Health Care Volunteering
We offer a variety of opportunities in the medical field, from working in the hospital to local health care clinics or institutions located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in the Moshi region of Tanzania. Patients vary from children with physical and mental health problems, to the elderly. Tropical diseases and poor family nutrition are widespread and there is an immediate need to assist the community by working with local medical personnel, educating the community, and also creating plans to develop a sustainable and healthy community. Volunteers work for 6 – 8 hours a day, 5 days a week from Monday to Friday, the schedule may vary from time to time depending on the needs of the placement.
Those who are interested in working in medical institutions will need at least one year of study at medical school or be a qualified doctor or nurse. For those interested in working with people of special needs you will not need previous training, but if you have experience working in this field please let us know.
Every volunteer will get a note of recognition after the completion of their project, along with the knowledge that they had an immediate beneficial impact on communities. Long term, we aim to ensure the good practices, knowledge and plans shared by volunteers will result in consistent improvement in the health of our local communities.
KLM Safaris Volunteers Programs
Our programmes are designed to help our communities develop in a meaningful and sustainable way. They are highly flexible, giving you the option to choose to join a volunteer programme for any period of time, from 2 weeks up to 6 months, and are open to individuals, groups and organizations.
While volunteering you will also have the opportunity to relax and experience the stunning wilderness and wildlife of the Serengeti National park, enjoy the soft white palm-fringed sands of Zanzibar, or take on the challenge of trekking up Africa’s Highest Peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The cost of Volunteering starts at 690 USD for 2 weeks.
The Price includes:
- 2 Daily Meals (breakfast and dinner)
- Airport transport
- Visa on arrival
- Donation to community projects
- Travel insurance
It does not include:
- Flight tickets
- Malaria tablets and vaccinations
- Safari trips
Basic accommodation will be provided for volunteers, normally in a hostel, with a local host family, or arrangements can be made prior to programme commencement to suit volunteer needs.
On the day of arrival you will be met by one of the programme representatives at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in the Moshi Area.
Our programme coordinator will meet you on orientation day to provide you with information on the background and nature of the culture here in Tanzania, safety issues to consider, transport, directions, local attractions, and an introduction to your project.
- Must be 17 years or older at time of joining the project.
- Should be in good working health.
- Enthusiastic, ready to work with the local community and a desire to make a difference. Should be willing to cope with given work environment.
Please feel free to contact us for more information about all our volunteering programs including costs at firstname.lastname@example.org