HIV/AIDS Support Volunteer
As a volunteer on our HIV/AIDS Support project, you will have the opportunity to provide assistance to women living in Tanzania with HIV & AIDS, teaching them and supporting them to become more self-sufficient. Many people who are known to be suffering from HIV/AIDS in Tanzania can find it difficult to gain employment and ultimately provide for their households. If you’re someone who is open minded and interested in supporting women in Tanzania living with HIV/AIDS then this is a great project for you.
Volunteers working on the HIV/AIDS Support project will have the opportunity to teach Health, English and Business classes to equip local women who suffer from HIV/AIDS with the skills necessary to help themselves and help the community. Volunteers can also teach them how to make crafts and new products that they can sell locally, enabling the women to earn a sustainable income.
Another focus is on community outreach visits. Visits take place every one to two weeks, and volunteers have the opportunity to visit the women in their own homes. During these visits, volunteers can provide food, counseling and medical assistance to those in need. Further support is provided to these communities through strategies developed at placement, such as access to clean water or women’s sanitary materials.
Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and you will be encouraged to bring whatever knowledge or skills you have to help the project develop provide for the needs of the women and empower them. As you will be volunteering alongside our local team, experience in HIV/AIDS work is not required to participate on this project. We do, however, strongly recommend you gain some understanding of these areas prior to your arrival in Tanzania.