Hospital medical care assistance

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Coordinator | Tizia
Coordinator | Tizia
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Be part of a Medical team in the Maasai community
Get new skills about local diseases and their treatment
Propel your career with international experience
Experience Tanzania by going on the safari in the Serengeti and enjoy beach holidays in Zanzibar
Make new friends from all the world
The hospital is a Christian hospital that serves more than 60 out patients per day and conduct more than 1.000 surgeries every year.
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The hospital covers all modern medical care like maternity, paediatrics, family planning, diabetics, tuberculosis, eye and dental care, mental health, physiotherapy, and HIV & AIDS. Experience is required for this project, you must be either training in a medical profession, or be a qualified doctor or nurse.
You can assist in more than one department/units depending on your skills, interest and the need of the hospital.

Please keep an open mind and remember that hospitals in Tanzania are run differently than in your home country. For example, resources are often limited and access to healthcare depends on a person’s income.

The hospital strives to serve and treat people by providing competent and compassionate medical care, promotion of community health programs.

The project is located 10km (6.2miles) from the hostel and can be reached via public transport. However, the Seliani Hospital provides free transport for all staff where the bus will stop on the main road in-front of the hostel.

This project requires a donation of US$200 per month. This donation is not included in the program fee, and is paid directly to the hospital on your first day. Furthermore, you are expected to send us your Proof of Academic Certificates.

Typical day

You will be working Monday to Friday from morning to afternoon as agreed. A typical day starts at 7:30am with staff morning prayer and the daily briefing. You will be part of the daily ward rounds at 9am. In agreement with the hospital matron, you will decide in which wards you will work depending on your previous knowledge and interest. Interns and volunteers will take over various tasks, such as in patient and out patient care, deliveries in the women’s ward, or assistance with operations.

Free-time activities

We offer a wide range of activities at affordable volunteer rates like: 

1. Hiking/Walking tours to waterfalls, through forests and around a lake. 
2. Swimming in paradise like hot springs with a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 
3. Cultural tours to Maasai markets and the possibility to visit different ethnic groups. 
4. Coffee plantation tour to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product. 
5. Safaris to the national parks of the Northern Circuit (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area). 
6. Climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. 
7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers!



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Medical at University/College level
Required Documents
CV, Education certificates and and Police clearance certificate.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Medical skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Viva Tanzania
All pre-arrival support, two airport transfers, orientation tour in Arusha, being guided to the project on the first day, 24/7 in-country-support, accommodation in a dorm, daily breakfast and dinner..

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Two airport transfers are included on the program fee. Your driver will pick you up from the airport on your arrival and take you to your accommodation.
After your stay with us we will take you back to the airport for the farewell.


Our hostel has dorms and private rooms; each contains comfortable beds and shelves to store belongings, the maximum is four to six people in the big dorms. Single and double rooms are available for a surcharge. The house is equipped with hot water showers and the possibility to use the kitchen throughout the day. Breakfast and dinner will be served by our chef.
The hostel is located 30 walking minutes from the city centre. We also host tourist and travelers from all other the world so there is always something going on. Furthermore, our hostel has a pool and a roof top with private bar that invites you to enjoy your time with us.

Furthermore, we offer you the possibility to stay with a host family. Choosing a local family will get you the unique experience of sharing your daily live with and in a Tanzanian family. In their house you will have your own lockable room, featured with a bed and access to the living room, kitchen, bathroom and the beautiful compound. If staying with a host family, we will of course still provide our 24/7 in-country support by our staff members. For further information, please let us know that you are interested in staying in a host family within your application on Volunteer World.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

During your stay with us we provide you with breakfast and dinner.
In the hostel all meals are prepared by our chef who can cater for any dietary restriction or allergy. In the morning we serve tea, coffee, bread, margarine, honey, jam, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and usually a local Tanzanian breakfast dish.
Dinner will be international as we cook Tanzanian as well as Western Food.
If you are not eating in your project you can cook in the hostel's kitchen where you can store your groceries in the fridge or the cupboards.
Also the host families can handle all dietary restriction and allergies, here you will get to know a lot of different Tanzanian dishes.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

You can start working at this project any day of the week that suits you.
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) your driver will take you to your accommodation (hostel or host family). You will recognize him by his Viva Tanzania shirt and the Viva Tanzania sign.
On your first day we will do the orientation and town tour showing you Arusha, how to use the public transport, where to find ATMs, exchange money, local market and supermarket and get you a sim card with mobile data.
The next day our volunteer coordinator will take you to your project making sure you are safe and know how to get there.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$223 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Viva Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Viva Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Hospital medical care assistance

The hospital is a Christian hospital that serves more than 60 out patients per day and conduct more than 1.000 surgeries every year.


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