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Volunteer Overseas

Professional Volunteering Opportunities for Doctors in Romania


  • Placement location: Brasov
  • Requirements: Full qualifications as a doctor and have a relevant license to practice
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start Dates: Flexible

This volunteer medical project works with a county hospital and family medicine practice in Brasov.

Many of these patients need urgent medical treatment or suffer from chronic illness. You can provide a fresh perspective on healthcare treatment by sharing your technical knowledge with local staff.

Here you will find answers to the following questions:

How can volunteer doctors help in Romania?

What will I gain from this project?

What will Projects Abroad PRO provide?

What skills or qualifications do I need?

How can volunteer doctors help in Romania?

Volunteer as a Doctor in Romania

You can use your knowledge and training to help local staff as a volunteer doctor. The exact tasks will depend on the placement you choose.

At the hospital, volunteers will be involved in assisting with urgent procedures for cases such as car accidents, heart attacks and seizures. You will also be involved in routine work such as taking a patient’s blood pressure. Volunteers can choose to work up to 8 hours a day.

At the family medicine practice you will treat a lot of patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Volunteers will work a 4 - 5 hours a day at this placement.

What will I gain from this project?

You will gain experience of treating patients from deprived backgrounds who have had to deal with the stigma of disability and illness. You will also learn from fellow professionals who work at these institutions. They will want to share ideas with you and discuss ways of developing your skills.

You will also learn about Romanian culture and way of life by spending time in local communities. Staff and patients will want to hear about your life back home and your family and friends. We call this ‘cultural exchange’ and we think it helps our volunteers gain a new perspective on life.

What will Projects Abroad PRO provide?

We have over 20 years’ experience of running volunteer projects. We provide you with the following support to make sure your time in Romania is successful and enjoyable:

  • Safe accommodation with a Romanian family close to your project.
  • Friendly and dedicated local staff available to help 24 hours a day.
  • A member of staff to meet you at the airport when you arrive.
  • Medical and travel insurance.

What skills or qualifications do I need?

You need to be fully qualified as a doctor and have a relevant licence to practice in your country of residence.

If you are interested in this project but don't have the relevant experience, then please read about our regular Medicine project in Romania.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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