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 you are part of an institution that are interested in making use of a volunteer psychiatrist in the short or medium, please complete a host registration form, detailing the host needs and requirements.

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

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