Top 3 reasons you should volunteer abroad with MEDLIFE


Volunteering abroad can provide various benefits for the participants. Besides the great help, one can offer to communities in need. In MEDLIFE we gave the opportunity to our volunteers to develop individual skills that can help them in their professional careers.

Leadership Skills

Volunteering with MEDLIFE can greatly improve leadership skills. By participating in community projects and working with a team, our MEDLIFErs get the opportunity to develop their communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. One of the most important benefits of joining a Service Learning Trip is our volunteers will learn how to adapt themselves to a different environment, culturally and socially.

Volunteers also get to learn how to motivate and inspire others by taking on responsibilities and leading by example. Overall, volunteering with MEDLIFE can significantly improve one’s leadership skills through hands-on experience and real-life challenges.

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Make a positive impact:

By volunteering with MEDLIFE, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people who struggle with poverty. Our many projects, such as the Mobile Clinics, give the opportunity for volunteers to provide quality health care services to people with a human being approach, as well as follow-up care with our patients.

Our development projects are focused on working hand-in-hand with community members. This gives us the opportunity to empower them and start getting organized for the future. Projects like stairs, greenhouses, park renovations, and school renovations, benefit thousands of people by improving their quality of life.

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Networking opportunities:

Going abroad with a diverse group of people gives you the chance to make new friends and build new connections. Volunteering with MEDLIFE will give you the chance to meet like-minded people in the medical field. This allows volunteers to expand their network and learn about other organizations and opportunities to get involved with.

Volunteering abroad allows you to gain experiences and memories with new friends. In your free time, you are able to become familiar with different cultures and cities with other volunteers, which allows you to have quality time with people who have the same interests as you and opens the door to having a possible colleague or friend for life.

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Join a Service Learning Trip today and discover new experiences and connections you will never forget!


Hear it From MEDLIFErs

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Reya Seby
Western University

This trip motivated me more to pursue a career in the healthcare field so that I can use my resources to help those who need it the most, similar to MEDLIFE’s mission.

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Victoria DiCanio
University of Connecticut

It was most enjoyable to finish the hard work and see how big a difference a group of individuals can make. It was such an amazing experience.

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Anita Woo
University of Toronto

I enjoyed the mobile clinics the most, especially the dental and triage portions. I would definitely recommend a MEDLIFE trip, it was a great experience.

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David Saff
Maclay High School

The most enjoyable part of my trip was hanging out with the amazing group of kids I was with. I would highly recommend a MEDLIFE volunteer trip to others.

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Sydney Sansone
Nova Southeastern University

This trip made everything that I was learning in my public health courses come to life and immersed me in a new culture while also learning about medicine.

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Abygail Youmans
College of Charleston

Being involved with MEDLIFE is not like joining another club - its bigger than that. It is about joining a movement that seeks to help change people’s quality of life for forever.

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Emi Hofmann
University of Central Florida

Not only was I able to participate in a week long Mobile Clinic, shadowing doctors of all types of specialties including pharmacy, dentistry, gynecology, and more, but I was also able to learn about the culture and visit incredible places.

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Julian Takagi-Stewart
University of Toronto

One thing that I really loved about this trip was that MEDLIFE made sure that the volunteers got an understanding of the complexity of issues that lead to underprivileged people in communities outside of the main city

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Hannah Van Hofwegen
University of Ottawa

Whether it was basketball with the local kids, assisting the doctors, talking with families, building washrooms, holding babies, or spending time with the people who were on the SLT with me, this was an amazing opportunity that I would do over and over again.

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Isabelle Holt
Cornell University

I loved learning about the patients MEDLIFE has followed and how they offer real help to people with chronic/urgent conditions. It is amazing how the organization formed real connections with the communities.

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Valerie Lindeborg

Our family had the privilege of participating in multiple trips with Nick [founder] and his amazing staff. Their expertise made the trips unforgettable while instilling in my boys the fundamentals of good character: selflessness, compassion, and empathy.

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Harry Vildibill
University of Georgia

As an aspiring physician, MEDLIFE motivated me to further continue my goal of becoming a doctor. In fact, I enjoyed the Tanzania Service Learning Trip so much that I decided to go on another trip to Cusco, Peru.