Health & Special Needs

Horebu Hill Dispensary

Horebu Hill Dispensary healthcare volunteering

A few information about

The Project

The Horebu Hill Dispensary was established in the year 2016 by Doctor Kitiwi, with the aim of helping the near by Maasai community with the supply of health service. On an average day over 30 patients are cared for. The dispensary has 13 employees, two doctors, five medical attendants, three nurses/midwives, two laboratory technicians and one Pharmacist. The dispensary covers the following areas:

– Internal ward
– Maternity ward with Prenatal Care
– Family planning
– Minor surgeries
– HIV & AIDS counselling
– Ultra sounds
– General Health check ups

Horebu Hill Dispensary volunteering health
Horebu Hill Dispensary healthcare services
Horebu Hill Dispensary volunteering health lab

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Your Work

A usual day starts at 8 am. In agreement with doctor Kitiwi you will decide which unit you work in depending on your knowledge and interest. This means that your daily work load and work times depend on your specialization and on the demand of the dispensary. A usual work day ends at 3pm and you will be required to work five days a week (Monday-Friday). Under the guidance of doctor Kitiwi and the other workers, you will take over various tasks such as doing ward round, patient care, deliveries in the women’s ward and assistance with the minor operations that they do. For all interns and volunteers working in the dispensary an individual work plan will be discussed so that you know exactly what your tasks are and what unit will you be active in.

What an incredible experience! From the moment my friends and I applied to this volunteer project we had support. We had all our questions answered in a timely manner since day 1 of our application. On our arrival, we immediately felt comfortable and most importantly safe. Our hostel was always tidy due to our amazing Mamas (who are doing excellent job at keeping the hostel presentable) and were able to accommodate my friends and I’s request to be together in one room. We were guided to the town on our first day and taught us how to get around from our hostel to our volunteer project. They told us all the necessary information needed to get by. In the hostel there are other volunteers under Viva Tanzania who stay in the hostel. We definitely got along and also enhanced our first volunteer experience. Everyone gave invaluable tips! Our Volunteer project was amazing!! These ladies had so much ambition/ potential, they can go far in this world! I can confidently say all the previous and present volunteers have made am impact on them- emotionally, physically and mentally/ intellectually. On the weekends, we were able to arrange crazy fun activities which other volunteers from other projects under Viva Tanzania NGO can join. I highly recommend this project to anyone and I would definitely go back!

Maren, 26, Germany

Project price

2 weeks: 500€
3 weeks: 650€
4 weeks: 800€
Every additional week: 150€


You can choose between a single room or four-bed room in the hostel and a host family.

Project length

The minimum stay is two weeks. Due to visa regulations you can spend a maximum of two years as a volunteer in Tanzania.

Let your adventure to start

Book your place now

Are you interested in the project? Fill out the registration form and we will start planning your stay.
Start your volunteering experience in Tanzania and get the lifetime experience!