Click here to view our Blog page to read about the experience of our acupuncture and translation volunteers in Chaparda, India....

Become a volunteer

World Medicine welcomes volunteers who are enthusiastic and willing to help in a wide variety of ways….. Please contact us if you wish to be involved.
General guidelines and requirements:
1. The ability to work closely with others as part of a close-knit team.
2. The ability to work flexibly.
3. Willingness to accept decisions made by the World Medicine Trustees.
4. Willing to subscribe to the Nolan Principles of Public Life.

Practitioner requirements

1. Be fully qualified in the appropriate therapy.
2. Be a member of an approved professional body.
3. Be insured to practice in the U.K. and overseas.
4. Be DBS approved or apply with us.
5. Read and agree to the appropriate World Medicine documentation.
6. Have the ability to work flexibly and under conditions which will likely be very different from normal day to day working conditions
7. Be available to attend a World Medicine training day prior to a project visit.
8. Willingness to raise the necessary funds to cover costs.
9. To follow the World Medicine treatment protocols and be guided by the Project Leader.
10.Willingness to accept decisions made by the World Medicine Project Leader.
11.Willingness to provide support for other team members if required, and to ask for help and support if necessary.
12.To be in robust health (working under adverse conditions with a different diet, and different living conditions can put a significant strain on health).

If you wish to discuss any of these requirements, please contact us at info@worldmedicine.org.uk

Click here to complete an application form.

Working Overseas

Most World Medicine overseas projects are based on 2 to 3 week interventions.

The level of commitment by World Medicine to minimise risks as much as possible and ensure volunteer security is a top priority. In order to do this we carry out the following procedures:
1. All new volunteers receive pre-project training that includes information about the different environments, security rules, roles and responsibilities of World Medicine volunteers.
2. All volunteers sign a declaration that shows that they have fully understood the specific risks and the chain of responsibilities including their personal responsibility.
3. World Medicine staff and the Project Leader are responsible for carrying out risk assessments and the follow up of appropriate actions in order to minimise risks as much as possible.

What Our Volunteers Say

“The World Medicine project in Chaparda brings the healing-power of Chinese Medicine to disadvantaged people. As a practitioner, it is a wonderful opportunity to be part of the diverse and highly-skilled team of volunteers.“ Judy



” I have volunteered  as a translator for number of  years and I'm looking forward to my next visit. Each year the camp have given me a different but thoroughly enjoyable experience, which has been fulfilling  in terms of what we do for the patients. It has also allowed me to work  within a wonderful team of Acupuncturists” Najma


“I am so pleased to be volunteering with World Medicine in Chaparda, Gujarat again this year. The work is demanding but also rewarding, because you know you are making a difference. ” Barbara



“Having volunteered last year on the Chaparda project I was delighted to have the opportunity to go again this year – the project is so worthwhile, positively impacting on many peoples health in a relatively short period of time. Hugely rewarding and also great to work with such a nice group of acupuncturists!” Emma


” Volunteering in Chaparda was a life-changing experience – for myself and my fellow acupuncturists – and for the patients we treated. It was unique, fascinating, challenging, humorous and incredibly rewarding. A great learning experience and a genuine privilege.” Rita