Healthcare Project in South Africa

Are you interested in or have experience in healthcare and want to share those specialized skills and interests with people who would greatly benefit from them? This volunteer opportunity in healthcare in South Africa might be just what you are looking for.

  • Lowest healthcare volunteer in South Africa project fees: starting at just $450
  • All project fees go directly to your host family or house and project
  • Safety and security are a top priority and you will always have constant in country support
  • Work and interact with likeminded individuals from around the globe

Do you have a passion for helping people? Are you currently studying nursing or are you interested in the field of healthcare? Do you want to relocate for a while to the beautiful city of Cape Town, the most popular tourist spot in all of Africa? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then the healthcare project in South Africa volunteer experience is for you!

The medical projects are highly understaffed and under resourced. Healthcare volunteers in South Africa like you are in high demand. You will be working in government-funded facilities for people who cannot afford private medical care. It should be noted that no major operations will be performed here. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the field of medicine, while gaining valuable experience in it. You will work alongside medical professionals and build meaningful relationships with likeminded volunteers.

Role of Volunteer

You will be working in local clinics and alongside other volunteers and staff helping with healthcare programs. Volunteer hours at the local clinics will be Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You will help with wound dressing, taking blood pressure, pulse, and temperature measurements, as well as assisting patients from one service point to another, weighing patients, and working with local awareness programs when volunteering in healthcare in South Africa.

You will shadow local doctors and learn mostly from observation as a volunteer in South Africa with a healthcare program. Due to inherent risk involved and medical regulations, you cannot treat patients or become involved in surgery during the project.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

You must express a love and passion for people if you would like to join this volunteering opportunity in South Africa in healthcare. You should have some sort of medical related experience and or studies in the field, however it is not strictly required. You should also exhibit patience and empathy when dealing with the patients.

Dates: Volunteer in South Africa

All volunteer programs in South Africa start every Monday of each month. However, if there is travel constrains, you can start any project on any day.

Prices: Volunteer in South Africa

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality volunteering work in South Africa . We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer program in South Africa application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee . You will pay your weekly fee directly to the country coordinator, who in turn will allocate it to your host family, project and other in-country support we offer to our volunteers. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Duration Cape Town Surf Project
  1 Week   N/A   N/A
  2 Weeks   $450   $900
  3 Weeks   $600   $1,200
  4 Weeks   $750   $1,550
  5 Weeks   $900   $1,850
  6 Weeks   $1.050   $2,200
  7 Weeks   $1,200   $2,500
  8 Weeks   $1,400   $2,850
  9 Weeks   $1,550   $3,150
  10 Weeks   $1,750   $3,450
  11 Weeks   $1,900   $3,800
  12 Weeks   $2,050   $4,090

How your fee is allocated?

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house or host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Airport pick up
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The volunteering trips in South Africa program fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.

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