Join Us On An Adventure…
… that provides much-needed medical services to the vulnerable children and families in our empowerment programs. You’ll serve alongside doctors, nurses, and other volunteers from Canada and our partner countries. Whether you have medical experience or not, you’ll get to see firsthand the work of International Needs. We’ll visit schools and see some of the amazing projects that are transforming children. You’ll even get to meet some of the beneficiaries in their homes so you can gain a better understanding of the development projects.
Medical Trip Objective
To provide primary care to school children and their families in communities that have limited access to health care. Our services include education, screening, prevention, treatment, and when necessary, referral to a specialist or hospital.
About the Clinics
Clinics are held at International Needs schools, with lots of help from the older students. On a given day we may see 200-400 individuals, depending on the size and needs of the community. We will be joined by local public health officials, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians. Some of the local physicians are past recipients of the International Needs’ medical student sponsorship program.
The Team and Your Role
Typically, the Canadian team includes 2-4 physicians, 3-4 nurses, and 2-4 allied health providers and volunteers. Your role will depend on your area of skill or interest. And yes, everyone has a translator, as most of the patients do not speak English.
- Physicians – You’ll be working in the consultation area.
- Nurses – We often find great demand for your expertise in the medication area.
- Allied health providers – Pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, and physio / occupational / respiratory therapists, – your areas of specialty are always needed!
- Non-Medical Volunteers – If you have a heart to help children and their families, we will gladly find some enjoyable and rewarding tasks for you too!
International Needs Canada is a charitable Christian organization with a global network of 34 partner countries. Our approach to development relies on the empowerment of indigenous leaders to bring about change in their local communities. We focus primarily on the empowerment of vulnerable children through education, health and wellness, character development, and skills training.
International Needs Canada
Address: 230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001