International Volunteers

Kapsowar Mission Hospital has short term (2 weeks to several months) and long-term missionary (years) opportunities for service. These opportunities are for physicians and nurses in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, general and specialty surgery. We also have need for imaging specialists (ultrasound techs), physiotherapists, occupational therapists, wound care specialists.

Long-term missionary staff can serve through a number of sending agencies including SERGE, Christian Health Service Corps, Sudan Interior Mission and African Inland Mission. We also have a strong relationship with Africa Mission Healthcare which provides infrastructure, staffing, leadership training and strategic planning supports to the hospital. Most of the long-term missionaries are medical professionals but the need for non-medical support staff is very significant. We are seeking leadership and skilled personnel in areas such as theological teaching, construction and infrastructure project management, financial and IT and multimedia managers. Links to these long-term sending agencies are listed below:

Short-term missions’ volunteers come through various organizations. Samaritan’s Purse through its medical arm called World Medical Mission helps to organize the logistics and support for the largest number of our volunteers. There is a dedicated placement officer, Sandy Souto, at the WMM office that can provide any information needed beyond what is provided below. Christian Health Service Corps can also facilitate short term volunteers. Sometimes international medical schools and several university medical residency programs send residents and medical students for global health electives to Kapsowar Mission Hospital. Once accepted at Kapsowar for training they receive mentorship and oversight from our long term medical and surgical staff. Helpful links for short term volunteers are listed below:

  • Samaritan’s Purse – World Medical Mission Sandy Souto Placement officer (ssouto@samaritan.org)
  • Kenya / Kapsowar: basic travel information
  • VISAS and medical licensure
  • Housing on the Mission Station
  • What should I bring?
  • What about shopping for food?