Vine Trust is an international interdenominational volunteering charity which seeks to enable volunteers to make a real and significant difference to some of the poorest children and communities in the world. We welcome people from all backgrounds who share our ethos of caring and our belief that whilst we can't help everyone we can all help someone.
Since 2001 our Peru Medical Programme has provided a healthcare service for over 150,000 patients annually, with further expansion planned. In 2015 we established a medical project in Tanzania, replicating the model of our Peru Programme on Lake Victoria. In the Lake's Tanzanian waters alone there are over 150 island communities, perhaps as many as 500,000 people without access to healthcare.
We invite clinicians to join one of our medical expeditions to Peru or Tanzania to serve on board one of our two medical ships. Medical Teams are made up of 4-8 volunteers who join the permanent staff on board one of our fully equipped floating medical centres for a two-week working expedition. We need doctors, nurses, dentists, dental nurses, optometrists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to utilise their medical skills in a new way.
Our Peruvian medical colleagues are also willing to sign off on a two-week 'experience' on the Amazon Hope. Many medical and dental students use this as their medical elective.