Useful links

Below are links for organisations which may be of interest. Some of these organisations may be useful for potential overseas Speech and Language Therapy volunteers or others working in a similar field in the UK and abroad.

Professional organisations and healthcare networks:

OT Frontiers is a network of occupational therapists which is based in the UK and aims to support the development of occupational therapy overseas.

ADAPT is an international support group for physiotherapists in international health and development.

MAITS (Multi Agency International Training and Support) aims to facilitate development primarily by capacity-building amongst health and education professionals working in the disability sector in under-resourced countries.

HIFA (Healthcare Information For All). Communication Therapy International is a HIFA supporting organisation.

THET (Tropical Health and Education Trust) Partnerships for Global Health.

Global Health Exchange. Supporting the NHS workforce through global learning.

Communication Support World Network has a newsletter published twice per year, its goal being to offer practical information to those interested in AAC and assistive technology in areas of the world where these fields are still emerging.

ADD International supports disability equality in Africa and Asia.

Humanity and Inclusion (formerly Handicap International)

CBM. An international Christian disability and development organisation.

The Missing Billion. The ambition is to improve access to healthcare for people with disabilities, particularly in low and middle-income countries.


Speech and Language Therapy specific organisations:

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics

CPLOL  Standing Liaison Committee of E.U. Speech and Language Therapists and Logopedists.

African Connections  Google Group is a community to link in with others working in Africa. Request to join through the link or if this does not work, request to be added directly.

International Communication Project A group of 6 SLT bodies across the world, supporting the development of services for people with communication dsiability. Sign the Universal Declaration of Communication Rights and read case studies from SLT across the globe.


Organisations with specific opportunities and internships for SLTs:

CTI endeavours to provide accurate information on jobs and volunteer opportunities available but  does not accept responsibility for the nature of these placements. Please be aware that we do not  not evaluate or review any adverts or the employers and their terms or conditions . We recommend doing as much research as possible before working with an organisation and focussing your search on organisations that you know to be reputable.

Projects Abroad

Volunteer Base camp




Research links:

Supporting services for children with communication disability in Northern Rwanda. Working with Chance for Childhood’s Education Equality and Empowerment project. 

MMU/University of Ghana Speech and Language Therapy Education Collaboration

Mentoring staff to develop services for people with communication disabilities in Uganda