ZANZIBAR: Healthcare Volunteering Project

Zanzibar healthcare volunteering project
Zanzibar healthcare volunteering project

Go Volunteer Africa specializes in offering medical volunteers meaningful internship placements and service learning experiences in Africa. Our Zanzibar healthcare volunteering project offers pre-med, nursing, and medical students and professionals valuable hands-on medical experience in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar healthcare volunteering project work responsibilities varies with the volunteer’s education, skills, and previous experience. Interns interested in joining this Zanzibar healthcare volunteering project must have items, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Shadowing professionals medics and assist whenever needed.
  • Assist patients (getting them from one service point to another)
  • Treating minor injuries, vaccinations etc. (depending on skills)
  • Getting actively involved in the daily work of the hospital, taking rounds of the wards, maintaining files, and doing routine patient checkups like measure Blood pressure, pulse, check fever etc.

We offer short and long term medical volunteering placements in the hospital, and community outreach efforts and clinics on this beautiful island of Africa. Placements are available in areas of Dentistry, HIV & AIDS, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography and Veterinary

PROJECT LOCATION:

Zanzibar is a paradise with soft-sand, white beaches and shimmering azure waters. If you are a beach or sun lover and you have a thing for snorkeling, Zanzibar is your destination. But, the Zanzibar Archipelago is so much more than romantic coastlines and blissful sunsets – these islands offer a kaleidoscope of sights, smells and tastes which feed your soul and leave you wanting to return again.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

All international flights land in  Zanzibar City. If your flight takes you into Dar es Salaam rather than to Zanzibar, you can opt to take a ferry or flight to the island.

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar. A member of staff from our local partner organization from Arusha will meet you on arrival at Airport. This airport services numerous international carriers. Zanzibar 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 Zanzibar you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS:

Situated just off the Tanzanian coast in East Africa, Zanzibar is a fascinating archipelago with a deeply embedded history, an intriguing blend of cultures and stunningly beautiful beaches and sea life.

Renowned for its white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, it is also home to many historical monuments, Chumbe Island Marine Reserve and Jozani Forest, where the indigenous Red Colobus Monkey can be found. The south coast offers you the chance to swim with dolphins in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar Town, known by its old name of Stone Town (declared a world heritage site by UNESCO), is the capital of the archipelago. With a unique mix of Indian, Arab, and African mainland influences, its mesmerising culture permeates the main islands. The old Stone Town, with its narrow alleys winding amongst bustling markets and mosques, boasts amazingly crafted large wooden doors, which can be admired for hours.

Zanzibar medical teams are in  need of assistance of international volunteers and usually skilled professionals are encouraged to apply but there are also spots available for general assistants with no medical background. This medical volunteer placement can be an eye opening experience but also extremely rewarding when you get to see the difference you make on the ground.

Go Volunteer Africa offers safe, responsible travel experiences, exceptional training and career development opportunities, and we facilitate the ability to make a real difference. Go Volunteer Africa has been running meaningful travel opportunities since 2009 and has placed hundreds of people in developmental projects across Africa.

Volunteer in Zanzibar with Go Volunteer Africa and get involved in a very rewarding and worthwhile volunteer and travel experience of a lifetime. Medical volunteers in Zanzibar under Go Volunteer Africa support the vital and varied work of the local clinics and hospitals.

Volunteers without medical experience also play an important role in assisting in the local community clinics, doing office work and teaching HIV/AIDS awareness in schools. If you are a Pre-Med, Medical or Nursing student looking for a perfect volunteering option where you can serve the underprivileged ones and gain first-hand learning experience, then you must apply for this Zanzibar healthcare volunteer project run by Go Volunteer Africa.

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 Zanzibar volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Zanzibar. 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 beautiful coastal volunteer house accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodation is neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS:

Visitors to Tanzania must obtain a visa from one of the Tanzanian diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival. Almost all that are not visa exempt may obtain a visa on arrival. Visa must be paid with notes of USD 50 or USD 100. The length of stay is determined at ports of entry.

All volunteers are required to apply for class “C” resident permit in Tanzania after your arrival in Tanzania and this is your responsibility. You will enter Tanzania with a tourist visa and apply the permit next day. You must apply the permit in the Immigration Bureau in Dar Es salaam, Arusha or Zanzibar city. Our country coordinator in Tanzania will help you during the application process.

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 Zanzibar/Tanzania 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 3 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
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, 3-7 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Zanzibar
Language: English

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

3 Weeks
$760
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 on reuqest)
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 on reuqest)
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