Volunteering at Medair

Whether you want to offer your professional skills or help out where you are needed most, get in touch to discover the many ways and locations in which you can volunteer..

"I appreciate that Medair doesn’t just go to the end of the road, they carry on after the road has ended. It feels great to be part of that."

Volunteer in Logistics

“My decision to include Medair in my will reflects my belief in leaving a lasting impact. Knowing that my legacy will support communities in need is deeply meaningful to me.”


We are people helping people

We know our people are our greatest asset. As a volunteer, that includes you. Your time and expertise can make a significant difference to the lives of those facing emergencies and hardships.

How you can help

We are always looking for passionate individuals who want to volunteer their time and skills at one of our many offices worldwide. Here are some of the ways you can get involved as a volunteer.

Donor Engagement

Do you enjoy interacting with new people? We always need extra hands for our fundraising and community events and ongoing administrative support with our donor communications and campaigns.

Executive Office

Are you a lawyer or executive leader looking to give some time pro bono to help strengthen our mission? We're looking for trained professionals who can help us implement LEAN training and assist with legal, governance, risk, and ethics-related tasks.

Finance & Operations

Do you have formal skills in accounting or could you help with finance-related administrative tasks? We are always looking for trained professionals who are passionate about using their skills to support our country offices. 

Medair staff looking at the camera

Human Resources

Have experience in Human Resources? We would love your support to help us develop and improve our recruitment and employee communications and tools as well as assist us with administrative tasks.
Medair staff looking at the camera and smiling

International Programmes

Interested in learning the ins and outs of humanitarian aid? Our International Programmes Team is always looking for administrative support to assist our country programmes.
Anne Reitsema, CEO of Medair talking


Are you detail-oriented? Our Logistics team is looking for volunteers who can help with stocking and maintaining our physical inventory and assisting with data entry for our procurement processes.
Medair event in Victoria Hall, classical concert

Marketing & Communications

Have experience in marketing or creative skills like videography and graphic design? We would love your support with creating designs and communications that help us spread the word about Medair.

Volunteer Requirements

Reside in Switzerland

Our volunteer opportunities at our Headquarters are open to residents of Switzerland. This ensures that your contributions are their most impactful and relevant to our community-focused initiatives.

Available a few hours per week

We appreciate that your time is valuable. So to make the most of your contribution, we ask that you ideally commit to a few hours or more per week so our teams can count on your support.

Proficient in English or French

Our teams are international and multilingual. Therefore, you should be proficient in English and/or French so that you can collaborate and engage effectively with our teams and country offices.

Becoming a volunteer


Submit your application

First step to volunteering with us is to submit your volunteer application. You will receive an email notifying you once your application is received successfully.


We will get in touch with you

Once our team has reviewed your application, we will reach out to you to discuss how your unique skills could contribute to our humanitarian efforts as well as next steps.


Welcome to the team!

Once your application has been approved, we’ll be in touch to share the good news and connect you with the team you will be supporting who can help you get started.

Join the journey

Start your volunteer journey with Medair today and make a real difference for people impacted by emergencies and crises.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about Medair's mission, operations, and how you can support the people we serve. Feel free to contact us if you have more questions!
Do I need specific qualifications or skills to volunteer with Medair?

We are always looking for skilled and trained professionals who can support our Operations teams – including finance, human resources, administration, marketing, and more. So, we do prefer that you have previous experience or qualifications in one or more of these areas of need. 

However, we also welcome volunteers who are willing to jump in and serve where is most needed, which often does not require previous training or experience. If you’d like to discuss your experience with one of our team members and how you might be able to contribute, get in touch with us.

Can I choose what type of project I volunteer with?

Once we receive your application, our team will be in touch to discuss where your skills might fit best and be most needed. If you have a particular interest in one of our causes or countries of focus, we are happy to discuss how you might be able to support it specifically.

What is the time commitment for volunteers?

We prefer that volunteers are available to support at least a few hours a week for the duration of your time with us. However, if you have more hours available to support our teams, we are very happy to accommodate that.

What training and/or support do I receive as a volunteer?

Once you’ve been placed with a team, they will provide whatever training and support you need to succeed in your volunteer role and ensure you feel part of the team.

Can I volunteer with Medair if I don’t have previous humanitarian experience?

Yes. Many of our volunteers come with corporate experience and transferable skills we can learn so much from. And if you’re looking to start a career or change career paths to humanitarian work, then volunteering with us is a great way to learn what it takes.