Health & Special Needs

Seliani Lutheran Hospital

Seliani Lutheran Hospital

The Project

The Seliani Lutheran Hospital is a Christian hospital that serves more than 250 out patients per day, it has 250 bed capacity with more than 1,5000 surgeries every year.

The hospital covers all modern medical care for example maternity, paediatrics, family planning, diabetics, tuberculosis, eye and dental care, mental health, physiotherapy, and HIV & AIDS.

Selian Lutheran Hospital Tanzania volunteering
Selian Lutheran Hospital Tanzania volunteering
Selian Lutheran Hospital Tanzania volunteering
Seliani Lutheran Hospital
Seliani Lutheran Hospital
Seliani Lutheran Hospital

Your Work


Work hours are between 8am and 3pm. You may also work Saturdays if you wish too. For all interns and volunteers an individual work plan will be discussed so that you know exactly what your tasks will be and what ward you will be active in. Your work schedule will depend on your area of specialisation and on the demands of the hospital. Lunch is not provided.

Daily activities include:

You will work according to your area of studies/profession. Some of the examples of activities include ward rounds, assisting with surgeries, etc.)

Experience required

Experience is required for this project, you must be either training in the medical profession, or a qualified doctor or nurse. Please keep an open mind and remember that hospitals in Tanzania are run differently than in your home country. For example, resources are often limited and access to healthcare depends on a person’s income.


This project is located 10kms (6.2miles) from the hostel and can be reached via public transport. However, the Seliani Hospital provides free transport for all staff where the bus will stop on the main road in-front of the hostel.

Please note
This project requires a donation of US$200 per month. 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.

Founder’s interview:

Seliani Lutheran Hospital

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"I'm studying medicine in my 4th semester and wanted to do something meaningful during my semester break and also see more of the world. Volunteering in a hospital in another country quickly turned out to be the perfect choice and so I was more than happy that a good friend immediately referred me to the NGO "Viva Tanzania", with whom her older sister herself had spent a few months in Tanzania a few years ago. My arrival was already super warm, I would never have tought that the Tanzanians are such incredibly warm-hearted people and that I would receive so much support (for example when looking for the right bus 😉) from all the locals. My first day on the project was very impressive. To be honest, I first had to get used to the different working conditions. But everyone was so friendly and helpful that I settled in very quickly. After a month, it already felt like I had never worked anywhere else and I became more and more experienced and confident in what I was doing. The team therefore began to integrate me into larger surgerys. They also involved in many births and wound dressings. The two months were over far too quickly and I will miss everyone there very much! Many thanks to Tizia and her staff for this unique opportunity!"
Nadja, 24
Seliani Lutheran Hospital
Seliani Lutheran Hospital
Seliani Lutheran Hospital

Project price

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

Please note: Working here involves a donation of 200 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!