Volunteer in Tanzania

Children's care center program
Chamazi, Temeke       1 - 3 months

Volunteer project: Children's Care Centers are social facilities that care for children in groups and they have different sponsors, including schools, churches, social service agencies or independent owners. Many parents choose center-based care because they believe the presence of multiple caregivers, larger groups of children, and state inspections make them both safer and more dependable. Some parents also consider these types of centers to be a better learning environment for their children.

The aim of these centers is to ensure that children receive a good quality care, education, skills and knowledge they need to thrive and achieve a promising future. The project is focusing on children from the age of two to six, as this particular age is considered the most vulnerable and crucial stage of a person's life. In the program, we'll be guiding children to learn through play and other creative methods.

Volunteers are expected to engage in the following activities as assistants to the local staff:
1) Basic Childcare: This is the primary function of a Child care center. Much of the volunteer's time is spent monitoring children to ensure they remain safe as they go about their activities.
2) Play time: Play is very important for the children. Play helps them learn to share with others and cope with their feelings while developing verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Play also helps develop children's fine motor skills and helps them develop confidence. Volunteers usually assist with age-appropriate activities such as helping toddlers and preschoolers with arts and crafts, reading, writing, dancing, singing and playing games.
3) Capacity development: Support local staff through knowledge and experience sharing on various teaching and kids caring methodologies, teaching English language, etc.
4) Clean-up and maintenance: Helping maintain a safe, friendly and supportive environment for the children. Volunteers must be vigilant to ensure all toys and equipment are safe, clean and in good working order, and to report problems to supervisors or the head of the center. Volunteers usually stock supplies and help with clean-ups of kids' rooms or play areas.
Volunteers will join the activities for about 6-8 hours a day. They will have a 2 hour lunch break between morning and afternoon activities.

Special requirements: Volunteers are expected to be interested to work with children; open minded and ready to be challenged; interested in other cultures and local realities; patient and committed; creative and easy to adapt to different situations; able to work under less supervision and minimum resources; to have English language skills and interest to learn the local language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Orientation: Volunteers attend an introduction and orientation meeting upon arrival.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week. Please note that due to the school holidays, this project is not available in the months of June and December.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in host families in an eco-village. There are standard houses with three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The houses are surrounded by nature and green vegetation. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided, and you should expect to share room with either host family members or other volunteers. Depending on the availability of host families, volunteers may also stay at the Youth center in the community.

Free time: Volunteers will be able to explore what the region has to offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possible activities include exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites (museums, local markets, stone town, etc.), enjoying wildlife and marine life, visiting Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, a tour to some small islands, variety of water sports, a spice tour. Options near Dar es Salam could be: wildlife safari trips, marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), eco and cultural tourism activities, visits to Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (beach, museums and markets).

Location: Chamazi is an urban community located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam City (about 30 km away to the South). With a population of approximately 64,000 inhabitants, the community is situated in a beautiful area still surrounded by nature. Chamazi is accessible by both public and private transport. Most social service facilities like health center, security, telecommunications, banking, shopping places can be reached easily.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.
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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A brighter future for disadvantaged children
Vigoa, Temeke       1 - 3 months

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, orphans, abused, or suffering from poverty and sickness. These children need a loving heart, attention, education and friends, that can help them be successful and have a better and happier life full of opportunities.

This volunteer project aims to increase the overall wellbeing of children in the community through various approaches. Volunteers will spend quality one-on-one time with children and teenagers after school hours when parents are busy to sustain their livelihoods. The goal is the creation of a safe place for kids and guiding them towards a better future. The project is focusing on children from the age of 6 to 14 (mostly kindergarten and primary school children).

