Volunteer herbal health care exchanges & opportunities in botanical medicine, from Africa to Belize and other regions of the world to study and serve within realms of natural medicine & the preservation of indigenous plants and healing wisdom.
HWB International Borderless Medicine Programs
Herbalists Without Borders provides volunteer health justice and humanitarian aid to thousands of people in more than 20 countries with multiple chapters in some of those countries. Health, wellness and compassionate care are served by our volunteers in regions where there are either natural or human-induced crisis or disaster. Examples of such care during the past decade include Herbal Medic Support for First Nations People and the Water Protectors in North Dakota (U.S.), victims and survivors of the earthquakes in Nepal and hurricanes in Haiti. Helping people when there is political upheaval and subsequent violence or displacement is also part of our global volunteerism. An example of this is happening with our HWB chapters is the United Kingdom and Greece where refugees from Syria and other nations are being assisted. Herbalists Without Borders also assists global people facing discrimination, oppression and other barriers to accessing health and wellness. HWB does not impose care upon countries or cultures of people, we go when invited and typically encourage residents of countries to organize and start an HWB Chapter in their region. Cultural autonomy, preservation of healing traditions, indigenous plants and healers are priorities for Herbalists Without Borders.
Where We Volunteer
Visit our interactive map to learn where 72 Herbalists Without Borders global chapters and projects are located
Frontline Global News
Each quarter we feature the unique volunteerism of one of our global HWB Chapters. This month we are featuring the Corfu, Greece Chapter.
Cross Cultural Delegations
Every year or two, we work to co-host a cross cultural medicine exchange or health delegation to a country that HWB is invited to engage with. To read an interview about the HWB 2016 delegation, Women in Cuba: Herbalism, Health Care & Sustainable Agriculture. Keep an eye out on the blog for a recap of our Cuba trip.