Volunteer Tanzania, Arusha: Medical/Nurse/EMT Program

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Program Description

Volunteers with professional credentials, or those currently enrolled in medical/nursing school are welcome at a district hospital in Arusha. The number of patients can vary from day to day and the hospital has several clinical departments including internal medicine, surgical, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, dentistry, radiology, pathology, mental health, anesthesia, physiotherapy and pharmacy. Since many health centers lack modern facilities, or have broken equipment and a shortage of staff, this placement can be very challenging. However, volunteers will have an assigned supervisor to shadow and work with. Volunteers need to bring their own medical equipment, gloves, lab coat, medical scrubs and appropriate shoes.

The type of hands on work you will be allocated will depend to an extent of your own abilities and capabilities. You will be involved in aspects of the day-to-day running of the hospitals, observing or directly assisting, where possible. You can help out in simple but practical ways, vastly increasing your own knowledge and understanding of medical practice.

We do recommend you learn a few words and phrases of Swahili, which will be very helpful when dealing with the locals.


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


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.

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What`s Included

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

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