Volunteer in Tanzania


Intercultural experience in Zanzibar
Kibele, Zanzibar       5 projects of 2 wks from February to November

Volunteer project: It is believed that the world’s population recently passed more than 7 billion people, an incredible number to measure. In Tanzania, in Africa and around the world, many people still barely meet anyone outside of a small circle of family, friends and community while even more never venture beyond the culture in which they were raised. This intercultural experience project is aiming to introduce people from different countries to realities they might not normally be exposed to. Many barriers have begun to fall between people around the world, with near-instantaneous communication allowing people on opposite sides of the world to meaningfully interact. Intercultural exposure projects encourage people from all walks of life to appreciate and understand distinct cultures and play a key role in creating productive dialogue across the world.

The project will involve different cultural aspects to enable participants to learn about people’s economic, family and community life, sports, foods and arts. The focus is on People and what they do in a given place or time. Some interesting activities like weaving mats and baskets, henna painting, hair dreading, cooking, tie dye and batik painting, Swahili classes, dancing, singing and drumming classes will be organized. Be prepared also to work with children at the local school and take part in painting of classrooms.

Study part: Discussions, debates, cultural performances, theatre performance, and round table discussions on cultural issues will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Intercultural Experience.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, flexible, interested in culture and meeting people from other cultures.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. During the first weekend participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, the Stone Town, etc. During the second weekend we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour are among the available options.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in the communal house in Kibele.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Kibele is a village with a very small population in the Central Part of Zanzibar. It is located about 15 km from the Stone Town. It is a rural community close to the State University of Zanzibar, Tunguu and Kigongoni communities. Its isolation from the city makes it very quiet, relaxing and visitors can enjoy evergreen coconut plantations, various spices and the hospitality of local people.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
February 19 - March 3, 2017
July 6 - July 22, 2017
July 23 - August 5, 2017
October 19 - November 4, 2017
November 5 - November 18, 2017

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Sustainable community development in Zanzibar
Fuoni, Zanzibar       2 projects of 2 wks from February to October

Volunteer project: “A livelihood is sustainable when it can cope with and recover from stresses and shocks and maintain or enhance its capabilities and assets both now and in the future, while not undermining the natural resource base.” (Chambers & Conway).
In Fuoni, Zanzibar, a microfinance project (village community bank) has been established by community members to address issues affecting them and to help enhance sustainable living. The group has been involved in entrepreneurship trainings, small business and soon they will start small scale industries to produce some products and lend money to its members. A team of volunteers will join the group members and support them in variety of daily activities.

Depending on their skills and interests, participants are expected to help in any of the following activities:
- Production: We will join local community members in the production of variety of items like soap, lotion, jam, etc. using herbs and locally available resources.
- Social inclusion: We will work at the seniors’ home in Zanzibar, helping in environmental cleaning using the produced products and providing support to the seniors.
- Preparation of an exhibition: We will work to prepare products to be used for the community entrepreneurs’ exhibition to help the group find markets for their products.
- Women’s and Youth Day celebration: The volunteers will take part in the preparation and will be involved in celebrations of International Women’s day.
- Sports and recreational activities: Organizing sports and other recreational activities for seniors and community members including children and youth.

Study part: Participants in this project will have an opportunity to experience life with community members. Various discussions and educational visits on livelihood issues will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Sustainable Livelihood.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be flexible, open minded, interested in manual and outdoor activities, easy to adapt and interact with people of different ages and cultures.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. During the first weekend participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, the Stone Town, etc. During the second weekend we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour are among the available options.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in the community residential house in Fuoni.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Fuoni is a semi-urban community in the outskirts of the Stone Town of Zanzibar. Community members are mostly farmers, fishermen and small business owners. The community is located about 20 km from the town centre with easy access to various cultural and historical attraction of Zanzibar.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
February 26 - March 11, 2017
October 1 - October 15, 2017

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Sports for environmental protection
Sakasaka, Zanzibar       3 projects of 2 wks from March to September

Volunteer project: This project was designed to enhance environmental sustainability and answer the needs of preserving the environment of Sakasaka. It has been reported that most of the coastline in Tanzania is in danger of erosion, disturbed marine life habitats and many other problems as a result of cutting mangroves and heavy force from the river flows. In the past, many kinds of fish and shrimps lived here, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find these species. Fishermen also need to go further in the ocean to fish. The Zanzibar coastline is directly affected by the global climate change. This project aims to contribute to the preservation of marine life habitats and sea shore from erosion. Since sport is very popular, we are expecting to use it as a tool to mobilize the community members to participate in environmental preservation.

