We Change Their Lives. They Change Ours.
"It is impossible to witness the challenges people face, both the patients and the medical staff, and not come away impacted. I learned so much and for that I will be forever grateful." - Laura Kyriss, RN CMMB alumnae Kenya volunteer
We need you:
- Nurse practitioners
- Physician assistants
CMMB is seeking nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives, 21 years of age and over, who can serve for a minimum of six months.
Nursing specialties most needed:
- Midwives/labor and delivery
- Pediatric and neonatal
- Primary care and family practice
- MCH and OB/GYN
- Community health
- Nurse educators
- HIV and TB
- Nurse Anesthetist
Roles and Responsibilities
Our nurse volunteers serve in a variety of roles depending on local need. These may include:
- Consulting and coordinating with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
- Providing clinical capacity building and health education to local staff and community health workers,
- Operating primary care clinics such as HIV/TB clinics, MCH, and Pediatrics.
- Conducting home visits and community outreach programs
- Improving operation capacity through developing and implementing protocols and practice guidelines
Location: International Positions are available in: Haiti, Peru, Kenya, Zambia, and South Sudan.
Becoming a Volunteer
Start by completing the online application available via the link below. CMMB staff will review your application and schedule a personal interview if your background and skill set meet our needs. If accepted, all international volunteers also participate in a three-day pre-departure orientation in New York City.
Benefits of Volunteering
Each international volunteer who serves six 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.
A financial contribution is required. In addition to covering all travel costs, all volunteers contribute or raise $5,000 to help offset the cost of their trip; a minimum of $3,500 prior to departure and the remaining $1,500 can be raised while in the field.
Domestic (e.g. New York City internships) volunteers do not have to meet the international age, licensure, or financial contribution requirements, and do not receive program benefits outlined above. We encourage New York based undergraduate and graduate students to apply for these domestic opportunities.
CMMB is seeking dedicated professionals to contribute to our mission of improving global health.
Ideal candidates are over the age of 21, have a professional degree in a health related field and possess the skills and experience relevant to working in low-resource settings. All clinical volunteers must possess a valid license to practice. Other requirements may apply depending on the role or placement site.
Our international volunteers are required to:
- Contribute US$5,000 to cover some of the cost of this experience.
- Attend a 3-day orientation in New York City before deployment to their volunteer placement site
- Cover travel costs to and from the placement site & pre-departure orientation
- Share stories and photos from the field
Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer receives housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community.