The project activities will take place after school hours during the week, and in the morning on Saturdays and during school holidays. Activities include:
1) Academic development: Providing support to the kids/teens after school hours especially in subjects such as Mathematics, English and Science, depending on their age and level.
2) Social skills: Training kids to understand basic social skills and manners that will help them develop good communication skills.
3) Extracurricular activities: Organizing recreational activities for the children. These may include games, sports, arts, craft, music classes, movie/cartoon watching, etc.
4) Weekend excursions: Organizing educational tours and recreational trips for children from disadvantaged families in the community.
5) Support for children with special needs: Visiting various institutions (orphanages, educational facilities, local community-based organizations, etc.) working with kids with special needs to provide the support they need.
Volunteers shall expect to work from 2pm to 7pm Monday to Friday, and from 8:30am to 1pm on Saturday.

Special requirements: Volunteers are expected to be interested to work with children; open minded and ready to be challenged; interested in other cultures and local realities; patient and committed; creative and easy to adapt to different situations; able to work under less supervision and minimum resources; to have skills and knowledge in the subject they wish to teach; to have English language skills and interest to learn the local language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Orientation: Volunteers attend an introduction and orientation meeting upon arrival.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in host families in an eco-village. There are standard houses with three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The houses are surrounded by nature and green vegetation. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided, and you should expect to share room with either host family members or other volunteers. Depending on the availability of host families, volunteers may also stay at the Youth center in the community.

Free time: Volunteers will be able to explore what the region has to offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possible activities include exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites (museums, local markets, stone town, etc.), enjoying wildlife and marine life, visiting Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, a tour to some small islands, variety of water sports, a spice tour. Options near Dar es Salam could be: wildlife safari trips, marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), eco and cultural tourism activities, visits to Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (beach, museums and markets).

Location: Vigoa is a very small community and you might not be able to find it on the map. It is located about 35km from Dar es Salaam International airport and very close to Azam sports complex. The community is very accessible. A good number of services are available including cell phone signal, police station, shopping centers, pubs, banking facilitates, etc. All this makes the community attractive for living for many people who commute to Dar es Salaam city centre for work every day.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.
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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Educational support for struggling students
Vigoa, Temeke       1 - 3 months

Volunteer project: In an education institution setup, it is normal to find students who are known as struggling learners or slow learners. A “slow learner” is not a diagnostic category, it is a term people use to describe a student who has the ability to learn necessary academic skills, but at rate and depth below the average for same age peers. In order to grasp new concepts, a slow learner needs more time, more repetition, and often more resources from teachers to be successful. Reasoning skills are typically delayed, which makes new concepts difficult to learn.

This remedial education project is an initiative intending to assist struggling students in the community in order to achieve expected competencies in core academic skills such as literacy and numeracy. The program is complementary to the formal education provided by community schools. Relationship will be created with the students' regular classroom teachers to determine what kind of help the students need. This project is focusing on secondary school students (13 to 18 years old).

Volunteers are expected to perform the following duties:
1) Provide homework and other academic remedial or enrichment support to one or small groups of students. Support could be in Mathematics, English Language or Science subjects.
2) Help students to understand the subject matter and complete homework, and guide them in other academic activities as appropriate.
3) Provide mentorship and form relationships with assigned students.
4) Administer pre and post testing.
Volunteers shall expect to work from Monday to Friday (2pm-7pm) and on Saturday (8:30am-1pm).

Special requirements: Volunteers are expected to have skills in the subjects they are interest to tutor; to be interested to work with teenage students; to be interested in other cultures; eager to learn and share; patient and committed; creative and flexible; open minded and good team player; able to work under less supervision and minimum resources; to have English language skills and interest to learn the local language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Orientation: Volunteers attend an introduction and orientation meeting upon arrival.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in host families in an eco-village. There are standard houses with three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The houses are surrounded by nature and green vegetation. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided, and you should expect to share room with either host family members or other volunteers. Depending on the availability of host families, volunteers may also stay at the Youth center in the community.

Free time: Volunteers will be able to explore what the region has to offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possible activities include exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites (museums, local markets, stone town, etc.), enjoying wildlife and marine life, visiting Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, a tour to some small islands, variety of water sports, a spice tour. Options near Dar es Salam could be: wildlife safari trips, marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), eco and cultural tourism activities, visits to Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (beach, museums and markets).

