Medical Volunteer Program
Clinics & Hospitals
Starting at $250 for 1 Week , $350 / 2 weeks
+ $150 enrollement fee
Stays up to 16 weeks listed below
In many poor communities in Tanzania, healthcare is not easily accessible or affordable.
The Medical volunteer project aims to change that.
If you’re someone who has a strong initiative, enthusiasm and readiness to work in basic facilities with limited resources, then this project will be a good fit for you.
When volunteering on the Medical project in Tanzania, you can expect to shadow local medical professionals, gaining an understanding of the healthcare system in Tanzania.
Your placement will be either in a medical clinic or hospital and will be determined by your previous experience and training.
It is important that you have realistic expectations with regard to the activities that you will be involved in on the Medical project – you will generally observe local doctors and provide basic patient care as procedures must comply with the Tanzania Healthcare System and most volunteers cannot communicate directly with patients due to language barriers.
Your main role on this project is simple observation and it is unlikely that you will be involved in operations or independent tasks.
Volunteers may also have the opportunity to take part in Medical Outreach campaigns twice a week.
The campaigns take place in a local village where basic healthcare services are not always available.
It’s important to note that these campaigns are funded entirely by volunteers and you’re welcome to reach out to your Program Manager for more information on the costs associated with this.
This project is open to fully qualified doctors and nurses, as well as students who have completed at least two years of nursing or medical school.
Fully qualified Paramedics, EMTs and CNAs are also welcome to join the Medical project in Tanzania, however it is important to note that you will be placed within a general practice clinic or hospital, rather than working within a specialized field.
Some hospitals and clinics include departments such as; Laboratory Testing, Pharmacy, Maternity and Family Planning, Radiology and Ultrasound.
If you have an interest in any of these fields, you are welcome to make a note in your application so we can try to arrange that for you.
All Medical volunteers are required to provide the following to our local team once they have registered for the program, no later than three weeks before the program begins:
- Copy of current level of study or certification
- Two reference letters from a professor or supervisor in the medical field
- CV/resume specific to medical skills and experience
The Medical project in Tanzania has an extra cost of $50 per week for supervision, materials and the logistics involved in this project.
This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you when you apply for the program.
Further requirements on link below!
Please read our Requirements page thouroughly
*Enrollement fee of $150 required after your application is accepted
Program Cost Includes:
- Private Pick-Up and Drop-Off at Arusha Airport
- Accommodation in Volunteer house
- 3 Nutritious Meals a day, including weekends
- 24/7 In Country Support
- Program Orientation
- Volunteer Placement
Enrollment Cost Includes:
- Virtual volunteer training
- Advisor to assist with preparation such as booking travel and essential materials to bring
- Invitation to our private Volunteer Facebook Page
- Certificate displaying how many hours of volunteer work, pdf file emailed once completed program
Your application appceptance email will let you know the entire cost of your program!