Volunteer and Internship Programs


Volunteer for Better Eye Health Care

Are you passionate about eliminating avoidable blindness?

Would you like to:

  • Work in a CBM partner hospital for an extended period of time, but you are not yet sure if it is the right fit?
  • Support colleagues in lower-resource settings?
  • Share your expertise while learning from your colleagues?
  • Use your annual leave on a voluntary activity?

CBM is looking for passionate people like you to volunteer on a short-term basis at our partner eye clinics. We offer two types of unpaid volunteer placements:

  1. Short-term (1-3 months): Work in an eye department of a CBM partner hospital
  2. Observer (2-4 weeks): Suitable for postgraduate students with at least 3 years of training or colleagues with relevant degrees who want to learn more about ophthalmology and working conditions in eye clinics in low-income countries. Observers will not do any clinical work.

We are considering the following professional groups:

  • Ophthalmologists,
  • Postgraduate students of ophthalmology with at least 3 years of training
  • Opticians / Optometrists
  • Specialized eye nurse / ophthalmic theatre nurse
  • Low vision experts/orthoptists

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us a letter of motivation, an updated CV/Resume, and proof of your professional qualifications (certificates and references) to: jobs-488(at)cbm.rexx-recruitment(dot)com  CBM will contact you to process your application further.

Note: Before your departure, you must also fulfil the following requirements

  • Medical registration in the host country (start process 6 months or more before departure)
  • Medical insurance
  • Business visa (with CBM support)
  • Compliance with the CBM Code of Conduct and the CBM Safety Guidelines

What can you expect?

  • Learn how to work in lower-resource settings
  • Make a difference in regions with high demand for eye care services

*If you are interested in a long-term assignment as a CBM staff member, you can find vacancies at CBM Christian Blind Mission