HIV/AIDS Prevention & Support Volunteering in Zimbabwe

The HIV/AIDS Prevention & Support project aims to provide sexual and reproductive health education to children and youth in the Victoria Falls region. HIV prevalence rate in Victoria Falls is 25% with a total population of close to 35,000 people; most of which are children.  HIV continues to increase among young people but is stagnant or at least decreasing among the adult population. These children are living in abject poverty and are in dire need of support. For those volunteers who truly want to extend a compassionate hand to children, this is your program.

HIV/AIDS Prevention & Support Volunteering in Zimbabwe

Volunteers will work in the local hospital assessing HIV patients for opportunistic infections, capturing data, distributing Anti Retro Viral Treatment to patients, following up on treatment defaulters, and other clinical activities.

Volunteers will also engage in social activities working directly with children and youth in the community.  The goal here is to understand challenges related to the key drivers of HIV infection from a community perspective.  Volunteers will facilitate sexual and reproductive health education for teens and young adults focusing on prevention methods. This a rare opportunity that combines both a clinical and social approach to HIV management.

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Room & Board

Your project fee for the HIV/AIDS Prevention & Support Volunteering in Zimbabwe project covers your room and full board in the local volunteer house.

  • Shared, single-sex dorm room in the volunteer house or with a host family if requested
  • 3 meals per day provided by an in-house cook
  • Filtered drinking water is not available so volunteers are encouraged to bring a water filter/purifier to avoid having to purchase bottled water (and reduce plastic consumption!)
  • Limited WiFi is available for email and communications (streaming/downloading prohibited)

Fees

As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

DurationCost
1 week$395
2 weeks$540
4 weeks$870
Prices for projects in Zimbabwe are in US dollars; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (www.xe.com).

Included: 3 meals per day (upon arrival at project) • Shared room in volunteer house or home-stay • Local transportation for project activities • 24/7 local support • Dedicated field officer at project •

NOT Included: Flights • Vaccinations • Visas • Travel insurance • Extra activities • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees

For project duration not listed, please Contact Us.

 

All projects incur a $250 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.

Trip Add-ons

Volunteers participating in all projects in Zimbabwe have the opportunity to pre-book various exciting activities.  Victoria Falls is the perfect place to check off lots of items on your adventure bucket list!  Click the buttons below for more information.

Adventure Activities at Victoria Falls  Safari & Cultural Tours at Victoria Falls

Special Considerations | HIV/AIDS Prevention & Support Volunteering in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

For special considerations regarding all projects in Zimbabwe, please visit the Zimbabwe page.

Criminal Record Check

GOAT Volunteers requires a criminal record (background) check for all projects working with children.  Inquire with your local police department to see if they offer this service (many do for free or a small fee).  U.S. citizens can visit the U.S. Department of State website for additional information.

The criminal record check must be submitted to GOAT Volunteers after the prospective volunteer’s application is accepted and at least 30 days prior to the project start date.

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