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Join our medical healthcare group volunteering work to enable us provide healthcare to poor communities with no health facilities nearby in two hours drive distance, or where the people are not able to afford to pay for medical care. In these communities, our team of healthcare volunteers including doctors, nurses, PAs, NPs and students travel with us to set up a temporal clinic and provide healthcare service, treatment and referrals to the people, prioritizing children and mothers. Services we render are Malaria testing and treatment, Sexually transmitted diseases testing and treatment, skin infections diagnosis and treatment, HIV/AIDS testing and referral to counseling center for counselling and continuous provision of ARV drugs, Eye sight testing and provision of glasses to enhance vision particularly for the elderly and children, dental care and garnishing of the children’s teeth with Fluoride, providing mosquito nets for mothers to reduce infant mortality due to malaria, and general services.

Our group volunteers placements are opportunities for doctors, nurses, medical students, student nurses, pre-med, other students to volunteer in clinics in Africa.

Our medical volunteer placements are opportunities for doctors, nurses, medical students, student nurses, pre-med, other students to volunteer in clinics in Africa.

The medical mission volunteer work is providing healthcare to poor villages in Africa with no healthcare facility in sight of about 80 miles radius. The clinic setup is as follows; there is the first section for recording the name, age and complaints of the patient electronically and on hard copy. The second section records vitals including height, weight, pressure, pulse and temperature and update the record. The third section is the triage station where the triage team decide what kind of help the patient needs and which section the patient goes to. After this section, the other sections are the providers’ station, dental station, lab station, eye testing station, medication station, counseling station and wound-care station. Some sections may not operate if we do not have skilled volunteers to help in those sections or if our numbers are very less to enable us make all these sections active. If you do not have a healthcare experience, you can join our team and help at the record section or counseling section where we give you materials to study so you can help us serve the people.
On a safari, a member of group of our volunteers finds himself busily admiring and filming this heard of elephants.

On a safari, a member of group of our volunteers finds himself busily admiring and filming this heard of elephants.

Other activities for our volunteers:
Included in our program itinerary for all group volunteering programs are activities to provide cultural immersion experience, wildlife safari, and visit to places and events of interest. Shopping areas to shop for souvenirs, beach drumming and dancing, a durbar by the local chief and people, visit to historic monuments and country’s landmark. So it is not only work but fun and adventure included. Help us keep poor families strong so they can work their way out of poverty and give their children a better life. Along doing this great goodness, you get to learn a thing or two from a different perspective of life and have fun discovering new culture and places.

Accommodation and Meals: For our group volunteering programs, volunteers are accommodated in a hotel. The villages we go to serve are very poor villages, they do not have hotels so we stay in a hotel in a near town
Group volunteering program volunteers having dinner

Group volunteering program volunteers having dinner

and travel to these villages every day. Travel distance from our hotel to the villages usually is between 30 minutes and 90 minutes. Rooms are shared between two people. You can request to have a room to yourself if you you are not comfortable sharing.
Dates: Our group medical volunteer work happen at specific times. We announce dates on our Facebook page. We have limited openings and they usually fill up quickly so we encourage you to like our Facebook page so you can receive notice when dates are announced. You can also subscribe to our text alert and you will receive notification when dates are announced. Alternatively, you can send in your application and we will email you with upcoming dates if inclusion deadlines are not past. To apply to do a medical volunteer work, please click here.
Expenses and Funding: The expenses to come up for your trip include your air-fare, yellow fever, malaria and hepatitis immunizations, travel gear, visa fees, meals expenses, hotel accommodation, tour bus for all our travels, and entrance fees to places of interest. We have programs helping our volunteers to raise money to cover some of these expenses. If you start early, you can raise enough to cover all expenses. Part of these expenses make what we classify as the program fees that we require of each volunteer. Please visit this page for information on the fundraising and the program fees.

