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HIV AIDS Tanzania Volunteer!
Do you have a desire to help those suffering from a terrible disease, and spread awareness to help eventually eradicate HIV/AIDS? Do you dream of experiencing the world-famous Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro while also leaving a positive footprint in the lives of the people who live there? If your answer to these questions is yes, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.
Tanzania is a gorgeous country filled with beautiful natural scenery set to a rich culture and history. People from around the world
travel here to experience a deep and diverse culture living alongside positively jaw-dropping sights and exhilarating wildlife.
Sadly, like many other countries in Africa, Tanzania struggles with a severe and widespread HIV/AIDS epidemic. This deadly disease hits those in rural and disadvantaged areas hardest, as medical care and education there is woefully underequipped to deal with this challenge.
Volunteers are badly needed to help spread awareness of how to combat and avoid the disease, as well as provide vital relief to those caring for the victims of the disease. Your caring attention will be incredibly appreciated by those suffering, and your efforts to spread awareness and educate will multiply as those you teach bring the lessons home to their villages.
Reach out to IFRE today and learn how you can explore a beautiful African country while fighting to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS!
Skills and Qualifications:
You don’t need any specific experience or education to join our program fighting HIV/AIDS. However, you are expected to be kind, flexible and patient, and possess a passion for providing care to those in need as well as for disease prevention. You should have a great love for those suffering and a deep desire to help them.
Volunteers’ Responsibilities & Impact
When you join HIV AIDS Tanzania Volunteer program in Tanzania, Your work will be focused on two primary areas. The first of which is treatment, where you will visit HIV/AIDS victims along with a local colleague and distribute food, clothes and medicine as well as provide comfort and counselling.
The second focus of this HIV/AIDS Tanzania volunteer program is to spread awareness of the disease and increase the community’s knowledge and understanding of how to combat and prevent its further spread. This will involve participating in awareness campaigns and doing community outreach in schools, villages and churches.
This work will provide critical attention and care to those suffering the most from the disease, who are sadly overlooked by many others in society. While sitting down and talking with the victims might seem like a small service, it is greatly appreciated and brings a new sense of hope into their lives. Additionally, through the awareness campaigns, you will be directly involved in the fight to one day end the spread of this horrible disease, leading to a world where no child has to be born already infected.
First Day: On the first day of your project, your coordinator will escort you to your workplace and introduce you to your new colleagues. You will spend the day getting to know them and learning the facilities and your responsibilities going forward.
Weekdays: Your workload and responsibilities will vary greatly day by day, but in general you can expect a typical day to look something like this:
- 6.00 to 7.30 AM: The day starts bright and early with a delicious family breakfast at your host accommodation.
- 7.45 AM: You travel to your volunteer placement and start a satisfying day of spreading awareness and providing care.
- 12.00 PM: You will get a lunch break around this time, which you can enjoy in the company of your fellow volunteers and colleagues.
- 3.00 PM: Around this time you will generally finish your work, and have the rest of the day free to explore the culture and history of Tanzania.
HIV AIDS Tanzania Volunteer: Dates and Fees
Dates and Fees
IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.
Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency.
Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Volunteer Program Fee (US$)
Please apply for volunteers visa since volunteers are not allowed to use tourist visa to work as a volunteer,
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- 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
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
C permit can be received upon arrival.
Accommodation and Meal
While volunteering to fight HIV/AIDS in Tanzania, you will stay with a loving, friendly and safe local host family. They will provide you with three delicious meals a day and make sure that you feel completely safe in their home. With a proven track record of hosting volunteers, they are eager to support you and introduce you to their culture and way of life.
Free Time and Weekends:
You will have plenty of free time to explore Tanzania during your volunteer project. During the week you can spend your evenings as you wish, either together with your host family and fellow volunteers or out discovering all the local area has to offer. Additionally, you will have two full days every weekend to go on longer trips across Northeastern Tanzania.
Safety and In Country Support
Your safety is of paramount importance, and here at IFRE we take considerable steps to ensure that you always feel safe and comfortable during your volunteer project. We will support you in all the necessary preparations, and once at the project you will have an in-country coordinator available at all times of day should there be any problems or complications.
HIV AIDS Tanzania Volunteer: FAQs
Arrival and departure
For our HIV AIDS volunteer program in Tanzania, volunteers must fly into the Kilimanjaro International Airport which is located 24.85 miles southeast of Arusha city. Make sure to inform our country coordinator about when your flight will be landing.
We’ll transfer you to your accommodations after your arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport but you will have to manage transport back to the airport yourself once our volunteer project is completed.
Airport Pick-up and Drop
IFRE offers airport pick-up services to its international volunteers who’ve participated in its HIV AIDS Tanzania volunteer work projects. But for our local representative to arrive in the airport on time, you must provide correct flight details to our local country coordinator.
If there’s any last-minute flight change or delay, then it is the duty of our volunteers to inform our office staff and country coordinator immediately. In such cases, we can always re-schedule our airport pick-up time for a later time.
International volunteers must obtain a Business visa in order to work in our HIV AIDS volunteer programs in Tanzania. To do so, you must visit the official embassy of Tanzania based in our home country and apply for a business visa before your visit to Tanzania.
There’s an alternative option to apply for visa on arrival if you have no time to wait for visa approval in your home country. Just fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport with your passport and a couple of photos and you’ll be able to apply for on-arrival-visa with ease.
Visa on arrival is available to citizens of countries such as the UK, USA, Canada and most European countries. You can get one before the start of your volunteer project in Tanzania.
The most recommended vaccinations for those planning to work on our Tanzania volunteer work projects are: Tetanus, cholera, Hepatitis B, Rabies, polio, typhoid, Hepatitis A, measles, mumps, rubella, yellow fever, diphtheria, and malaria.
Consult with a medical doctor and learn more details about these vaccinations.
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The HIV/AIDS center in Tanzania is not a hospital or a clinic. Many volunteers initially think it’s a hospital, but it is actually a non-government organization (NGO).
Why volunteer in HIV/AIDS project in Tanzania?
Support HIV/aids infected in their struggle for better mean of survival
Taking part in Tanzania HIV/AIDS volunteer program opportunities gives you an opportunity to help and assist a local organization in reaching out to a larger number of HIV victims. You will provide adequate care to the needy, enabling them to lead a normal life and have a secured future filled with confidence and positivity.
Give your time in providing a safe and secure environment for HIV victims to live in
Volunteers involved in HIV/AIDS volunteering programs in Tanzania will get an opportunity to provide HIV/AIDS victims a secure and safe environment to live in. Your passionate efforts will have a long term positive effect in changing the way these people see the world.
Contribute and take part in day to day activities
Volunteering with this HIV project offers you a fair chance to guide, support, and mentor HIV victims people from all walks of life, andbe actively involved in helping them run their day to day activities for better results.
Spread awareness regarding HIV/AIDS and help change their lives for a better future.
Volunteering in Tanzania HIV/AIDS projectsto change the lives of HIV/AIDS patients can be both constructive and challenging. You will involve them through active participation in HIV/AIDS preventive education in the community, andby doing this you will have a positive impact in changing their lives forever.
Gain invaluable practical healthcare experience alongside local medical professionals
Volunteering in this HIV/AIDS project in Tanzania is a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain practical health care experience through real world situations. You will be working alongside medical professionals and health care assistants in treating the patients.
Other Volunteer Programs in Tanzania
No matter what your passion for volunteering is, IFRE offers variety of volunteering opportunities such as work in orphanage, teaching English, teaching computer education, women empowerment, medical volunteering, summer volunteering in Tanzania
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