Volunteers Around the World (VAW) is a humanitarian organization and social enterprise devoted to improving the standard of living for those that live in some of the most poverty stricken communities of the world. Our focus is to provide communities with access to medical and dental treatment, medication, nutritional security, clean water and health education.

  We adhere to AAMC and ADEA guidelines for all of our student trips.

Medical Outreach

This internship is designed to give you an experience as close to being a practicing physician as is possible before going to medical school.

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Dental Outreach

Shadow dental professionals and assist them in procedures such as extractions, cleanings, fillings, radiography, and sealants.

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Veterinary Outreach

Assist local veterinarians with performing physical exams, giving vaccines, performing surgeries, deworming animals and assessing general health and well-being.

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Global Health Outreach

Water & Sustainability are paramount to thriving communities. Work with local engineers to install clean water filtration systems, dig wells, latrine construction, and family farm development.

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Art Outreach

Take advantage of the opportunity to travel and be inspired! Work with a professional creative to learn, teach classes, and beautify communities with the gift of your art.

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Join an Existing Trip!

Our regular group trips occasionally have additional space for extra team members. These volunteers join an existing university-based team and enjoy the same experience.

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January 18, 2018

It’s a real world we live in, and it can be hard to see the reality of life in the developing countries around the…

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