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Community Healthcare Project, Antelope Park

Zimbabwe

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minimum stay3 Weeks

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Healthcare & Medical

HIV/AIDS Support

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Most of Zimbabwe's hospitals and clinics have been severely affected by the past economic situation and suffer from a shortage of healthcare staff and supplies. Make a difference through assisting in clinical duties and educating the community on health and well-being.

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Right on the doorstep of Antelope Park is the Mkoba community, the area where the majority of Gweru’s population live, most of whom are totally dependent on the often poorly staffed and ill-equipped local clinics. Mkoba Polyclinic caters for over 47,000 people each year and provides a range of services including full maternity care, opportunistic infection (HIV and TB), extended program of immunisation (children 6 weeks to school age), outpatient consultations for children and adults and pharmacy services.

As a healthcare volunteer, you will be able to get involved in not only this clinic but also others with similar needs in the nearby areas. You will assist qualified local staff in weighing babies, filing, archiving, maintenance and making patients feel welcome and comfortable.

You may also have the opportunity to experience home visits in the community and to participate in health and nutrition education campaigns and national immunisation drives scheduled during your stay. By joining this program as a healthcare volunteer, you have the opportunity to bring a better quality of life and have an impact on the lives of people you interact with.

You do not need to be medically qualified, only willing to help and passionate about people. You will have the opportunity to learn about healthcare services in Zimbabwe, whilst offering your time and energy in busy clinics. Do not underestimate how your presence here can touch someone else, and you may be surprised that in the end, it is often you who receives more than you give.

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project pricing
3 Weeks: USD 1870 GBP 1069 EUR 1389
4 Weeks: USD 2267 GBP 1295 EUR 1684
5 Weeks: USD 2607 GBP 1490 EUR 1937
6 Weeks: USD 2947 GBP 1684 EUR 2189
7 Weeks: USD 3287 GBP 1878 EUR 2442
8 Weeks: USD 3626 GBP 2072 EUR 2694

Please note a longer placement may be possible - kindly send through an enquiry for more information.

project start date

For 2015 this project starts every two weeks on a Monday. Start dates for 2015 are as follows: 5 January | 19 January | 2 February | 16 February | 2 March | 16 March | 30 March | 13 April | 27 April | 11 May | 25 May | 8 June | 22 June | 6 July | 20 July | 3 August | 17 August | 31 August | 14 September | 28 September | 12 October | 26 October | 9 November | 23 November | 7 December | 21 December

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Healthcare assistance pin it!

Healthcare Assistance

As a volunteer in Zimbabwe you will be of great help in under-resourced clinics and assist with tasks such as weighing babies, documenting and filing, and cleaning and maintenance. You will gain valuable healthcare and medical work experience by observing patient care being provided by local staff and also assist in the dispensary packaging medication. You may also be given the extraordinary opportunity to experience night shift in the busy maternity ward.

Community support pin it!

Community Support

Healthcare volunteer work may include home visits alongside local staff. A significant and life changing part of your volunteer work will be helping to provide emotional support and making patients feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.

Health education wellbeing pin it!

Health Education & Well-being

You will be able to support clinic staff in vital healthcare education outreach (topics include HIV and AIDS, nutrition and hygiene) and immunisation campaigns if scheduled during your stay.

Lion conservation pin it!

Lion Conservation

Should you wish to incorporate conservation volunteering in your time in Africa you will work with the Lion Conservation Project on a Sunday. You will make toys from natural materials for the young cubs as part of behavioural enrichment to stimulate their predatory and sensory behaviours as well as walking alongside lions as the young cubs learn to stalk their prey. You may also be involved in teaching conservation education at the local ALERT Education Centre.

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Things to do in your spare time
Evening activities pin it!
Evening Activities

Evenings are a great time to relax after a hard day’s work and socialize with other volunteers and interns at the park. Movie nights, bonfire nights, fundraising events such as an African Culture night, trivia/quiz nights, table tennis, volleyball and football are all on offer. Antelope Park has a beautiful bar area and deck where you can view stunning African sunsets over the river.

Wildlife pin it!
Wildlife

Being based in Antelope Park gives you the opportunity to walk with and interact with lions, ride through the wilderness on elephant or horseback and view the wildlife in the Park. During the evening, an exclusive Night Encounter will give you an amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment. The park also offers lunar elephant rides on rescue elephants, where you can lumber along in the reserve by the light of the full moon.

Culture leisure pin it!
Culture & Leisure

Your volunteer experience will allow you to be submerged into a new cultural environment. Around the area you can visit some impressive ancient stone ruins called `Dzimbabwes’ and on lazy afternoons you can relax on a sundowner cruise or do a bit of canoeing. Antelope Park also has stables with horses suitable for all levels of riders – enjoy a sunrise trail ride through the reserve or try your hand at polocrosse.

