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Medical Volunteering India!

Are you looking to work alongside professional doctors and learn new medical skills and experiences in India?

Do you ever dream of working with disadvantaged communities to improve healthcare in India?

Check out Global Crossroad’s volunteer in the medical program in India today for this and much more.

India is world-famous to have the highest peak mountain in the world, the Himalayas.

It also has numerous game parks with one of the world’s most exotic wildlife including tigers, cheetahs and elephants. Tourists around the world visit the India to see numerous Buddhist temples and palaces built from special gold and porcelain centuries ago.

When you volunteer in medical program in India, you will work alongside the local doctors and nurses in local clinics and hospitals. It is an amazing opportunity for you to make a difference and learn about the current healthcare system in India. You will know and recognize local diseases and understand how local medical professionals diagnose and treat diseases..

Your love and passion will help provide access to healthcare while shadowing doctors. You will help relieve overworked medical staff. This is indeed a fascinating opportunity to learn more about healthcare system and treatment available in a developing country. It will leave you fulfilled knowing that you are able to change lives positively.

You can become a medical volunteer in India today and learn medical skills from local doctors while shadowing them in hospitals in India, contact DCR today to learn more about this great opportunity

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

You will engage in various activities according to your education, skills, experience, and qualifications. When volunteering in healthcare in India, your responsibilities may include:

  • Patient vitals: measuring blood pressure, temperature, height, weight, etc.
  • Assist doctors and medical staffs in the health centers
  • Distributing medicine
  • Provide tips to patients regarding health, nutrition and hygiene
  • Patient counseling Treatment for minor injuries/wounds
  • Patient record keeping

Volunteering in hospitals in India is a very impactful project. Your will not only be able to learn new skills and boost your career but also you will be able to practice with local doctors new procedures and techniques. In addition you will help boost access to health care in impoverished communities and teach local communities simple procedures like first aid and general hygiene that will save lives.

Skills and Qualifications

The healthcare facilities present in India are run by the government. These centers have necessary equipment and quality medical practitioners. You will be needed to assist doctors or complete the tasks assigned by the hospitals/centers.

You must have certification or proof of experience in a medical field, such as a medical student ID, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials. Due to the health risks involved, medical volunteers in India who are not properly trained in healthcare cannot support this project

Your understanding of Indian culture and Hindi language can be strengthened by enrolling in the one-week Language & Cultural Immersion program. The knowledge in this program will help you immensely when interacting with patients and their families.

It is important that you are passionate, kind and compassionate while working with sick people in hospitals.

Maximum volunteer age is 65 years.

When you join medical volunteer program in India, your days will be fun and exciting with new experiences. Everyday you will have new opportunities to share your love, skills and passion for sick people and make a positive impact in India.

You will work with different clinics and hospitals in India and each has its own needs, and tasks, there is no fixed daily schedule, just be ready to help at all time in many exciting activities.

  • First Day: - On your first day of India medical volunteer opportunity, you will be escorted to the hospital by a local coordinator and introduced to the medical staff you will be working with. During the day you will get to familiarize yourself with the facilities, staff and your duties at the hospital.
  • Weekdays: - A typical weekday will be as follows:
  • 7.30 AM – Your day will begin with positive energy and a hearty delicious local breakfast shared with your host family.
  • 8.30 AM – After breakfast you will set out to leave for the hospital for a day filled with many exciting activities including assisting patients, teaching basic hygiene and administrative work
  • 1.30 PM – Lunch is served at noon and you can share a local meal with fellow medical volunteers or you can return back home and have a home cooked Indian lunch.
  • 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM – You will finish work around this time, and you have the rest of the day to explore the local community around you.
  • 7.00 PM - 9.00 PM– After a long fun day, you will return home for a delicious typical home cooked dinner that will be shared with your host family as you get to learn more about Indian culture and traditions.

Medical Volunteering India: Dates and Fees

Dates: Volunteer in India

All volunteer programs in India start every Monday. Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.

Price: Volunteer in India

Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteering in India programs at the world’s most affordable price. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in India application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Delhi Jaipur
  1 Week   $250   $250
  2 Weeks   $300   $300
  3 Weeks   $400   $400
  4 Weeks   $500   $500
  5 Weeks   $600   $600
  6 Weeks   $700   $700
  7 Weeks   $800   $800
  8 Weeks   $900   $900
  9 Weeks   $1,000   $1,000
  10 Weeks   $1,100   $1,100
  11 Weeks   $1,200   $1,200
  12 Weeks   $1,300   $1,300

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »
Language and Culture Program fee $250
Airport Pick up & Transfer (Jaipur) - $45
Airport Pick up & Transfer (Dharamsala- 9 hours) $100

Program Fees Cover:

  • Accommodation (volunteers house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Airport pick up/Transfer
  • In-country support
  • Program Orientation
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

Program Fees Exclude:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

The India volunteer experience program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

Accommodation and Meal

Your accommodation will be very comfortable during your India medical volunteering trip. GCR will provide you with a secure and safe host family to live with throughout your stay. You will be very comfortable as the home offers you modern facilities including cozy bedrooms, ceiling fans and western-style toilets and WIFI.  In addition they will serve you three delicious local Indian home cooked meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day.  Be prepared to enjoy your new home and learn new culture and language.

Learn more about your accommodation and meal in India.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

When you join medical volunteering in India, you can be assured that you will have enough time to visit and experience India. You will have plenty of free time every day after work because you will work at the project for only 4 to 5 hours, Monday to Friday. Over the weekend you will have time to travel to the rest of the country exploring cultural and traditional gems.

Learn more about your free time and weekend exploration in India.

Safety and In Country Support

GCR’s top priority is your security. You will be supported by our local staff throughout your health care volunteer program in India. In addition Comprehensive Insurance and Evacuation Plan is available for you to ensure you are safe at all time while working in our volunteering project.

Read more about our commitment to your safety.

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.

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