Healthcare / Medical Project


Expand your professional opportunities, improve Tanzanian healthcare and discover the beauty of Tanzania. CHF in Tanzania, you can combine your generosity, professional goals and adventurous side all into one. CHF is currently partnering with hospitals, clinics and nonprofit organizations in Moshi and to help improve healthcare and treatment for Tanzanians. As a volunteer in Tanzania working in the Healthcare and Medical Project, you will work alongside local doctors and nurses and promote basic health, sanitation, disease prevention, family planning and much more throughout local  community. 

Many people in Tanzania have little to no access to healthcare, but with the help of volunteers, local organizations and clinics/hospitals can supply imperative treatment and community education.

To be a medical volunteer in Tanzania and work in clinics and hospitals, you must submit proof of a medical certification such as a medical ID, EMT, paramedic, nursing, etc. Due to liabilities, volunteers must be healthcare professionals and those who lack medical credentials may not participate in this project. 

You must be flexible when dealing with organizations, doctors, curses and patients. For this project volunteers must be open minded, patient, enthusiastic, hardworking, resourceful, and willing to learn. CHF will require a copy of volunteer’s credentials, resume and qualifications, additional application materials may be required.

Your Responsibilities

as a Volunteer

As a medical and healthcare volunteer in Tanzania, activities will vary greatly depending on volunteer qualification and experience. Volunteers may just observe doctors/nurses or they may provide direct patient care. Volunteer duties may include:

  • Observing local doctors/nurses
  • Providing basic care
  • Assisting doctors and nurses with patients
  • Administering medicines
  • Learning from doctors and nurses
  • Recording patient details
  • Taking vital details such as height, weight, blood pressure, etc.
  • Promoting disease prevention
  • Organizing and leading educational workshops and training
  • Promoting personal hygiene and sanitation such as clean water, food and nutrition
  • Assisting clinics and hospitals with administrative tasks
  • Assisting with vaccinations
  • Observing basic functions of clinics and hospitals
  • Traveling to remote locations to help provide care to rural Tanzanians
  • Teaching the importance of family planning
  • Aiding doctors, nurses and local staff with anything they may need
  • Maintaining and cleaning hospital/clinic areas

Please Note:

The above examples of activities may vary depending on individual skills and interests and the needs of the hospital and/or clinic. You will be provided with a very flexible schedule from local staff so you can adjust in the new environment. Along CHF staff, these counterparts will support you throughout your project. You will normally work for 3-4 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. All other time you are free to relax and explore the beautiful country of Tanzania