Volunteer in Tanzania

Medical Visits/Volunteering

Our Villages Medical Visits program is unique in that it draws in energetic volunteers who are looking to make a difference in the lives of Villagers with no access to health care and allows them to serve as a valuable and important help to the people who doesn’t have a means to health care. Strengths of our Villages Medical Visits program revolve around providing meaningful experiences for volunteers in supporting clients’ health needs and goals. By serving as an extra set of eyes and ears in the homes of the villagers, volunteers play a key role in supporting these desperate people.

The integration of a local dispensaries and Doctors within our volunteer program is a key element to success as this element ensures that there is a local professional say in the development and implementation of the volunteer program. This integration also meant that more efficient and immediate course-corrections could be made in training and implementation where required. In all our  volunteer program taking care of the villagers of this nature to have local Nurses and Doctors as an essential element. Another strength of the volunteer program was the flexibility built into the training model itself to understand the local environment. For example, cultural differences emerged as a critical issue related to home visits. After identifying this learning gap for our volunteers, a training module to address these concerns was created. There are financial costs of running a volunteer program need to be considered and balanced against potential cost-savings involved sharing Houses for our Volunteers as well as food. Although there have been demonstrated cost-savings using volunteers in health care, volunteers require adequate training on key program areas including client privacy and confidentiality, health and safety, and any responsibilities they are tasked with. Our volunteer program provides a rewarding experience for volunteers, through meaningful contributions to the care of Villagers. It is a unique program that weaves together and connects community resources and organizations, and volunteers to the client in their home to support their health risk and improve their lives!

Tanzania Orphanage:

Tanzania is drowning in poverty, HIV/AIDS, and unemployment. The issue of abandoned children is tragic, and the orphanages are in  desperate need of help to provide safe homes for these children and keep them off the streets.

You can volunteer at the orphanage in Tanzania and help take care of the children. This will positively change your life!

Skills Needed: You do not need any skills or prior experience to volunteer at the orphanage in Tanzania. You do need to be loving, patient, and eager to work with the children. You should act as a role model for these destitute children.

Volunteer Chores: Tanzania orphanage volunteers will teach English for a few hours each day. Typically, you will teach English, assist with hygiene, and life skills. You might be asked to help with other activities to entertain the children or helping in the kitchen.

Accommodation: Regardless of whether you stay in a hostel with other volunteers or volunteer in Tanzania with host families, your living environment can really make or break your total experience. Having a good volunteer in Tanzania accommodation ensures you a comfortable environment to work in and a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Health/Medical Visits:

Hospitals and clinics in Tanzania are short staffed and lack the resources to get updated equipment. Help is urgently needed to continue providing basic health care to the poor and suffering locals. You can volunteer as a nurse in Tanzania.

You can help provide care to the people in the outer cities and villages. Responsibilities will vary based on your experience, but all help is appreciated!

Skills Needed: Anyone wanting to volunteer in the medical programs in Tanzania are only required to be eager to help and show compassion with the patients. Prior experience or education is not required. We will place you based on your experience and interests.

Volunteer Jobs: As a medical volunteer in Tanzania, you will help doctors and nurses with an array of chores. You can help take vital signs, document patient’s histories, and give basic first aid. You will not be allowed to preform major exams or surgeries.

Accommodation: Regardless of whether you stay in a hostel with other volunteers or volunteer in Tanzania with host families, your living environment can really make or break your total experience. Having a good volunteer in Tanzania accommodation ensures you a comfortable environment to work in and a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Volunteer in Tanzania for Summer:

Volunteer summer camps in Tanzania are a wonderful way to explore while helping the needy. You can hike the enormous mountains, explore the Serengeti, and discover the different cultures. You can visit the Maasai tribes or get to know the veiled women in Islamic Stone Town. There is something for everyone!

Volunteer Service Projects: Arusha:

During your volunteer summer camp, you will work in the orphanage helping with the children. You will teach basic English and sharing your love and compassion with these children. In your free time you can explore the surrounding areas.