Location: Vigoa is a very small community and you might not be able to find it on the map. It is located about 35km from Dar es Salaam International airport and very close to Azam sports complex. The community is very accessible. A good number of services are available including cell phone signal, police station, shopping centers, pubs, banking facilitates, etc. All this makes the community attractive for living for many people who commute to Dar es Salaam city centre for work every day.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.
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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English teaching program
Magole, Temeke       1 - 3 months

Volunteer project: English is being taught as a second language and as an official language in more than 80 counties, and its importance has been recognized worldwide. This English Language program was developed with the aim to provide free Basic English language courses to economically disadvantaged members of the community and to enable them to access various education, business and employment opportunities.

Volunteers will join the Community English Classes at the Youth center in Magole, where various sessions will be running for up to 2 hours each. The main task will be delivering lessons to community classes with a focus on practical use of English. Other tasks will be testing and grading students and finding creative means to encourage learners to practice their English speaking, reading and writing through group activities and one-on-one exercises.
Volunteers are expected to join the work activities for about 6-8 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Flexibility is required since you might be asked to work for less or more hours depending on the day.

Special requirements: Potential participants should be those who enjoy working with young people and adults, are interested in other cultures, eager to learn and share, patient and committed, creative and flexible, open minded and good team player, and having the ability to work under less supervision and limited resources. English language skills are required, as well as an interest to learn the local language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.

Number of participants: 3

Language: English

Orientation: Volunteers attend an introduction and orientation meeting upon arrival.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in host families in an eco-village. There are standard houses with three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The houses are surrounded by nature and green vegetation. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided, and you should expect to share room with either host family members or other volunteers. Depending on the availability of host families, volunteers may also stay at the Youth center in the community.

Free time: Volunteers will be able to explore what the region has to offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possible activities include exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites (museums, local markets, stone town, etc.), enjoying wildlife and marine life, visiting Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, a tour to some small islands, variety of water sports, a spice tour. Options near Dar es Salam could be: wildlife safari trips, marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), eco and cultural tourism activities, visits to Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (beach, museums and markets).

Location: Magole is a semi-urban community with a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants, located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam City (about 30km to the south). The community is situated in a beautiful area surrounded by nature. Magole is accessible by both public and private transport, and most necessary service facilities like health center, telecommunications, banking, shopping places can be reached easily.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.
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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French teaching program
Magole, Temeke       1 - 3 months

Volunteer project: French language is becoming increasingly important in Tanzania, as the country shares border with three French speaking countries. This French Language program was developed with the aim to provide free Basic French language courses to socially and economically disadvantaged members of the community and to enable them to access various education, business and employment opportunities.

Volunteers will join the Community French Classes at the Youth center in Magole, where various sessions will be running for up to 2 hours each. The main task will be delivering lessons to community classes with a focus on practical use of French. Other tasks will be testing and grading students and finding creative means to encourage learners to practice their French speaking, reading and writing through group activities and one-on-one exercises.
Volunteers are expected to join the work activities for about 6-8 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Flexibility is required since you might be asked to work for less or more hours depending on the day.

Special requirements: Potential participants should be those who enjoy working with young people and adults, are interested in other cultures, eager to learn and share, patient and committed, creative and flexible, open minded and good team player, and having the ability to work under less supervision and limited resources. French and English language skills are required, as well as an interest to learn the local language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.

Number of participants: 3

Language: English and French

Orientation: Volunteers attend an introduction and orientation meeting upon arrival.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in host families in an eco-village. There are standard houses with three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The houses are surrounded by nature and green vegetation. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided, and you should expect to share room with either host family members or other volunteers. Depending on the availability of host families, volunteers may also stay at the Youth center in the community.

Free time: Volunteers will be able to explore what the region has to offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possible activities include exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites (museums, local markets, stone town, etc.), enjoying wildlife and marine life, visiting Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, a tour to some small islands, variety of water sports, a spice tour. Options near Dar es Salam could be: wildlife safari trips, marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), eco and cultural tourism activities, visits to Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (beach, museums and markets).