The volunteers will be involved in the following activities:
- Mangrove tree replanting;
- Teaching a foreign language to children and young people to enhance their communication skills;
- Organizing sports activities with the purpose of sharing environmental conservation education;
- Painting of a school or health centers.

Study part: Participants in this project will have an opportunity to experience life with locals in the community. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Coastal Environmental Conservation.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be flexible, open minded, interested in nature, outdoor and hands-on activities.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. During the first weekend participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, the Stone Town, etc. During the second weekend we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour are among the available options.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a communal house in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Sakasaka is a community with a mangrove beach on the coast of the Indian ocean. Local people are fishermen and farmers. It is famous for the production of variety of fruits and vegetables for local markets in Zanzibar. The community is located about 7 miles from the Centre of Zanzibar Stone Town.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
March 2 - March 18, 2017
March 19 - April 1, 2017
August 24 - September 9, 2017

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Cultural immersion program in Tanzania
Chamazi       4 projects of 2 wks from March to September

Volunteer project: It is believed that the world’s population recently passed more than 7 billion people, an incredible number to measure. In Tanzania, in Africa and around the world, many people still barely meet anyone outside of a small circle of family, friends and community while even more never venture beyond the culture in which they were raised. This cultural exchange project is aiming to introduce people from different countries to realities they might not normally be exposed to. Many barriers have begun to fall between people around the world, with near-instantaneous communication allowing people on opposite sides of the world to meaningfully interact. Cultural exchange projects encourage people from all walks of life to appreciate and understand distinct cultures and play a key role in creating productive dialogue across the world.

The project will involve different cultural aspects to enable participants to learn about people’s religion, spirituality, economic, family and community life, sports, foods or arts. The focus is on People and what they do in a given place or time. Be prepared to work with children (at nursery schools), to participate in cultural exchange through creative arts activities, learning and practicing African traditional dances, songs, drumming and Kiswahili language. Flexibility is required for extra activities related to the theme of the project.

Study part: Discussions, debates, cultural performances, theatre performance, and round table discussions on cultural issues will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Cultural Exchange.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, interested in cultures and working with children and youth, easy to adapt and meet people from other cultures.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend the participants will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets and beach. The second weekend we will have an opportunity to enjoy a wildlife safari (Mikumi National Park) and a cultural tour at the Maasai village.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated with host families at the eco village. Some volunteers might be accommodated in the communal house or in tents.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: The project will be hosted in Chamazi community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, about 30 km south of the city centre. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits, birds, etc.) can be seen.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
March 9 - March 25, 2017
May 11 - May 27, 2017
August 17 - September 2, 2017
September 3 - September 16, 2017

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Sustainable living in Magole eco village
Magole       4 projects of 2 wks from March to December

Volunteer project: In Tanzania, as in other countries around the world, sustainable living is a hot topic. Lack of knowledge and exposure has significantly increased lifestyles that cause more environmental damage for future generations to deal with. Sustainable living applies to almost every part of daily life hence there is an importance to be addressed. In responding to the issue of sustainable living, the eco village host of this project was initiated. The Eco Village initiative is a community designed to address challenges to attain sustainable development. Village members are united by shared ecological, socio-economic and cultural values. The village is characterized by efficient energy use, enhanced recreational opportunities, encouraging biogas and local food production, sustainable reliance on local resources and investing in environmental conservation. The overall goal is to build an ecologically balanced society.

The project activities include:
- Establishment and management of tree nursery;
- Management of the herbal and medicinal plant garden for education and demonstration;
- Maintenance of the demonstration organic vegetable garden;
- Composting activities for organic gardening and education;
- Management of free range chickens;
- Organizing educational activities on sustainable living and healthy eating.

