VSO Canado

Web address:www.vsocan.org
Nursing services:

Experienced community nurses are needed to help improve community healthcare provision in developing countries. You could be sharing your skills in countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia or Namibia. Community nurse placements focus on community-based primary health care. You could be doing a combination of clinical nursing, health promotion and informal training with a local counterpart, such as village health workers or nurse assistants. Placements deal with all general health issues, but key areas tend to include maternal and child health, family planning and HIV and AIDS. Most volunteers work with disadvantaged rural communities, so you’ll need to be fit enough to travel large distances on rough roads. You’re likely to have to learn to ride a motorbike (we’ll provide training) before starting your job.


Community RN with at least 3 years’ post-qualification experience; experience in maternal and child health, sexual health and/or HIV and AIDS is desirable; aged 21-63 for US residents and 21-68 for Canadian residents; residing in Canada or US.

Length:2 years
Faith based:No

Contact information

Organization email:questions@cuso-vso.org
ContactAndrea Bacsfalusi, Inquires and Training Coordinator
Address44 Eccles Street, Suite 100, Ottawa, , 0, Canada
Phone1-613-829-7455 or 1-888-434-2876 (fax: 613-234-1444)