Red Cross Medical Placements - Japan

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Red Cross Medical Placements - Japan

Duration: from 6 months
Countries: Japan
Our Medical volunteers in Japan usually work in busy Red Cross hospitals, getting to observe everything from nursing to brain surgery, while living in a beautiful and fascinating country.

Red Cross Medical Placements - Japan

Medical placements involve helping at Red Cross Hospitals and provide excellent experience for anyone hoping to work in medicine or health related fields.

The work is varied as volunteers will work in a variety of wards helping with many different tasks. Japanese lessons will be provided at the hospitals and volunteers may be asked to teach English to the nursing staff.

The more Japanese you know, the more responsible the tasks you may be given.

The role of a medical volunteer in Japan is exciting and interesting and offers the volunteer a real insight into both medical care and Japanese culture.

Programme overview

Minimum age: 18
Departs: March, Sept

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation is usually in apartments close to the hospital or care home where you are volunteering. Meals are provided on site and most placements provide pocket money. Additional pocket money can be earned by teaching English to staff.

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Apply now by clicking the button below and filling out the application form on Lattitude Global Volunteering should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


Further Details

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This placement would suit:

Individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or just want to gain more experience in the hospital environment and make a difference. Volunteers will be involved in many aspects of hospital duties, general nursing assistance, general care of patients and work with medical teams. Japan is a stunning, welcoming country and volunteers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture.

Do you accept non UK citizens?


User Comments:

“I climbed to the summit of Japan’s highest mountain, Mount Fuji, and saw a night sky I thought never existed, a glorious sunrise and the world beneath me. I tasted food I thought I’d never eat and found I loved it. I learned to speak, read and work in a language I’d never have imagined I’d learn.”
~ by Cassim


Pre-departure briefing
Airport pickup
Pre-departure briefing
Teaching skills course
Airport pickup
Accommodation & food
In-country orientation
In-country support
24/7 support

About Lattitude Global Volunteering

Lattitude Global Volunteering is a youth development charity that specialises in overseas volunteering placements. Since 1972, Lattitude Global Volunteering has sent over 40,000 young people to volunteer in over 17 countries around the world, where they’ve had the opportunity to work in areas as diverse as conservation, medical work, outdoor sports, community projects and teaching and for 3 to 12 months. 

We help young people from developed and developing countries to volunteer and make sure our placements deliver sustainable value for the children, communities and institutions that volunteers work in. We match every volunteer to a placement that really needs their skills and where they can have the most benefit as part of a larger, ongoing programme. No qualifications or previous experience are required.


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