Providing medical care in rural communities in India

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Kundapur & Bangalore


Rural Health care is one of the biggest challenges that India faces today. More than 70 percent of the country’s population lives in rural areas, which do not have access to public health care. Also, the quality of available health care is of poor nature, there is a shortage of qualified medical functionaries and lack of quality infrastructure. The regional medical colleges and government institutes conduct rural health check-ups and rural medication as part of health legislation. Sadly, the government hospitals in these regions are severely under-staffed, over-worked and there is always a lack of staff support. Thus, medical and paramedical professional assistants are severely needed in these settings.

The volunteers will work and serve as medical assistants and help the rural medical team as a team member within villages and government hospitals. Volunteers applying for this program must have medical background or be trained in a medical/paramedical field so as to contribute to the health needs of people.

The project is spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations: Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry.

Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 1 month. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.

Arrival and orientation: Volunteers arrive at Kundapur by the first Monday of each month. The program will start with a week-long orientation.

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How To Apply

Submit your application and motivation letter at:

USA: 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400

Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400