MEDICAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES.
Medical Volunteering opportunities /Internship opportunity at Arusha Regional Hospital
If you are looking for valuable hands-on medical experience then this internship is a great opportunity. There are many health issues to be explored and there is an obvious lack of manpower and resources in the local hospitals located in the major cities where we operate.
As a medical intern, this clinical volunteering will let you study at rural health posts and community clinics. Participants spend the majority of their internship learning from and assisting a qualified doctor or healthcare professional. Work responsibilities vary with your education, skills, and previous experience.
On the first day of your medical volunteering opportunity, you will be given an extensive orientation to familiarize yourself with your new surroundings. You will be informed of local customs and how to get around using public transportation.
A Healthcare Volunteering project co-coordinatorINTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS will also meet you to explain your role as an Intern. The orientation will cover all the relevant information about your project, including safety issues. An individual timetable will be worked out for you based on how much time you want to commit to volunteering.
Clinical Volunteering and Internship work
In this Medical Volunteering opportunity, you will select a particular area of interest related to medical / healthcare issues and explore the issue further with the help of an assigned supervisor. Please note: the project supervisor DOES NOT develop internships as this is up to the intern to get as much or as little out of their projects.
Job responsibilities of interns joining a medical internship in Tanzania (or to somewhere else where we operate) vary with education, skills, experience, and qualifications. Interns are not allowed to perform diagnoses or surgical operations.
Most of the time interns will help the doctor or work as an assistant to doctors. Interns measure blood pressure (BP), temperature, height, and weight, as well as assist doctors and the medical staff in the health centers.
Interns may also help in health camps (if available at that time), distribute medication, provide tips to patients referring to health, nutrition, and sanitation as well as counseling patients, and possibly participate in the treatment for minor injuries/wounds and/or maintain records of patients treated.
This healthcare Volunteering Opportunity will be conducted 15 minutes from the center of Arusha Town and is roughly one hour away from Kilimanjaro International Airport or a 10-minute drive from Arusha central coach station.
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation is down to the choice of the individual volunteer. There is the option of staying with a host family located near where the project is based or staying in our volunteer house.
Each has its own advantages. Staying with a host family will allow you to really immerse yourself into the local culture and learn the local language.
The volunteer house will allow you to meet other volunteers who are on the same project as you or working on other projects in the area. It is a great chance to share ideas and support one another in your experience.
The house provides a comfortable, safe, homely environment and includes shared living facilities, running water, hot showers, western-style bathroom facilities, and a TV/DVD sitting room for rest and recreation in the evenings.
Three meals will be provided each and every day at both accommodations, and normally consists of a variety of local-style foods, Meats, seafood, and vegetarian options.
Interns interested in joining the internship healthcare volunteering opportunity / medical volunteering opportunity/program must possess health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials. Medical interns without credentials are not allowed to work in this program because of the potential liability risk. Hospitals require a copy of your resume, clearly stating credentials and education, before your arrival at the project.
No Physical requirements need for this clinical volunteering program, but remember the local environment can take its toll on some people especially those who are not used to tropical weather or the African heat. This climatic condition can tier some people very quickly and in some cases, if spent too long in the sun can make you feel ill. Ensure sun protection, drink plenty of water and keep in the shade when you
Typical Working day
The typical working day starts at 9:00 Am the morning after being provided breakfast by your host family or at the volunteer house. The morning working session will take you up to 1.00 pm in the afternoon when you will normally receive lunch at the project you are working with. The afternoon session will commence at 2.00 pm and finish anytime from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm depending on the work required on that day. The typical working week is 20 to 30
On the first day of the project, you will meet the project co-coordinator who will explain your role as a volunteer. The orientation will cover all the relevant information about your project including safety issues. An individual timetable will be worked out depending on the hours you want to work and the tasks that the projects have at that time.
Know before you go
Remember that there are additional Visa costs that will be dealt within-country. Also, take care in knowing what medical insurance and vaccinations to take before your departure. Will we provide you with all the relevant information and advice once you have signed up for this project?
Located on the foothills of Mt Meru which creates a beautiful landscape view, Arusha provides a large diversity of activities and adventures. Having Arusha National park boarding the town and being the base point for the national parks in the Northern safari circuit such as Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro creator not to mention Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro national parks makes Arusha a truly wonderful place for holidaymakers, travelers, and Volunteers.
With Tanzania allocating more its land to National Parks than any other country in the world, most located near Arusha, you are sure to find the animal and natural environments that you desire. Here you will find the big five including over 25 000 other animals and over 400 bird species, not forgetting that over 120 tribes exist in Tanzania many of them living in Arusha so making it a colorful and truly vibrant culture.
