Do you want to use your physical therapy training and experience to help others on a combined travel and volunteer abroad experience?

We support thousands of people like you every year who choose to make a difference to others on our affordable and meaningful volunteer programs.

  • Gain practical experience of physical therapy work with patients
  • Join the ranks of the 20,000+ satisfied volunteers we already worked with
  • As a long time established company we have the experience to offer top class programs
  • Feel proud knowing your work changes the lives of those you help
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Physical therapy volunteer abroad programs

Physical therapy volunteer abroad programs Are you interested in learning more or practicing Physical therapy volunteering work overseas?

Do you work in the healthcare sector or are you thinking about transitioning into the area? Are you looking for a meaningful chance to do physical therapy volunteering abroad?

Globalcrossroad has been sourcing unique, affordable medical and physical therapy volunteer abroad opportunities since 2003 and with over 18,000 satisfied volunteers and thousands of volunteer hours completed, just think of how much our volunteers have been able to improve in the world!

Globalcrossroad Top Affordable Physical Therapy Volunteer Abroad Programs

Globalcrossroads prides itself on offering unique, affordable and meaningful medical or physical therapy volunteer abroad opportunities across the globe.

If you are looking for medical and Physical therapy volunteering work overseas then have a look at Globalcrossroads most popular medical and Physical therapy volunteer opportunities.

Medical Volunteering in Peru

Medical Healthcare

Medical and Physical therapy volunteering abroad in Peru offers many options depending on your experience and certificates. While no medical experience is necessary for Medical volunteering in Peru, if you do have experience then it is extremely useful.

Globalcrossroad partners with a mobile clinic to provide medical healthcare to those that cannot travel to Cusco or other cities.

If you can’t speak Spanish then it is mandatory for volunteers to take a week long Spanish class before the placement, so volunteers can also learn a new language while volunteering abroad.

Health/Medical Volunteer in Costa Rica Project

Medical and Physical therapy volunteering work overseas brings you to a uniquely beautiful country such as Costa Rica.

While the scenery may make you feel like you are on holiday, Costa Rica’s healthcare system is severely lacking staff and if you chose to be a medical or physical therapy volunteer abroad then you have the chance to really help the country and its citizens out.

Special Education Project in Mexico

The Special education project in Mexico always needs medical, teaching or physical therapy volunteer abroad participants.

Sadly there is little to no funding for special education in Mexican schools and so students with problems fall behind quickly.

A volunteer can help with speech or physical therapy, preparing the student for the work place or re-integration into the regular school system.

Volunteers often make unique friendship bonds with the students they work with and through this placement you could end up with friends for life.

Jessica Mills

It was all worth it. I treasured the intimate moments travelling and experiencing together

Jessica Mills


Roberta Quis

I was not ready to leave when my two months were up. It was an unforgettable experience.

Roberta Quis

- Australia

Kenneth Janes

This was an amazing trip. I was immersed in new experiences, cultures, languages and people.

Kenneth Janes

- Canada

Lindsay Scott

This experience was both exceptional and valuable. Project was extremely enlightening.

Lindsay Scott

- Germany

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Work in a Rehabilitation Center in India

Medical Healthcare

With a country of over a billion people there is never enough healthcare employees to treat everyone who needs help.

Medical and physical therapy volunteer opportunities are always available in India and people are incredibly grateful for volunteers and in exchange often show you as much of Indian culture as you can soak in – that is to say Bollywood is the tip of the iceberg.

Globalcrossroad offers physical therapy volunteer abroad options such as counselling and vocational training programs in rehab clinics to assist young people becoming independent, as well as mentally challenged children and adults.  

Healthcare and Medical Project in Thailand

An amazing option for medical and physical therapy volunteering work overseas, a chance to work in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

If you choose this physical therapy volunteer abroad option then during the week you will work in hospitals and clinics, alongside medical professionals.

Volunteers will have Friday-Sunday off to explore the beautiful country as well as make a difference to Surin’s underprivileged population.

Work In an Adult Homeless Shelter in Argentina

Volunteering in a homeless shelter in Argentina will give you a unique chance to practice medical and Physical therapy volunteering abroad skills in a different setting. The physical therapy volunteer abroad participant will support the staff and physical therapists in city shelters.

While there is no set role for the volunteer, basic Spanish skills are needed and volunteers can take a Spanish course before they start volunteering.

Deciding to undertake a medical or physical therapy volunteer abroad placement is a great step in bettering the world, a community, and yourself. Volunteers can learn essential skills as well as gain practical, hands on experience and even a new language.

Globalcrossroad’s Physical therapy volunteer opportunities are numerous and can be combined with other placements so as the future volunteer ask yourself – where do I want to do medical or Physical therapy volunteering work overseas?

Benefits of volunteering and physical therapy volunteer abroad programs

Volunteering abroad can be meaningful and create a tremendous difference to the lives of the people volunteers work with. Medical and physical therapy volunteer abroad programs can literally change someone’s life for the better as they get access to healthcare and therapy that is otherwise not available to them.

Medical and Physical therapy volunteer opportunities often work with underprivileged communities and in countries that public funding for healthcare is lacking.

A hospital or clinic that gains a volunteer can help more people than before and volunteers with medical and physical therapy experience can give back to the communities they are working with.

As well as providing an essential service such as healthcare to those in need, medical and physical therapy volunteering work overseas is also a great way to gain experience in the medical field and enhance your resume.

Volunteering for as little as 2 weeks or a month, as well as long term can give you a chance to travel and immerse yourself in cultures that you could not explore as a tourist.

There are many benefits to doing a physical therapy volunteer abroad program, you just need to choose where you want to go.