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VOLUNTEER NURSE IN TANZANIA DAR ES SALAAM

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 Nurses and Nursing students from all over the world are Invited to Tanzania, Arusha for a once in a life time opportunity to give back through their Profession or Course of study. Tanzania has few nurses which makes hospital nursing in Tanzania very difficult.  

 

 

  • Having an unforgettable and rewarding volunteer experience and an unforgettable cultural experience in Tanzania.
  • Discover the difference that enthusiastic volunteers make in people’s lives.
  • Discover what this land of unforgettable and diverse cultural experiences has to offer while building understanding and friendship with the locals.
  • Dedicated to us, not for us. We are most impressed with your knowledge and, above all, your desire to help.
  • Visit the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro and more for an unforgettable wilderness experience.

 

KIVOLEX Medical Placement

Kilimanjaro Volunteers Exposure (which we shorten to KiVolEx), is a volunteering organisation based in Dar Es Salaam, in eastern Tanzania.
We are a non-profit organisation, aimed at improving the lives of all those in need in the local community. Specifically, we work with underprivileged groups such as women and children through providing the needed healthcare and services from our volunteers. Established to bring Western enthusiasm, expertise and passion to tackling some of the problems which affect the most needy in Tanzania. Our ethos is that you’ll be volunteering with us, not for us. We’re far more interested in your skills and desire to help than your money.

Nursing and Medical Volunteering  in Tanzania

 
Like many other developing countries Tanzania is also face with alot of challenges in Health service provision. Nursing being a very important part of medical provision, it has also been affected by these challenges. Despite the Government efforts to provide for the nurses and improving nurse’s working conditions, nurses have still been facing challenges. These challenges include:- Lack of adequate number of nurses to provide adequate services for the needy Tanzanians were by the number of population per nurse ration is very poor, Lack of proper equipment for the nurses to provide services as required, Lack of skilled nurses for service provision, Lack of enough nursing training institutions and the like. These reasons coupled with several others have seen the efforts of the Tanzanian Government fail to provide as required. The Government of Tanzania need the help of all well wisher Volunteers from allover the world to come and supplement these efforts. Its for this reason and several others that we request medical nursing volunteers come to Dar Es Salaam Tanzania and help us in these efforts.
 
Because of the utmost importance of proper healthcare coupled with the fact that most volunteers cannot communicate directly with patients due to language barriers, volunteers need to understand that they may not be allowed to take part in some serious medical cases. The doctors are understandably hesitant to allow volunteers to operate on patients. While a medical volunteer may be appropriately qualified to do so, the instruments available in Tanzania will probably not be familiar to volunteers. So, if working on the medical placement volunteers should not become frustrated if they are not actually conducting surgeries. Volunteers will be observing surgeries, taking blood pressure, administering vaccines, along with a wide range of other medical tasks. 
 
Nursing is core in health care provision in Tanzania. Nurses are the ones doing most of the roles in Tanzania Hospitals, This is due to the fact there are very few qualified medical doctors hence at tomes nurses are forced to do the roles of doctors in Tanzania. Nursing volunteers are very much need in Tanzania and that is why these nursing trips for volunteers are so special. Our nursing placement in Tanzania has see a lot of nursing trips coming to make difference in the lives of local Tanzanians.
 
 

Roles of Volunteers and Interns

  • Bathe and dress patients
  • Serve meals and help patients eat
  • Take vital signs
  • Turn or reposition patients who are bedridden
  • Collect information about conditions and treatment plans from caregivers, nurses and doctors
  • Provide and empty bedpans
  • Lift patients into beds, wheelchairs, exam tables, etc.
  • Answer patient calls
  • Examine patients for bruises, blood in urine or other injuries/wounds
  • Clean and sanitize patient areas
  • Change bed sheets and restock rooms with necessary supplies

 

 

About Tanzania

With such a perfect location, perched on the edge of the African continent, and facing the Indian Ocean, Tanzania’s weather and climate leaves nothing to be desired. Warm and sunny days are followed by cool and balmy nights, and whether you’re on safari on the Serengeti plains or enjoying the tropical beaches of Zanzibar, the temperatures are always welcoming and gentle.