Study part: Educational tours and workshops related to the project theme and other development issues will be organized to provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about social, cultural and economic realities of the area. The major topic will be Sustainable Living.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be interested in outdoor activities, nature and agriculture.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. During the first weekend participants will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets and beach. During the second weekend we will have an opportunity to enjoy a wildlife safari (Mikumi National Park) and a cultural tour at the Maasai village.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated with host families at the eco village. Some participants might be accommodated in the common house or in tents at the same place.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: The project will be hosted in the eco village in Magole community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, about 40 km south of the city centre. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits and birds) can be seen.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
March 9 - March 25, 2017
April 13 - April 29, 2017
September 14 - September 30, 2017
November 23 - December 9, 2017

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Intergenerational cultural exchange
Mwika, Kilimanjaro       10 projects of 2 wks from March to December

Volunteer project: In today’s society, differences of opinions, tastes, beliefs, social and cultural norms between older and younger generations are obvious. To date, due to the technology and globalization, the gap has become even wider, leading to serious issues like discrimination, destruction of social values and traditional education, losing connection to nature, etc. This project is aiming to explore, understand, challenge and act on the cross-generational issues leading to enhancing peace, solidarity and sustainable development. The project is implemented in cooperation with educational institutions, faith-based organizations, and elders, youth and women groups.

Volunteers will participate in a number of activities in the community including:
- Visiting and exploration of indigenous communities living on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro: Introduction to issues around globalization, environment and tourism and its impact on local economy and cultures;
- Intensive Kiswahili language study, arts and music;
- Homestay and cultural experience;
- Working with senior citizens, orphans and vulnerable children to make them feel valued, included and supported. This can include storytelling, excursions, sports and gathering events, hygiene awareness and cleaning, helping with daily activities.

Study part: Educational tours to various destinations, workshops, debates and other social events involving different generations of the community will be organized with the purpose of learning the differences and building connections. Topics for discussions will include rites of passage, modern and traditional religion and its impact on social and economic aspects of the community.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be comfortable working outdoors, social and interested in working with elders, youth and children, willing to share leadership roles, and having a sense of adventure. Volunteers are expected to be open minded, flexible and able to work with minimal supervision.

Leisure activities: Possibilities include hiking in Kilimanjaro, eco and cultural tourism in Chagga and Masai community, swimming and relaxing at Lake Chala and wildlife safari (Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks).

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will share simple rooms at the communal house in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation. The aim is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Mwika is a fast growing community on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro and along the highway from Moshi town to Tarakea border post between Tanzania and Kenya. The community has various schools, University, open local market and many other facilities. The majority of local people are engaged in coffee and banana farming, dairy farming and business. Mwika is located about 45km from the town center of Moshi.

Terminal: Volunteers will be picked up at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Bus station in Moshi town.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 270 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
March 13 - March 29, 2017
April 10 - April 26, 2017
May 15 - May 30, 2017
June 12 - June 28, 2017
July 10 - July 26, 2017
August 14 - August 30, 2017
September 11 - September 27, 2017
October 9 - October 25, 2017
November 13 - November 28, 2017
December 11 - December 28, 2017

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Early childhood education in Kilimanjaro
Lole, Kilimanjaro       8 projects of 2 wks from March to November

Volunteer project: This child care and nursery school project focuses on children at the age of 3-6 years old before joining primary education, and laying foundation for their learning and holistic development. We aim to develop children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills that they need to succeed in life. These early experiences are largely determined by supportive family, community care and learning opportunities.

Volunteers will be involved in the following activities:
- Assisting in teaching English, Math, Writing and Drawing;
- Playing various sports and games with children;
- Preparing and organizing competitions;
- Teaching music;
- Home visits for disadvantaged children.

Study part: Participants in this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids in the community. Various discussions and educational visits on children’s issues will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Child development.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be interested in working with children and teaching sports, games, music, dance and drama. They are also expected to be patient, creative and flexible to work in an environment with limited resources, willing to share leadership roles, and having a sense of adventure.

Leisure activities: Possibilities include hiking in Kilimanjaro, eco and cultural tourism in Chagga and Masai community, swimming and relaxing at Lake Chala and wildlife safari (Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks).

