Many of our projects are in developing countries where medical facilities are poor, and we are generally based in remote areas, so we rely on the help of volunteer medics to join our teams and provide medical support for the staff and students on site. Accommodation, meals and a travel bursary (which varies in size depending on how long you are available for) will be provided. Being a medic on expedition generally involves giving health and safety briefings to incoming participants, providing a daily clinic session and being available for emergencies at other times.
You are free to join the research projects for most of the time, as long as you remain within a reasonable distance of the camp at which you are based, so it is a great opportunity to get out and involved in research and conservation in some truly amazing locations.
About Operation Wallacea
Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 13 countries worldwide.