Location: Situated in East Africa just south of the equator, mainland Tanzania lies between the area of the great lakes—Victoria, Tanganyika, and Malawi (Nyasa)—and the Indian Ocean. It contains a total area of 945,087 sq km (364,900 sq mi), including 59,050 sq km (22,799 sq mi) of inland water. Comparatively, the area occupied by Tanzania is slightly larger than twice the size of the state of California. It is bounded on the North by Uganda and Kenya, on the East by the Indian Ocean, on the South by Mozambique and Malawi, on the South West by Zambia, and on the West by Zaire, Burundi, and Rwanda, with a total boundary length of 4,826 km (2,999 mi), of which 1,424 km (885 mi) is coastline. Tanzania claims part of Lake Malawi, although its internationally recognized boundary is the eastern shore.

Population: 50,483,923 inhabitants

Capital city: Located in the heartland of Tanzania, Dodoma is the nation’s new official political capital and the seat of government in the country. Today Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania and the de-facto seat of most government institutions. It is the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbors.

Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Groups: Mainland-native Africans constitute 99% of the total population. About 120 peoples have been categorized into 5 ethnic groups distinguishable by their physical characteristics and languages. Approximately 95% of Tanzanians may be roughly classified as Bantu, a comparatively recent blend mainly of Hamitic and Negroid stocks. Tribes range in membership from only a few thousand to the Sukuma tribe, which numbers more than 2 million. Other major tribes include the Nyamwezi, Makonde, Haya, and Chagga. The Luo, east of Lake Victoria, are the only people of Nilotic origin; the Masai of the northern highlands are Nilo-Hamites. A very small number of Bushmen-like people are scattered throughout northern Tanzania, where small tribes of Cushitic origin also live. The inhabitants of Zanzibar and Pemba are chiefly descendants of mainland Africans or are of mixed African and Arab extraction. The remaining 1% of the populace is made up of non-Africans, including Arabs, Asians, and Europeans.

Language

Languages: The official languages of Tanzania are English and Kiswahili. However, some 120 languages are spoken within the borders of Tanzania. The large majority of these (ca. 100) are Bantu languages. The others belong to the language families Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan and (controversially) also Khoesan. A small number are unclassified. Immigrant languages from Europe and Asia can also be found.

Religion

 Religion: Christianity and Islam are the predominant religions of Tanzania. About 40-45% of the population practice Christianity, about 35-40% practice Islam. The rest of the population adheres to traditional beliefs, most of which centre around ancestor worship and nature-based animism. Most Christians live on the mainland, where missionary stations and schools reach deep into the continent. Islam is the major religion of the coastal areas but is also practiced further inland along the old caravan routes.

 

Requirements to Volunteer
To participate in the program, you must be at least 18 years old on the day the program begins. You can be forgiven if you have permission from your legal guardian or if you are accompanied by a parent.

Language skills: Speak English (beginner Level)

Educational Requirements Secondary school education in any field

Required documents Resume, copies of certificates and related documents

There are no citizenship restrictions. We welcome support from all over the world.

Promise Time We need your help Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 am.

Prices for a Nurse volunteer program Dar Es Salaam include:

Facilitation of volunteer placement – planning and monitoring of graduate programs
Pre-arrival support and project / training preparation
Airport transportation
Orientation (usually starting Monday)
Accommodation (Breakfast and Dinner)
Housekeeping
Daily face-to-face communication with internal coordinators

Exclude the following

Donate $ 150 for Project donation
Airport transfer at departure (on request)
VISA Standards and PERMITS

We are very Flexible, Volunteers can arrive at any date


WEEKS

PROGRAM FEE

EQUIVALENT PER DAY

1 week

$270

 Equivalent to $39/day

2 weeks

$590

 Equivalent to $28/day

3 weeks

$565

Equivalent to $27/day

4 weeks

$705

Equivalent to $26/day

5 weeks

$885

Equivalent to $25/day

6 weeks

$1005

Equivalent to $24/day

8 weeks

$1,320

Equivalent to $24/day

10 weeks

$1,650

Equivalent to $24/day

12 weeks

$1,980

Equivalent to $24/day

16 weeks

$2,640

Equivalent to $22/day

20 weeks

$3,040

Equivalent to $22/day

24 weeks

$3,660

Equivalent to $22/day



What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Meals

  • 24/7 in-country support

  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager

  • Airport pick-up

  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists

  • Access to KIVOLEX preferred insurance and flights partners

  • Certificate of International Volunteering



Important things to note

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of $299 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services

  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.

