MALAWI: Dentistry Volunteer Work

Malawi Dentistry Volunteer Work
Malawi Dentistry Volunteer Work

Go Volunteer Africa is offering a unique and rewarding dental volunteer experience to professional dentists, dental hygienists and dental students in Malawi. Our Malawi Dentistry Volunteer Work offers you an opportunity to work in hospitals and participate in community outreaches, where your skill set, along with your passion will help people with their oral health.

Gain valuable dental healthcare experience in Malawi whilst enjoying laid back community life. Your work will be dependent on your own skills and experience as well as the needs of the hospital at the time of your visit. But you may have the opportunity to get involved in a range of community health promotion initiatives with the help of emergency dental care services for those who need them.

PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Preventative dental care
  • Dental health education (brushing and flossing techniques, etc.)
  • Common pediatric oral care procedures
  • Dental health screenings
  • Extractions
  • Root canals and scaling
  • Supporting dental hygienists
  • Maintenance of dental equipment
  • Other support roles associated with running a mobile dental clinic

Volunteer in Malawi on our dental volunteer project and get an opportunity of working and learning from local dentists as they and interact with patients and have hands on experience. Malawi dentistry volunteer work is the best way of learning  for volunteers who dream of being dentists.

PROJECT LOCATION:

Blantyre City, is the largest commercial and industrial capital of Malawi, is in the Shire Highlands and geographical center of the Southern Region of the country and lies 35° east of Greenwich Meridian and 15° 42″ south of the Equator. It is a transport communications node with road, rail and air links to all parts of the country and neighboring countries of MozambiqueZimbabweSouth AfricaZambia and Tanzania. It covers an area of 228 km2.

Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi, on the Lilongwe River. At its heart, woodland trails weave through the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. This sanctuary shelters rescued and injured animals, including lions, monkeys and crocodiles. Shops, bars and restaurants dot the Old Town district. The Capital City district, also called City Centre, is home to the 21st-century, Chinese-built Parliament building.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at either Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe or Chileka International Airport in Blantyre (So make sure you know the exact location of your project before booking flights). A member of staff from our local partner organization in Malawi will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. Both airports services numerous international carriers including the national airline Malawi Airlines. Malawi has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Malawi you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS:

On our Malawi dentistry volunteer work project, volunteers and interns are assigned mentors so they will have valuable and meaningful learning opportunities. Volunteers will teach local children about oral hygiene and the importance of visiting a dentist every few months, work directly with patients and assist dentists with a variety of dentistry aspects such as orthodontics, oral surgery and implants.

Go Volunteer Africa dental volunteer team consisting of dental professionals and non-dental volunteers, we travel to several parts of the country to help people who, due to remote living or poverty, do not have access to quality dental care. Dental professionals and students of all kinds are needed to collaborate with local communities and provide vital oral health services to children and adults.

As a dental volunteer in Malawi, you’ll learn more about dental practices in this culturally rich country and provide dental care to local community members. This is a great way to expand your perspective and gain experience in a new setting. When on a Malawi dentistry volunteer work project, you will get to shadow experienced dentists in Africa.

As a Malawi Dentistry Volunteer Work participant you will be able to provide emergency dentistry care and examinations whilst as a volunteer hygienist you can help educate local people and assist children with hygiene care. Go Volunteer Africa offer an incredible opportunity for dental professionals and students to use their skills in Africa. Working as part of a Malawi dentistry volunteer project team you’ll treat hundreds of people who have no other access to dental care,

Regardless of your qualifications, experience and level of skill, as a dental volunteer in Malawi, you are expected to prioritize the welfare of your patients, and step back to allow local professionals to make decisions. Your dental volunteer placement in Africa will be a hands-on experience where possible, and where it benefits the local community. In mоѕt cases, the ѕtrеngth and еxасt nаturе оf the lіnk іѕ unclear, but they ѕuggеѕt that dental hеаlth іѕ іmроrtаnt fоr рrеѕеrvіng overall health.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

For the dentistry placement, volunteers need to be training. You will need to be aged 18 years or above at the time of joining the program. Everyone is welcome to apply and a lot of pre-med, medical students, graduates and general people looking to help can apply to join these project. If you are looking to volunteer in a skilled role (for example as a doctor), you will need to provide certificates and your level of experience

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Malawi volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in Malawi. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above. We don’t accepts volunteers of 17 years of age and below on this program. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary.

VISAS:

Visitors to Malawi must obtain a visa from one of the Malawian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Depending on the purpose of visit, a traveler who has a valid visa is granted a Visitors Permit (VP) or Business Visit (BV) at the port of entry valid for 30 days and can be extended up to a maximum period of 90 days. According to a document published by the Department of Immigration, nationals of all countries that are not visa exempt may obtain a visa on arrival. Malawi launched an eVisa application system on 1 November 2019

INSURANCE:

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Malawi has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs and above
Minimum Age: ———–
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 5-8 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Volunteer House or Host Family
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Blantyre and Lilongwe
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$):

1 Week
$360
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
2 Weeks
$460
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
Any Extra Week
$100
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.

For Medical / Healthcare Volunteers: *Hospital administration fee of $100 per month (regardless of lesser duration) is added for all medical placements. Have an inquiry? Contact Us