Raleigh International - Borneo

Raleigh is looking for expedition medics to join sustainable development programmes in Borneo and Costa Rica & Nicaragua next January. Volunteer managers and medics are needed to run expeditions, so if you're a qualified doctor, paramedic or nurse, this could be for you!

The programmes where you'll be working focus on providing safe access to water, protecting vulnerable environments and building more resilient communities, all whilst developing the skills and confidence of young people.

As an expedition medic you will:

  • Also be required to act as a project manager and draw upon your medical skills when necessary
  • Support a group of around 12 - 14 international young volunteers ensuring they complete an effective and impactful project
  • React and manage any medical emergencies if necessary
  • Look after the general health of all volunteers
  • Deliver first aid training at the beginning of the expedition
  • Support the project sites with any medical advice if necessary from the expedition office 
  • Encourage and motivate the young volunteers to effectively deliver the aims of the project
  • Facilitate the personal development of the group

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Gain and develop expedition medicine skills and experience
  • Learn and develop new skills such as leadership and project management
  • Gain experience in an expedition environment
  • Learn and develop knowledge of international sustainable development
  • Learn new skills to develop or change your career
  • Gain and develop experience working with young people in a challenging environment
  • Experience living in a completely new and exciting environment

You must have at least 2 years post-qualification experience, and medical skills that are transferable to remote static environments. Your living expenses are covered, but for additional costs, you are encouraged to fundraise, and Raleigh will help you with this.

Click here to apply for this amazing career break.

Start dates
Borneo: 27th January, Costa Rica & Nicaragua: 22nd January
Borneo (Costa Rica and Nicaragua placements also available)
3 months
£2,350 with a medic bursary
relevant qualification, experience.
What's included?
pre-departure support, in-country support, orientation, accommodation, most meals.
Training, travel and medical insurance included, in-country transport