Whether you have a project in mind, you’re an expert in your field or simply want to experience new pastures, everyone has something great to share with our colleagues abroad. And that begins here.
Like many people across the world, you’ve considered the idea of going abroad to make a difference where it’s most needed. This is what volunteering is all about; offering your time and efforts with the hope to make a difference in the world.
You are different because the kind of skills you will be offering will make a profound difference in someone’s life. Offering your time to people who are sick, desperate and need your care is invaluable. This is the ethos behind Medi Trip and what you will be representing when you volunteer with us.
So what will you be doing?
You will tell us where your interests/specialities lie. There are a wealth areas of health that need your input including:
Accident & Emergency
Women & Babies
We also offer the opportunity for mental health or counselling professionals to work with Arusha Empire Counselling Centre a specialist service providing mental health and counselling services.
This list is not exhaustive.
You don’t have an area of interest, but you still want to volunteer?
You may not have any particular focus, so we can tailor a rotation for you to try out different areas throughout your time. The focus will always be on you and what will work best for you.
Volunteer placement with one our 5 Medi Trip healthcare partners
Pre-arrival support & preparation of your project plan and/programme
Airport pick up and transfer
Orientation (usually begins on a Monday)
Room & Board (all meals and Wifi included)
Daily in-person availability of staff
What's Not Included
At the time of publishing, Medi Trip Ltd was advised that foreigners entering Tanzania for the purposes of volunteering require a volunteer permit $250 paid on arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport. Please bring your CV, 6 passport photos, a copy of your passport and documentation to support your education/training.
Medical licenses to practice for qualified doctors
All volunteers are required to submit a mandatory basic police check before joining our programme
Health/travel insurance-this is a mandatory requirement
All assignments will require volunteers to obtain and present a clean police record/report. Volunteer placements and schedules are booked upon receipt of the £95 deposit. Your remaining fees will be due at least 4 weeks prior to arrival. If you are interested in volunteering for longer than 3 months or initiating a Medi Trip Project, please contact us and we will discuss your options.
You have a project idea?
Medi Trip is different from other programmes in that we specifically seek specialists or people with big ideas. Whether you want to simply use your clinical skills in different environment, help set up something new or want to raise awareness in a particular area of interest (e.g pressure ulcer awareness, infection control, emerging specialisms), we can help you realise your vision. We will find the right partners for your project and help guide you to ensure you deliver a safe and effective project to the people who need it most.
What will your schedule look like?
09:00 Report to placement
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
15:00 Placement ends
The rest of the day will be yours to relax and enjoy what the town has to offer you!
Where will you stay?
We have local non-profit partners who will provide safe, clean and comfortable accommodation. You will have 24 hour gated security, a domestic/cook (who will happily do your laundry for a small fee) and a coordinator who will ensure you settle in quickly and comfortably into your new town. These are shared houses where you will be staying with other volunteers from across the world, so you will never be on your own in your new environment. The homes are impeccably clean, well kept, modern and spacious.
There is a cheap internet café in town, but there are many cafes and restaurants that provide free wifi!
How will you get around?
You have the choice of local taxi’s (we have contacts of affordable, trusted drivers) who can chauffer you around town or you can use the famous ‘dala dala’ mini buses that most Tanzanian’s use to travel locally everyday. Some people adapt very fast and choose to walk around, it is safe to do so however like with any new environment we strongly advise you to be aware of pick pockets and thieves. Always be safe and ask your coordinator before going anywhere new to you.
What else can you get up to in Tanzania?
There are endless possibilities. Most volunteers rave about climbing Kilimanjaro. This usually takes about a week, so ensure you organise this with us before you arrive.
An oasis in the middle of a barren landscape. The hot springs are truly magnificent. This can be organised as a day trip at any time.
Another hot favourite. Hiking across lush vegetation to the spectacular waterfalls.
Ah yes, what Tanzania is world famous for. Safari is once in a lifetime adventure that is unique to the Africa experience. Unforgettable and jaw dropping landscapes is what is promised. This will need you to sacrifice some days, so please ensure you organise this long in advance.
Tanzanian’s are famous in East Africa for their partying. They really do know how to have a good time. Their DJ’s and musicians are some of the best in Africa and there are many bars, clubs and restaurants popular amongst tourists and volunteers where you can let your hair down and socialise with locals and people from across the world.