Get Involved

There are many things that you can do to get more involved in EMERGENCY USA.

Volunteer in your community

EMERGENCY wouldn’t exist without the volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to our mission. Their belief in equality, and a passion for human rights and a just world has enabled EMERGENCY to treat over 7 million people worldwide.

Volunteers play a fundamental role in raising awareness about EMERGENCY and in promoting a culture of peace. Moreover, they are fundamental to our annual Under One Blue Sky fundraising event, which takes place in mid-September every year in multiple cities across the country.

Help raise awareness in your community about EMERGENCY USA and its international humanitarian programs.

Your efforts will contribute to EMERGENCY's work of providing free, high-quality medical and surgical care to people affected by war and poverty. By spreading the word about EMERGENCY, you will help save lives, delivering healthcare to those who would otherwise have no access to it.


To apply for a volunteer position, please contact or (646) 668-5551 for further information about local volunteer activities.


Interns will work under the supervision of staff or a board member to focus on a specific project to benefit EMERGENCY USA. As an intern, you will be an essential member of our team and have the opportunity to learn how non-profits function. In addition, you will be supporting the EMERGENCY mission, helping to save lives and deliver healthcare to those who would otherwise have no access to it.

Internships may be completed for school credit, as approved by your university or college.

Current Internship Opportunities:

  • Community Mobilization Internship
  • Development Internship
  • Social Media Intern


To apply for an internship, please send a letter of interest with your CV to

If you are interested in an internship project not listed above, you may send a brief project proposal outlining your interest in EMERGENCY USA, your goals for an internship and your plans for implementing your project.

Work in the field

“In the hospitals, First Aid Posts, and Health Clinics that we have built and managed . . . we have treated people with passion and competence. These results have been achieved thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers, hundreds of doctors, nurses and technicians with various technical skills, who have decided to contribute their professionalism to our missions around the world. We still need professionals who want to become travelling companions of EMERGENCY on the path of putting the right to be treated into practice, every single day. It will be an opportunity for an extraordinary human and professional experience for everyone.”

Gino Strada, MD
Surgeon and co-founder of EMERGENCY

By working abroad with EMERGENCY you will provide specialized, free-of-charge medical and surgical assistance to people affected by war and poverty. Beyond offering their professional expertise in daily work, international healthcare workers provide on-the-job training and supervision to the national staff. This is a vital component of EMERGENCY’s capacity-building work.

We are always looking for qualified medical, surgical and healthcare personnel, as well as technicians, administrators and logisticians with expertise in managing health projects.

We are not only looking for experience, balance, humanity and professional competence, but also strong motivation, availability to spend long periods abroad, and the ability to adapt to the working and security protocols established by the organization.

General Requirements

It will usually be necessary to ask your employer for a period of unpaid leave in order to undertake a mission. We have the following urgent needs.


If you are interested in working with EMERGENCY in a medical capacity and you fulfill the requirements set out on the website, please send a comprehensive CV and cover letter explaining why you want to work with us to:

Thank you for your interest in working for EMERGENCY.

Upcoming Events

Interested in meeting other EMERGENCY supporters and volunteers in your community?
Want to learn more about what we do? Or just want to get out in the community and make new friends?

Spread The Word Through Social Media

We are asking a few of our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a fundraiser for EMERGENCY USA, you will help more children in Sub-Saharan Africa, war victims in the Middle East, or refugees in southern Italy, and you'll help your friends feel good about doing good.

Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it's fun. We'll even give you all the tools you'll need to make a difference. With your help we can ensure increase access to free, quality healthcare for everyone.

Learn more on how to start your own campaign