Hands on Health Australia 

Hands on Health Australia (HoHA) offers allied and complementary health treatments to the sick, unemployed, disabled, aged and disadvantaged. Our volunteer practitioners offer Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Massage, Myotherapy, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Counselling and Acupuncture. Some clinics also offer legal advice, hairdressing and beauty.

We have 12 volunteer community clinics in Australia and 4 international treatment and training programs. Around 30,000 people are reached per year, delivering around 10,000 treatments through the collective efforts of up to 500 HoHA volunteers.

Student & Volunteer Placements

HoHA offers students and volunteers short or long term clinical placements and educational tours in partner not-for-profit organisations locally and overseas. Students are offered the opportunity to gain experience in a community clinic setting with qualified practitioners and mentors. Our partner organisations are working in the field of community development and health promotion, therefore working in some of the most remote, poorest areas of the globe.  

We are dedicated to ensuring lasting and sustainable change whilst bridging gaps in healthcare and collaboratively responding to the needs identified by local communities. Therefore as part of these programs, our local partner NGOs provide students and volunteers the opportunity to practice and share knowledge whilst working side-by-side with local community health workers. 

Programs are organised to include, among other things, visits to traditional medicine and local health facilities, knowledge exchange with local health workers, health and treatment camps, and general sightseeing.

Our programs bridge worlds and empower students and volunteers to become agents of social change both at home and abroad.

For updates, tour dates and costs, see What's On.


HoHA is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the community. All proceeds from student placement fees are directed towards sustaining our volunteer clinics locally and abroad.
For further information about HoHA and our work please see our main website at: www.handsonhealth.com.au


Thank you so much for introducing us to such a wonderful opportunity and such a beautiful country. I had a wonderful time in India and I’m very keen to go back to Jagran in the future and help out where I can. Thanks again for letting us know about Jagran it was a wonderful experience that I will never forget.
— Hannah Stephenson, Endeavour College Naturopathy student

Renee Jones

I recently went to India in January and participated in the HoHA India student group. It was such a humbling and exciting experience. I loved it so much I am going back there in February 2016 to study the Ayurveda to incorporate this fantastic knowledge into my clinic when I graduate. I can’t wait to graduate and start treating and helping people.

I have been searching for an organisation that does volunteer work in India, and am so excited to return as a practitioner.
— Renee Jones, Endeavour College 2015

Bradly Douglas

Last day in India. Very sad to be leaving this country, it has grown on me hugely! Thank you to Ganesh Ji, Pankaj Ji, RK Ji, Mukesh, CP, NP, Prem, Sunakshi and anyone else at JJVS who I have forgotten. You have given us such a fantastic opportunity to use chiropractic to help those in need, you are all also fantastic people doing great things.

Thanks to my RMIT colleagues, Vicky and the new people I have met along the way for being huge amounts of fun and making this trip so memorable.
— Bradley Douglas, Chiropractic Student, RMIT University 2015

VikY Ryan Green

It was an amazing tour of duty. A great journey for me with lots of learning. Thank you so much.

The Guni healers were awesome and open to learning and exchange of ideas. The staff are so welcoming and keen to help. We were looked after so well, no one was sick, lots of chai….
— Vicky Ryan, RMIT Chiropractic Student Supervisor, HOHA Norlane Volunteer Chiropractor