Adventure trips pin it!
Adventure Trips

Visiting the Victoria Falls during your stay in Zimbabwe is a must! You will be mesmerized by the sheer volume of water and the magnificent display of nature. We facilitate group trips to Vic Falls where you can unleash your inner adrenaline junkie and do some bungee jumping, river-rafting, zip-lining or abseiling. Tours are also sometimes arranged to our sister organisation, Tuli Wilderness Camp in Botswana.

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About Antelope Park
About antelope park pin it!

This volunteer project definitely offers you the best of both worlds as you volunteer in healthcare and with communities, yet at the same time experience the beauty of the African bush as you reside in Antelope Park, a 3000 acre game reserve set in an open grassland savannah.

Antelope Park is home to the world famous African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) lion rehabilitation program. It is Africa’s first authentic program working to ethically re-introduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild.

Your volunteer accommodation provides a volunteer lounge where meetings and fun evening events or activities take place, communal fire pits, and a coffee shop selling yummy cakes and a variety of curios. You can enjoy lazy evenings at the high deck bar area overlooking the river and be awed by some of the most inspiring sunrises and sunsets you will ever see. Zimbabwe enjoys a fantastic subtropical climate, making it ideal for plenty of outdoor adventures.

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Feedback from our volunteers
William Bruggeman, USA

The best part of the experience was all the wonderful Zimbabweans I met. Everyone was so open about their lives and made me feel very welcome. US medical schools require applicants to have an amount of medical volunteer experience. There could have been a thousand other ways to complete this requirement, however, none of them would have been as enriching as my experience in Zimbabwe.

Kandice Hopper, USA

I feel like I have the best of both worlds. I get to live at Antelope Park and interact with the animals as well as go out in the community and learn about the people, their culture , and their struggles. The first week at Mkoba polyclinic, I was in the maternity ward. While there I was able to witness the labour and delivery of several babies which was an amazing experience. I was also involved in working with the new mothers and their babies as well as the pregnant women.

The clinic has little in the way of resources and medical supplies. There is often no electricity or running water. But the staff make the most of what they have and provide the best care possible considering the dire conditions. My experience so far has proven to be very rewarding and fulfilling.

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minimum stay3 Weeks

destinationZimbabwe

impacts

Healthcare & Medical

HIV/AIDS Support

Most of Zimbabwe's hospitals and clinics have been severely affected by the past economic situation and suffer from a shortage of healthcare staff and supplies. Make a difference through assisting in clinical duties and educating the community on health and well-being.

Dscf0406 pin it!

Right on the doorstep of Antelope Park is the Mkoba community, the area where the majority of Gweru’s population live, most of whom are totally dependent on the often poorly staffed and ill-equipped local clinics. Mkoba Polyclinic caters for over 47,000 people each year and provides a range of services including full maternity care, opportunistic infection (HIV and TB), extended program of immunisation (children 6 weeks to school age), outpatient consultations for children and adults and pharmacy services.

As a healthcare volunteer, you will be able to get involved in not only this clinic but also others with similar needs in the nearby areas. You will assist qualified local staff in weighing babies, filing, archiving, maintenance and making patients feel welcome and comfortable.

You may also have the opportunity to experience home visits in the community and to participate in health and nutrition education campaigns and national immunisation drives scheduled during your stay. By joining this program as a healthcare volunteer, you have the opportunity to bring a better quality of life and have an impact on the lives of people you interact with.

You do not need to be medically qualified, only willing to help and passionate about people. You will have the opportunity to learn about healthcare services in Zimbabwe, whilst offering your time and energy in busy clinics. Do not underestimate how your presence here can touch someone else, and you may be surprised that in the end, it is often you who receives more than you give.

project pricing
3 Weeks: USD 1870 GBP 1069 EUR 1389
4 Weeks: USD 2267 GBP 1295 EUR 1684
5 Weeks: USD 2607 GBP 1490 EUR 1937
6 Weeks: USD 2947 GBP 1684 EUR 2189
7 Weeks: USD 3287 GBP 1878 EUR 2442
8 Weeks: USD 3626 GBP 2072 EUR 2694

Please note a longer placement may be possible - kindly send through an enquiry for more information.

project start date

For 2015 this project starts every two weeks on a Monday. Start dates for 2015 are as follows: 5 January | 19 January | 2 February | 16 February | 2 March | 16 March | 30 March | 13 April | 27 April | 11 May | 25 May | 8 June | 22 June | 6 July | 20 July | 3 August | 17 August | 31 August | 14 September | 28 September | 12 October | 26 October | 9 November | 23 November | 7 December | 21 December

Healthcare assistance pin it!