Work, Learn, Fun, Adventure
Medical group work

Summary of Medical Volunteer in Africa mission trip work

Medical volunteers in Africa help us provide healthcare to people in poor places with no health center. Volunteering in Africa medical mission trip help care for babies who were born at home and have never been seen by a healthcare professional. Medical volunteer work in Africa offer hands on experience for medical students, student nurses, and other medical education programs like pre-med, as well.
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Summary of Medical Volunteer in Africa mission trip work

student nurse volunteer work in Africa for hands on practical learning whiles assisting local nurses and doctors, nurse volunteer in African clinic or hospital in Africa to support the limited staff and help train nurse assistants to improve service. Pre-Med student volunteer in Africa to learn from local health professionals and healthcare delivery in Africa. Medical student volunteer in Africa for indepth practical hands on experience caring for patients and directly learning from doctors. Apply to volunteer in Africa with us today, help us make a difference volunteering in Africa
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Summary of Community, Children, Orphanage Volunteer in Africa work

volunteer in Africa on this project to offer after school help to children, particularly orphans. Volunteering in Africa will enable you help us run our Africa literacy project. Volunteers in Africa encourage and motivate other families to foster orphans. If you volunteered in Africa with us, then you helped us introduce children to educational games like chess and writing competitions.
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Summary of Community, Children, Orphanage Volunteer in Africa mission trip

Volunteer in Africa to help us build classroom tables and chairs. Volunteering with us in Africa will enable us get your help in running the Literacy project. Volunteers in Africa help us educate community mothers, girls and school children on subjects relating to their welfare and development like nutrition, sexual assault, dental hygiene, wound care, Water safety etc. The volunteer work in Africa includes engaging children in games and dancing for recreation.
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SAFARI AND PLACES OF INTEREST for Volunteers in Africa
Explore new things and places in Africa when you volunteer in Africa, and discover fascinating wildlife, cultures, people and places. That makes your trip to volunteer abroad one of a lifetime. We help a volunteer plan or the volunteers can join our organized safari and places of interest trips. We provide information on the historical sites for volunteers and things to do abroad in Africa. Staff escort the volunteer to places of interest and safari, our support team is there for the volunteers in Africa.
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Volunteers learning local language in Africa
Volunteers preparing to come to Africa can request a copy of audio file of popular local words and phrases in Africa. This help a volunteer interact well in Africa with the locals with some few local language phrases or words. A volunteer in Africa can express thanks and greet in the local language. A volunteer abroad in Africa can become a darling to many people if the volunteer can utter some few local syllabus to their dismay. So why don't a volunteer on way to Africa take the chance to learn something before arriving.
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Immersion of Volunteers into African Culture

If you volunteer abroad in Africa with us, expect to be immersed in the culture of the people. It is part of the program to volunteer in Africa. In Africa, volunteers will attend social events like traditional weddings, birthday parties, with the host family or as a team on a volunteer in Africa mission trip. We organize activities like drumming and dancing, language lessons for volunteers to further improve the volunteers work in Africa. We choose communities which are notably hospitable and rich in culture for our Africa volunteer work opportunities. Come volunteer in Africa with us and have cultural immersion as part of the program.
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Pre departure documentation to prepare to volunteer in Africa

Inclusive in each volunteer abroad in Africa pre-departure pack are; Country overview, How to make the most of the volunteer in Africa placement, Required vaccinations for the volunteer to travel abroad, Packing list for the volunteers trip to Africa, Staying in touch with family and friends whilst volunteering in Africa, Food and drinks in Africa, transportation for volunteers in Africa, Climate, Safety measures, Money and Budgeting for volunteers' trip, Applying for visa to volunteer in Africa, Planning a Safari and places to visit while volunteering in Africa, useful websites and information resources in Africa for a volunteer. Commonly used local language phrases and their meanings and more.
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Accommodation for Volunteers in Africa

