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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

We are excited to recruit for the new KGHP Fellowship to support health systems strengthening across Sierra Leone. We are looking for nine senior Medics, Nurses and Midwives, with a minimum of 4 years' NHS experience, to support the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)-funded Saving Lives Phase III programme in Sierra Leone. The programme aims to support the Government of Sierra Leone to deliver on improving maternal, child and reproductive health outcomes in the country.

KGHP will be leading a Clinical Mentorship programme across six districts in Sierra Leone to support Nurses and Midwives with vital lifesaving skills. Over a 12-month period (June 2024-June 2025), each Fellow will support the development of a hospital education team, underpinned by a continued professional development framework. In partnership with the hospital management team, the Fellow will co-create and deliver a Leadership in Education programme. The Fellow will also support clinical mentoring on the wards and a mentorship cascade system, working with smaller, rural community health centres.

Please download the Fellowship Terms of Reference for more information. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Aneesah Peersaib, Director of Clinical Strategy: Deadline for applications is 9th June 2024. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early.

Download Fellowship Terms of Reference

We are looking for volunteer clinicians with experience in trauma care and orthopaedic surgery to carry out a fracture care needs assessment for Kongo Central province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Volunteers will initially support this first phase of work, with possible scope to be involved in subsequent phases of the project, to improve orthopaedic and fracture care in the province. The volunteers will remotely support the team to conduct a literature review of trauma care needs assessments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and analyse existing data from the Kongo Central province. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we encourage you to apply early. To apply, please register or logon to our volunteer platform: and complete the online application.

Download Terms of Reference


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?

Learn more about the countries where we work and what we do.

KGHP's partnership model

Learn the ways in which KGHP works and our health partnership model, and how expert volunteers can engage with these projects.