Healthcare Assistance

As a volunteer in Zimbabwe you will be of great help in under-resourced clinics and assist with tasks such as weighing babies, documenting and filing, and cleaning and maintenance. You will gain valuable healthcare and medical work experience by observing patient care being provided by local staff and also assist in the dispensary packaging medication. You may also be given the extraordinary opportunity to experience night shift in the busy maternity ward.

Community support pin it!

Community Support

Healthcare volunteer work may include home visits alongside local staff. A significant and life changing part of your volunteer work will be helping to provide emotional support and making patients feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.

Health education wellbeing pin it!

Health Education & Well-being

You will be able to support clinic staff in vital healthcare education outreach (topics include HIV and AIDS, nutrition and hygiene) and immunisation campaigns if scheduled during your stay.

Lion conservation pin it!

Lion Conservation

Should you wish to incorporate conservation volunteering in your time in Africa you will work with the Lion Conservation Project on a Sunday. You will make toys from natural materials for the young cubs as part of behavioural enrichment to stimulate their predatory and sensory behaviours as well as walking alongside lions as the young cubs learn to stalk their prey. You may also be involved in teaching conservation education at the local ALERT Education Centre.

Things to do in your spare time
Evening activities pin it!
Evening Activities

Evenings are a great time to relax after a hard day’s work and socialize with other volunteers and interns at the park. Movie nights, bonfire nights, fundraising events such as an African Culture night, trivia/quiz nights, table tennis, volleyball and football are all on offer. Antelope Park has a beautiful bar area and deck where you can view stunning African sunsets over the river.

Wildlife pin it!
Wildlife

Being based in Antelope Park gives you the opportunity to walk with and interact with lions, ride through the wilderness on elephant or horseback and view the wildlife in the Park. During the evening, an exclusive Night Encounter will give you an amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment. The park also offers lunar elephant rides on rescue elephants, where you can lumber along in the reserve by the light of the full moon.

Culture leisure pin it!
Culture & Leisure

Your volunteer experience will allow you to be submerged into a new cultural environment. Around the area you can visit some impressive ancient stone ruins called `Dzimbabwes’ and on lazy afternoons you can relax on a sundowner cruise or do a bit of canoeing. Antelope Park also has stables with horses suitable for all levels of riders – enjoy a sunrise trail ride through the reserve or try your hand at polocrosse.

Adventure trips pin it!
Adventure Trips

Visiting the Victoria Falls during your stay in Zimbabwe is a must! You will be mesmerized by the sheer volume of water and the magnificent display of nature. We facilitate group trips to Vic Falls where you can unleash your inner adrenaline junkie and do some bungee jumping, river-rafting, zip-lining or abseiling. Tours are also sometimes arranged to our sister organisation, Tuli Wilderness Camp in Botswana.

About Antelope Park
About antelope park pin it!

This volunteer project definitely offers you the best of both worlds as you volunteer in healthcare and with communities, yet at the same time experience the beauty of the African bush as you reside in Antelope Park, a 3000 acre game reserve set in an open grassland savannah.

Antelope Park is home to the world famous African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) lion rehabilitation program. It is Africa’s first authentic program working to ethically re-introduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild.

Your volunteer accommodation provides a volunteer lounge where meetings and fun evening events or activities take place, communal fire pits, and a coffee shop selling yummy cakes and a variety of curios. You can enjoy lazy evenings at the high deck bar area overlooking the river and be awed by some of the most inspiring sunrises and sunsets you will ever see. Zimbabwe enjoys a fantastic subtropical climate, making it ideal for plenty of outdoor adventures.

Feedback from our volunteers
William Bruggeman, USA

The best part of the experience was all the wonderful Zimbabweans I met. Everyone was so open about their lives and made me feel very welcome. US medical schools require applicants to have an amount of medical volunteer experience. There could have been a thousand other ways to complete this requirement, however, none of them would have been as enriching as my experience in Zimbabwe.

Kandice Hopper, USA

I feel like I have the best of both worlds. I get to live at Antelope Park and interact with the animals as well as go out in the community and learn about the people, their culture , and their struggles. The first week at Mkoba polyclinic, I was in the maternity ward. While there I was able to witness the labour and delivery of several babies which was an amazing experience. I was also involved in working with the new mothers and their babies as well as the pregnant women.

The clinic has little in the way of resources and medical supplies. There is often no electricity or running water. But the staff make the most of what they have and provide the best care possible considering the dire conditions. My experience so far has proven to be very rewarding and fulfilling.

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