Musha Care Foundation

Community Healthcare and Medical Supporter

Mutare, Zimbabwe show on map

Volunteers will provide much needed assistance to the children and community healthcare system! This project it's about gaining experience in medical work in Zimbabwe.

About the Program

Volunteers will provide much needed assistance to the community healthcare system! This project it's about gaining experience in medical work in Zimbabwe. Whilst on this project, your biggest service will be the manpower that you offer. You’ll be able to get involved in not only this clinic but others in the nearby area as well. You’ll be able to get involved with children and local health community centre.

Your Tasks

  1. Providing basic medical support to the children at the centre through interaction with sick children and local staff
  2. Playing a role in HIV/AIDS education and awareness at the centre
  3. Getting involved in tasks such as baby weighing, taking blood pressure and body temperate etc.
  4. Opportunity to do 25 home visits and night duty at the local Chikanga community
  5. Nutrition awareness and general counseling on health issues to the local community
  6. Participating training on first aids with local staff and the children

Program Orientation

You will receive your introduction and orientation to the project upon arrival. You will be introduced to your Volunteer Coordinator, and will be shown around the school, accommodation and surrounding area.

You will receive relevant information about common diseases and illnesses that you will come into contact with (e.g. HIV/AIDS and Malaria etc.) and safety precautions for working at the school to ensure that you start work in a well-prepared and safe way.

This project it's about gaining experience in medical work in Zimbabwe.

Typical day

A Day in the Life of a Volunteer

Please note that with the needs of the projects constantly changing, the below is given as a guideline only, and we ask that you remain flexible:

07.30am: Breakfast at the host family
08:00am: Depart to the children centre
08:30am: Arrival at the school centre and deployment to the different departments 
12:00pm: Break for lunch and move to a different project for the afternoon, or remain at the same one
17:00pm: Pick up and return to the host family for the evening where you can relax, socialize with the locals, watch television – to name a few things.
17.45pm: Briefing by your volunteer coordinator about the following days activities

Details on Arrival

THE PROGRAM
Programs start every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, with arrival Sunday prior to the program start at HIA (Harare International Airport).This programs are available all year round.
Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport and driven to the volunteer house or coordinator’s place.During 1-3 days, depending on the length of your voluntary work, you will get a general briefing. These first days will offer you glimpses into the Shona  language, as well as Zimbabwe's various cultures, religions, and local ways of life.
This introduction will be held in Mutare, Harare  depending on your work area.

Free-time activities

You may also have the opportunity to provide help and support to the local community through the various afternoon activities we have to offer. This is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the African culture, but most importantly to give a caring hand to the local community. The activities could range from helping out at:

Volunteers are recommended to make the weekends fun and exciting by visiting tourist resorts areas like Bvumba Nature Resorts where you will see endangered species at Botanical Garden.They can visit Nyanga Mountains for hiking and sight seeing.The are also music concerts which are performed by the local artist where volunteers are recommended to participate in Mutare.
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo

Program Requirements

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
required
Education Requirements
at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Medical field experience
Good communication skills.
Interpersonal relationship
Self motivation
Ability to work without supervision
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Musha Care Foundation (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Musha Care Foundation
  • In Country Supervision
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pickup
  • Internet
  • Local travel
  • Induction and supervision
Airport Pickup at Harare International Airport

Volunteers will be picked at the Harare lnternational Airport by the local staff to Mutare.

Accommodation

Volunteers will be provided with a friendly and secure accommodation that will comfortable shared bedrooms for volunteers at a family or guest house.

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Volunteers will be provided with 3 meals, 7 days a week and with local drinks.The meals will consist of traditional prepared food and vegetarian dishes will be provided for volunteers.The volunteers will be provided with drinks and the water is good in Mutare.The volunteers will be provided with bottled water during their stay in Zimbabwe.

Internet Access
Good 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 Harare International Airport (HRE) in Harare. We assist you to find cheap flights to Zimbabwe.
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 Zimbabwe provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Zimbabwe you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Zimbabwe.
Costs (Prices in USD)
12 weeks (min. stay)
$3,617.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,617.00
Average fees
$301.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Mutare/Zimbabwe between 12 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Musha Care Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Zimbabwe.
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 Musha Care Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Zimbabwe  Mutare, 11 Metheun Road

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