Cameroon medical volunteer project is organized for medical students and professionals. Cameroon medical volunteer opportunities are available year-round and they are suitable for pre-med, medical students, nursing students & professionals.
Join our Cameroon medical volunteer project which has flexible start dates and durations. Participants can choose to dedicate a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 3 months. Volunteers joining our Cameroon medical volunteer project work under the supervision of professional doctors, nurses and physiotherapists.
- Opportunity to work in a local hospital
- Gain first hand knowledge in your area of study
- Explore Cameroon, its culture and tourist attractions.
- Gain experience of working abroad in a foreign country
- Contribute to the healthcare of the underserved communities
- Be actively involved in the daily procedures of the hospital
- Taking rounds of the wards, maintaining files, and doing routine patient checkups etc.
The medical volunteering opportunities are offered in different areas that include Emergency, General Medicine, Radiology, Dental, Pediatric, Surgery, Maternity, OPD, Pharmacology, Microbiology & Immunology, Internal Medicine, HIV/AIDS support, Nutrition, Public Health, Midwifery, Nursing amongst several others.
Limbe: Limbé (known as Victoria from 1858 to 1982) is a seaside city in the South-West Region of Cameroon, At the 2005 Census, the population was 84,223. The city name Limbe is generally held to originate from a mispronunciation of the name of a German engineer called Limburgh.
Oral narratives hold that this engineer is responsible for constructing a bridge across one of the rivers in the city. Over a period of time, this river came to be associated with this engineer. In 1982, a presidential decree signed by president Ahmadou Babatoura Ahidjo, a changed the city name from Victoria to Limbe.
Limbe is located on a bay against the backdrop of a major mountain range. Black sand beaches make Limbe one of two coastal towns (Kribi being the other) that are popular among Western tourists. Attractions include the Limbe Wildlife Centre and Limbe Botanical Gardens also the Bimbia slave trade route . The Germans left a Bismarck tower in the vicinity of Limbe. It is the home to the Bakweri people.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Douala International Airport in Douala. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Cameroon will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering. This airport services numerous international carriers. Cameroon has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
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 Cameroon you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.
If you a pre-health student (pre med, pre dental) or aspiring medical professional looking to enhance your skill set and/or gain experience in another community across the globe through a healthcare volunteer abroad, Go Volunteer Africa’s Cameroon medical volunteer project is the right for you.
Each volunteer brings a unique skill set and adds tremendous value to those served in Cameroon. Our volunteers provides comprehensive life-saving interventions and high impact training to vulnerable communities in Cameroon. As a physician or nurse, you will utilize your skills and expertise to heal and treat patients to the best of your ability.
The Cameroon medical volunteer project offers a range of activities, suitable for doctors, nurses, midwives, physical therapists, dentists and dieticians. This experience is a thrilling way for you to do something different by stepping away from your typical environment. It can also help you inject more purpose into your professional life if you’re feeling disconnected or burned out.
Your exact role within the hospital or clinic will be determined by your level of medical experience as well as by the enthusiasm and effort which you show to the local staff. Pre-university interns usually start by observing the doctors and nurses. You may find more practical opportunities arise once you get to know the local staff and if you can demonstrate a good understanding of local medical conditions.
For the medical 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 Cameroon Volunteering Program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering program in Cameroon. 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.
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.
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.
All visitors to Cameroon are required to get a eVisa to enter the country, unless if they come from one of the visa exempt countries. As of 2023, prospective visitors may obtain transit, short-stay and long-stay visas online prior to entering Cameroon. Applicants who have submitted their application in a country with a diplomatic mission of Cameroon are required to collect their e-Visa at the diplomatic mission, while applicants who have submitted their application in a country without a diplomatic mission of Cameroon may collect their e-Visa upon arrival in Cameroon.
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Cameroon 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 QUICK FACTS
|All year round
|Minimum 2 weeks commitment
|Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
|Families are encouraged to apply
|Flexible start and end dates
|One day before the start date
|Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
|Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
|Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
|Host Family or volunteer house
|Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
|Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
IN A NUTSHELL
Volunteering in Cameroon with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly. The volunteer opportunities in Cameroon are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.
Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Cameroon. All volunteer programs in Cameroon are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.
Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Cameroon. Our volunteer projects in Cameroon are located Mbende, Limbe and in more rural areas.
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PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
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.
HOW TO APPLY
To start the process fill Volunteer application form and submit it for consideration and book your placement. For more information on how to get enrolled for the volunteering experience of a lifetime contact us. Or Give us a call | WhatsApp | Telegram | Viber | Imo at +254-796-786292 to talk to a Program Specialist.