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Dental Medicine Assistant

MOSHI, Tanzania show on map


YAAPHA needs dental volunteers to help provide dental care to the children at our centers in Moshi, Urambo, Shinyanga and Kigoma and to the other orphanage centers.

YAAPHA provides care for children under the age of 17 and the poor elderly people who come from the Arusha and Shinyanga,Tabora and Kigoma regions of Tanzania. 

YAAPHA needs dental medicine assistant volunteers to help provide dental care to the children at our centers in Moshi, Urambo, Shinyanga and Kigoma and to the other orphanage centers that we collaborate with. Dental medicine assistant volunteers may also be expected to provide dental care to the people in the surrounding communities.

Many people in Tanzania lack dental care awareness and this leads to very few numbers of dental patients at medical centers in the country; however this doesn't mean that there are no people who suffer from dental problems. Dental medicine assistant volunteers at this placement will not only need to help provide dental treatment but also help to raise the importance of good dental care to the people in the communities they will be serving.

A dental medicine assistant volunteer is expected to attend to routine dental problems and is also expected to participate in educational seminars, as well as assist with administrative duties if and when necessary.

Dental medicine assistant volunteers interested in working for this organization in Tanzania would be required to bring their own supplies and dental equipment as the organization HAS NONE. Volunteers must have completed their dental school training and have had some work experience in their chosen field.

Volunteer Tasks Required

Dental Check-Ups

The dental medicine assistant volunteer is expected to provide dental care to all the children at the orphanages and should be aware that many of these children have never been to a dentist. 

Raise Awareness

The dental medicine assistant volunteer, apart from giving dental care service, is expected to teach all aspects of correct oral hygiene at their placement. Unfortunately some people in Tanzania are not aware of good dental health habits and the fact that they can seek help for dental problems; so this is a crucial part in their dental education. 

Community Dental Care

A dental medicine assistant volunteer at this placement is expected to attend to the dental needs of the people in the community, if time allows it. The coordinator of the organization will arrange needed dental treatments for the members of the community so that they come to the center where the volunteer is located. This will probably be a mixture of adults and children.

Proper Nutrition

A dental medicine assistant volunteer is expected to help to raise the awareness of the importance of good eating habits, especially the dangers of consuming sugary foods.

Typical day

Working days are from Monday to Friday.

Details on Arrival

Arrival will be at Kilimanjaro International airport. Available time depends on the flights schedule.

Free-time activities

Free time activities provided to our volunteers are as follows:

  • drawing and painting with children
  • social activities like cleanliness to our schools, visiting people living with HIV/AIDS and elders (home based care)
  • gym 
  • riding 
  • swimming 
  • cooking: Our volunteers will learn how to cook different type of Tanzanian food during their free time. 
  • sports 

Note: During the free time the volunteer will do whatever he/she wants to do. It's not mandatory.


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)
Education Requirements
Dentist at University level
Required Documents
Education Proof, CV and Cover letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:30 - 12:00

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On-site services

Services by YAAPHA

Accommodation is located in Moshi Town. Rooms are self contained with high quality and big space. Our accommodation are home stay and Apartment.

Housing, Food, Registration Fees, Airport Transportation, Local Transportation, Pre-departure Orientation, Laundry 3 times per week, 24/7 support and project  coordination, Volunteer T-shirt, Program Contribution, Local Sim Card


Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Pick up point is at Kilimanjaro International Airport. The pick up person is our Project Coordinator. The driving time is 45 minutes to the house.


- our accommodation is located in Moshi Town. Rooms are self contained with high quality and big space.

- Also we can send our Volunteers to home stays after good discussion and reach into agreement.

- Our Volunteer House is 10 minutes away from the City Center , Public Transport available 500 miters from the House.

- We have hot shower and permanent water supply , Electricity and Security 24/7

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with breakfast ,Lunch and  dinner  at the volunteer house, and you will need to purchase your own  extra food if needed. Breakfast usually consists of toast, eggs, noodles, tea, or coffee, Lunch includes Local or western foods and dinner often includes chicken curry, pasta, noodles, or jacket potatoes.


We provide Bottled drinking water for the whole duration for our Volunteers

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 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
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12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in MOSHI/Tanzania between 1 week and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. YAAPHA will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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