VOLUNTEER WITH US!
The Cedar Foundation Tanzania has been supported by volunteers from the very beginning. They are a core part of our team and we value their time and skills at lot!
There are threevolunteering streams at Cedar Tanzania:
2. Medical Volunteer
3. Virtual Volunteer
Please get in touch to learn more about current opportunities and needs!
Are there any costs?
We don’t charge for the administration of the volunteer placement and support in Tanzania. Cedar Tanzania will also endeavour to provide free housing on the premises at the HC although this may not always be possible due to full occupancy and budget capacity at the time of your trip. Non-medical volunteers at the HQ will be supported in finding accommodation in Mwanza which we may be able to cover financially. We will also pay for visas and licenses and any work-related expenses. In addition, a daily allowance will be paid to every volunteer to cover lunch costs.
Costs for flights, insurance, vaccinations, money for subsistence, non-work-related travelling or other leisure activities are not typically covered by Cedar Tz.
1. VOLUNTEER AT THE HQ IN MWANZA
Our volunteer opportunities range from office work, fundraising, event organisation, marketing, communications etc – It doesn’t really matter what background you have, it is more important to be passionate about volunteering, enthusiastic, open minded and willing to learn. Volunteering with us is an opportunity to develop new skills which sometimes includes getting out of your comfort zone.
Click here for interviews with past volunteers (e.g. link to Camille’s interview, Jasmine, Vivian, Sarah)
2. MEDICAL VOLUNTEER AT OUR HEALTH CENTRE IN KAMANGA
Volunteering with Cedar Tanzania at KHC gives you a chance to not only advance your professional career but also to further your personal development. You will experience conditions that you would be unlikely to experience in your home environment as well as gaining a solid understanding of the issues and challenges affecting health care in a developing country. You can really make a difference in supporting the local medical staff to deliver high quality health services to the patients and build the capacity of local staff.
Throughout your stay you will be helped and guided by the Cedar Tanzania team and you will have two main points of contact; one to coordinate your volunteer stay and help you with arrangements and administration prior to your stay aswell as introducing you to KHC. The second will be your supervisor at KHC. They will mentor you, discuss cases and answer your medical questions.
Who can volunteer?
1. Medical and public health students or professionals (students should be in their last year of studies.)
We are also open to students/professionals who want to conduct their own research and can link them to teaching hospitals in the region known for their support of research programs.
How long can I volunteer for?
The minimum stay is 3 monthsdue to complicated procedures obtaining a visa/ permits for medical personnel and also the onboarding process takes some time.However, weencourage you to volunteer for a longer period of time in order to get the best experience possible.
How can I apply?
The first step is to send your application via email. It should contain a CV and letter of application in which you state why you want to volunteer at KHC and how you can contribute to the delivery of high-quality health care. Please also indicate when you would like to start your volunteer placement and for how long. You can also send references and academic records.
If we like your application and you seem suitable for a position with us, we will invite you to have an informal chat via Skype. If this is successful and satisfactory for both sides, you will be invited to become a volunteer at KHC.
For more information please contact Caroline via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read here to learn more about Sian, our very first medical volunteer at KHC!
(picture of Sian at Wold Aids Day, Picture of volunteer house, pic of KHC, etc)
3. Virtual Volunteer
Are you a graphic designer, are you writing articles/blog postsabout something you are passionate about or do you know how to maintain web pages? These are just a few of so many opportunities to volunteer from home.
We have many different types of tasks that we need support with and which can be done from home. Virtual volunteering at Cedar Tanzania is a convenient way to help a great cause and you don't even have to commit a lot of time. Allyou need is your laptopand get started😊
If you want to contribute and put your skill(s) into action – Please get in touch!
Link: Interview with Chris Tucker?[CM1]
[CM1]Great idea! Would you like me to meet him?