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Only neurosurgeons or neurosurgery residents can serve as volunteers.

For those volunteers who spend a minimum of four weeks in the host country, FIENS will provide round trip economy airfare. Additional discretionary funds are sometimes availalbe for educational activities.

The receiving institution usually provides basic accommodation and local transportation. If special accommodation is required, this should be clarified prior to travel.

If interested, please apply by filling out the Volunteer Application which is provided here in PDF format. The form can be filled out in Adobe Acrobat or printed and filled out by hand. It should be submitted to FIENS via mail or FAX.

The FIENS Volunteer Toolkit is a resource for all FIENS volunteers, you can find it here.

For additional information on specific FIENS sites, go to the  Project Locations  page  or contact a regional coordinator:

Africa:   Tracy Pohlman

Americas:   Peter Nakaji or Ravneet Kaur

Asia:   Jack Rock

For questions or more information on volunteering, contact James Johnston

Mailing Address:

James Johnston, MD (c/o Tracy Pohlman)

Volunteer Coordinator

Contact :

Tracey Pohlman

1600 7th Avenue South, Lowder 400

Birmingham, AL 35213