Why should I become a volunteer?
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” ~ Edward Everett Hal
There are many reasons why we don’t become involved— I don’t have time. I don’t have resources. Efforts of one will go unnoticed. There is one reason why you should— because you can. You can make a difference in the world.
We invite you to join Medicine on the Move and begin your journey to fulfillment and becoming part of something greater than yourself.
The following FAQs will provide you with basic information regarding volunteering with MoM to help determine if you are ready for the challenges ahead of you.
What is a volunteer?
A volunteer works on behalf of others or a particular cause without payment for his time and services. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good. But volunteering also has self-serving reasons: Working for one’s own skill development. Meeting new people in foreign settings. Making contacts for possible employment. Having fun. Fulfilment. Creating meaning in your life. Volunteering takes many forms and is performed by a wide range of people. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work Medicine on the Move has great opportunities for doctors, nurses, teachers, and pilots, there is much to be done – and attitude is the key part of being a volunteer – of course your skills will be put to good use, whether as a carpenter, office work, air traffic controller, builder, marketing expert, welder, engineer, sailor, ship’s engineer, navigator, marshaller, plumber, electrician… – all have a place, provided you are also prepared to walk in the mud and muck in with the crew! All volunteers are expected to help out on an as-needed basis for tasks, which do not necessarily require a certain expertise but “hands on skills” – and we can always make good use of an extra set of hands to help out!
Am I suitable?
Do you want to make a difference? Are you motivated to work hard? Are you interested in people and new cultures? Are you interested in health and aviation and its potentials of positive impacts it has on Ghana’s development? Are you ready to rediscover yourself? Are you intrigued to live and adapt to new surroundings with different living standards and cultural habits? Can you smile at the challenge? Are you ready to share your skills with others, even if skills transfer is not so easy? Are you ready to eat whatever you find on your plate? Are you ready to push a car in the mud? Can you imagine learning new skills while hot, sticky and sweaty? Do you mind not having TV, fast internet or power at night?
If so, then you might be ready to join the team.
How do I become a volunteer?
If you are interested in contributing to our work through volunteering, please send an email to email@example.com with your CV/resume and a photo. Tell us your motivation and expectations