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will share simple rooms at the communal house in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation. The aim is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Marera is a high density community located on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania. Local people are mostly engaged in coffee and banana farming, dairy farming and business. The community is located about 45km from the town center of Moshi. Sharing border with Kilimanjaro National Park, the landscape is green throughout the year.

Terminal: Volunteers will be picked up at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Bus station in Moshi town.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 270 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
March 13 - March 29, 2017
April 10 - April 26, 2017
May 15 - May 30, 2017
July 10 - July 26, 2017
August 14 - August 30, 2017
September 11 - September 27, 2017
October 9 - October 25, 2017
November 13 - November 28, 2017

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Improving the school environment for children in Kilimanjaro
Marera, Kilimanjaro       4 projects of 2 wks from March to November

Volunteer project: A large amount of a child’s time is spent in school. For instance in this particular project, children arrive at 7:30am and leave around 4:00pm. This place is where they will learn the various skills deemed necessary and proper for them to achieve success in the global society. The school environment is where they will gain an understanding of their place in the world and the gifts that they have to offer it. It is where the students develop an idea of what they want their future to look like, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to reach their goals. With the school environment having such an important place in the growth of children, the school in Marera will host this project with the aim of providing a better learning environment for the children.

Volunteers are expected to participate in the following activities:
- Renovation work: fixing broken walls and floors, painting, repairing broken desks;
- Making murals and other teaching aids like maps, posters, drawing symbols, etc. in the classroom to create a stimulating learning atmosphere;
- Provision of garbage collection bins and composting sites in the school.

Study part: Volunteers will participate in a number of workshops, discussions, educational tours and social events aiming to provide an opportunity to explore, understand and take possible actions in addressing challenges affecting Children in the school environment.

Special requirements: Volunteers should be comfortable working outdoors and getting messy, willing to share leadership roles, and having a sense of adventure. Volunteers are expected also to be open minded, flexible and ready to work with minimal supervision.

Leisure activities: Possibilities include hiking in Kilimanjaro, eco and cultural tourism in Chagga and Masai community, swimming and relaxing at Lake Chala and wildlife safari (Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks).

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will share simple rooms at the communal house in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation. The aim is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Marera is a high density community located on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania. Local people are mostly engaged in coffee and banana farming, dairy farming and business. The community is located about 45km from the town center of Moshi. Sharing border with Kilimanjaro National Park, the landscape is green throughout the year.

Terminal: Volunteers will be picked up at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Bus station in Moshi town.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 270 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
March 13 - March 29, 2017
June 12 - June 28, 2017
September 11 - September 27, 2017
November 13 - November 28, 2017

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Child development program
Bambi, Zanzibar       2 projects of 2 wks in April and May

Volunteer project: For five years now this project has been organized in cooperation with the department of Youth development and local community groups to contribute to the development of children. In collaboration with a nursery school, this project is expected to offer an opportunity for children from different socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicity and religions to develop some skills useful for their academic and personal growth.

The volunteers are expected to interact with children ages 4 to 8 in the following activities:
- Games: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well as foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with the kids;
- Physical activities: Action jumping, Olympic Games, etc.
- Gardening: Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour, etc.;
- Nature activities: Bird watching, Plant a tree, Tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area;
- Academic development: Assisting local teachers in deliveries some subjects like Math, Language, Social skills, etc.
- Infrastructure development: some renovations and painting of walls.

Study part: Participants in this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids in the community. Various discussions and educational visits on Children’s issues will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Child development.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be flexible, open minded, interested in nature, outdoor activities and working with children.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a communal house in the host community.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend the participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. The second weekend we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozan National Park, swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour are among many available options.

Location: The project will be hosted in a rural community of Zanzibar known as Bambi, about 25 km from Stone Town centre. Community members are mainly small farmers and fishermen.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
April 6 - April 22, 2017
April 23 - May 6, 2017

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Preservation of the coastal environment of Zanzibar
Uzi Island, Zanzibar       5 projects of 2 wks from June to December

Volunteer project: This project was designed to enhance environmental sustainability and answer the needs of preserving the coastal environment of Uzi Island. It has been reported that most of the coastline in Tanzania is in danger of erosion, disturbed marine life habitats and many other problems as a result of cutting mangroves and heavy force from the river flows. In the past, many kinds of fish and shrimps lived here, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find these species. Fishermen also need to go further in the ocean to fish. The Zanzibar coastline is directly affected by the global climate change. This project aims to contribute to the preservation of marine life habitats and sea shore from erosion.

