Volunteering internationally

We are committed to supporting mental health care across the world, particularly in countries that are known to suffer from an acute shortage of psychiatrists.

Our Volunteer Scheme facilitates contact between volunteering psychiatrists and Hospitals, clinics, projects and communities in need of psychiatric expertise and training.

If you’re a College member, you can register as a volunteer and we will add your details to our volunteer database by completing our volunteer scheme registration form.

Once you are registered we will contact you as and when suitable placements become available.

If your institution, organisation or charity is interested in working with the RCPsych on a volunteer project, please get in touch with Agnes Raboczki (agnes.raboczki@rcpsych.ac.uk), International Liaison Manager, to discuss further.

Please see the following guidance related to volunteering in international emergencies:

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