  • The Medical project has an additional surcharge of US$50 per week for additional supervision, materials, and logistics involved. The Animal Welfare project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 which covers costs involved in supervision and transport, and goes directly to the veterinarian volunteers are working with. The Sustainable Agriculture project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 and the Construction and Renovation project has an additional surcharge of US$49 per week which covers supervision, materials and logistics involved with these projects.

  • Independent volunteers under the age of 18 will have an additional cost of US$80 per week added to their program fee to cover extra logistical support provided by the local team.

  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.

  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Tanzania generally find US$50-75 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

WHY VOLUNTEER IN DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA MIDWIFERY PROGRAM?

Why volunteer in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania in 2022? At this point, you could be asking yourself this question. There are hundreds of volunteer sites around the globe, so you may be wondering why Volunteer in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania nursing program. I am going to show you some reasons why volunteers choose destination Tanzania.

Meaningful Volunteer work in Tanzania has been progressively growing in modern years. This factor alone is an important indicator that Tanzania has a lot to offer. However, we have decided to break down for you, main factors our volunteers use to deciding on destination Tanzania. These factors are:-

  • Ideal Country position
  • Meaningful Projects
  • Local talents and language
  • Natural Attractions
  • Value for money

 

We have two types of accommodations in our of locations of Arusha and Dar Es Salaam. In Dar Es Salaam we only have one accommodation type and that is Volunteer house.

Volunteer House

The House used for Volunteers is a modern one and hence offers modern accommodation. The house has five bed rooms and all rooms are equipped with bunk beds for easy sharing of the room with other Volunteers. The house has two bathrooms and all our bathrooms are modern and western style bathrooms.

Hot water for shower is not guaranteed but you could have it occasionally.  The house is very secure and safe; it is within a compound with a wall fence and a large metal gate. There is always a security guide making sure everything is secure. We have a cook and a house manager who are always at the house to make sure volunteers are well fed and that there is order in the house.

Homestay Accommodation

Life at the homestay is basic and at least all our homestays have electric and running water. All our homestays are safe and secure. However, Some volunteers prefer home stays because to them the authentic felling of volunteering in Africa is important and they believe that can be achieved by staying in a homestay. All homestay are well inspected and vetted to make sure our volunteers stay in very secure accommodation.

WHAT MEALS TO EXPECT WHILE I VOLUNTEER IN DAR ES SALAAM AS A NURSE?

You will receive two meals a day. Breakfast usually consists of tea (toast), toast, cereals, fruit and mandazi (fried flour). Dinner is usually served with meat and vegetables such as charcoal, pancakes, squash and standalone.

 

volunteer in Tanzania accommodation

KIVOLEX looks forward to and encourages your desire for travel and adventure. Time away from voluntary work is up to you to decide on your own activities. You can also enjoy the local culture and spend time in the community on weekends. Alternatively, there are plenty of opportunities to explore Tanzania and all it has to offer. Long weekends can be game drives or trips to Zanzibar, Da Es Salaam, Kenya and Uganda. If volunteers want to volunteer on weekends, they can join a local team, visit other children’s organizations, and play and play with children.

Tanzania is a big country full of exciting adventures. If you wish to stay in the country after your volunteering, we can help you organize excursions and activities. You can go on safari anywhere on the planet through the Serengeti or Ngorogoro which has the most safari animals. Relax on the Spice Island of Zanzibar and enjoy the uninterrupted sunshine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water. Swim with dolphins, PADI dive routes, spearfishing and sleep in a hammock among palm trees on the sand. We love Zanzibar! For more physical adventure, Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, is just around the corner. After five days of climbing, about 4 miles high, the temperature at the top dropped to -25. Not for the faint of heart, but it is possible.

More Info

Travel insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to prepare for it. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft – travel insurance in Tanzania provides and is a supplement.

Vaccination
If you are considering volunteering in Tanzania, you should consult your doctor before embarking on a social journey. Check out mandatory vaccinations in Tanzania.


Arrival notice

Our program runs throughout the year, but volunteers usually arrive every Friday and the program begins every Monday. except for special programs. The arrival airport are the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es salaam, Kilimanjaro International Airport in Moshi and Abeid Karume International airport in Zanzibar.

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