required for Haiti

 Benefits & Conditions

Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives a round-trip ticket to their placement site, housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, storytelling and fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field and cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising/contributions.


Becoming a Volunteer: Visit https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-from-home/ to learn about the remote opportunities we have and how you can apply to help CMMB by volunteering from home.

Contact:

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

Phone: 212-242-7757

Program Description

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Housing Available

Location

On-site
New York, NY, United States

How to Apply

We encourage applicants to review available volunteer opportunities at www.cmmb.org and submit a volunteer application at their earliest convenience. Please direct any inquiries to volunteer@cmmb.org.

We encourage applicants to review available volunteer opportunities at www.cmmb.org and submit a volunteer application at their earliest convenience. Please direct any…

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