Doctors | Senior Medical Students | Nurses | Physios

& Allied Medical Professionals

Friends of Nias is a not for profit clinic based at Lagundri Bay off Sumatra. We have been running a clinic for over a year and have volunteers for 24 weeks this year. 

  • Volunteers: 2019 proved to be a huge success for the clinic with volunteers from Australia, Brazil, USA, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands, assisting in the clinic.

  • 'Expressions of interest': Unfortunately, the pandemic has prevented our wonderful volunteers from attending in 2020. Nonetheless, we are accepting 'expressions of interest' for 2021. Once the situation has improved, it will be full steam ahead. Watch this space for further updates.

  • There are waves all year round, with larger swells April to October. The other months provide a less busy line up with fun sized waves. For non-surfers, there are a host of fun things to do also.

  • Air conditioned accomodation is provided for you and a partner. All we ask is that you run the clinic most days for around 3 hours. It's fun and rewarding.

  • The local food is excellent and very cheap.

  • We have a wonderful team of 3 nurses, a pharmacist and a local doctor.

  • A great opportunity to be immersed in the village and have a "holiday with purpose".

  • Check out the attachments and volunteer calendar; enquiries or donations via