We believe interested persons should be able to volunteer in our office even if they do not have a lot of free time. As such we accept persons for positions which range from just a few to many hours per week. These positions often involve clerical work.
However, once you have been with us over a period of time and know how our offices operate, we may be able to include you in more interesting projects. Currently we are only able to accommodate volunteers during regular working hours, though we keep information about evening and weekend availability in case of a crisis. All office volunteers must be able to come in to our only US office in New York City.
Apply to be an Office Volunteer
To apply to volunteer in our office (not as an intern), please print and complete our short application form and email or fax it along with a current resume or work history to:
Doctors Without Borders - Attn: Office Volunteers
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Fax: (212) 679-7016
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office volunteer coordinator. Again, thank you for your willingness to help us in our relief efforts.
In addition to office volunteering, MSF-USA offers a paid internship program. Paid internships are usually associated with a specific educational program or goal—whether formally endorsed by an educational institution or undertaken independently by a student. As such, internships demand a greater time commitment and more regular schedule but tend to have a more substantial component to their work than clerical duties.