We provide two types of accommodation. An African host family for volunteers, and a hotel accommodation for group volunteering in Africa. If you volunteer in Africa with us, your host families are open to learn and share cultures and perspectives.
In some homes and hotels for volunteers coming to Africa, there are internet services. You will have your own room or share with another volunteer in Africa. a room for a volunteer in Africa is furnished. A room may rooms have television, fan, air-condition, own bath and/or toilet. All hotels for group volunteers have own bath, fan or aircondtion, shower and sometimes hot water.
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Meals for volunteers in Africa

A volunteer is served with breakfeast, lunch and dinner. However depending on the time and distance between your work place and home, a volunteer working in Africa might have to eat snack for lunch on most working days. Volunteer in Africa are offered both local and continental foods. Volunteer in Africa and have the best of organic foods, fruits and vegetables. Volunteering in Africa, you will have rice, corn, chicken, beans, beef, bread, eggs, tea, coffee, truly fresh and organic fruits regularly as part of your meals.
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Travel and Health Insurance for our volunteers in Africa

Insurance for volunteers during time volunteering in Africa is inclusive in fees paid. $50,000 medical maximum @ $100 deductible. In addition to the medical benefits, the plan also provides the following additional features: * $300,000 for Emergency Medical Evacuation! * $10,000 for Emergency Reunion! (brings your family to your bedside in the event of a medical emergency evacuation) * $5,000 Trip cancellation benefit * $250 Lost checked luggage benefit * $25,000.00 of Accidental Death * Terrorism Coverage (see brochure for details) and more. Freedom of mind to volunteer in Africa.
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Visa for volunteers to come to Africa
Almost all our volunteers are from places or with passports that require visas before you can travel to volunteer in Africa. We provide the relevant documents for the volunteer to apply for visa to come volunteer abroad in Africa with us. We are able to arrange for volunteers to pick visa upon arrival but it is a situation we rather avoid as much as possible. The volunteer should therefore apply for the visa and get their visa before traveling to Africa. Normal processing time is two to three weeks so plan ahead of time.
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Flight to volunteer in Africa

We help volunteers get the most affordable flight to travel to Africa to volunteer. We connect with some travel companies, get corporate discounts and use leverages to get good deals most times for volunteers. However a volunteer is independent in making his/her flight decisions to travel abroad to volunteer with us in Africa. Make your search, tell us the best deal you got, we will then run our search and inquiries and let you know the results so you can decide. And do not worry about the arrival time, we shall be at the airport to meet you and pick you up.
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Communicating with friends and family while volunteering in Africa
Each volunteer is giving a pay as you go mobile phone service, mobile phones are provided to volunteers in Africa. The phone must be returned in its good shape upon departure. If there is going to be more than one volunteer in a host house, we may choose to provide one mobile phone for the household volunteers or as much as our inventory can provide. Most of our accommodation places for volunteers in Africa have mobile phone coverage. A volunteer could go to Africa with own phone and we shall provide the volunteer the pay as you go sim Card. The phone must be a GSM enabled phone.
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Reference letters for volunteers after volunteering in Africa

We provide all who volunteer in Africa with us a citation detailing your work activities, social activities, cultural immersion, endurance, sacrifice, impact, experiences and uniqueness. If you are an American citizen or a permanent resident of the United States, the hours spent volunteering with us qualify for the President's Volunteer Service Awards program, and we will credit you with those hours. The award is a medal, personalized certificate and congratulatory letter from the President of United States. For those who are seeking academic credits, or volunteering as part of an elective program, we complete the neccesary documents as well. We also provide reference letters and testimonials for our volunteers anytime requested and needed to pursue employment, promotion or college application. There is no limit to time or number of requests you can make.
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Wny volunteer in Africa

Wondering why you should volunteer in Africa or find the best volunteer in Africa programs, Our volunteer in Africa opportunities offer free volunteering work in Africa best for you to make an impact and learn. Please click on link to explore more.
Honored Recognitions
"We could not do what we do without them!" - Americans Serving Abroad Projects Inc. A U.S. non-profit organization. Verify here
Year 2009 - National Geographic's 1 of "The 100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life" - Verify here.