Below are some of the ways you can volunteer with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA). Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us.
If you have any questions, please contact our office volunteer coordinator.
Volunteer in our New York office
We believe people should be able to volunteer in our office even if they do not have a lot of free time. As such we accept applications 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 office operates, we may be able to include you in more interesting projects. Currently we are only able to accommodate office 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.
To apply to volunteer in our office (not as an intern), please print and complete our short application form.
Volunteer with our traveling exhibition 'Forced From Home'
Forced From Home is a free interactive exhibition designed to raise public awareness of the world’s 65 million refugees. Volunteers will get a chance to engage with MSF in a new and exciting way, working alongside experienced field workers and raising awareness about the global refugee crisis.
A variety of volunteer opportunities will be available in Fall 2016 in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. To apply, please register on the Forced From Home website.
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.