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Volunteering Solutions welcomes medical students and practitioners to join medical and healthcare program work in Tanzania. Placements are provided in medical clinics, dispensaries and hospitals, in and around the city of Arusha. This program is particularly suited for those volunteers looking for international hands on experience and overseas medical work exposure. The program accepts pre med, medical and nursing students as well as medical professionals such as doctors and nurses. Volunteering Solutions also arranges Dentistry and Elective placements in Tanzania. Dentistry volunteers work in dental department in hospital placements in Arusha. The placements are suitable for dental students looking to do a Dental Elective Program in Africa and gain some valuable knowledge and experience by working under the supervision of dentists and dental assistants.

Volunteer tasks under the Healthcare Volunteering Program in Tanzania, Arusha

Volunteer tasks under the medical and healthcare program in Tanzania may vary and depend on the level of experience, qualifications,medical training etc. If you have experience in the medical or health profession you might do tasks and activities which include the following:
  • Wound dressing under direct supervision of nursing staff.
  • Blood pressure, pulse and temperature measurements (if competent).
  • Assist patients with activities such as getting them from one service point to another.
  • Weighing patients, holding babies/adults to be weighed.
  • General assistance to the medical staff wherever required, and wherever experience and expertise allow.
  • Pre Medical students assist the local doctors and staff in doing basic tasks such as checking weight and temperature of the patients, cleaning wounds and also doing administrative tasks in the placement.

Medical Program Volunteers Schedule

Volunteers work for around 5-6 hrs in a day for 5 days in a week. Volunteers schedule is flexible and can vary depending on the needs of the placement. Daily life of a volunteer at this project is;
  • Sunday - Arrival in Tanzania, Arusha
  • Monday - Orientation + local tour. Orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator, covering topic areas; such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behaviour, food, and other suggestion about things to do in Tanzania.
  • Tue to Fri - Visit to the placement and introduction with the staff + Volunteer Work
    • Breakfast - 07:30 am onwards
    • Workings hours at the placement - 08:00 am to 12:30 am and 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
    • Lunch - 12:30 pm onwards
    • Dinner - 06:30 pm onwards
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards
Weekends - Free to explore the city.

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

Tanzania Program Booking
Volunteers can begin their program on any Sunday of the month. Volunteers need to book their flights to arrive on the dates below.
Volunteering Solutions Tanzania Reviews
Arusha, Tanzania
Katie Berglund
(United States)

I loved my placement and didn't want to leave! It was very worthwhile. .

Arusha, Tanzania
Melissa Tweedie

The volunteer work- connecting with the children at the orphanage, learning from them and being part of something valued and worthwhile..

Arusha, Tanzania
Ana Silleras

I loved the project I was working on, the experience just couldn't have been more amazing. I was really impressed by the staff team of my orphanage ( Upendo Face). they were so nice to us and to the kids, I'm glad I had the chance to work there..

Arusha, Tanzania
Laura Groeschel

My placement was a great experience I'll never forget and it was a pleasure for me to teach the kids and play with them. The organizers of the orphanage were also really nice and friendly..

Arusha, Tanzania
Marlen Joos

I loved my program placement and It was a nice experience. I simply loved it! The highlight was the orphanage, the people, the place - EVERYTHING! The accommodation was really good, the people are frienldy and it's like a big family. the meals are good. .

Arusha, Tanzania
Laura Menke

I very much enjoyed my program placement allocated to me. The meals and accommodation were both really good and I was really happy..

Arusha, Tanzania
Jennifer Major

Volunteering in Tanzania was an incredibly rewarding experience. I fell in love with East Africa when I volunteered in Kenya in December 2010. I knew before I left in 2010 that I would be back to volunteer again..

Arusha, Tanzania
Hannah Schwaab

Staff at the VS were very helpful and they answered all my questions on time and the pre departure booklet was helpful as well. I liked my program placement and everybody was very nice, helpful and cares about each other. .

Arusha, Tanzania
Chelsea Hawks
(United States)

The pre-departure were all very helpful. I really liked my program placement and it was an amazing experience and I hope to come back soon. I will surely recommend this program to people who are looking to volunteer abroad. .

Arusha, Tanzania
Curzio Cupellini

I loved my program placement and the hospital is full of great doctors and the experience to work with them is priceless. I really enjoy every moment spent in the hospital and the weekend outings were amazing. I will never forgot my safari trip..

Arusha, Tanzania
Carolyn Cunningham
(United Kingdom)

I enjoyed everything about my program placement. The hospital was amazing. I enjoyed every moment of this amazing experience. I would say every one should experience this program with Volunteering Solutions..

Arusha, Tanzania
Laura Perna

I loved my program placement. Every moment in the hospital I have learned a lot of things and I think it was useful for my medical carrier..

Arusha, Tanzania
Bianca Mecacci

I enjoyed my program placement very much. The staff at hospital was very helpful so I had an amazing experience working with Volunteering Solutions. The highlight of my program was to experience this part of the world and seeing how people live here..

Arusha, Tanzania
Tobias Koller

I very much enjoyed working at my placement, it was the most amazing time I ever had! The highlight of my volunteering trip would be the safari trip and the work at the orphanage. High standard accommodation and very tasty meal (good mix of western and traditional meals!).

Arusha, Tanzania
Caitlin Chociej
(United States)

I loved the program placement very much. The orphanage was wonderful and the kids were amazing. Staff was very welcoming and helpful. Playing with the kids at the orphanage was the highlight of my stay in Tanzania..

Arusha, Tanzania
Alexandra Dyer
(United States)

The program is reasonably priced and a safe way to experience Africa. The accommodation was absolutely excellent. It was much better than I expected. The food was delicious and the cook cooked 3 meals per day..

Arusha, Tanzania
Guiomar Pamies

In general all the experience represents to me a personal and professional learning. I met some really nice people and it is an unforgettable experience. The place was so nice and we had the opportunity to visit and choose from different projects so I will definitely recommend this organization..

Arusha, Tanzania
Gisela Hernandez

I liked all the things, the project was very nice and we could see the way of life in Africa so different than us. The accommodations are good and we have enough space and meals were delicious too ....

Arusha, Tanzania
Christopher Ulmschneider
(United States)

My placement was very enjoyable and I have learned so much. I get to do things that I didn't imagine doing. The staff is very helpful and kind, making work fun..

Arusha, Tanzania
Madeline McDonald
(United States)

The highlight of my volunteering trip was going to a Masai village and being able to observe surgeries while working at the hospital..

Tanzania Program Cost
Volunteering Solutions strives hard to keep costs low and offers one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Compare our prices and services to other organizations and you would be surprised to see the difference. 
1 week$290£247$406€282
2 weeks$390£332$546€379
3 weeks$490£417$686€476
4 weeks$590£502$826€573
5 weeks$700£595$980€679
6 weeks$830£706$1,162€806
7 weeks$950£808$1,330€922
8 weeks$1,080£918$1,512€1,048
Extra week$150£128$210€146
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