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YAAPHA

Dental Medicine Assistant

NGO | YAAPHA

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.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

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.

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).
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

Any questions? Just ask. We at YAAPHA are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

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.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding
Contact & Reservation
$256
/week
$256
/week
1 - 8
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1 - 8
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18+
age
18+
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Housing
Food
Internet
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Services by YAAPHA
  • Accommodation for the duration of the program
  • Three meals a day to our volunteer houses.
  • An intensive Swahili course

  • NB: Airport transfers or pickup costs have to be paid by the volunteer.

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro

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.

Accommodation

Our accommodation is in Moshi Town. All rooms are self contained with hot water.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your program fee. 

Food at the house is a mixture of western and African meals, so you can expect dishes like rice and beans, chicken curry, vegetable/beef burgers with chips, sausages and mash, lentils and chapatti and a variety of other dishes. Breakfast tends to be based around bread, condiments, tea, coffee and either fruit, eggs or pancakes.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$400.00
4 weeks
$600.00
5 weeks
$700.00
6 weeks
$800.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$900.00
Average fees
$256.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in MOSHI/Tanzania between 1 week and 8 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.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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Airport
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
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If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Tanzania while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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