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Global Volunteering Scheme

King’s Global Health Partnerships recruits hundreds of volunteers from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and internationally, and connects them with health professionals in Somaliland, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. During their placements, our volunteers provide teaching and training, mentoring and hands-on support to health workers, and undertake collaborative research. 

Through these long-term partnerships, we promote skills and knowledge exchange, and mutual learning that contribute to building a stronger health workforce and improved quality of healthcare both internationally and back in the UK. 

We are always looking for skilled, passionate volunteers to support the health systems in our partner countries. Please get in touch at to discuss our work, or check out our current opportunities here.


Current Opportunities

Kings Global Health Partnerships is currently delivering a number of projects to improve the quality of care delivered in six regional hospitals in Somaliland; these projects have a specific focus on improving the cleanliness and safety of hospitals and the strengthening the quality of maternal and neonatal care. We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic volunteers to provide remote support and/or travel to Somaliland for short periods to work alongside our partners. Volunteers will support health workers to develop the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to champion improvement within their hospitals, through training and mentoring. They will support hospital staff to develop, implement and evaluate their own quality improvement projects. We are interested to hear from volunteers with a passion for health care improvement, experience of delivering quality improvement methods training, leading quality improvement projects within health facilities and working in global health and/or a low resource setting. If you would like more details or are interested in volunteering on one of our quality improvement projects, please contact Kay Davidson, Programme Officer at

King's Global Health Partnerships is launching an exciting new project which aims to improve the quality of care delivered across Somaliland’s six regional hospitals. A core component of the project is supporting hospitals to meet WHO standards of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). We are looking for a small group of experienced and passionate volunteers who can provide remote support and/or travel to Somaliland for short periods to work alongside our partners. We are looking for volunteers to support  assessments of hospitals’ current capacity in IPC, work with hospital staff to develop governance, systems, and procedures for IPC, and contribute to training and behaviour change activities. We are interested to hear from volunteers with knowledge and experience of IPC, training and mentoring, and working in global health and/or a low resource setting. This project is in its initial stages and more information will be available in the coming weeks. If you would like more details at this stage or are interested in being part of the team, please reach out to Kay Davidson, Programme Officer at

King’s Global Health Partnerships (KGHP) in Sierra Leone is looking to recruit a pharmacist who will support antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) activities and leadership at three hospitals in Freetown during a nine-month placement from April to December 2024. You will work alongside the partners to provide mentorship and technical support to the AMS Committee at Connaught Hospital, the main referral hospital in Freetown during a 21-month project. You will also support the set-up of AMS teams/committees at Ola During Children’s Hospital (ODCH) and 34 Military (34M) Hospital. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and this opportunity will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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What our volunteers say

Volunteering with King's Global Health Partnerships (KGHP) provides opportunities for mutual learning and contributes to building NHS volunteers' skills, knowledge and experience, as well as those of healthcare workers in our partner countries. In this Channel 4 News feature KGHP volunteers share their experiences of volunteering during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone in 2014, and how these lessons helped equip them to deal with the Covid-19 response in the UK.

King's Global Health Partnerships: What do we do?

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KGHP's partnership model

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