Volunteer

GlobalMedic is a small Canadian NGO based in Toronto, Ontario. We strive to help people in need around the world by offering emergency relief services to aid victims of disasters and by training medical personnel and donating medicines to developing and war-torn countries.

GlobalMedic is an entirely volunteer based organization. Our team members take personal vacation time when they need to deploy and assist in packing supplies and fundraising in their spare time between missions. Volunteers can have a variety of duties, from being part of a disaster response team traveling around the world, to organizing fundraising events here in Canada, to helping pack for upcoming programs. Every individual is as involved as they would like to be, all that we ask is that you have a positive attitude and a strong will to help those less fortunate.

GlobalMedic is always in need of volunteers for Support and Fundraising.

Please follow the links above for more information on how you can help and to register as a volunteer.

If you have any questions, please email: abudziak@globalmedic.ca

Selected Previous Training Sessions

RRT Training Toronto 2011 - June, 2011
RRT Training Ottawa 2007 - November, 2007
RRT Training Toronto 2008 - June, 2008
SAR (Rappelling) Training Toronto - October, 2008
RRT Training Toronto 2006 - June, 2006
RRT Training Ottawa 2006 - November, 2006
SAR (Dog) Training Toronto - April, 2007
RRT Training Toronto 2007 - June, 2007
RRT Training Toronto 2009 - September, 2009
RRT Training 2009 - September, 2009

Rapid Response Team (RRT)

What is it?

GlobalMedic's Rapid Response Team is deployed following natural or man-made disasters to provide emergency relief services. The team has a medical component that involves emergency medical treatment, administering vaccinations and setting up temporary field hospitals. The team also deploys with a specialized water team that is responsible for providing clean water to the local population. This is accomplished by the use of chemicals and by the teams various ‘water units' that filter and purify local water.

Where is it based?

GlobalMedic is based out of Toronto, however as of right now we only deploy out of Toronto for logistics purposes. On some missions, the situation may arise that we need to do relief rotations of the initial team on a disaster deployment. In this case we may deploy members out of other provinces. Out-of-province volunteers are still welcome to register, as we are hoping to expand our team to include chapters in other major cities across Canada.

Who is on the team?

- Emergency and medical professionals make up the majority of the RRT (Paramedics, firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, etc)

- Engineers (specifically water engineers)

- Skilled Tradesman

Disaster Response

The disaster relief missions are usually 10-14 days in length including travel. Anywhere from 2-10 people will be deployed. Team members will NOT receive a salary for these missions.
GlobalMedic provides : Airfare, in-country transport (destination only), food, accommodation, uniforms (tactical BDU shirt, tactical pants, t-shirts and hats), training on equipment.
Applicant provides : Footwear, rain gear, valid passport with at least 7 months before expiration, suitable immunizations, time (most team members either take holiday time or a leave from work)

Training

GlobalMedic holds training/orientation days several times per year. We like to get new team members out to these events before you are sent on a mission. During the 6-8 hour orientation you will meet all the new and existing team members and you will learn how to set up and operate the various equipment, including the water units and the inflatable field hospitals. You can still register below if you are interested in being a team member and we will notify you of the next training day.

Capacity Building

Occasionally there are paid missions to support UN agencies in medical education.
Typically 1 or 2 team members are sent on these missions.

GlobalMedic's missions are completely funded through donations. In the past, we have organized bar nights, hosted dinners, and sold t-shirts to raise money for upcoming missions.

Help is greatly needed to secure funding for future programs. If you would like to assist GlobalMedic in fundraising, please register as a volunteer below.

