Speech Therapy Volunteering in Tanzania
- Placement locations: Dar es Salaam
- Role: To help treat children with speech and language difficulties
- Requirements: At least two years of studies in speech therapy or a related field
- Accommodation: Host family
- Price: From
- What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 2 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Volunteering on a Speech Therapy project in Tanzania will not only help you gain valuable experience, but you will also be taking part in a worthwhile project that will assist children by improving communication impairments.
In Tanzania children with disabilities often struggle and the support received by their local community is minimal to none. Volunteers who take part in this project will be placed at our partner organisation based in the vibrant city of Dar es Salaam.
Volunteering on a Speech Therapy Project in Tanzania
As a volunteer, you will be working at a rehabilitation centre for children, where our Occupational Therapy Project is also based. Volunteers will spend time helping to assess, diagnose and treat children with speech, language or swallowing difficulties, as well as monitoring patients’ improvements through progress reports.
It is important that volunteers use their initiative and are eager to learn and practice new techniques and methods when working with the children, as there is no local speech therapist to supervise them. However, the rehabilitation centre does have a qualified occupational therapist who has an excellent working knowledge of speech therapy. They will be able to assist and guide you when needed.
In order to join this internship, volunteers are required to have two years of studies in speech therapy or a related field. If you want to take part in this project, but you are not sure if you qualify, please send us your CV.
While volunteering in Tanzania, you will stay with a local host family. During your free time, you will have the opportunity to meet other Projects Abroad volunteers and explore the local area.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Tanzania Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.