Volunteer Tanzania, Arusha: HIV and Malnutrition

Overall rating: 10 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Volunteer at a medical center based in Arusha focused on supporting children afflicted with HIV/AIDs. This program is helping hundreds of families living with HIV/Aids and those suffering from malnutrition. Working with a local grassroots organization you will see how one person can truly help and change the life of someone in need.

Undergraduates, pre-medical and pre-nursing students are welcome, and those studying public health and those with social work experience.

Volunteers may be asked to distribute food and medicine and accompany children to the clinic for health checks. Volunteers have participated in outreach home visits projects in the community. We recommend you learn a few words and phrases of Swahili.

Highlights

Extra Paid Activities while in country:
Masai Dance Lessons (1 ½ hrs Introduction, Sounds, Choreography, Practice) US$28
Introduction Swahili (3 hours Basic level: greetings, daily living, Guide book and certification) US$30
Masai Crafts (2 hours: craft material, bracelets) US$28
Tanzania Cookery (3 ½ hours includes ingredients, recipe book and certificate) US$28

Qualifications

Inclusions
Program starts and ends in Arusha (JRO airport)
Airport meet and greet. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
Accommodation: Volunteer House
Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily

Not included:
Flights to Tanzania. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet. Sightseeing.

Volunteer Types

What`s Included

Overview
Project length: From 2 weeks to 8 weeks
Project start date: Projects begin every Tuesday. Arrival Sunday or Monday
Airport Arrival: Kilimanjaro (Code: JRO)
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 6-8 hours per day
Requirements: Tourist Visa and Volunteer Permit
Age Limits: Minimum 18 years or older for solo travelers
Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
Airlines: KLM, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian and Qatar
Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Malaria (Malarone pills recommended), Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Locations

arusha, Tanzania

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Program Details

Provider:
A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Location
  • Tanzania: arusha
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
Languages:
English, Swahili
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
From US$850 for a week up to US$1900 for 8 weeks

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    Abroaderview offered great support both on site and away. With my time in Tanzania, I got to see first hand the HIV epidemic in the Arusha area, and get more clarity into the daily struggles of those battling the disease. I also got insight into the current perception of HIV here and got to see how the clinic structures their organization to best serve those infected. The country was beautiful and many of the people were awesome to work with. The accommodation is in a compound and feels very safe. The breakfast and dinner every day for the guests and the chef is amazing. The rooms are pretty basic, but have everything you need to survive. The best part of the country was going out into the rural farming regions and just walking around there. It was beautiful with Mt. Meru towering over you and the endless fields of maze and sunflowers. Best tour was going out and seeing the Maasai tribe. They live such interesting and different lives than what I'm used to, and it was cool seeing how they lived out in the savanna.
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    Tanzania HIV awareness

    Review by: zachary milestone , On: 21 Aug 2019, Changed On: 21 Aug 2019 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    Abroaderview offered great support both on site and away. With my time in Tanzania, I got to see first hand the HIV epidemic in the Arusha area, and get more clarity into the daily struggles of those battling the disease. I also got insight into the current perception of HIV here and got to see how the clinic structures their organization to best serve those infected. The country was beautiful and many of the people were awesome to work with. The accommodation is in a compound and feels very safe. The breakfast and dinner every day for the guests and the chef is amazing. The rooms are pretty basic, but have everything you need to survive. The best part of the country was going out into the rural farming regions and just walking around there. It was beautiful with Mt. Meru towering over you and the endless fields of maze and sunflowers. Best tour was going out and seeing the Maasai tribe. They live such interesting and different lives than what I'm used to, and it was cool seeing how they lived out in the savanna.
    Overall rating 
    10
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10

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