In many poor communities in Tanzania, healthcare is not easily accessible or affordable. The Medical volunteer project aims to change that by placing you in medical clinics to help to serve vulnerable people.
You’ll volunteer in either a local clinic or hospital, shadowing local medical professionals and assisting with daily duties. Local regulations and language barriers mean volunteers are unable to perform independent tasks, however you can observe healthcare in action in a developing country and help where permitted.
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. Your placement will also be determined by your previous experience and training.
You may also be able to take part in Medical Outreach campaigns twice a week. Campaigns take place in local villages, delivering basic medical care where it’s not often available. These campaigns are fully organised and funded by volunteers, and you’re welcome to reach out to your Program Manager for more information about arranging these.
If you’re someone who has a strong initiative, enthusiasm and readiness to work in basic facilities with limited resources, this project will be a good fit for you. Volunteers need to be students in at least their third year of medical or nursing school, or fully qualified professionals. Paramedics, EMTs and CNAs are also welcome, however it’s important to note that you’ll be volunteering in a general practice clinic or hospital, rather than working within a specialised field.
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 US$50 (approximately AU$67) per week for extra supervision, materials and logistics. This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you when you apply for the program.Apply now