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a 4-week programme
year round - you choose your
start and finish dates. Projects
start every other Monday. Please
Dates for 2015 below.
qualifications required, just
lots of enthusiasm. Minimum age
pre-departure support and
you at the nearest
transfer to the airport
to and from your project
team support and backup
What's not included
Flights, Insurance, Cost of
Who can do this Project?
projects are open to all
Unless otherwise stated, you
need to be aged 18+.
Suitable for gap years or those
taking a year out, grown-up
gappers, career breakers, anyone
interested in gaining overseas
Also suitable for anyone just
wanting to study abroad and
learn about Healthcare and the
practice of Medicine overseas.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS
adventure into Africa and the
satisfaction of helping a
disadvantaged community and knowing
that you made a difference to them.
New skills, more confidence, a
greater understanding of a different
culture, invaluable personal and
An entry on your CV or résumé
that will put you head and shoulders
above most others in the job market.
- And best
of all ... an unforgettable
basic medical experience in local
clinics through interaction with
nurses and local staff
role in HIV/AIDS education and
involved in tasks such as baby
weighing, taking blood pressure and
body temperate etc.
Opportunity to do home visits and
night duty at the clinics
awareness and general counselling
Participating in national
immunization campaigns; health
outreaches or education drives
accommodated on a stunning private
reserve and have the opportunity to
experience hands on interaction with
lion cubs, elephant rides, canoeing &
fishing, and horse riding, to name a few
exciting activities you can enjoy in
your time off.
project is not an internship, rather
it's about gaining experience in medical
work in Zimbabwe.
Whilst on this
project, your biggest service will be
the manpower that you offer. You'll be
able to get involved in not only this
clinic but others in the nearby area as
well. You do not need to be
qualified in any particular area.
will assist qualified personnel in
weighing babies, reading body
temperatures and blood pressure
general cleaning and maintenance,
and making patients feel welcome and
You will also have the opportunity
to do home visits and maybe even
night duty at the clinics!
Away from the clinic you will
participate in health education
campaigns and national immunization
on the door step of the Game Reserve is
the high density area of Mkoba.
This is the area where the majority of
Gweru’s population live Most of them do
not have access to private healthcare
facilities so most are totally dependent
on the poorly staffed and serviced local
clinics; specifically Mkoba Polyclinic.
2002, Mkoba Polyclinic catered for
47,580 people in one year. Currently it
is estimated to be catering for over
90,000 people. It is ill equipped and
poorly funded and above all, severely
understaffed. This service provider is
heavily dependent on goodwill and
support from donor agencies.
maternity ward caters for all
surrounding areas and records on average
125 births per months, yet only has 2
Department process about 2500
cases of HIV/AIDS a month and the
Extended Programme for
Immunization Department does a
minimum of 1900 immunizations a month.
You will receive your introduction and
orientation to the project upon arrival.
You will be introduced to your Volunteer
Co-ordinator and to the Volunteer
Manager, and will be shown around the
volunteer accommodation and surrounding
Co-ordinator will brief you on Africa,
Zimbabwe and the projects and will
prepare you for your work on the various
parts of the project.
will receive relevant information about
common diseases and illnesses that you
will come into contact with (e.g.
HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria etc.) and
safety precautions for working in the
clinics to ensure that you start work in
a well-prepared and safe way.
A day in the life
of a Volunteer
Please note that with the needs
of the projects constantly changing, the
below is given as a guideline only, and
we ask that you remain flexible:
7.30: Breakfast at
the accommodation park
8:00am: Depart for
one of the clinics
8:30am: Arrival at
the clinic and deployment to the
different departments – EPI, OI,
Maternity ward, outpatients etc
12:00pm: Break for
lunch (packed) and move to a
different project for the afternoon,
or remain at the same one
15:00pm: Pick up and
return to the Park for the evening
where you can relax, socialise, go
for a swim, do emails, watch
television – to name a few things.
6.45pm: Briefing by
your volunteer coordinator about the
following days activities. The
volunteers socialize at dinner at
7.00pm and around the cosy camp fire
under the stars.
Jan 4th and 18th
Feb 1st and 15th and 29th
Mar 14th and 28th
Apr 11th and 25th
May 9th and 23rd
Jun 6th and 20th
Jul 4th and 18th
Aug 1st and 15th and 29th
Sep 12th and 26th
Oct 10th and 24th
Nov 7th and 21st
Dec 5th and 19th
The start dates for 2017 are:
Jan: 2nd , 16th and 30th.
