Medair - United States

Nursing services:

“Medair responds to natural disasters, conflicts that uproot communities, and crises such as drought or disease. Our core competencies are emergency relief – responding rapidly to save lives in a crisis – and rehabilitation – restoring vulnerable communities in the wake of a crisis. Our ability to provide life-saving care is enhanced by flexible multisectoral expertise including health services, water and sanitation, and shelter and infrastructure.  Medair serves the world’s most vulnerable people, who are identified by the seriousness of their needs. For Medair, this often means travelling to remote and hard-to-reach locations to assist the most underserved populations.  All of our activities are bolstered by a persistent focus on training and capacity building that stimulates self-sufficiency and nurtures independence. Being accountable to our beneficiaries is a vital component of our programme design and implementation. We do not travel to distant countries to impose our will; we come to compassionately serve the most vulnerable, to listen to their needs, and work alongside them to find the best solutions.


Medair accepts experienced and new relief workers.  There is a rigorous application and interview process.  Required selection criteria include:  committed Christians, commitment to the Medair Values, 1 year of professional experience in a relevant feld, minimum 3 months overseas inter-cultural experience, willing to committ to Medair for a minimum of one year, aged 25-55 generally preferred, single or married without children (no dependent children), willing to pay course fees plus any travel costs for Medair’s week-long Relief and Rehab Orientation Course (ROC).  For more specific information please visit the Medair website.

Once a mission is confirmed, Medair will be responsible for all travel, visas, and relevant vaccinations. Field workers should assume responsibility for routine health maintenance vaccinations

Cost:Field workers should assume responsibility for routine health maintenance vaccinations
Length:1 year
Faith based:Yes

Contact information

AddressP.O. Box 4476, Wheaton, Illinois, 60189, USA