Volunteering

Volunteer Crew Members for humanitarian deployments in crisis-affected regions

Volunteer Crew Members for humanitarian deployments in crisis-affected regions

To build up our volunteer pool for the Emergency Medical Team and the Mobile Crisis Response Makerspace, we are looking for volunteers who are interested in a long-term commitment to CADUS.

The Emergency Medical Team is a WHO-certified team of doctors, nurses, paramedics and logisticians who have been specially trained by us to work in crisis-affected regions. When a disaster occurs, organisations certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) are requested and, if suitable, sent
to the affected areas. As CADUS, we make sure that we only accept deployments where we can act sustainably and effectively. For example, we do not accept missions where we believe that other organisations are better suited.

In Ukraine, we were deployed as an Emergency Medical Team to conduct medical intensive-care evacuations and support local forces to meet the increased demand. We decided to do this because the local experts could not meet the increased demand on their own, there were no resources for intensive-care transport and other international organisations did not feel able to work in a country at war.

The Mobile Crisis Response Makerspace will be deployed when craft, technical and innovative skills are needed. In Ukraine, several crews of
MobMakers rebuilt social critical infrastructure over 5 months and in cooperation with local NGOs. This included rebuilding a bombed fire station, bringing hotels back into use for people on the move, repairing a school and upgrading a bus that is now used as an intensive medical treatment and transport van.

Our operations are largely managed by our volunteer crews, for which we are always looking for new members for the following areas:

MEDICINE (Emergency Medical Team = EMT)

  • Doctors with at least two years of professional experience, preferably anaesthesiologists, internists and pediatricians. Experience in emergency medicine and intensive/critical care would be a strong advantage.
  • Adult or pediatric nurses, preferably with experience in intensive care medicine or ER.
  • Feldshers/paramedics

Since we often support the local structures with training during our operations, teaching experience in first aid would be desirable for the above-mentioned positions, although not a must.

CRAFTS (Mobile Crisis Response Makerspace = MobMaker)

  • Craftswo:men of all trades, preferably with experience abroad and/or working in very diverse and changing teams.

MEDIA

  • Field Media Coordinator for direct reporting from the deployments and media support of the projects.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles and strong commitment to our Code of Conduct.
  • Fluent in English, as our working language is English.
  • Availability for at least 14 days (participation in 4 online briefings, which take place on fixed dates in the evening, is obligatory beforehand)
  • High level of teamwork, frustration tolerance and acceptance of existing assignment structures
  • Complete Covid-19 vaccination (currently three vaccinations) + standard vaccinations recommended by the STIKO
  • Passport valid for another 6 months on arrival
  • For medical professionals: Professional experience of at least two years
  • For Field Media Coordinators: Confident with social media, photography, and interviewing. Absolute compliance with our Code of Conduct for PR
  • A completed Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) is an advantage.

INTEREST?

If you can imagine working as part of an Emergency Medical Team or as a MobMaker with CADUS on emergency humanitarian projects, please register in the database below. After reviewing your documents, our crewing coordination will contact you by phone and have a first interview with you. You will then be added to our volunteer pool, which will inform you about events, trainings, meetings, and requests for deployments. If you have any questions in advance or later, please feel free to contact crewing@cadus.org.

We look forward to receiving your application and will try to review all applications promptly and get back to you accordingly. If you feel that you are waiting too long to hear back, please do not hesitate to write to us.

Volunteer team members in the back office and the departments

Volunteer team members in the back office and the departments

As a still young and donation-based NGO, the work of our back office would not be possible without volunteer support. Therefore, we are permanently looking for supporters in our different areas (medical coordination, technical coordination, fundraising, media and public relations, IT, crewing, and logistics) and projects (classification as an Emergency Medical Team Type 1 Mobile of the WHO). If you can imagine committing yourself to CADUS in the medium to long term, we can offer you a wide range of tasks and training opportunities:

  • Planning and support of deployments
  • Organisation of lectures and training
  • Supervision of e-learning
  • Creation of SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures) to make individual processes more transparent and efficient
  • Helping with warehouse logistics, inventory, and maintenance of our equipment
  • Helping to set up an Emergency Medical Team Type 1 Mobile according to WHO standards
  • Support in public relations and website design

INTEREST?

If you can imagine working as part of an Emergency Medical Team or as a MobMaker with CADUS on emergency humanitarian projects, please register in the database below. After reviewing your documents, our crewing coordination will contact you by phone and have a first interview with you. You will then be added to our volunteer pool, which will inform you about events, trainings, meetings, and requests for deployments. If you have any questions in advance or later, please feel free to contact crewing@cadus.org.

We look forward to receiving your application and will try to review all applications promptly and get back to you accordingly. If you feel that you are waiting too long to hear back, please do not hesitate to write to us.