NYCMedics’ mobile medical teams work to minimize the loss of life and alleviate human suffering of disaster-affected populations throughout the world. Our mission is to provide to life-saving emergency medical services to people who would otherwise not receive humanitarian aid.
At NYC Medics, we strive beyond just recruiting another volunteer but hope that you will become part of the NYC Medics family. We realize volunteering is a lofty commitment and one that poses many challenges to the volunteer and his/ her everyday responsibilities. We make every effort to ensure that each deployment is safe and successful and that all team members have a fulfilling, memorable experience.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
1) Volunteers should complete the Volunteer Self-Assessment to help you decide if this is right for you. This process is to look at oneself and understand potential deployment expectations once in the field. As disaster response is a very fluid environment and no deployment mirrors the previous, it is important to understand one’s limitations which can affect the team’s performance and relief efforts. This self-evaluation is not to dishearten volunteers, but rather to help individuals clearly grasp the physical and psychological demands of working in a disaster zone.
2) If you feel ready to volunteer for us based on your completed assessment, then please fill out an application on our Volunteer Portal, which must be completed in one sitting and requires the following documents:
- Current medical credentials
- Instructor and/or training certificates and credentials
- Required immunizations record (MMR, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis B)
- Highly recommended (not required) Immunizations record (Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Malaria Prophylaxis, Yellow Fever, Rabies)
- Contact information for at least two references (one personal, one professional)
- Current Resume
3) Once a completed application is received and reviewed, NYCM will contact you to schedule an interview; local applicants will interview in person at headquarters and those outside of the state may be asked to meet with a regional volunteer coordinator. If you are in a location that does not have a regional recruitment volunteer coordinator, interviews will be conducted via Skype.
4) Following a successful telephone interview, volunteers will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire, which will be reviewed by the NYCM Medical Director.
5) Once medical clearance is received your application will be approved.
6) Once approved you will need to complete your profile with additional required information. You will learn more about this during the interview process.