Occasionally, we have opportunities for volunteers to work with us here at Maternity Africa.

Check out the Q&A below to see if this would be a good fit for you.


Q: What volunteer positions do you have open?

A: We are looking for volunteer midwives and obstetricians.

Q: For how long would I volunteer?

A: Volunteers may come for periods of up to one year. Most volunteers typically work with us for a minimum of three months.

Q: Do I need to have any particular qualifications? A: Volunteer doctors need to have a post-graduate qualification on obstetrics and gynaecology. Volunteer midwives must have qualifications in midwifery and at least two years of clinical experience prior to placement. Preference will be given to those applicants who already have experience working in low-resource settings.

Q: Where will I be working?

A: Volunteers will be work with us either in Tanzania or at one of our sister organisations in Ethiopia.

Q: Is there any compensation?

A: Stipends may be available for some positions.

Q: Where will I stay?

A: Maternity Africa provides accommodation on-site.

Q: How do I apply to volunteer?

A: Please contact us at info@maternityafrica.org expressing your interest in working with us.

Maternity Africa volunteers will be responsible for significant aspects of the maternity unity at the Kivulini Maternity Centre. They will also support referral networks and help manage communication and transport for high risk patients and those facing complications during labour. Volunteers may also help train local health workers, including midwives, nurses, health officers and doctors to build upon existing knowledge and skills.

If you are interested, please email info@maternityafrica.org.


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