Tanzanian Safari And Excursions (Days 24-28)

The last part of your volunteer summer camp will be spent travelling and exploring all the major sights in Tanzania. You will camp for 7 days in the majestic parks of northern Tanzania. You will walk through the Maasai Land right past the Ngorongoro Crater, see the Serengeti, and experience a bird’s paradise at Lake Manyara National Park. There is so much to see and enjoy!

Accommodation: Regardless of whether you stay in a hostel with other volunteers or volunteer in Tanzania with host families, your living environment can really make or break your total experience. Having a good volunteer in Tanzania accommodation ensures you a comfortable environment to work in and a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture. 

Do you want to help impoverished communities in Tanzania while learning about their fascinating culture and history. Do you dream of experiencing beautiful Tanzania scenery and Wildlife at an affordable price? Do you want to help impoverished communities in Tanzania while learning about their fascinating culture and history? Then our program are right fit for you…..

Community Outreach in Arusha

HIV, diabetes, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, malaria, and malnutrition continue to rank as the top 10 leading causes of death in Tanzania.

VHSO provides medical care and education to families that have limited to no access to what is basic, but essential healthcare. Teamed up with qualified medical volunteers, we hold weekly home visits and medical outreach efforts in high-need communities in and surrounding Arusha.   

1. During home visits, we are welcomed into the homes of Tanzanian families where we provide food, clothing, education, and hope to those in immediate need.

2. During medical outreaches, we set up temporary health clinics in rural areas. These temporary health clinics allow people to receive medical attention and treatment from trained medical personnel that they normally would not have access to


As a medical volunteer in Tanzania you will be working in a local clinic or hospital in Arusha , helping to lessen the burden on the stretched resources of the medical service. These facilities are often stretched to breaking point and in desperate need of additional help. This is where you come in! Your work will depend on your experience level, and you must have some medical experience in order to take part. We very much welcome medical and nursing students, especially as part of elective program, as you will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills you’ve learnt whilst helping those in real need. You will spend the first few days shadowing a local doctor and learning about local techniques and common diseases. Once you feel comfortable you will have the opportunity to begin performing some basic procedures under supervision. General responsibilities for medical volunteers include taking rounds, prescribing and distributing medicines, dressing wounds, and assisting with births.




Women Empowerment

Women’s empowerment can be defined to promoting women’s sense of self-worth, their ability to determine their own choices, and their right to influence social change for themselves and others. It is closely aligned with female empowerment – a fundamental human right that’s also key to achieving a more peaceful, prosperous world. In Western countries, female empowerment is often associated with specific phases of the women’s rights movement in history. This movement tends to be split into three waves, the first beginning in the 19th and early 20th century where suffrage was a key feature. The second wave of the 1960s included the sexual revolution and the role of women in societyThird wave feminism is often seen as beginning in the 1990s.

Women’s empowerment and promoting women’s rights have emerged as a part of a major global movement and is continuing to break new ground in recent years. Days like International Women’s Empowerment Day are also gaining momentum.But despite a great deal of progress, women and girls continue to face discrimination and violence in every part of the world.

Why Volunteer in Tanzania

Why is empowering girls and women so important?

Empowering women is essential to the health and social development of families, communities and countries.

When women are living safe, fulfilled and productive lives, they can reach their full potential. contributing their skills to the workforce and can raise happier and healthier children. They are also able to help fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

A key part of this empowerment is through education. Girls who are educated can pursue meaningful work and contribute to their country’s economy later in life. They are also four times less likely to get married young when they have eight years of education, meaning that they and their families are healthier.

Help women in Tanzania reach their full potential on our gender equality and women’s empowerment project in Africa. You’ll encourage and provide training to groups of women in order to improve their futures. For many sub-Saharan countries, poverty has created a vicious cycle that leaves many groups of people feeling vulnerable, undervalued and under heard, most notably women. Girls and women are marginalized and typically don’t live a life in which they can speak up and make the most of what they are capable of. Empowering women and promoting gender equality is crucial to the future growth and progress of Tanzania.

