Taking time out overseas is often a daunting prospect, particularly if you have little or no experience travelling in lesser economically developed countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Your safety and support is our prime concern so we employ local staff in all our destinations to ensure your programme runs smoothly. They are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the unlikely event of any emergency and are available during office hours if you need any help or advice.
Arriving in a new country for the first time can be quite scary so our overseas team will be there to meet you with a big sign and even bigger welcome!
We think that it’s important to give you a thorough introduction to your new home for the next few months therefore, our staff will sit you down and give you an induction covering basic customs to where to change money.
Our overseas team are not just there to meet you at the airport. They’re also not there to molly coddle you either. Our overseas team is on hand during office hours to do anything they can to help you get the most out of your experience. You will also be given out of office contact details to be used in the event of emergencies, so please rest assured that in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong, our overseas team will be there to help in whatever way they can.
We do ask you to keep in mind that this is not a holiday and our staff aren’t holiday reps. We encourage you to speak to them if you have any problems or you’re not comfortable and they will do their absolute best to help.
However, sometimes they just can’t help. You will be living in countries that are different and that’s part of the experience. Sometimes, it’s impossible to do anything about the food, the local cultures or the weather.
Meet The Team
Global Medical Projects is part of the wider Global Volunteer Projects family. We separated the medical projects into their own unique brand because they are more about work experience placements than volunteering. Your help is still valued by our partners overseas but we felt it best to also reflect how our overseas teams have become specialists in arranging medical placements.
Often the overseas resources are shared and when you get overseas you will find that you are part of a wider Global Volunteer Projects community which not only includes people on our medical placements but also those on our media and volunteer projects.
The UK team is on hand before you leave to discuss any aspect of your project, or just to chat over those questions that you’re a bit too embarrassed to ask. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions, we won’t tell anyone, and chances are we asked the same questions too before we went on our projects!
The UK team are also on hand outside office hours to liaise with family or loved ones just in case anything happens while you’re overseas. Feel free to arrange to meet us or just contact us for a chat about the programmes.
Kevin Dynan – Director
The Global Medical Projects UK team is headed by Kevin Dynan. Kevin has over 10 years experience of organising adventure sports and travel programmes. Kevin has spent time working for some of the leading organisations in the gap year / time out travel field and is one of the most experienced people in this arena. An inveterate traveller, he has worked and travelled in Central America and Asia but retains a particular fondness for Africa, particularly Ghana, where he spent his gap year teaching.
A keen adventure sportsman Kevin has also organised several adventure sports expeditions and has worked as a consultant to various adventure sports companies.