Location: Magole is a semi-urban community with a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants, located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam City (about 30km to the south). The community is situated in a beautiful area surrounded by nature. Magole is accessible by both public and private transport, and most necessary service facilities like health center, telecommunications, banking, shopping places can be reached easily.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.
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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Math and Science teaching program
Msongola, Ilala       1 to 3 months

Volunteer project: This project is organised in partnership with a community based public school in Msongola. Performance of students seating for National examinations on Mathematics and Science subjects has not been good over the years in various community schools. One of the reasons is inadequate teaching among many other factors. This project is aiming to improve the students’ performance so that they can do their best on those subjects and shape their future.

Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community service, Cultural exchange, Development/global education), volunteers in this project will be assisting academic staff in improving students’ performance in Math and Science subjects (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics). This will include teaching assistance in the specified subjects. Depending on the creativity of the volunteers, interest and availability of resources, it’s quite possible to have additional activities with the students like sports, games, recreational and extra curricular activities. In some cases during the program, including school holidays, classes might be organized at a local youth center.

Special requirements: English language, knowledge on the specified subjects and teaching skills are essential. Potential participants should be those who enjoy working with teenagers, are friendly, flexible, open minded and having the ability to work under less supervision and limited resources.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Orientation: Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of families, in some cases participants will be sharing accommodation in a community residential house. In the case of dorm living, rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers.

Free time: Possibilities include night walk to watch bush babies, meeting a large population of monkeys in the morning and afternoons, bird watching among others. During weekends, there is a good number of excursion options including visiting Kilwa Masoko and Bagamoyo historical sites (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site); National and Village museums in Dar Es Salaam, Cultural tour in Dar Es Salaam which will include Fish Market, Kariakoo Market, sightseeing and beach/swimming. There is also a possibility for two days and one day Safari to Mikumi National Park as well as an overnight stay in Zanzibar.

Location: Msongola, Ilala. The project is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a community which still maintains its natural beauty.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam. Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
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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Cultural immersion program
Vigoa, Temeke       1 to 3 months

Volunteer project: The community has been hosting intercultural exchange programs over the last ten years. The project is aiming to expose its participants and local community to people from different cultural, religious, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds and in so doing provide the opportunity for all to develop a greater understanding of diversity. In the past the program has allowed its participants to learn from people who are different from themselves and integrate in new and unique experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange assists everybody involved to develop positive relationships with others, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in inevitable multicultural society.

Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community service, Cultural exchange, Development/global education), volunteers in this project will participate in a number of activities leading to cultural exposure like Kiswahili Language and cooking classes, home stay, arts and craft, meeting senior citizens for story sharing about the past, visiting cultural sites and ritual sites.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However, a potential participant in this project should be the one who is open minded and independent, interested in culture, travel, asking questions and sharing views. It is perfect for people who want to learn new languages and culture.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Orientation: Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of families, in some cases participants will be sharing accommodation in a community residential house. In the case of dorm living, rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers.

Free time: Possibilities include night walk to watch bush babies, meeting a large population of monkeys in the morning and afternoons, bird watching among others. During weekends, there is a good number of excursion options including visiting Kilwa Masoko and Bagamoyo historical sites (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site); National and Village museums in Dar Es Salaam, Cultural tour in Dar Es Salaam which will include Fish Market, Kariakoo Market, sightseeing and beach/swimming. There is also a possibility for two days and one day Safari to Mikumi National Park as well as an overnight stay in Zanzibar.

Location: Vigoa, Temeke. The project is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a community which still maintains its natural beauty.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam. Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
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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Adult education program
Chamazi, Temeke       1 to 3 months

Volunteer project: The Adult education project provides an opportunity to young people and young adults out of school to learn various skills for their personal and professional growth. Over the years, the project has benefited young men and women and community members to develop language skills useful for their business and career development.

Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community service, Cultural exchange, Development/global education), volunteers in this project will be helping to teach English to the young people and adults out of school, and sometimes to those in school who require extra support to master their English. Depending on the volunteers’ skills, it will be possible to organize debates, discussions, extra-curricular activities as well cultural activities to help improve the English speaking, reading and writing skills of local people.