The volunteers will be involved in the following activities:
- Mangrove tree replanting;
- Preparation of fish ponds for fish farms to support community income generation and reduce pressure on the sea and the mangrove forest;
- Support various activities of seaweed farmers with the purpose of creating diversity of economic activities;
- Teaching a foreign language to children and young people to enhance their communication skills;
- Painting of a school or health centers.

Study part: Participants in this project will have an opportunity to experience life with community members in Uzi Island. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Coastal Environmental Conservation.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, interested in nature, outdoor and hands-on activities.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. During the first weekend participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, the Stone Town, etc. During the second weekend we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour are among the available options. Uzi Island itself offers a good variety of attractions which we will explore and enjoy.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a communal house in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Uzi Island is among the small islands of Zanzibar. The island vegetation includes coconut palms, mango trees and banana plantations. Uzi Island is a protected area with seaweed, corals and a big variety of plants and sea- and land animals. The island is located about 30 km from Zanzibar Stone Town.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
June 1 - June 17, 2017
June 18 - July 1, 2017
September 7 - September 23, 2017
September 24 - October 7, 2017
November 19 - December 2, 2017

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Community leadership program
Chamazi       2 projects of 3 wks from July to November

Volunteer project: The Community Leadership Program is an initiative that is expected to offer community members and mostly young men and young women unique opportunity to develop their full potential and transform promising community members into its next generation of ethical, engaged and empowering leaders. This project focuses on developing the talents and potential leadership skills of its participants in the context of their individual environment as well the community as a whole.

International volunteers will join selected members of the community to participate in the following components of the project:
• Workshops: The workshops offer exciting new insights into leadership principles and practices. They will be presented by experienced leaders from various sectors that are skilled at translating principles and concepts into practical ideas and techniques. You will be exposed to cutting edge research into leadership, as well as into brain functioning and how leaders can best support and encourage your community, and will leave the workshops with the skills to implement improvements in your own leadership practice. Topics will be selected based on the realities of the local community and the foreign participants.
• Workplace Project/Educational tour: The volunteers will have an opportunity to join the local community members who take part in the program on their daily community work and share some practical realities. This will be in the sectors of local government management, local community schools, businesses, social and cultural activities. This activity will provide and give new and emerging leaders the opportunity to embed their learning and put their new knowledge into practice.
• Community Service (Hands-on activities): Participants will work with their host families to develop demo sites to be used for garbage separation and composting in the eco village. This will include provision of garbage separation bins, labeling, and introduction of composting sites. Depending on the time, these activities will be expanded to various public places in the community such as schools, health centres, etc. Participants are expected to plant symbolic leadership trees in the community as well.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, interested in other cultures, eager to learn and share.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. During the first weekend participants will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets and beach. During the second weekend we will have an opportunity to enjoy a wildlife safari (Mikumi National Park) and a cultural tour at the Maasai village.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated with host families in the community. There will be a common place (educational tent) where the team will be gathering for meetings and other common activities. The houses that accommodate the volunteers are located very close to each other.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: The project will be hosted in Chamazi community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, about 35 km south of the city centre. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits, birds, etc.) can be seen.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

All available dates for this project:
July 2 - July 22, 2017
October 26 - November 11, 2017

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A brighter future for orphans and vulnerable children
Msufini       July 13 - July 29, 2017

Volunteer project: In every country, Tanzania included, there are unfortunately many children who have been abandoned to their own luck, born in homes with no love, abused, or suffering poverty and sickness. These children need a loving heart, attention, education and friends who can help them find a better life full of opportunities, be successful and most important have a happy life. Volunteers will help at a Children’s home in Chamazi with the main goal to increase the overall wellbeing of the children in the community. The children at the Children’s home are orphans or used to live in socially challenging conditions. The team of volunteers will spend quality one-on-one time with the babies and children giving them the love and attention they need at such a crucial time in their lives.

