Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Ona Network Inc. Ona Network volunteers around the globe have contributed heavily to provision of free eye care services to isolated communities in Africa. They have given their valuable time and skills in the efforts to eliminate preventable blindness in Africa.

This is a great opportunity for those wishing to donate their time and skills to restore sight to many people in Africa. The duties are organized in such a way to provide volunteers with time to explore the beauty of the country and to interact with the locals.

Ona Network accepts volunteers, from around the globe to support the delivery free or low cost eye care in Africa. Volunteers can choose to volunteer during eye camps, which take place on specific dates, or they can consider placements, which are available at any time of the year.

Current Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania - East Africa                                   
Eye Camps
You can volunteer on our eye camps, which are usually two weeks long, and involve a team of about 14 people visiting a number of villages to provide free eye care or low cost care in towns and to screen patients for cataract surgery. Currently positions are available for optometrists, ophthalmologists, cataract surgeons, optical dispensers, ophthalmic nurses, ophthalmic theatre nurses, optometry students and support staff.


You can also volunteer on a placements basis. Placements are available throughout the year for the periods outlined below:

Short-term placements (2 - 12 weeks)
Medium term placements (1 - 6 months)
Long-term placements (1 - 3 years)

There are currently placement opportunities available for optometrists, ophthalmologists, optical dispensers, ophthalmic nurses, office staff and support staff.

To find out more about our volunteering programs, costs and requirements please contact us.

To discuss volunteering with our volunteer recruitment officer, please submit the Volunteer Form (PDF).

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