Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in South Africa?
A chance to take a break from your daily routine, share your knowledge and skills, and make a difference?
We are looking for you!
Tshemba Foundation offers doctors life changing experiences in the Northeastern Region of South Africa.
Whether you’re still finding your feet in the field of medicine or you’re experienced and excited to impart your knowledge or renew your passion for your profession, Tshemba is the place for you.
“I’ve learned through this experience that helping others can be just as rewarding for the individuals receiving the services as for those performing them.” – Dr. Gantsho, a Tshemba Volunteer
The Tshemba Foundation is committed to improving access to quality healthcare for the rural populations of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa. Tshemba has developed a unique volunteer programme which enables medical professionals to diagnose and treat patients, and at the same time, to share their skills, expertise and knowledge with local medical professionals, leaving a lasting impact that benefits the region’s overall healthcare system.
Although the staff is completely overwhelmed by the amount of work, they are hungry for knowledge and incredibly friendly. Even the patients are humble, friendly and unbelievably grateful. The whole experience left me in awe. – Dr. Nortje, Tshemba Volunteer
Tshemba volunteers are placed primarily at an under resourced public rural district hospital that provides care to the local population of over 300 000. Apart from the hospital, volunteers may also be needed at our eye clinic, a non-profit women’s clinic or to conduct community outreach, screening and education.
“It was fulfilling, holistic, and reenergizing. It captures beauty in every sense of the word and I would love for other people to experience it.” – Varsha Sewpersad, Tshemba Volunteer
What makes this life-changing work that much more rewarding is the fact that our volunteers are offered the opportunity to stay at the beautiful Tshemba lodge free of charge, with their partners or spouses. Situated in Moditlo Private Game Reserve, the lodge serves as a welcome off-duty refuge where like-minded healthcare providers relax after an intense had of work. Here they exchange ideas, create healthcare solutions for daily challenges faced and connect with peers from all over the world.
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