"Give health workers what they need
and they will do what must be done"

Since our founding in 1958, volunteers have remained central to Project HOPE’s mission as the “People-to-People Health Foundation.” Project HOPE volunteers are a select group of subject matter experts representing diverse specialties.

Meeting the Real Need: In order to address the greatest public health challenges, Project HOPE volunteers work to support our headquarters, field staff, strategic partners and communities in underserved regions to ensure that health workers have the knowledge, tools and support systems needed to achieve better health outcomes. We work at the epicenter of today’s greatest health challenges, focused on:

  1. Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health
  2. Disasters and Health Crises
  3. Infectious Disease
  4. Chronic Diseases
  5. Health Policy

Project HOPE volunteers serve to:

  1. Build Capacity of health care workers and health systems
  2. Improve Quality of health care and global health programs
  3. Provide Care during emergencies and health crises
  4. Support Operations through other expertise such as information technology, monitoring and evaluation, fundraising and communications.

In 2017, 9 out of 10 volunteers highly rated their volunteer experience with Project HOPE and would recommend the experience to a friend or colleague.

If you are a professional in health care, public health, or health system support fields or have a unique skill set that could contribute to Project HOPE’s mission, we invite and encourage you apply! With wide-ranging opportunities to use your expertise and compassion, you will be able to give back, improve the lives of those less fortunate, and truly make a difference in this increasingly complex, interconnected world.

How to Search for Opportunities and Apply:

  • Use the Search tool
    To view all of our current opportunities, or narrow by Keyword, Skills/Specialty, or Location.
  • Register
    Complete your online profile! The process should take approximately 10-20 minutes. Please be prepared to upload your resume and cover letter detailing why you are interested in volunteering with Project HOPE.
  • Apply
    Once you see an opportunity that matches your skill set, click “Apply” to let us know you are interested! You will receive a confirmation email once we acquire your application, which will be reviewed by our HQ and field teams. If selected, we will contact you for an interview and then work with you to complete submission of credentials. You will also receive more detailed information about the volunteer opportunity.
  • Serve!
    Once approved as a Project HOPE volunteer, we will work to define your specific Scope of Work and provide information about the country and program(s) where you will be serving.  

If you have any questions during this process, please feel free to email us at

We look forward to working with you!

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