HealthCare Volunteer was started in January 1, 2006 by an American medical student and an American dental student, who realized the need for a free 501 (c) (3) non-profit portal that connects all volunteers and job seekers interested in health related volunteering or work to the right volunteering or employment opportunity. The need for global health care has skyrocketed. HealthCare Volunteer was accessed by thousands of volunteers and job seekers from more than 118 countries in 2006. This site aims to allow any person interested in health related work to volunteer or work anywhere in the world. Due to resource constraints, several national health care organizations rightfully chose not to undertake such a drastic project, and so the opportunity to unite health care volunteers globally remained. It was clear that an independent, 3rd party, non-partisan, non-governmental organization (NGO) unaffiliated with any country or entity needed to be formed to promote health care volunteering and work in a rapidly globalizing world.