Volunteer for Medical & Healthcare in Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha, Tanzania

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Volunteering Solutions

(52 Reviews)
  • From $540 USD for 1 Week

  • 1 - 13 Weeks

  • Select Start Dates

  • 18 And Older

Description

Overview

Travel to Arusha, Tanzania and volunteer in a medical clinic, dispensary, or hospital in this program that's excellent for pre-med, medical, and nursing students as well as professionals. Learn about Tanzania's medical sector and make a difference in a developing country. Dentistry placements also are available - be sure to note this on your application if dentistry is something you may be interested in learning more about. The exact type of work you do as well as the amount of hands-on assistance you will be able to provide is dependent on your background and experience.

Arrival and Orientation

You'll arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where a representative will meet you and help you transfer to Arusha - you also can choose to take the bus from Nairobi and be picked up at the station in Arusha. Once you are onsite, a coordinator will provide an orientation covering safety, location, transport, things to see in the area, and much more. After that, you will learn more about the project and your role in it.

Accommodations

During your time in Arusha, you will live in a volunteer hostel with shared rooms and comfortable facilities. You also can choose to live with a host family for a truly immersive experience. You will be provided with three meals per day, with breakfast and dinner provided at the house, and lunch generally provided at your program site. Food here usually consists of salads, sandwiches, ugali, chapatti, chai tea, bread and rice, and vegetables and fruits.

Field Conditions

As a volunteer on this medical and healthcare program, you can expect to mainly shadow a local professional and assist him or her wherever needed. Depending on your experience, you may be able to assist with basic tasks such as suturing wounds and giving vaccinations. You also will be able to assist patients with some of their activities, and also providing daily administrative support and with triage at the hospital or clinic.

Your Impact

The amount of hands-on assistance that you will be able to provide is dependent on your background and qualifications. However, during your stay in Arusha, you will have the opportunity to learn about healthcare and medical practices from local professionals, and be able to provide basic care and companionship to patients in need. Whether you are providing direct assistance while in Tanzania, or learning how to utilize those practices and knowledge later in your career, you will be able to make a positive impact with what you have learned for years to come.

Location

Arusha, Tanzania
  • Where you will be volunteering
    Arusha, Tanzania

    Volunteers will work in a hospital, clinic, or dispensary.

  • Where you'll be staying
    Arusha, Tanzania

    Volunteers will be staying in a volunteer house.

  • Nearest Airport
    Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania

Cost

1 Week
13 Weeks
1 Week

$540 USD

What’s Included

  • Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)

  • Offer of tours and outings in the weekends (extra costs can apply)

  • Guidance and supervision during your stay

  • Meals (3 meals a day)

  • Accommodation (shared rooms)

  • First Day Introduction at the Project and Surroundings

  • Personal Collection Upon Arrival at Airport or Ferry

  • 24 hrs Assistance and Support from Staff

What’s Not Included

  • Transport during project stay

  • Own Drinks and Luxury Items

  • Airfare

Project Start Dates

Projects are available on select Sundays and are available year-round.

Organization

Volunteering Solutions is a highly respected and accredited organization that coordinates volunteer abroad opportunities for high school students, individuals, couples, and even corporate groups. They’ve been running volunteer traveling programs since 2006, and in that time, they’ve helped more than 12,000 volunteers complete trips that have been life changing not only for them but also for the people they’ve helped. Volunteering Solutions operates in 19 countries, and provides over 100 types of volunteering and interning options in areas like child care, medical, education, conservation, community development, and much more. By coordinating volunteer efforts with local social welfare organizations around the world, Volunteering Solutions guarantees that your impact truly benefits the people you're there to help.

To help you get the most out of your journey, and to make the trip as safe and stress-free as possible, Volunteering Solutions takes care of the placement, accommodations, travel, meals, and security for each volunteer. That way, you're free to focus your attention on what's important, like helping the community, helping the people, growing as an individual, and exploring a new country, new cultures, and new practices.

Reviews (52)

Laurine

Dec 03, 2017

To give a summary, the last five weeks have been the most amazing five weeks of my life.
When arriving at the center you are warmly welcomed and shown around. It is a lot to take in because the center is pretty big and there are a lot of animals ...
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Xinyi Yang

Sep 27, 2017

It's a interesting journey. In this journey I tried a lot thing that are first time.

Shuwen Tang

Sep 26, 2017

This volunteer experience for me is very meaningful. I was really enjoy the two weeks I spent in Thailand. I knew many new things, the stuffs are all very responsive and the members in our group are very nice. That was a challenge for me to be a volunteer, with ... +more

Ruud

Sep 25, 2017

The trip was really awesome. It was my first time to go outside Europe and this project was the ideal thing to do for the first time! It is a good combination between different volunteering projects, travelling, and being with international people. The week in Mr. Lee's elephant village ... +more

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