Health & Special Needs

Levolosi Hospital

Levolosi hospital Tanzania internship
Seliani Lutheran Hospital

The Project

Levolosi Health Centre is one of the several public primary healthcare facilities within Arusha. It is owned by the government of Tanzania. The centre provides a large range of healthcare services, with the main focus on the reproductive care and child health.

This health centre, which has a 45-bed capacity, can attend an average of 150 to 200 outpatients per day, with more than 500 surgeries per year.

The available departments are: medical midwifery, dental physiotherapy, radiology, nursing, pharmacy, and emergency medicine.

Levolosi hospital Tanzania internship
Levolosi hospital Tanzania internship
Levolosi hospital Tanzania internship

Your Work


The volunteer hours begin at 8am to at 3pm, but if you’re interested in having more hours, you’ll be allowed. It is also possible to work on night shifts or on weekends if you wish. Lunch is not provided.

Daily activities

You will be working with the hospital staff and follow them on their daily routines. You will be able to assist during ward rounds, take part and assist in the theatre, follow nurses and doctors in different clinics such as Diabetic clinic, HIV/AIDS clinic, Reproductive and child health. Always depending on your experiences, interests and the current need of the hospital. They always make sure you have an experienced supervisor who will guide you.

Required experience

The required experience for this project is that you must be either a student or trained in the medical profession, or qualified in the medical field.


This project is located 4.5kms (2.8miles) from the hostel and can be reached by public transport.

Please note

This project requires a one time donation of US$100. This donation is not included in the program fee, and has to be paid cash in US-Dollar. Furthermore, you are expected to send us your proof of academic certificates.

The donation is not included in the registration or program fee and needs to be paid directly in cash to the project on your first day.

“I volunteered with Mt. Meru District Hospital through Viva Tanzania for four weeks. When I first arrived, Viva Tanzania helped me get my volunteer visa set up and introduce me to the hospital. Volunteering with the hospital is organized much as it would be in ‘Western’ hospitals. The hospital let me choose what area I wanted to work in, and I then met with their volunteer coordinator who had me write a statement of intent for what I wanted to learn and experience throughout my time there. The staff were very friendly, and I was even invited to a nurse’s home for dinner. The volunteer coordinator and the Viva Tanzania staff regularly checked in with me to make sure I was having a good experience. There are many jobs that both people with professional degrees, students, and others can do – as professional staff often are involved in cleaning, decorating, etc. The nurses were very excited to teach me how to mop because, obviously, Americans do not know how to mop. I also observed and aided in other duties. Although I spent the majority of my time volunteering in the Reproductive Health Clinic, I was also able to observe major and minor surgeries. (I did help some. I adjusted the surgeon’s headlamp as the power was out.) Knowledge of Kiswahili would be useful but not required. This would be great place for an internship or rotations for a medical or nursing student.”

Jennifer, 23, Germany

Founder’s interview:

Seliani Lutheran Hospital
Levolosi hospital Tanzania internship
Levolosi hospital Tanzania internship
Levolosi hospital Tanzania internship

Project price

2 weeks:650€
3 weeks:850€
4 weeks:1.050€
Every additional week:200€

Please note: Working here involves a donation of 100 US-Dollar per month for the use of the material / instruments and your incorporation and management. This donation is not included in the program fee.


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

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!