Medical Volunteer

at Stichting Bootvluchteling
Published July 7, 2022
Location Mavrovouni, Greece
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full Time  



Are you a doctor and do you want to use your expertise to help people in need? Then come join our medical team on Lesvos as a volunteer. Together with our MHPSS team you will contribute to humane (emergency) care from our mobile clinic in the reception centre Mavrovouni.



Boat Refugee Foundation provides medical and psychosocial (emergency) aid and stands up for the rights of people seeking refuge. We take action where systems become inhumane and compassion is lost. Since 2015, we have been working in various locations on the borders of Europe, including on the Greek island of Lesvos.



As a volunteer you will work in our medical team, which largely consists of professional voluntary nurses, doctors and interpreters, who live in the camp themselves. They play an indispensable role in our team.


We provide (emergency) care from our mobile clinic in the camp, seven days a week – evening shifts during weekdays and on the weekends also during the day. The complaints we see vary from flu symptoms to serious physical or psychological complaints.


We are currently looking for:



We are looking for doctors with at least two years of clinical working experience;

It is an advantage if you have working experience in general practice, emergency care, intensive care, pediatrics or International Health and Tropical Medicine;

You preferably have experience working in a multicultural environment.


You are available for a minimum of 6 weeks;

You speak English fluently, including medical terms. Speaking French, Arabic, Farsi or Greek is a plus.

You can stand your ground firmly and you're physically and mentally healthy;

You have a driver’s license B (you will have to drive in a manual car every day);

You are open to late evening shifts and deal well with little sleep;

You are indepent, but also aware of the limits of your (medical) skills and know when to ask for help;

You are able to deal with emotional and confronting situations and able to separate work from personal topics;

You can work well with people from different cultural backgrounds backgrounds;

You are flexible and can easily adapt to changes.


Boat Refugee Foundation’s existence depends on the many volunteers and donors, without which we’d not be able to do our job. Our financial means are mostly spent on emergency care. That is why we ask all volunteers to pay for their own travel and stay. We have a volunteer house on Lesvos where you can stay for 10 euros a night. After one month you can stay here for free.


Interested candidates can send their CVs

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