Feb: 13th and 27th
March: 13th and 27th
April: 10th and 24th
May: 8th and 22nd
June: 5th and 19th
July: 3rd, 17th and 31st
August: 14th and 28th
September: 11th and 25th
October: 9th and 23rd
November: 6th and 20th
December: 4th and 18th
The setting of your
accommodation is not only very beautiful
(with almost all the buildings thatched
and very African), it's also very
conveniently located just yards away
from where you work, eat, swim and play.
You will be staying in comfortable twin
or quad room thatched accommodation at
the main reserve camp.
- Other facilities include
swimming pool and internet access
(access can be sporadic due to our
- Volunteers have separate clean
shower & toilet facilities located
adjacent to the sleeping area
- Your room will be cleaned daily
by the housekeeping staff, and free
use of the laundry service is
available to all volunteers
- You will receive three meals a
day, breakfast and dinner is served
at the main camp of the reserve, and
you will be given a packed lunch for
your working day.
There are plenty of
opportunities to socialise with other
volunteers and tourists.
Got any questions? Please email us:
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU
BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for
a placement, we'll contact you and send
you our Welcome Pack. You'll also
receive Log-on details and password for
our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have
access to all the documentation and
information which we've put together to
facilitate preparations for your
Your Project Co-ordinator
for your country will liaise with you
throughout the arrangements process, as
well as while you're on your placement
and on your return home.
documents you'll have access to also
include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide
and any manuals that may assist you on
your particular programme (e.g. Teaching
Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment
Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We
do all we can to make your stay one that
you'll never forget. This is a truly
awesome, elegant and beautiful country.
all our destinations, the culture and
heritage is different to what you're
used to ... which, although one of the
most exciting aspects of travelling,
should be borne in mind.
Self-reliance and independence are
highly appreciated in all our
destinations and will help you to make
the most of this wonderful opportunity!
On Arrival, your
Introduction to the Country:
arrive, you'll be met at the airport and
taken to the accommodation, where you'll
be introduced to everyone.You'll
be made to feel very welcome by all!
Your adventure has begun :-)
OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:
your placements, you can also book some
Optional Add-Ons to make the most of
your Travel Experience.
project in Zimbabwe can also be combined
with any of our other projects in
Zimbabwe or Zambia - thus turbo-boosting
your adventure and enjoyment! We would
also recommend this combined with any of
our children-related projects in South
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND
your stay at the Park, you'll be able to
enjoy an excursion to some of the other
spectacular spots that Zimbabwe has to
offer. Day trips are offered to the
Great Zimbabwe Ruins as well as Granite
Ridge in the beautiful Matobo National
Park, and once a month a trip to the
Victoria Falls is organised for those
volunteers who are interested. These
trips are also a great time for
volunteers to interact and get to know
each other better.
expedition such as the one outlined
below (to Victoria Falls) will cost you
approximately US$475 (this includes
National Parks fees, transport, meals
(excluding meals in Victoria Falls), and
1: Leave after breakfast from
Antelope Park for Miombo Safari
Lodge (Hwange National Park); the
largest national park in Zimbabwe.
Enjoy a game drive in Big 5
territory where you could get up
close and personal with a herd of
elephant, buffalo, a pride of lion
and many more.
2-4: Leave after breakfast from
Miombo for Victoria Falls, adrenalin
capital of Africa! You have the
option to bungee jump, white water
raft, visit the Falls, gorge swing
across the Batoka Gorge below the
Falls or just enjoy the great social
atmosphere at this tourist hot-spot!
Dinner at the amazing “Boma”
Restaurant is included whilst at the
Depart early morning from Victoria
Falls to return to Antelope Park
note: This trip only operates with
sufficient volunteer interest and is
only available to volunteers joining the
project for a minimum of 3 weeks.
also the option of a day trip to Great
Zimbabwe – the ancient founding city of
modern day Zimbabwe or to Matopos – a
National Park to go on a wild Rhino
tracking safari. The costs of these
trips are dependent on the number of
people going. +/-USD125
To read about
Travel arrangements and what happens
when you arrive in your new country,
please click here.
Support & Backup:
read about the
& Backup we provide
before you leave and during your