Volunteer · VO-74

Healthcare Heroes Zanzibar

Tanzania
4 to 14 weeks
18 to 85 years old
4.8(9 reviews)

Complete this quiz & see if you qualify to join this trip

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience Zanzibar’s beautiful lifestyle whilst making a real difference to regional communities. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer in a little slice of island paradise, creating change and tackling the healthcare challenges Zanzibari have to face. Picture yourself assisting in a local hospital’s medical department, sharing your knowledge and gaining hands-on experience, exploring the island’s natural attractions, relaxing on pristine beaches and, most importantly, contributing to providing better health care and improving current practices.

We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we’ve joined with local project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to Zanzibar’s community with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from airport pickup to project transport, volunteer accommodation, onsite training and so much more.

Make a sustainable impact on the lives of others, make new friends from all corners of the world and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and lasting impact on the greater community whilst channelling that friendly and traditional lifestyle at the same time.


Inclusions

Volunteer placement

Volunteer accommodation

Airport pickup

‘Welcome to Zanzibar’ orientation

Meals provided

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Pre-departure guide

Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

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Trip details

Our Healthcare Heroes Volunteer trip in Zanzibar is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment, and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement and provided meals, accommodation and ongoing support throughout your entire journey.

Whether you’re doing gap year volunteering or taking a volunteering holiday from work, you’ll arrive in Zanzibar with the confidence that absolutely everything has been pre-arranged for you. You’ll be able to jump straight into your volunteer duties, relax into the beautiful Zanzibari lifestyle and start making new friends with all the logistical details sorted, from airport pick-up to accommodation.

Channel all your energy into immersing yourself in your volunteer placement, as well as taking time to get to know the local area. Roam Stone Town’s old forts and cobbled alleyways, taste the local cuisine and relax on white-sand beaches instead of sweating the logistical stuff - that’s exactly why we’re here. Feel confident and proud you are contributing much-needed help to a meaningful cause and save yourself the time, money and even the risk of being stranded in a foreign country by having us on your side. Make your time count on this life-changing opportunity to volunteer in Zanzibar and arrive home knowing you've made a lasting and enriching impact on the country’s communities and people.

Requirements 

To qualify for this trip, you must have a minimum of one year study or full-time work in the field of medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedic science or chiropractic studies.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, $300 USD volunteer visa (payable upon entry), tourist visa, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.


Trip itinerary

The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with structured volunteer duties. You’ll have the evenings and weekends to explore however you please. As a rough idea, this is the daily schedule you can expect:

Day 1

Once you've touched down in Zanzibar International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in the centre of Mbweni, centrally located and within a short stroll of many amazing beaches, restaurants and markets. Relax, settle in and meet some of the other volunteers.

Trip location

You'll spend most of your time volunteering in Mbweni.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Take-off & touchdown

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

We've got your back

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

Still have questions?

Why go Global

Flexible trips

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Worldwide support

Feel confident knowing that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

We don’t just say that to brag. With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

With over 1,200 partners around the globe, we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.


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Inclusions

Volunteer placement

We’ll score you a guaranteed volunteering placement so you can start making a difference to the world. You can choose from one of the following departments; Emergency Department, Medical Ward, Neurosurgery Department, Pediatric Ward, Physiotherapy & Occupational Department, Surgical Ward, Obstetric & Gynecology Ward & Maternity Hospital. Please keep in mind that placement in your preferred department will depend on experience and need.

Volunteer accommodation

Relax in central share-house accommodation with the other volunteers, located a short stroll from breathtaking beaches, markets and restaurants.

Airport pickup

To take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Mbweni.

‘Welcome to Zanzibar’ orientation

Head into town with your English-speaking supervisor, where you’ll be shown the local public transport, main shopping complex and banks. You’ll then head into hospital to be introduced to the staff and shown around the hospital grounds.

Meals provided

Enjoy breakfast and dinner on week-days, prepared fresh for you by the housekeeper.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-departure guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience, and, it goes very well with your future resume. Employers will love this addition!

Ongoing support from our local team

Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.


Volunteer · VO-74

Healthcare Heroes Zanzibar

Tanzania
4 to 14 weeks
18 to 85 years old
4.8(9 reviews)
From
$2,385USD

Secure your spot for only $695

Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.


Limited spots available

Earliest available arrival is currently Jan 2020.


Payment plans available

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.


Lifetime Deposit Guarantee

If you change your mind or something comes up, we’ll let you change your travel dates or your trip, or even gift your deposit to a friend!