ABOUT THIS PLACEMENT
Age requirement: 18 years +
Student Intern Requirements: Degree/University/College level minimum second year in related studies.
Professional Volunteer Requirements: Minimum 6 months work experience in a related field.
Number of volunteers: Solo individuals, Groups are welcome
Duration: From 2 weeks to 12 months.
Start date: No specific start date, start at any time during the year.
$150 registration fee
Book between 2 weeks and 12 months (see exact fees)
Placement preparation, facilitation & coordination
Airport pick up + drop off
Free 1 hour Swahili Language class with an experience professional instructor for Tanzania
$38-50 per week Tanzania medical practice fee
Work directly with patient's in a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and assistants caring for sick and unwell people in Arusha. Everyday will be working challenge as you receive your group of patients for the day that will need your help. Choose your area of interest.
Each area has its own specific needs and you will be orientated before you begin work.
Will you make a difference?
Yes. Many bright and motivated volunteers have shone the light and shown the difference that can be made through volunteering. By providing time and care, volunteers introduce new idea and direct healthcare at ground level, adding to the work already being done by clinical teams.
Medi Trip Placements
At Medi Trip we are distinguished in being able to use our healthcare experience and expertise to pick the most suitable settings for our professional volunteers to experience. When you volunteer with Medi Trip, your volunteer placement would have been chosen specifically to suit your area of interest. Each of our placements are carefully assessed and selected for suitability to our professional volunteers, as well as how much contribution goes into the local health and social welfare.
Is Africa safe for me to travel alone? Do I need to be with other volunteers?
Regardless of whether you're volunteering on a clinical mission, you're still a tourist. Forward planning is key to protecting yourself from risk as you would anywhere in the world. As a group or a solo traveller from abroad, you will attract attention but, you will also have a great support system in your volunteer coordinators, fellow travellers/volunteers and supervisors. It's important to try and be conscientious of your new surroundings and respect and follow local customs as much as possible and insure yourself from any possible risks.
Africa is a large continent with every country varying greatly in local culture, customs, rules and regulations. Research your destination as much as possible and ask as many questions as possible. We would never place you at risk or in harm's way, however it is important you take ownership of your journey and behave responsibly.
Clinical experts from emerging specialities and allied health partners are at a crucial deficit across Africa. Help your colleagues abroad by sharing new knowledge, teaching or training new skills and share the advances in science and medical innovation that we enjoy back home. Radiographers, Dentists, Pharmacists, Phlebotomists and more we need you! Volunteer your clinical skills at very busy local hospital and help the most vulnerable.