IFRE Volunteers

Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Nursing Students

Spend your summer in an exciting new country helping sick people

  • Get first-hand practical experience for a future nursing career by treating people with various diseases.
  • Enjoy new experiences on an organized and safe program. Local staff is on hand 24/7, so you will never feel lost or alone.
  • Unlike some other volunteer organizations, we never charge huge fees for our top-class programs. We are proud to offer the lowest volunteer program fees.
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Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Nursing Students Abroad Offered by IFRE Volunteers

Nursing is a profession chosen by caring, compassionate, and hard working people who want to do work which helps support, and where possible improve the lives of others.

Joining a volunteer work abroad for nursing student summer project organized by experienced and dedicated staff at IFRE Volunteers allows nursing students to spend some time in the summer helping those in need in another county.

Nursing student summer volunteer work abroad projects appeal to those training to be a nurse the chance to combine exciting travel adventures with doing some satisfying and much needed work with those in real need.

Why not do something different with your summer? Make invaluable memories, widen your academic and practical knowledge, and gain the kind of insight into different cultures and lifestyles which is only possible when you have the chance to live and work in a community.

Alexandra Miller

These last six weeks of volunteering have been a truly amazing and life-changing & very wonderful experience for me.

Alexandra Miller


Leslie Slade

I had an excellent time, better than I ever could have imagined. Other volunteers were so nice and willing to help.

Leslie Slade

- Vermont, USA

Don Maddocks

I had a wonderful experience. I had the opportunity to teach children of all different ages.I am sad to leave!

Don Maddocks


Manko Blakely

My volunteer experience with IFRE has been unforgettable. It has opened my mind & heart. Staffs were very helpful.

Manko Blakely

- Germany

IFRE Volunteers Best Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Nursing Students Abroad Projects

If you are looking for summer volunteer opportunities for nursing students abroad IFRE Volunteers have lots of useful, exciting and meaningful programs to choose from.

Healthcare projects are available on three continents, and in various settings. Here are 10 of the best nursing volunteer programs IFRE Volunteers offer.

Medical Project in Cambodia

This nursing student summer volunteer work abroad Cambodia program needs an 8 week commitment from volunteers interested in providing practical medical help to improve and even save the lives of marginalized patients.

Tasks may include administering first aid and basic treatments, diagnosing disease and giving out medicines.

Health Project in India

Working alongside local doctors and other staff, this exciting volunteer work abroad for nursing student summer India opportunity may be challenging at times but it also brings many rewards.

Volunteers are much appreciated and have the chance to observe and assist medical staff as they administer care to the needy.

Health Project in Ghana

This project in Ghana is an ideal volunteer work abroad for nursing student summer opportunity for anyone interested in assisting medics deliver quality healthcare to those who struggle to access mainstream facilities.

Based in the seaside town of Accra, volunteers can enjoy nature, cultural activities and a thriving restaurant and night scene in their free time.

Health Project in South Africa

IFRE VOLUNTEERS Volunteer’s nursing student summer volunteer work abroad South Africa program places volunteers alongside qualified medical staff dedicated to improving the health of the poor and sick

. The work allocated depends on each person’s experience and skill base, but could include giving basic treatments, recording key medical information such as BP and temperature, and teaching patients about nutrition and hygiene for good health.

Healthcare Project in Uganda

Gaining practical experience of healthcare in a developing country is something IFRE Volunteers offer through this volunteer work abroad for nursing student summer Uganda project.

The local medical staff are often overwhelmed with patients, so extra help is desperately needed and highly valued with tasks including minor treatment, admin, health education and counseling.

Health/Medical Project In Argentina (Cordoba)

Healthcare professionals in training are the ideal people to sign up for IFRE Volunteers volunteer work abroad for nursing student summer program Argentina. Offering a variety of different practical tasks which provide authentic hands-on experience this project involves working in both the community and in local healthcare centers.

Some Spanish language is preferred, with non-speakers encouraged to sign up for a class.

Medical Project In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a great place to get practical healthcare experience alongside qualified professionals; which is exactly what IFRE Volunteers’ nursing student summer volunteer work abroad Costa Rica project offers.

Positions are available in most specialist departments, from pediatrics and dental to rehab and obstetrics. Basic Spanish will be a great help to volunteer, but it isn’t essential.

Work in Medical/Healthcare/Hospital Projects – Xela, Guatemala

As both medical staff and supplies are often in short supply anyone joining this volunteer work abroad for nursing student summer Guatemala project will gain lots of experience during their busy, hands-on work days which may include dispensing medications, treating minor wounds and helping with routing monitoring tasks.

The rewards, however, are just as intense and meaningful as your help makes a huge difference to these amazing people.


As Thailand develops more professional people and essential facilities are moving to the cities, leaving those in rural areas without easy access to hospitals and medical personnel.

On IFRE Volunteers’ nursing student summer volunteer work abroad Thailand project your work in small clinics and communities will prove invaluable, and with three full days free per week there will also be plenty of opportunities to enjoy this amazing country.

Healthcare (Kathmandu, Chitwan)-Nepal

IFRE VOLUNTEERS offer special programs for those interested in volunteer work abroad for nursing student summer Nepal. As many modern healthcare facilities are quite expensive and mostly based in urban areas they are not useful to the many Nepalese who are poor or live in the countryside.

The help of volunteers with some form of medical experience is really appreciated by both staff and patients.