We Need Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities Available

At Soddo Christian Hospital, we rely on the generous support of volunteers to enhance our mission of providing quality healthcare to the people of Ethiopia. If you have a heart for service and are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you.

Short-term Volunteer Opportunities:

We consider “short-term” as a period of six months or less. Please note that patient care specialties require volunteers to obtain an Ethiopian medical license to treat patients. However, for visitors coming to train our national staff, only a visa is required.

To ensure a smooth application process, we encourage you to apply several months in advance. Please keep in mind that we can only accept medical students in their final year of medical school and residents in their final years of training. Our response time for the request form is typically within 5 business days. If you have any further inquiries, kindly send an email to steve@soddo.org

We are actively seeking volunteers in the following categories, although this list is not exhaustive. If you possess other skills you’d like to offer, please reach out to us.

  1. Orthopedic surgeons
  2. Obstetrician/Gynecologists
  3. General Surgeons
  4. Surgical sub-specialists to teach our surgery residents
  5. Pediatricians
  6. Nurse educators
  7. Pharmacists
  8. Respiratory and physical therapists
  9. Radiologists and radiology technicians
  10. Elementary and preschool teachers for missionary kids

Additionally, we also welcome volunteers with skills in various trades:

  1. Finish carpenters
  2. Plumbers
  3. Electricians
  4. Mechanics
  5. Accountants
  6. IT professionals

Your expertise in these areas would greatly contribute to our hospital’s infrastructure and operations.

We appreciate your interest in volunteering at Soddo Christian Hospital. Together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of those in need. Please reach out to us with any questions or to begin the application process. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Volunteer Application

Please complete our one page Visitor Application.  You will need to review our Statement of Faith.  Please fax the completed form to 630-618-3779 or email to visit@soddo.org or info@soddo.org

Download Visitor Application

Planning to Visit

Our staff has spent a lot of time putting together a comprehensive Visitor Guide.  It’s definitely worth reading as you consider visiting Soddo Christian Hospital.

Download Our Guide