CMMB Global Health Volunteer Program
Goal of Program
CMMB is an international NGO providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. CMMB’s Volunteer Program facilitates year-round opportunities for students and professionals from a variety of fields. Our International Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Thousands of individuals have helped us develop and implement community health interventions, provide clinical health services, conduct research, develop communications content, and provide administrative support to our offices. In our New York City office volunteers contribute to operational and programmatic projects. The goal of our Volunteer Program is to support New York departments, country teams and local partners by finding meaningful placements for interns and volunteers to support a pattern of sustainable development.
Type of Placement
Variety of International Opportunities for: - Physicians (OB/GYN, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics) - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants - Midwives - Allied health professionals (Lab, X-ray, Ultrasound) - Therapists (Physical, Occupational, Speech, Mental Health) - Nutritionists - Public Health Generalists and Specialists (M&E, MCNH, HIV, WASH, e-Health, Malaria, Grant Specialist) - Pharmacists and Supply Chain Managers - Health Administrators - Hospitality Professionals - Operations, Finance/Business, Program Managers - Communications and Marketing, Photographers, Videographers - Human Resources, General Administration, Volunteer Managers
Haiti, Peru, Kenya, USA (NYC) South Sudan, Zambia Multiple sites in each country, rural, peri-urban and urban areas.
International: 6-12 months; 1 week - 3 months for short-term placements Domestic (NYC): 3-12 months
International Long-term: 25-50 volunteers in the field annually International Short-term: small cohorts sent at intervals throughout the year Domestic: 40-50 annually
International: Specific requirements vary by location and position. - All international volunteers must be at least 21 years old - Medical professionals must have licensures in good standing - Min. Bachelor’s degree (except for some US based internships) - Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health - Ability to perform in resource-limited working conditions - Ability to work collaboratively and professionally while navigating cultural and language barriers - Ability to be flexible and prioritize projects and tasks effectively; self-starter; takes initiative - Problem solver, able to identify needs, and develop solutions - Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills - Adaptable and flexible - Proficiency in English; strong communication skills - Spanish Fluency required for Peru - French or Creole required for Haiti Domestic: • Specific requirements vary based on position.
International: Volunteers who serve for 6 months or longer receive housing, monthly stipend, round-trip travel to placement site and insurance coverage. All volunteers are required to fundraise to help offset the cost of their trip. The fundraising target is $5000.00 and volunteers are required to raise a minimum of $3500.00 prior to their departure to their volunteer placement site. Fundraising tools and training provided. Domestic: - Unpaid - College/university credit available - Part-time, Flexible schedules - Office hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm EST
International: Varies per site. May be dormitory, on site at hospital/clinic, separate apartment Domestic: no living arrangements provided
Mandatory 3 day orientation for long term international volunteers in New York
Rolling - for priority consideration for international positions, apply by March for June/July departure and September for January departure
Marcia Grand Ortega
100 Wall Street
New York, 10005
Phone: 212 242-7757
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