You’ll help target specific groups so they can secure a sustainable future for themselves. You’ll also raise awareness and promote women’s rights in Tanzanian schools and communities in the area.

During your stay, you’ll live with a local host family or Our Volunteers House in the city of Arusha. By living with the locals, you can get to know their culture and traditions, as well as sample homemade local cuisine! Over the weekend, you can travel beyond the city. You can plan a hike near Mount Kilimanjaro or take a safari to see the wildlife.


Right this moment, there are many people in Tanzania who need your help, Will you answer the call?

Feel and enjoy your impact:

Experience the feeling of Saving lives and providing much-needed care to those who would not get without you. 

Get amazing Experience Fulfill your passion for medical work and gain valuable experience while on life changing adventure. 

Experiencing Tanzania

Tanzania’s natural beauty and sheer density of plant and wildlife species and Mountains. From Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar! After your program enjoy the rest of Tanzania.

Medical and Health Care Volunteering in Tanzania Arusha will be a great opportunity for all pre-med, medical, nursing students as well as other student to know about the healthcare scenario of A Third World Country and effectively contribute towards the well being of the people.

Without volunteers to rely on in Tanzania, it is hard to imagine how the public health industry could fulfill its mission to help the people in remote areas. The impact of volunteerism goes far beyond the doctors and nurses who volunteer their time and expertise for our weekly medical tours in Villages.

Many people who want to help others do not need health care experience to support efforts like educating the public about health and safety issues, as well as visiting Schools in Villages where much needed attention is needed! Sometimes I think, what if there was no one to volunteer?

As busy as life can be, it can seem hard to find the time for Medical and Healthcare Volunteering. This guide will help you gain an informed perspective on volunteering. Below we cover the social and economic impact of volunteers and the personal benefits of volunteering.


Economic Impact

If we check the impact and the difference we have made by concentrating on our weekly medical visits, you will be amazed with the impact we have hard in our communities! Our Medical and Healthcare Volunteering have had very serious impact, and so we will never say that we do not need more volunteers!

The report cites research by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, which found that about 140 million people in 37 countries volunteer their services to the equivalent of 20.8 million full-time jobs, contributing about $400 billion to the global economy.

Social Impact

Volunteering plays a key role in strengthening our society by acting as a bridge between socioeconomic divides. On a community level, Villages Health Support Organization become a part of is likely to collaborate in social networks with other volunteer organizations and local governments, providing services that help build a cohesive society.

For corporations, volunteering is a key part of promoting socially responsible business practices by tying in business decisions with respect for the community and the environment. Socially responsible corporations like to be known for founding or supporting philanthropic programs, using eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes, and encouraging their employees to better their communities.

Employee-based volunteer programs strengthen a company’s relationship with its employees by promoting teamwork and encouraging open communication. These programs also firm up the relationship between a business and its surrounding community.


Why do people volunteer? Many people are motivated by selflessness, the desire to feel good, or the need to assuage guilt. Some want to demonstrate their commitment to a cause, while others may be looking for a new challenge to keep themselves busy or simply want to feel needed in some way.

Students are often required to log a certain number of volunteer hours as a requirement for admission into a rigorous program.

On a personal level, volunteering has been shown to deliver benefits such as improved social skills, social recognition, higher self-esteem and better health.

Essentials for Successful Volunteering

Compassion, humility, an open mind, and a positive attitude ensure a positive volunteer experience. You have the best chance for making a valuable contribution if you:

  • Strive to be well-prepared and organized
  • Are emotionally stable
  • Are a good listener
  • Are self-reliant, adaptable and resilient
  • Are patient and cooperative
  • Have a passion for sharing your knowledge and skills

The Time Commitment

If you are a first time volunteer, short-term assignments will provide the best chance to see if the work is right for you. Short-term volunteering is especially valuable if you can make up for an acute shortage of help by providing expertise not otherwise found at the organization.

Keep in mind that short-term commitments are not cost effective for organizations that must make a considerable investment in screening, transporting or housing for their volunteers. When you find the right volunteer program, serving for a longer term gives you the opportunity to develop a higher level of skill and accomplish more.

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