We hope to have an opportunity to work with you in Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps volunteer abroad program, which is available year-round. It's not too late to participate this summer! Many of the program dates are nearly filled to capacity for the early summer months, so we encourage you to enroll as soon as possible. You're welcome to participate for one or more weeks, and the participation options are entirely flexible. For example, we have many volunteers who participate for several weeks, while we have others who participate for many months, including up to a full year.
Watch a 5-minute video about the Global Impact Corps experience. Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Fellows are students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Fellows support, assist, and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner doctors who have provided care to more than 2.9 million patients living in poverty during the past decade, including more than 109,000 sight-restoring surgeries. The local doctors are social entrepreneurs who are addressing complex public health issues, and Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about the complexities and realities of delivering quality healthcare in resource-poor settings.
Unite For Sight is the only organization in the world that:
- is a healthcare delivery organization that also offers immersive global health opportunities for students and professionals;
- directly teaches the importance of supporting and assisting local professionals in their own social ventures to eliminate disparities in their communities and countries;
- develops comprehensive training materials in cultural competency, ethics, and global health best practices to prepare its Fellows for a high-impact and immersive experience.
Complete details and the online enrollment instructions can be seen here.
Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you during the upcoming months!