All our programs in South Africa include free weekend
sightseeing of Cape Town city center.
You can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days sight seeing which include the safari and Table Mountain.
The program provides volunteers an opportunity to work in hospitals and clinics in South Africa, and with the medical officer in charge. The program includes: helping in the consulting room, helping in the laboratory, pharmacy and helping in the surgical theater.
The program also includes the HIV/AIDS project to help in the educating the populates on how eradicate the deadly disease or to minimize the spread, and to put an end to the illiteracy, stigma, and discrimination surrounding it. The STAESA Medical Program runs in Cape Town.
Our volunteer team comprises of non-medical volunteers, nurses, doctors and other health care providers who will work side by side with local medical professionals.
Without any controversy, our health care program could not have gained this remarkable feat without the tremendous services of our volunteers in the health centers.
If you don’t have any knowledge of health activities, ready to go to medical school and interested to volunteer in the hospital as an intern, we will like you to apply for our internship program. There you will be thought and also have hands-on-experience.
Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. STAESA’s health program is run in Cape Town. Weekends are always free for the volunteers to travel for sightseeing. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
You have heard a lot about this amazing country and its people and it is your wish to visit one day and go for safari. STAESA is here for you to make it happen.
This season with STAESA everything is possible. South Africa is possible! We are here to organize everything for you, be with you from start to finish and make sure you have lots of fun on the program.
Every year, 15 million tourists travel to south for a South African adventure. Some are looking forward to seeing majestic animals in the wild, others wish to surf some of the world’s best waves. This year you will also be part of the millions that visit South Africa!
The rainbow nation has much to offer for visitors. From landscapes to climate, from culture to cuisine, South Africa is one of the most diverse countries on the planet.
Healthcare South Africa
Other Information and locations!
South Africa programs are what the volunteers always looking forward for, The country and the programs offer our volunteers an amazing healthcare program.
Are ready to go? We are ready to have you for this incredible busy program where you will be working full time with patients.. Most of the patients that attend to this hospital are from a very poor families and communities ( Informal settlements). There is a great need in the schools..
The locations of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with patients.
You can also choose to work in all the departments in the hospital the pre-school. The program provides an opportunity to immerse yourself into the very unique culture of South Africa.
The locations of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with patients. Your safety and security are our top priority. You are really in a safe hands. We are with you from the day you arrive till the last day you get into the flight back home.
Boksburg - Near O. R. Tambo International Airport and Soweto
Cape Town - Near the ocean and other interesting place of visit.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are free time for all our volunteers. The orphanage is open during the weekends also. you can choose to go and help if you want.
Your schedules in the hospital include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
Working directly with patience under the supervision the head of the medical team in the hospital professionals in charge at the hospital. (2) Working in a wide scope of settings and duties ranging from helping in both IN-PATIENTS (taking medical history of patients, taking vitals - temperature, BP, HR, Sp02, labeling and packaging out-house lab samples for analysis) and OUT-PATIENTS DEPTS (helping dressing beds, helping charting, performing laboratory schedules and helping the nurses in the ward for other duties. (3) Helping in other general work in the Laboratory and pharmacy (4) Observing and helping in the maternity ward (5) HIV/AIDS public education program and HIV/AIDS program in the hospital – counseling and testing (6) Working as part of a holistic team to prevent re hospitalization in chronically non-compliant mentally ill clients who have history of multiple hospitalizations
(7) Patient care (basic and therapeutic care), psychosocial care
(8)Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessments, treatment plans and individual therapy
In your free hours you can work in orphanage, schools, women and development program, construction.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks minimum and 1y maximum Any requirements? No previous experience
Working hours? Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm
Name of the airport? Cape Town and O. R. Tambo International airport
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work STAESA arranged transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than two dollars
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Visiting visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations not needed if you are staying for less than six months. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in South Africa
Yes you must be worry!! South Africa has a high level of crime, including rape and murder. The good news is the risk of violent crime to visitors volunteering and travelling to the main is generally low. The South African authorities prioritize protecting visitors, tourists and tourism places. Police are deployed in several towns and cities..
We carefully picked the locations of our programs for the purpose of safety and security. Worry not when volunteering with us in South Africa. You are in a good hands volunteering with us in South Africa. We will not advice you to travel alone in the night though. You must always be at home before dark. Cape Town city center is always safe to be alone. Our past volunteers spent most of their weekends in the city center.
More information to note!
There is real poverty in South Africa and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in South Africa
South Africa's climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights
When to go to onto the program
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to South Africa
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts. Shorts also for your free days. Pack both summer and winter cloths. South Africa weather is unpredictable. You have the four seasons in a day. Socks and underwear: Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.