First and foremost we are Paramedics and ambulance staff with an interest in using our skills in the field of humanitarian assistance and development.

We were established from a group of colleagues who, along with other Ambulance Service personnel and associated health care professionals plus friends who helped to build a health centre, equip it and worked alongside local medical professionals.

We soon realised that there were many likeminded colleagues within our profession, whether they be Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Emergency Care Assistants, PTS or indeed Emergency Department staff and Midwives who also wanted the same opportunity and to be part of our professions response to providing humanitarian medical assistance where it is needed most in the developing world. So we thought we’d try and help some more health centre’s and give more of us the chance to experience working in them!

Given the huge level of public support we have had, in addition to the support within the profession, we decided to set up Volunteer Medics as a not for profit NGO.