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Volunteers Around the World (VAW) is a humanitarian organization and social enterprise devoted to developing sustainable partnerships with local communities and professionals to work together to improve access to basic resources. Our focus is to work hand in hand with local initiatives and leaders to provide communities with access to medical, dental and veterinary treatment, medication, nutritional security, clean water and health education.

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

Medical Outreach

Partner with local medical professionals and assist them in procedures such as taking patient history, measuring vital signs as well as learn about common diseases, treatment courses and basic pharmacology.

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Dental Outreach

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

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Veterinary Outreach

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

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Join an Existing Trip!

Our teams occasionally have additional space for extra team members. If there’s not a chapter at your university, or you’re interested in seeing what a trip is like before staring up a chapter at your campus, join one of our existing teams!

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Start a New Chapter!

Don’t see a chapter at your university? Interested in leading a group of your peers to partner with communities abroad? Want an opportunity to expand your leadership skills? Apply to join our team today!

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Global Health Outreach

Partner with local professionals and families to implement health living solutions such as clean water filtration systems, latrines and family vegetable gardens.

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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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