Virtual Global Health Volunteer Experience

COVID-19 Program Updates

Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.

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FIMRC's new Virtual Global Health Volunteer Experience is the most flexible of our virtual volunteer programs. Participants can choose their program length, with a minimum one-week commitment. Focusing on one FIMRC project site per week, participants will learn about global health challenges and how FIMRC meets those challenges through readings, videos, clinical exposure, and discussions with site staff. Participants also have the opportunity to work on a volunteer project that will directly benefit the community.

Join FIMRC's Virtual Global Health Volunteer Experience from the comfort of your home, and you'll feel like you spent one week visiting a FIMRC project site!

Highlights
  • Flexible Time Schedule and Flexibilty
  • Fieldwork Overviews from Site Staff
  • Provide Support through a Volunteer Project

Flexible Booking Options & Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

We allow flexible booking options as well as virtual volunteer opportunities!

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Jasmine
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Yes, I recommend this program

Gain Global Health experience virtually!

FIMRC stepped up very quickly and adapted to the rapidly evolving global pandemic situation by making both the Global Health Volunteer and Global Health Fellow opportunities available virtually. I was very impressed with the adaptability of the organization as well as the positive-mindedness of all the staff I interacted with. I participated in the virtual GH experience for two weeks in May - a week with Project Bududa (Uganda) and a week with Project Huancayo (Peru). The reading materials assigned and the videos made available as part of the "curriculum" were informative and engaging, although my favorite parts of the experience were the live discussions with in-country teams. I would recommend FIMRC's virtual GH volunteer opportunities to anyone that wants to continue learning about global health while contributing to the cause during these unprecedented times. Well done FIMRC!

What would you improve about this program?
While virtual volunteering is not the same as being on site in person, live-streaming daily activities from the project site and/or providing a live walkthrough of a clinic site may make for a more immersive experience for volunteers.