Volunteer

As a grass-roots NGO, the Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation is run by a small dedicated team of both Sierra Leoneans and international staff.

Over the years, SSLDF has received some wonderful volunteers who have greatly contributed to our vital work. All volunteers are expected to stay a minimum of three months in order to provide a long-term impact.

Medical Professionals: 

The Magbenteh Community Hospital staff are trained locally by local medical instructors, most of whom have had little opportunity to be exposed to medical care outside of Sierra Leone.  Therefore it is important to expand and develop the skills of our medical staff. Whether you are looking to complete your University practicum or elective placement or a fully qualified Doctor or Nurse, we would love to hear from you!

Admin, IT & Education Professionals: 

We are always looking for a range of professionals to volunteer with us here in Sierra Leone to strengthen the fundraising and communication department of the NGO, get in touch to see what opportunities are available.

Contact Charlotte, our Project Coordinator for more information: infossldf@gmail.com

 

 


Medical testimonial:

Dr Tom Durrands joined us in January 2017:

“I’ve been working at Magbenteh Community Hospital for exactly five weeks now, and I have to say that I love it. The work is both challenging and rewarding. I have encountered a whole host of interesting patients, some of which have presented with complex conditions and complications. I am learning a huge amount and also feel that others are learning much from me. I have been involved in creating a teaching program for the CHOs which has so far been well received. I have also been active in teaching during ward rounds and clinics, and have presented on Lassa Fever at the morning Grand Round. 

I believe that myself and Dr Gen will continue to make a positive impact into the development of the hospital, and will continue to enjoy every moment.”