HIV AIDS Tanzania Volunteering!
Are you looking to save lives helping impoverished people in the Tanzania while learning about their fascinating culture? Do you dream of experiencing a beautiful African Safari in the great Serengeti Park? Then this HIV/AIDS volunteering program in Tanzania is right for you.
Tanzania is a gorgeous African country, filled with spectacular scenery like the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro and white sandy beaches. It has abundance of wildlife, including lions, elephants, leopard and the world-famous wildebeest
Sadly, HIV/AIDS is a tragic virus and voracious killer, particularly on the immense continent of Africa. Despite prevention efforts, the rate of the HIV infection is still rising in many African countries, crippling the lives and economies of many nations in the continent, and Tanzania is no exception.
This volunteering opportunity in Tanzania with the HIV/AIDS prevention program aims to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS and provide support to those already infected. Our partners work to advance adolescent reproductive health and disease awareness and prevention we desperately need you to join us eradicate myths about HIV/AIDS and focus on promoting behavioral changes with open discussions within community.
When you join this program, you will focus on improving lives, creating awareness of this pandemic, including loving and caring for the patients to give them hope for a better future and impact their lives.
Become a volunteer in Tanzania with HIV/AIDS program for a truly fulfilling and rewarding travel experience while sharing your love and passion with people that need it the most for a positive impact in their lives. Contact GCR today to learn about this rewarding and life-changing program.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts
While volunteering with the HIV/AIDS prevention volunteer opportunity in Tanzania, you will care for and offer support to HIV/AIDS infected children and adults. You will also offer counseling and education through local clinics, hospitals, and community programs to increase awareness, personal risk perception, and prevention among men and women.
Help is needed by various organizations with community outreach programs including: hospice care, recreational and educational programs, voluntary HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, and educational seminars and conferences on the virus within the local communities. You will play a very important role in this program. You will also:
- Care for and offer support to HIV/AIDS infected individuals
- Counsel and education in hospitals and communities
- Increase "personal risk perception" among the youth, men and women by involving them to actively participate in HIV/AIDS preventive education in the community
- Assist various HIV/AIDS organizations in their community outreach programs, such as hospice care, recreational and educational programs, voluntary HIV counseling and testing, and educational seminars and conferences
Volunteering opportunity in Tanzania with HIV project is a very impactful. Your work will greatly change the quality of life and HIV infected people hope for a better life. Your contribution will go along way to provide awareness against HIV, improving general HIV/AIDS status in the communities.
Skills and Qualifications
No specific qualifications are needed to join our HIV volunteering program in Tanzania. While anyone over 18 years can join, you need to be loving, caring, kind, and compassion. Patient and flexibility goes a long way while working with sick people.
While volunteering in Tanzania, all your days will be filled with joy and excitement. You will have the opportunity to work with local doctors, nurses and HIV affected people and their families.
There is not such a fixed daily schedule as volunteering works vary every day. However, here is how you’re typical daily schedule would look like:
Here is sample daily schedule:
First Day: On your first day of Tanzania volunteering program, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator who will introduce you to other local staff and volunteers. You will spend the day getting to know them and learning the facilities and your responsibilities.
Weekdays: A typical volunteer day is as follows:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Start you day positively because it will matter and enjoy local family breakfast at your host family home
- 7.45 AM: Following breakfast, you will make your way to the center and engage in several activities including care and counseling the patients.
- 12.00 PM: You will break for lunch and eat together with your colleagues as you get to know each and share experiences.
- 3.00 PM: Around this time you will generally finish your tasks and the rest of the day you are free to check in to local town and share a drink or Tanzanian coffee with your colleagues
- 6.45 PM: At the end of a successful day return home to enjoy a traditional dinner while sharing your cultural differences.
HIV AIDS Tanzania Volunteering: Dates and Fees
Dates: Volunteer In Tanzaia
All volunteering in Tanzania programs start each Monday, though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.
Fees: Volunteer in Tanzania
Most affordable prices for quality volunteer work in Tanzania are through Global Crossroad. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Tanzania application and registration fee cost US $299. In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. You pay your weekly fee directly to your host families and projects. This way, the fees you pay will benefit those who deserve it (not for company profit).
Mandatory comprehensive travel insurance $3.49 a day »
How your fee is allocated?
Please apply for volunteers visa since volunteers are not allowed to use tourist visa to work as a volunteer,
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (volunteer house)
- Food (local food 3 times a day)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Volunteers visa fee $250. Pleases see volunteers visa requirement in Tanzania http://tanzaniaembassy-us.org/?page_id=76
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foo
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
C permit can be received upon arrival.
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering in Tanzania program a respectful and loving family will host you. The family is respected in the community, with years of experience and a reputable record to host volunteers who were 100% happy and grateful. You will be very confortable in a safe permanent the home featuring modern facilities including running water and electricity. You will be served with three delicious traditional home-cooked meals per day.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
You will spend 4 to 5 hours everyday, from Monday to Friday working at the center leaving you plenty of free time to visit various sites and attractions in the local area. On the weekends you have Saturday and Sunday to travel around the country for excursions and tours, either in the Serengeti or the beach.
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety is our priority, and GCR ensures that you always feel safe and comfortable during your entire Tanzania volunteering program. We will support you to take necessary vaccinations before travelling to Tanzania and while in the project you will have an in-country coordinator assigned to assist you any time should need any help. We also offer a comprehensive insurance and evacuation plan to ensure your safety.
HIV AIDS Tanzania Volunteering: FAQs
Arrival and departure
When you join volunteering in Tanzania programs for HIV/AIDS you will be flying to the Kilimanjaro International Airport. We recommend you to arrive in Tanzania a day before your project starts.
Global Crossroad will arrange airport pick up services for you. Please send us your final flight details after your ticket is confirmed. Our airport representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your host family.
However, we do not provide any kind of airport drop off services but your in-country coordinator or your host family will be more than happy to assist you get transportation.
You will need to get a business visa (not tourist visa) for participating in Tanzania volunteering program. Certain foreign nationals can get single entry visas upon arrival such as USA, UK, Australia and Canada. To get visa extension you need to visit the nearest Tanzanian embassy in person. Please visit the following link to get detailed information.
You always have to have specific kinds of vaccinations for volunteer in Tanzania programs. We advise you to visit the Center for Disease Control's website for traveler's health recommendations.
These are some of the vaccines that you need to have with you: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
Are there any other details I should know about if I want to sign up for this HIV/AIDS volunteering in Tanzania project?
Please be aware that this project is running under an NGO and is not a hospital placement. All necessary information and details will be forwarded to you upon the completion of your registration process
Why HIV AIDS Tanzania Volunteering?
You will Support HIV/aids infected people
Tanzania is reeling under HIV/AIDS problems and people continue to die in huge numbers. Due to poverty, negligence and lack of health awareness they are unable to lead a safe and secured life. Volunteering opportunity in Tanzania in HIV project is a great chance for you to help and assist the local organization in taking care for the HIV/Aids infected people.
You will help in raising public awareness regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS
In HIV AIDS Tanzania Volunteering, you will raise public awareness about prevention treatment for the people living with this disease. Your well-directed HIV/AIDS awareness campaign will help them understand the dreaded effects of this virus and various hygienic ways of preventing it. This will certainly make a positive impact in their lives forever.
Other Volunteer Opportunities Available In Tanzania
No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Tanzania such as
work provide healthcare,
volunteering in an orphanage,
computer teaching project,
women empowerment project and much more.
For more information on our exciting programs in Tanzania, contact us today.
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