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Global and Community Partners-Ethiopia teams work side-by-side with local health professionals in Ethiopia to deliver medical and surgical care, educational opportunities for health professionals and students, and care for vulnerable children.

Our volunteer teams in the past have provided hospital-based services, dental care, training for hospital staff and youth physicals.


If you are interested in volunteering on a trip to Ethiopia, please fill out this volunteer form.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a trip to Ethiopia cost?
A trip typically costs between $2,000-2,500, including flights, lodging, in-country transportation, meals and other shared team expenses. Costs not included are pre-trip immunizations, passport costs, visa and paperwork expenses, and medications. Gundersen employees may apply for a Global and Community Partners grant to cover up to $500 in trip costs.

Do volunteers need to have a medical background?
No. Volunteers from a variety of backgrounds are needed. Please complete the volunteer form and describe your interest, and a member of the Global and Community Partners team will follow up with you to discuss opportunities.

Does Gundersen provide time off for my trip?
You may choose to take PTO or unpaid time off – you will need to make arrangements with your manager. Gundersen medical staff may also use CME time, but not CME money, to participate.

For more information on specific trip details, please refer to our Ethiopia Volunteer Info sheet.

To inquire about specific trip dates and initiatives, contact the Global and Community Partners office at or call (608) 775-9883.

what to expect

We've taken steps at all our locations to keep you and our staff healthy and safe. Here's what to expect when you visit us.

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