Medical & Healthcare Volunteer Program In Zanzibar, Tanzania

Trip Highlights

  • Volunteer for a Medical & Healthcare Project in Tanzania – Zanzibar and get a glimpse of local healthcare systems 
  • Work alongside professional doctors/nurses in local hospitals/clinics
  • Opportunity to work in Gynecology Department, Operation Theater for surgeries, General Medicine, Physiotherapy department, First Aid department, Laboratory and research, and X-ray facilities. 
  • Be actively involved in the daily procedures of the hospital, taking rounds of the wards, maintaining files, and doing routine patient checkups like measure Blood pressure, pulse, checking fever, suturing wounds, giving vaccinations etc. 
  • Weekends are free for traveling and exploring the city


Medical & Healthcare Volunteering Program in Zanzibar will give you the opportunity to assist in hospitals in a variety of medical disciplines for, both, students and qualified nurses as well as doctors.

The departments include the maternity ward, eye clinic, dental department, Women, children and men wards for general health issues, Gynecology Department, Operation Theater for surgeries, Physiotherapy department, First Aid department, Laboratory and research and X-ray facilities. 

It will be a challenging experience to assist and work in a hospital that doesn't have adequate staff, has limited resources and long queues of patients waiting to be treated. One of the challenges is that the wards do not have its own sterilization facilities and everything needs to be sent to the main hospital to be sterilized.

Your role as a volunteer in the medical program will be primarily to assist the local staff on duty. This can differ depending on what level of expertise you have, and for students, it will be more about shadowing the professionals. The challenging circumstances will help you to learn from practical experiences. Volunteers in the past have delivered babies, taken blood, changed dressings, assisted with minor surgery and other activities.

This is an opportunity for volunteers to gain international work experience and come out of their comfort zone. It will be challenging, so volunteers with a healthy dose of independence and flexibility will enjoy learning how the healthcare system works in Zanzibar.

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

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