Medical Volunteering India: FAQs

Arrival and Departure

You have to fly into Indira Gandi International Airport to participate in medical volunteer program in India. It is recommended to fly into India one day before the start date of our volunteer projects. Don’t forget to provide correct flight details to our country coordinator.

You also have to inform them about flight delays and missed/cancelled flights. Doing so will give us time to change our airport pickup time. However, GCR does not provide airport transfer services after the completion of its medical volunteer projects.


A tourist visa is needed to join medical volunteer program in India India. You should apply for a tourist visa at the official embassy or consulate of India in your home country. It is better to apply for a visa one month before your scheduled flight to India because the process is lengthy.

You can learn more about visa requirements for India on this website


For a medical volunteering trip in India, you need to get vaccinated for diseases like Yellow fever (YF), Adult diphtheria, Japanese encephalitis, Meningococcal, Hepatitis B, Varicella, Rabies, Hepatitis A, Oral polio, Typhoid, and Tetanus.

Check out CDC Website if you wish to learn more about these vaccinations.

Where do the volunteers work- hospital or clinics?

While in India, you will either work in hospital or in clinics depending on the availability. In India, Global Crossroad works with a few hospitals. If you are in 4th or 5th year as medical students, or a professional doctors or nurses you can work in more places. Pre-medical volunteers won’t have lot of works to do; they will spend most of their time learning and observing.

Why Medical Volunteering India?

The blend of volunteering and traveling overseas in India is the one that opens your eyes and changes your world perspective, teach you valuable life lessons, and even possibly change the course of your life.

You will gain Hands-on Experience

If you are a medical student and dreaming of being a medical person, then going on a medical volunteer project in India is an exciting way to gain practical medical experience. You get to learn unique methods and techniques used abroad. This is indeed an amazing opportunity to discover and experience the standards of medical practice in the developing country and your home country.

You will gain sense of accomplishment:

One of the most significant benefits you gain through volunteering abroad is the sense of accomplishments. After joining a healthcare volunteer program, you will work with many other volunteers to make a difference in the life of impoverished people leaving the monetary benefits behind. This humanitarian work will give you a sense of accomplishment and an experience of a lifetime.

You will make a difference:

Being a part of the volunteer in healthcare program in India opportunity not only enriches you with life-changing experiences, but also allows you to make a significant change in the life of disadvantaged India children. You will earn a remarkable sense of accomplishment, pride, and fulfillment knowing that your selflessness and actions have made a significant difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate than you.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available In India

No matter your passion or interests, GCR offers a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in India such as
work in an Orphanage,
work in HIV project,
teach English,
teaching in slum,
Women’s project and much more

For more information on our exciting programs in India, contact us today.

Medical Volunteer Opportunities in Other Countries

Other than this medical volunteer program in India, GCR also offers great volunteer opportunities in the medical field in many countries cross the world.

Check out some of our most popular medical volunteering programs below