Volunteers play a key role in promoting public health and providing health care, including prevention of epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. From participating in community sanitation campaigns to donating time and resources for building hospitals, voluntary efforts can be seen in myriad forms.

We focus on various initiatives worldwide in which volunteers contribute towards building a healthy, better world. Also featured here are related events and resources, including opportunities for volunteer health workers.

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Dominican UN Volunteer Petra Buffong (left) advises Sister Rose Leon, principal of St. John's Catholic School in Portsmouth, Dominica, on health and family life education. 

(Photo by Richard Nyberg/UNV, November 2002)Dominican UN Volunteer Petra Buffong (left) advises Sister Rose Leon, principal of St. John's Catholic School in Portsmouth, Dominica, on health and family life education. (Photo by Richard Nyberg/UNV, November 2002)


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