Volunteer Tanzania, Arusha: HIV and Malnutrition

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Activities: Charity Challenges / Summer Volunteer Programs / Humanitarian Projects / Medical, Health, Medicine / Care Work
Country: Tanzania
Location : Tanzania, Arusha
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

Volunteer with a medical centre based in Arusha. As a volunteer you will support the children’s home afflicted with HIV/AIDs and also contribute

This program is helping hundreds of families living with HIV/Aids patients, and children suffering from malnutrition. Working with this grassroots organization you will see how one person can truly help and change the life of someone in need.

Volunteers will help to distribute food and medicine when possible.  Volunteers need to accompany the children to the clinic for health checks.  Expect to support the children's home, outreach projects, home visits and other duties will depend on which projects the organization is working on when you are there. We do recommend you learn a few words and phrases of Swahili, which will be very helpful when dealing with the locals.

Undergraduates, pre-medical and pre-nursing students are welcome.  Public health and social workers are welcome also.

Start Dates

Year round, arrival on the weekend

Costs / Benefits

Inclusions
Program starts and ends in Arusha (JRO airport)
Airport meet and greet. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
Accommodation: Volunteer House
Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily

Not included:
Flights to Tanzania. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet. Sightseeing.

Requirements

PROACTIVE Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
PATIENT Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
FLEXIBLE Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
CONSIDERATE Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
RESPECTFUL Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
FRIENDLY In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
TOLERANT The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.

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