Volunteering


Urgently and immediately, we are looking for medical staff for our field hospital in Northeast Syria!

In consequence of the disastrous circumstances and the lack of sufficient medical care in the refugee camp al-Hawl in Northeast Syria (NES), we started setting up a field hospital at very short notice.

Klick here for more Infos about the project!

Meanwhile there are over 70 000 people living in Al Howl. They are without access to medical treatment in the camp, the referral system is not sufficient and the hospitals in the surroundings are overcrowded. Until now there was no camp hospital established.
The field hospital is set up and run jointly by CADUS and our local implementation partner. The hospital has currently 17 regular beds and 4 surveillance beds, an operating theatre where minor surgeries are performed, an isolation area and an area for acute emergencies that are brought in by ambulance. We are furthermore running a coordination centre (“hot desk”) for referrals and participate in staff trainings. Staff at the field hospital (both medical and non-medical) is mainly recruited locally and the international CADUS crew works together with them closely.

Our medical team will be composed of a nurse, a surgeon, an anaesthesiologist and an internist or family or general doctor preferably with skills in emergency medicine and obstetrics. They will work alongside our local medical team and besides taking care of the patients and operating they will perform medical trainings and improve the triage and referral system.

You can find further information about the situation in al-Hawl in the actual UN-Report.

We are looking for medics to join us on a mission (remunerated):

  • Surgeon: in advanced training or with specialist qualifications for the independent performance of small general and trauma/orthopaedic surgery procedures (abdominal surgery, wound care, fracture care), pre- and post-operative patient care and training for local staff with whom there is close cooperation.

  • Anaesthesiologist: in advanced training or with specialist qualifications for independent general, regional and local anaesthesia under basic conditions, including paediatric anaesthesia. Care of emergency patients, respiratory management, pain therapy and training of local staff. Post-operative (intermediate) care.

Period of deployment: 4-8 weeks. In exceptional cases, shorter deployments are possible. In addition, you have to calculate an extra two weeks stay in Erbil during the process of applying for entry in North-East Syria. This waiting time is not remunerated.

Requirements: You need to have a good level of written and spoken English. The working language within the CADUS crew is English. For communication with patients and national staff there are cultural mediators available. Experience with humanitarian work in zones of crisis is preferable.

If you can imagine yourself going on a mission with us subscribe to the crewing app https://cadus.f4.htw-berlin.de/ AND send an e-mail to crewing@cadus.org. This address is available for all questions.

Plus you can help us with sharing this call via Mail oder social media!

We looking forward hearing from you and appreciate your support!


Important notice regarding the crewing app:



As a first step, you will receive a login-link (check your spam-folder!) that you need to follow to the application form of our database. Only after the creation of a profile we have received your application. The web form works best with the Google Chrome browser, with others it sometimes does not save the entered data properly.
If you have a question regarding the process, send an email to crewing@cadus.org. If you are unsure whether your data has been saved by the website, follow the login-link again to your profile.
Rule of thumb: if you can see your details, we can see them too! You can also change your details if you like, or delete your profile altogether.


Medical support for our Berlin based team and EMT

We are looking for nurses, paramedics, doctors, and pharmacists who like to be involved with CADUS on a long-term level.

In Berlin we are looking for support for the following activities amongst other things:

  • planning missions
  • organizing courses and talks
  • maintain the e-learning project
  • writing SOPs (standard operation procedures)
  • taking care of materials etc.

In addition we searching for medical professionals for missions abroad (for now in Syria, read above) and for setting up a pool of potential crew members for our EMT (emergency medical team). Please enter your profile in our crew database: https://cadus.f4.htw-berlin.de/

There is something to do for every level of knowledge and specialization!

We offer a great working atmosphere with amazing people, a lot to learn from each other in our maker space and in the office, and an insight into the challenging aspects of humanitarian work.

Mail to:
medics@cadus.org
We are happy to hearing from you!


Advertise for us!

You want to support us and lay out some flyers at your place, organise a benefit concert, distribute posters in shops or beautify your surroundings with some of our stickers?
Then write us what and how much material you need and we'll send it to you.
Thank you or your support!

PS: Just one request – please distribute the shipped material. For lying useless in the corner we don't have to send ist to you. That is also possible at our office. And we hope you understand, that we
don 't run to the post office for five stickers.


Your donation for CADUS

For our projects we use economical, but smart and longliving solutions, a big network of active supporters and DIY. Nevertheless the success of our projects depends on financial ressources too. Help us to gain the maximum effectivity and donate for CADUS via Betterplace.

You want to support us in the long run or you have other ideas of supporting us?
We look forward hearing from you. Contact us at info@cadus.org.

CADUS supports - support CADUS!