CMMB is an international NGO providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, CMMB has worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.
CMMB’s 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. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB’s Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.
We strive to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence, and respect every day. We provide our volunteers with a meaningful volunteer package, and the opportunities to learn, grow, and leave a longstanding legacy. We especially encourage all persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.
In 2018, CMMB:
Assisted 74, 240 pregnant women
Provided critical health and social services to 1,536,844 people
Provided HIV services to 889, 155 people
Provided critical health services to 206, 840 children
Delivered medicines & medical supplies valued at $598 million to 34 countries
In 2018, CMMB’s Volunteer Program:
Engaged 661 volunteers working in 17 countries
Volunteers contributed 92,920 hours
CMMB is seeking registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and midwives, 21 years of age and over, who can serve for a minimum of six months.
Nursing specialties most needed:
-Midwives/labor and delivery
-Pediatric and neonatal
-Primary care and family practice
-MCH and OB/GYN
-HIV and TB
-Roles and Responsibilities
Our nurse volunteers serve in a variety of roles depending on local need. These may include:
-Consulting and coordinating with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
-Providing clinical capacity building and health education to local staff and community health workers,
-Operating primary care clinics such as HIV/TB clinics, MCH, and Pediatrics (depends on placement site)
-Conducting home visits and community outreach programs
-Improving operation capacity through developing and implementing protocols and practice guidelines.
Term: 6 – 12 Months
Expenses & Conditions: Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives a round-trip ticket to their placement site, housing, a monthly stipend, insurance coverage, storytelling and fundraising training, and the opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for under-served populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community. Volunteers are required to share stories from the field and cover part of the cost of their placement through fundraising/contributions ($5,000).
Contact & Application: Apply online at www.cmmb.org/volunteer
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 212-242-7757