As the reach of our work grows, we are always keen to invite new volunteer doctors to join our team. Both generalists and specialists are welcome, especially if you have experience in sub-Saharan Africa or a similar setting (though this is desirable, rather than essential).
How does it work?
- Volunteer doctors are sent email notification of a patient case file and log on to the Virtual Doctor software.
- You view the case file and associated documentation (for example, the locally available drugs list and diagnostic test list).
- Each case needs a response within 48 hours (out of office available) with the addition of educational material where possible.
- Case files are limited to two per week, per volunteer doctor, and typically take about 20 minutes each to deal with.
- Each case can be reassigned by the volunteer if it falls outside of their medical knowledge/speciality
At the Virtual Doctors we are lucky to have volunteers giving their time and talents to essential areas of our organisation, but we can’t do what we need to without funding to enable our work. We need your help!
No matter what skills and experience you have, or how much time you have to give, your support will make a difference.
The Virtual Doctors service is funded entirely by our supporters’ generous donations and gifts, so we especially welcome those with an interest in fundraising. You could:
- speak to church or community groups about our work
- participate in a challenge event
- host a sponsored activity
- advocate for the Virtual Doctors to be supported by your company…
- …or something completely different!
Email Ros to register your interest or request a fundraising guide.
If your thing is digital and social media or writing, we always welcome volunteers to help us with profile building - Email Lina to have a chat.