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.
- 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
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 and Placement will be done the next day. The volunteer guest house or host family will be your base for volunteering while living in Zanzibar.
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.
|Availability:||Project open all year round|
|Duration:||Minimum 3 weeks commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|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|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
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