• Can I volunteer in the MSF National office in Canada?

    Yes, we accept a number of office volunteers and unpaid office interns in our National office .

  • Can my family accompany me on a mission?

    In most cases, living conditions in the field (security, housing, etc.) make it impossible for field workers to be accompanied by children or partners who are not participating in the mission. This is particularly true for most initial assignments.

  • Do field workers receive any remuneration or benefits?

    Field workers receive the following benefits:

    • a monthly stipend
    • comprehensive insurance coverage
    • round-trip transportation
    • room and board in project country
  • I have another question. Whom should I contact?

    If after having read this section of the website you have any questions about working in the field with MSF please contact the MSF Canada office closest to you .

  • I'd like to read more about some of the issues MSF addresses. What are some interesting books and papers you recommend?

    MSF recommends a number of publications which explore the issues surrounding humanitarian aid, including but not limited to: the history of humanitarian aid; international and humanitarian law; neutrality and advocacy; and the role of the media. Be sure to view our list of publications and recommended reading .

  • Is there an age limit for working in the field with MSF?

    There is no age limit for participation in MSF projects, however, one should be in good health.

  • May I request placement in a specific country?

    It is usually not possible to honour specific placement requests. MSF asks all field works to be flexible and willing to serve where they are needed most. However, special skills and/or restrictions are taken into consideration in each placement. Once a position is offered, the final decision to accept a post is made by the field worker.

  • What if I am injured or become ill?

    All field workers must be aware of the risks and dangers of serving with MSF in the field. They must understand that they have no claim against the organization for any injury or illness acquired while participating in any travel or activity conducted by, in support of, or under the auspices of MSF. However, MSF maintains insurance coverage on behalf of its field workers that provide some direct benefits to injured or sick field workers (including appropriate care and, if necessary, repatriation) or their beneficiaries. The scope of this insurance is explained prior to departure.