Volunteering for Doctors Without Borders, by Rao Chalasani

The New York offices of the foundation known as Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), but commonly known in the United States as Doctors Without Borders (DWB), looks to include volunteers whether their free time is limited or plentiful. Those who may only provide a few hours each week are often used for clerical tasks that are essential to the administration of the global organization.

MSF, or DWB, works to accommodate volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. However, even those who begin with the organization by performing mostly clerical tasks may be included in special projects once they are with the organization for a period of time. In the event of a crisis, volunteers are needed during evening hours and on weekends. Doctors Without Borders offices are located at 333 Seventh Avenue, Second Floor in New York City. Those interested in volunteering can print out the volunteer questionnaire from the DWB website at www.doctorswithoutborders.org and faxed to (212) 679-7016. Questions may be directed to the Office Volunteer Coordinator via email or by calling (212) 679-6800.

Formerly with Bank of America Financial Services in New York, NY, Rao Chalasani is the sole inventor of U.S patent pending “Enterprise Risk Management System” and supporter of several international foundations.