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We believe that every person, regardless of budget or background, should have the opportunity to volunteer in a Service Learning Trip if they are passionate about the work. That is why we created a few different fundraising methods and scholarship opportunities for MEDLIFErs around the world. Check out the options below, and reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

My Movement LogoMyMovement

MyMovement (previously called 95:5) is a fundraising tool similar to  Go Fund Me that allows friends and family members to make donations towards the volunteer fee for your trip. Once you register for a Service Learning Trip, you can customize your MyMovement page on our website and send the link out to inspire people to donate. Learn more in our FAQs.

MVPMEDLIFE Voucher Program

The MEDLIFE Voucher Program is a program for students who take on a leadership role in organizing a Service Learning Trip. MVPs will be in charge of a group of 10 or more students in organizing the registration process and pre-trip responsibilities as well as help facilitate on-site activities. 

Instead of fundraising for a donation goal to volunteer on a trip, their goal is to get 10 friends to volunteer with MEDLIFE on an SLT.  

Chapters must bring 20 volunteers to receive two vouchers (total of 22 students traveling). For every 10 volunteers beyond the 20 minimum, Chapters will receive one additional MVP. 

MEDLIFE Movement ScholorshipsMEDLIFE Movement Scholarship

The MEDLIFE Scholarship allows active Chapter members with financial need to receive a $400 voucher that can be applied to a Service Learning Trip (SLT) donation goal. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded, and the application will be essay-based. Email us at [email protected] or check out Campus Labs for more information!

Refer a MedliferMEDLIFE Referral Program

Our Movement only grows because passionate advocates like you share their experience and put us in touch with like-minded friends or family members. So we started the MEDLIFE Referral Program to make sure that when you make the effort to spread the MEDLIFE Movement, you have the opportunity to reduce Service Learning Trip costs!

To participate in the program, you must refer a student from a school that does not already have an existing MEDLIFE Chapter using the form on our Refer a MEDLIFEr page. If you both travel, both you and the person you referred receive $100 off your Service Learning Trip donation goal. Both students do not have to travel on the same trip, but both trips have to be in the same academic year.


Under United States tax law and regulations, a donation to MEDLIFE is 100% tax-deductible by the person donating. However, a donation given to MyMovement that reduces a student’s volunteering costs in a mobile clinic is not tax-deductible. If donors have general questions about whether donations to MEDLIFE are tax-deductible, they can call MEDLIFE’S U.S.-based office at 1-844-MEDLIFE (1-844-633-5433). However, specific questions about the deductibility of contributions should be directed to the donor’s qualified tax advisor.

MEDLIFE is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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.