Dental Volunteer

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

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  organization 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 that we collaborate with. 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 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 volunteer would be expected to attend to routine dental problems and would also be expected to participate in educational seminars, as well as assist with administrative duties if and when necessary.

Dental 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 volunteer would be 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 volunteer apart from giving dental care service would be 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 what that involves plus 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 volunteer at this placement would be expected to attend to the dental needs of the people in the community, if time allowed; as many cannot afford to seek help for dental problems they may be having. The Coordinator of the organization would arrange for the members of the community needed dental treatment to come to the center where the volunteer was located. This would probably be a mixture of adults and children.

Proper Nutrition

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

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements
Dental at University level
Required Documents
Education Proof, CV and Cover letter
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:00

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Dental Volunteer Dental volunteers at the Pharmacy Volunteer accommodation Sitting Room (volunteer accommodation house) Maasai waiting for dental check up Children Brushing their teeth Dental volunteers. Dental volunteer at site volunteers Accommodation. (Front view)

Free-time activities

Free time activities provided to our volunteers are as follows:-
1. Drawing and Painting with children
2. Social activities like cleanliness to our schools, visiting People living HIV/AIDS and Elders.( Home based Care)
3. Gym
4. Riding
5. swimming
6. Cooking . Our volunteers will learn how to cook different type of Tanzanian Food during their free time.
7. sports.
Note: During free time a volunteer will do whenever he/she feels to do. Its not mandatory.



What's included?
Your program fee includes:-
• Airport transfers or pickup accommodation for the duration of the program
• Local accommodation, three meals a day to our volunteer houses.
• An intensive Swahili course
• The services of all in-country staff workers & office running expenses
• Travel from Moshi-Tanzania to your host project District /Region
• Emergency and evacuation fees
What’s not included?
• Tourist activities in Africa
• Visa and passport fees
• Insurance of any kind
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

Pick up point is at Kilimanjaro International Airport. A pick up person is a Project Coordinator (Peter Bundala) and Driving time is 25 minutes to the project site.


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
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in MOSHI/Tanzania between 2 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. YAAPHA will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with YAAPHA during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Tella mande Street, Moshi , 8502 MOSHI, Tanzania