Depending on their skills and interests, the participants are expected to get involved in any of following activities:
- Teaching English (2-3 hours a day);
- Teaching personal hygiene;
- Organizing games, drawing, and other creative extracurricular activities;
- Helping with homework;
- Care for those who cannot go to school;
- Assisting with kitchen duties and maintaining the kitchen garden;
- Renovation of the children’s dormitory.

Study part: Participants in this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids at the children’s home. Various discussions and educational visits on Children's issues will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Better Future for Children.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, interested in working with children and youth.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first weekend the participants will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets and beach. The second weekend we will have an opportunity to enjoy a wildlife safari (Mikumi National Park) and cultural tour at the Maasai village.

Language: English

Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated in a youth hostel in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: The project will be hosted in Msufini community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, about 25 km south of the city centre. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits and birds) can be seen.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Empowering girls and women through improved educational facilities
Nampula, Mozambique & Dodoma, Tanzania       July 20 - August 26, 2017

Volunteer project: This project takes place in two countries: Mozambique and Tanzania. The first two weeks of the program will be spent in Mozambique and the second half in Tanzania. This project aims to contribute to the empowerment of girls and women through improved educational facilities. Poor education facilities including the learning environment has been one of the factors contributing to poor performance hence hinder the possibility of managing development challenges like unequal rights, a lack of awareness of rights, low literacy rates, dependency, limited access to education and opportunities to earn a living, and poverty. Participants’ time, skills, and ideas are expected to help in building solidarity and support for young women and men in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable livelihoods.

In the first two weeks in Mozambique, participants will be involved in the following activities:
- Renovating a primary school;
- Environmental activities in collaboration with the local authorities.

In the last two weeks in Tanzania, participants will be involved in the following activities:
- Renovation and painting of school buildings;
- Participating in greening school campaign through provision of garbage separation facilities and composting;
- Tree planting and environmental beautification activities.

The first part of the program in Mozambique will be from July 20th to August 5th. The second part of the program in Tanzania will be from August 10th to 26th. Between the two parts, from August 5th to 10th, the volunteers will have free time for road travel and break.

Study part: Participants in this project will have an opportunity to experience life with local communities in Tanzania and Mozambique. Various discussions and educational visits will be organized involving volunteers and community members. The major topic will be Youth volunteers for development.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded and independent, interested in outdoor activities, manual work, construction, painting, plants and nature. Volunteer should be able to work with limited resources.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions.
In Mozambique, possibilities include a visit to the Island of Mozambique, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. Among the monuments of value on the island is the Chapel of Our Lady of the Baluarte built in 1522, now considered the oldest European building in the Southern Hemisphere. At the north end of the island is the Fortress of San Sebastian, the oldest complete fort still standing in sub-Saharan Africa, fully erected between 1588 and 1620, with ballast stones of the ships, some of which can still be found on the nearest beach.
In Tanzania, we will have opportunity to see wild animals at Ngorongoro crater & Lake Manyara National Park, and enjoy cultural activities in Masai communities and the rock paintings of Kondoa Irangi.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation will vary in each country. Volunteers will stay in a student hostel, tents and school classrooms.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the countries, the host communities and their volunteer project.

Location: The volunteers in this project are privileged to be at the heart of most famous cultural and natural attractions in Africa.
In Mozambique, the project will be located in Nampula province in northern Mozambique. Its capital, the city of Nampula is located about 2150 km north of the country’s capital Maputo.
In Tanzania, the project will be hosted in Dodoma. Dodoma means “sunk” in Gogo, the language of the indigenous people of the region. It is officially the national capital of Tanzania with a population of approximately 411,000. The town is 453km west of the former capital Dar es Salaam and 441km south of Arusha City.

Terminal: Volunteers will be picked up at Nampula Airport (Mozambique) or any of the bus stations or railway stations in Nampula, Mozambique.
Participants may wish to arrange their departure from Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar International airports in Tanzania.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 400 Euros
Airport pickup is included. The cost of transport between the countries is not covered.
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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