There is also the option of a range of cultural trips available. With the Maasai tribe inhabiting the land in and around Arusha, it is most recommended to visit a Boma, a small family unit in which the Maasai live, and experience their unique way of living. Also available are the coffee plantation tours in which they’re riff in the area and the Tanzanite cultural experience, the opportunity to learn about and purchase a jewel stone 1000 times rarer than diamond and only found in Tanzania. Other trips include waterfall and forest hikes, cycle rides, and canoeing safaris.
Arusha Town also boasts a large number and diversity of Hotels, lodges, backpackers, and restaurants, providing beautiful, relaxing locations with great food and drink at very low costs.
Costs vary depending on the length of stay, ranging from 400 USD for 2 weeks, up to 900 USD for 12 weeks, and includes airport pick-up (not for boarding school), room and boarding during the entire stay, Project manual, Travel expenses to and from projects, 24-hour emergency support, assistance from a local coordinator and introduction days.
Please add a letter of motivation in English describing yourself and explain why you wish to work as a volunteer, attached with a picture of yourself.
Upon receipt of your enrolment, we will mail you a confirmation, an invoice, and a pre-departure handbook.
Before you leave you will receive detailed information about your local coordinator, project, and accommodation.
To read more about your program placement location, fees, and date in Tanzania then download our Tanzania brochure also please see the attached volunteer programs brochure for Tanzania.
Your program fee contributes towards personalized volunteer placement, project donation, language instruction, cultural education, meals, accommodation, and transportation to and from all Amani hostel placements and programs. It also contributes towards pre-departure guidance from Amani hostel headquarters staff and 24-hour access to in-country staff.
Let us serve the poor, the unfortunate, and the lonely according to the graces we have received. Let us do the humble work adventurously with enthusiasm.
Whenever you think, you alone won’t make much of a difference to the deprived
Remember You alone matter MUCH to them.
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Tanzania – Quick Facts
- Start Dates: All Year Round
- Duration: 1-24 Weeks
- Program Locations: Arusha & Zanzibar
- Minimum Age: 17 years+
- Certificate – Offered after Program completion
All volunteer programs start on the first and third Monday of each month. Tanzania programs are fully open now!!
The country has opened for international arrivals. Programs in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya and Zanzibar are available. No quarantine requirements on arrival.
Amani Hostel provide the world’s most affordable volunteer Program Fees all while delivering an award-winning support service. Using an online and modern approach we are able to provide life-changing opportunities which are often a fraction of the cost of similar organizations.
Amani Hostel is also offering a wide range of affordable volunteering opportunities in two different cities in Tanzania – Arusha, and Zanzibar. Participants can choose to be a part of diverse projects including Childcare, medical, Teaching English, 2 Weeks Special, Football Coaching, and Conservation Project.
Medical and pre-med students can join the Health Care Project and work with experienced professional doctors. Apart from these, gap year travelers and backpackers looking to gain some meaningful international work experience as well as high school and college students looking for a worthy project can join the International Programs, which not only gives a chance to volunteer but also allows you to explore the adventure trails and spot the Big 5 amidst the wilderness.
If you wish to be a responsible volunteer in Tanzania and enjoy the thrilling game drives, then get ready and join it us!
If you are tired of expensive volunteer programs but want to make a positive contribution to the world, look no further! Amani Hostel is dedicated to offering high-quality, well-organized, and meaningful programs at the most affordable price in the United States.
We work hard to keep costs as low as possible, focusing on the effectiveness of our projects, the safety of our volunteers, and the quality of participant experiences. We currently offer the most competitive price possible in today’s market and as small weekly fee as follows:
Tanzania Volunteer programs cost table for 2022/2023 and for 2024.
|Incl. introduction days|
- Accommodation (volunteer house)
- Free Airport pick up and drop off (24hrs )
- Food (Breakfast and Dinner in a day)
- 1-2days of In country program Orientation and
- Induction session to know the culture, people and city places.
- In-country support
- Free T-shirt and a cap
- Free bottled water 1.5ltrs per day provided in your room.
- Free WiFe use in the house.
- Free day trip to Tarangire National park/ Lake Manyara for a volunteer stay longer than 9-weeks and this also includes Free visit to Maasai Village and Waterfalls)
- Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
- Personalized project and Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
What’s not included?
- The Visa
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
Important things to note;
Our entire given Program does not attract a registration fee to join us.
Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, and return to the airport when your program finishes.
Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Tanzania generally find US$70-90 per week to be sufficient for expenses.
Independent volunteers under the age of 18 will have an additional cost of US$80 per week added to their program fee to cover extra logistical support provided by the local team.
The Medical project has an additional surcharge of US$50 per week for additional supervision, materials, and logistics involved.
The Animal Welfare project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 which covers costs involved in supervision and transport, and goes directly to the veterinarian volunteers are working with.
The Sustainable Agriculture project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 and the Construction and Renovation project has an additional surcharge of US$49 per week which covers supervision, materials, and logistics involved with these projects.
A volunteer signing up for long term can pay his or her program cost with us on installment-Available on request.