Adina Kauffman

Cambodia 2005
Aelish McCreary

Cambodia 2006
Alfred Ng

Cambodia 2005
Amanda Fraiser

Guatemala - Floods 2008
Amanda Walsh

Sri Lanka 2003
Bill McCracken

Cambodia 2005
Guatemala - Hurricane 2005
Cambodia 2006
Laos 2006
Iraq - MAG Training 2008
Bonnie Stewart

Bangladesh - Cyclone 2007
Brian Welch

Cambodia 2005
Brienna Ross

Philippines - Typhoon 2006
Honduras - Floods 2008
Haiti - Earthquake 2010
David Hutcheon

Solomon Islands - Tsunami 2007
Sudan - MAG Training 2006
Guatemala - Hurricane 2005
Tsunami Mission 2005
Haiti - Earthquake 2010
David Phillips

Cambodia 2005
Guatemala - Hurricane 2005
Cambodia 2006
David Sakaki

Philippines - Typhoon 2009
Don Ryan

Cambodia 2005
Guatemala - Hurricane 2005
Pakistan - Earthquake 2005
Philippines - Typh.Durian - 2006
Indonesia - Earthquake 2006
Pakistan - Flooding 2007
Dominican - Hurricane 2007
Guatemala - Floods 2008
Sri Lanka - Complex. Emerg '09
Indonesia - Earthquake 2009
Haiti - Earthquake 2010
Heather McCarten

Gaza - Complex Emerg. 2009
Haiti - Earthquake 2010
James Ligas

Bangladesh - Flooding 2007
Jasmine Jasavala

Sri Lanka 2003
Cambodia 2005
Jeanette Broad

Cambodia 2006
John Grima

Peru - Earthquake 2007
Josh Hehner

Vietnam - MAG Training 2008
Laos - MAG Training 2008
Congo(DRC) - MAG Training 2008
Congo(ROC) - MAG Training 2008
Julie Grainger

Solomon Islands - Tsunami 2007
Pakistan - Flooding 2007
Dominican - Hurricane 2007
Leonard Komoniewski

Sri Lanka 2003
Cambodia 2003
Michelle Reyns

Bangladesh - Flooding 2007
Mike Larsen

Philippines - Typhoon Durian 2006
Indonesia - Flooding 2007
Pakistan - Flooding 2007
Vietnam - MAG Training 2008
Myanmar - Cyclone 2008
Haiti - Earthquake 2010
Min Soe Myo

Nicole Merckel

Cambodia 2006
Laos 2007
Peter Cullingford

Sri Lanka 2007
Philip Galina

Lebanon 2006
Rahul Singh

Sri Lanka 2003
Guatemala - Hurricane2005
Pakistan - Earthquake 2005
Cambodia 2006
Sudan 2006
Lebanon 2006
Pakistan - Flooding 2007
Indonesia - Flooding 2007
Solomon Islands 2007
Bangladesh - Flooding 2007
Rebecca Thomas

Cambodia 2006
Sudan - MAG Training - 2008
Richard Fantinato

Haiti 2008
Robbie Capancioni

Mexico - Flooding 2007
Robert Selfridge

Sri Lanka 2003
Cambodia 2003
Cambodia 2005
Sri Lanka 2005
Cambodia 2006
Laos 2006
Laos 2007
Iraq - MAG Training 2008, 2009, 2010
Laos - MAG Training 2008
Sean Large

Mexico - Flooding 2007
Gaza - MAG Training 2009
Haiti - Earthquake 2010
Shawn Cleary

Guatemala 2005
Cambodia 2006
Indonesia 2007
Sheree Hrynor

Sri Lanka - 2003
Cambodia - 2005
Tim Standley

Myanmar - Cyclone 2008
Haiti - Hurricane relief 2008
Indonesia - Earthquake 2009
Tommy Leblanc

Mexico - Flooding 2007
Victor Pak

Cambodia 2006
Labanon 2006
Wes Normington

Indonesia - Flooding 2007
Pakistan - Flooding 2007
Bangladesh - Flooding 2007
Mexico - Flooding 2007
Myanmar - Cyclone 2008
China - Earthquake 2008
Sri Lanka - Complex Emerg.2009
Yvonne Malbasha

Bangladesh - Flooding 2007
Vietnam - MAG Training 2008
Gaza - MAG Training 2009

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