Medical Placement Volunteer Programmes

Medical, Nursing, and Midwifery Electives: Gain Practical Experience and Make a Difference

Embark on a transformative journey with Vocational Impact’s Medical, Nursing, and Midwifery Electives.

Whether you’re a university student or a graduate, our volunteer programmes offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to make a difference in real-life healthcare settings.

From medical electives to nursing placements, gain practical skills, expand your knowledge, and add valuable experience to your CV.

Join us and contribute to global healthcare while exploring new cultures and communities.

Choose a programme below and start your volunteer adventure today!


  • Gain practical work experience: Join our Medical, Nursing, and Midwifery Electives to apply your skills in a real-life healthcare environment.

  • Make a Difference: Support healthcare initiatives, contribute to disease awareness, and provide vital care to patients in need.

  • Expand your Knowledge: Explore different cultural attitudes towards healthcare, patient care, and treatment approaches.

  • Tailored Support: Benefit from comprehensive pre-trip preparation, secure accommodation, 24/7 in-country support, and transportation services.

Medical and Healthcare

Medical Placement Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Apply your passion for healthcare while making a difference in the lives of others. This programme offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for people interested in medical, nursing, midwifery, and health-related fields. Shadow and assist local medical professionals and support with healthcare treatment as well as community outreach projects.
Location: Senya Beraku, Ghana
Price: From £350
Duration: 1-12 Weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support
Clinical Psychology Volunteer Programme In Ghana
Shadow and assist mental health care professionals at a psychiatric hospital. Learn about clinical care and treatment. Support community outreach projects with education and awareness programmes.
Location: Cape Coast, Ghana
Price: From £400
Duration: 1-12 weeks +
Dates: 1st week of every month (flexible start dates offered)
Age: 18+
Includes: Accommodation, meals, airport pickup/dropoff, in-country transport, professional programme development, 24/7 support



We were founded with a goal to turn the volunteer travel industry on its head.

It’s simple really, the largest percentage of your donation goes directly to our long-term partner projects and we match your unique skills and goals to the place they’ll make the most impact.

We prioritise the sustainable development of communities around the world and want people to have rewarding experiences that they know really make a difference to the people they’re working with.

Get in touch with our volunteer coordinators to understand how your tailor-made programme can directly support projects across the world whilst giving you the professional experience that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Hear from our volunteers

“Visiting the courts was pretty incredible. All of the pretty difficult stuff was made better by having Mildred with us.  Being given access to the front seat in the court was such an experience. They’re quite small so you’re right in the middle of it.”

Molly, Oxford University, Criminology Volunteer in South Africa

“I learned from being in the heart of a working and active internationally renowned charity in johannesburg. Whilst I was there, they were desperate for funders and it gave me a great insight into the process that they had to go through to achieve funds to stay afloat.”

Satara, Portsmouth University,
Business and NGO Volunteer in South Africa

“I am doing my dissertation on malaria, we don’t have the knowledge about it here in England so it was great to find out more about first hand.  I sat for about an hour talking to the disease controller about malaria, which is something I could not do back home”

Nia, University of Leeds, 
Medical Volunteer in Ghana


“Being able to observe play-therapy was a real highlight of my psychology placement. This was really interesting as I had been working with the child in the day-centre, so watching his play-therapy session really opened my eyes to how powerful this line of treatment is.”

Nele, Bath University, 
Psychology Volunteer Ghana


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