Doctors of the World
In the UK, we run a clinic, adviceline, outreach services and advocacy programmes that provide medical care, information and practical support to excluded people such as destitute migrants, sex workers and people with no fixed address
ABOUT US: 

Doctors of the World is an independent humanitarian movement working at home and abroad to empower excluded people to access healthcare.

Through 350 programmes in 80 countries run by more than 3,000 volunteers we provide medical care, strengthen health systems and address underlying barriers to healthcare.

We share skills and training locally so communities stay strong in the long term.

We also strive to give a voice to the most marginalised, reporting on violence, injustice and unmet health needs wherever we find them.

Our vision is a world without barriers to health, where healthcare is recognised as a fundamental right.

WHY OUR WORK MATTERS: 

Many people living in the UK find it impossible to access mainstream health services – despite being fully entitled to them – due to fear, not knowing the system, having no fixed address, having to pay charges or being wrongly turned away by frontline healthcare staff.

Our services include our clinic, adviceline and outreach work offering primary care and health and social advice from volunteer support workers, doctors and nurses for excluded people such as asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, homeless people, and sex workers.

In 2022, we supported over 2,000 people. Over 90% of those we help are successfully supported to register with a GP.

We also signpost our patients to other services, including housing advice, destitution support and specialist counselling

OUR VALUES: 
• Activism
• Balance
• Empowerment
• Social Justice
• Independence
WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR PEOPLE: 
  • The desire to help people in vulnerable situations
  • Non-judgmental attitude towards people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of the UK healthcare system.

If you are friendly, empathetic, a good listener and passionate about upholding the right to healthcare, you could be a great fit for one of our volunteering roles!

Summary
Charity
Health
Homelessness
Human Rights
Medicine
Mental Health
Refugees
London
United Kingdom
Charity / Nonprofit

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Our Opportunities

 
Student Placement Volunteer
Doctors of the World
Min. 5 Weeks Minimum weeks
London, United Kingdom
Student Placement Volunteer
Volunteering
Advocate
Health, Homelessness, Human Rights, Refugees

In this role, you will support people to access healthcare and overcome barriers, providing much-needed practical support. Your time will be split working in our Stratford (East London) Clinic and on our remote Advice Line and Casework.

 
Caseworker
Doctors of the World
Min. 13 Weeks Minimum weeks
London, United Kingdom
Caseworker
Volunteering
Advocate
Health, Homelessness, Human Rights, Refugees

In this role, you will support people to access healthcare and overcome barriers, providing much-needed practical support. Commitment: 2 half shifts (morning OR afternoon) per week for 3 months

 
Clinic Support Worker
Doctors of the World
Min. 6 Weeks Minimum weeks
London, United Kingdom
Clinic Support Worker
Volunteering
Advocate
Health, Homelessness, Human Rights, Refugees

Clinic Support Workers work in our Stratford clinic, they support people to access healthcare services and act as advocates. They liaise with NHS service providers to link the service users to the care they need. Comitment: 2shifts per month-6months