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GlobalMedic David McAntony Gibson Foundation

GlobalMedic David McAntony Gibson Foundation

GlobalMedic is the operational arm of the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF), a registered Canadian charity that runs capacity building programs in post conflict nations and provides disaster relief services to large scale catastrophes around the world.

The team is staffed by professional rescuers specifically paramedics, police officers, and firefighters who volunteer their time and skills.

Together, they form a Rescue Unit designed to save victims of structural collapse; a Water Purification Unit designed to provide clean drinking water to victims; and an Emergency Medical Unit that uses inflatable hospitals to restore medical infrastructure.

GlobalMedic has deployed over 60 times in the past five years. Disaster responses have included tsunamis in Sri Lanka, Japan and the Solomon Islands, earthquakes in Indonesia, Haiti, Pakistan and China; hurricanes in Guatemala and Haiti; typhoons in the Philippines and Myanmar; floods in Bangladesh and India, Mexico and the Dominican Republic and drought and famine in the Kenya and Somalia.

Keywords: International , Health and Medicine



GlobalMedic David McAntony Gibson Foundation
20 Claireport Crescent, Unit 9, Toronto, ON M9W6P6

GlobalMedic David McAntony Gibson Foundation url http://globalmedic.ca/

GlobalMedic David McAntony Gibson Foundation Phone Number 416-916-0522

GlobalMedic David McAntony Gibson Foundation Email address skepka@globalmedic.ca



Volunteer Information for GlobalMedic David McAntony Gibson Foundation

What services does your organization provide?
GlobalMedic provides emergency relief to those affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies. In doing so, we empower the emergency response capacity of organizations and communities in the developing world by providing technological equipment and training. GlobalMedic strives to deliver the maximum amount of aid with the minimum operating cost.

GlobalMedic also delivers a pre-hospital emergency medical care training package. The training is delivered to members of organizations and hospitals in developing countries in order to enhance emergency medical services.

We seek to increase the independence of communities in the developing world, while ultimately improving the efficiency of international disaster relief.


Do you have any age requirements?
GlobalMedic does not have a minimum age requirement but looks for maturity, and medical as well as first responder skill sets in their applicants. Going overseas is challenging and requires strong teamwork, intercultural relations, and the ability to work in crisis situations.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No, but additional languages are always an asset especially on international deployments.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
A typical overseas deployment is 10 -15 days but GlobalMedic expects committed volunteers to participate in activities at its headquarters in Toronto.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
GlobalMedic is an emergency response organization so all applicants should be comfortable working in difficult conditions overseas, should they be deployed.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
GlobalMedic primarily uses volunteers with emergency and technical skill sets, although applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Due to the nature of its work, GlobalMedic's need for volunteers fluctuates. Those interested in working with GlobalMedic should visit the "Volunteer" page on the GlobalMedic website at http://www.globalmedic.ca/volunteer/ and register as a volunteer.


Is there any training provided for volunteers?
Annually, GlobalMedic hosts a training day where volunteers learn more about the organization and the equipment it uses when responding to emergencies. Attendance at this training day is mandatory before deployment.

For more information, visit the "Volunteer" page on the GlobalMedic website at http://www.globalmedic.ca/volunteer/.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Periodically, GlobalMedic requires the help of volunteers in the warehouse and preparing for a deployment. These opportunities will be emailed to the list of registered volunteers who respond accordingly.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with GlobalMedic David McAntony Gibson Foundation?
Medical and technical professionals may gain experience working in crisis situations overseas and will contribute in areas of acute need. Non-medical and non-technical professionals can work with the water sector of GlobalMedic to provide clean drinking water.


Do you accept high school students?
GlobalMedic is a great opportunity for new professionals who have finished university or college programs in medical and technical sectors. The conditions that GlobalMedic works under require skill and experience working in crisis situations.




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