Volunteering for Doctors in Romania
This volunteer medical project works with an orphanage and a private hospice in Brasov.
Many of these patients needing care are young children from deprived backgrounds. 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?
You can use your knowledge and training to help local staff as a volunteer doctor. You can work on tasks such as:
- Working with existing staff to treat patients, including:
- Diagnosing medical conditions and planning or providing appropriate treatment.
- Organizing preventative medical programs for individual patients.
- Providing advice on medical care and immunization etc.
- Helping with medical outreach programs within nearby towns and villages (optional).
- Discussing ways of developing and improving working practice. This may include producing an action plan.
- Observing and assessing the work of local trainee doctors.
- Helping with training clinics for Projects Abroad volunteers working with other clinics (optional).
Most volunteers will divide their time between the Micul Print orphanage and the House of Hope Hospice.
Micul Print houses children up to 5 years old. It provides free treatment and patients have a variety of illnesses and disabilities. House of Hope cares for patients with terminal illnesses.
You will be expected to work Monday to Friday for around 8 hours per day. You will agree the exact work schedule with your project supervisor on your first day in Romania.
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 be provided?
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 license to practice in your country of residence.
Please contact us if you think your knowledge may be useful on this project but do not have the required qualifications.