Special requirements: English language skills are essential, skills related to the outlined project activities will be very useful as well. Potential participants should enjoy working with people from various cultures, should be friendly, flexible, open-minded and able to work under less supervision and limited resources.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Orientation: Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of families, in some cases participants will be sharing accommodation in a community residential house. In the case of dorm living, rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers.

Free time: Possibilities include night walk to watch bush babies, meeting a large population of monkeys in the morning and afternoons, bird watching among others. During weekends, there is a good number of excursion options including visiting Kilwa Masoko and Bagamoyo historical sites (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site); National and Village museums in Dar Es Salaam, Cultural tour in Dar Es Salaam which will include Fish Market, Kariakoo Market, sightseeing and beach/swimming. There is also a possibility for two days and one day Safari to Mikumi National Park as well as an overnight stay in Zanzibar.

Location: Chamazi, Temeke. The project is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a community which still maintains its natural beauty.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam. Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
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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Sports for youth development
Vigoa, Temeke       1 - 3 months

Volunteer project: This project is aiming to provide opportunity for children and young people in the surrounding communities to gain various skills and to become aware of development issues affecting them. The project sees sports as an ideal mechanism to engage children and youth. In this project, sport is defined as traditional games, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dance, etc. Sport is an enabler and time occupier for otherwise idle young people, and it also provides extra activities for children after school hours to develop physically. The project uses the value of sports as a vehicle for leadership, development, empowerment, equalizing gender inequalities, improving educational success, enhancing economic opportunities, and social inclusion of marginalized groups such as girls, disabled persons and youth. These values include team work, respect, decision making, volunteerism, integrity, self-esteem, conflict management, and communication skills as vital life skills.

The volunteers will be engaged in the following activities:
1) Organising and coordinating sports activities for the young people in the community
2) Participating in cross-cultural activities aiming to increase youth leadership skills
3) Working with local volunteers in coordinating weekly Youth talks where various social, cultural and economic topics are presented by young people from the community
4) Co-organising and coordinating various youth passion projects like arts, music performance, exhibition, workshops, etc. with the aim of enhancing youth leadership skills in the community
5) Participating in various Youth community action activities including volunteering, awareness raising on various issues, etc.
Volunteers are expected to join the activities for about 6-8 hours a day, Monday to Friday. The program is flexible and activities can be less or more on some days. There will be a 3-hour lunch break between morning and afternoon activities.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However, a potential volunteer in this project should be the one who enjoys to work with youth and children, who is friendly, flexible, open-minded and able to work under less supervision and limited resources.

Number of participants: 3

Language: English

Orientation: Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of families, in some cases participants will be sharing accommodation in a community residential house. In the case of dorm living, rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers.

Free time: Possibilities include night walk to watch bush babies, meeting a large population of monkeys in the morning and afternoons, bird watching among others. During weekends, there is a good number of excursion options including visiting Kilwa Masoko and Bagamoyo historical sites (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site); National and Village museums in Dar Es Salaam, Cultural tour in Dar Es Salaam which will include Fish Market, Kariakoo Market, sightseeing and beach/swimming. There is also a possibility for two days and one day Safari to Mikumi National Park as well as an overnight stay in Zanzibar.

Location: Vigoa is a very small community and you might not be able to find it on the map. It is located about 35km from Dar es Salaam International airport and very close to Azam sports complex. The community is very accessible. A good number of services are available including cell phone signal, police station, shopping centers, pubs, banking facilitates, etc. All this makes the community attractive for living for many people who commute to Dar es Salaam city centre for work every day.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam. Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
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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Women's empowerment program
Magole, Temeke       1 to 3 months

Volunteer project: Women’s empowerment program is designed to provide opportunity to the young and adult women around the community to gain skills useful in their development. This project reflects the sense that, women plays a key role in family and community development, so once empowered and given opportunities they can effect significant change in development. The focus of the projects is to develop necessary skills to enable women to unlock their potential and own their development process.

Based on the four components of the program (Orientation, Community service, Cultural exchange, Development/global education), volunteers in this project will assist local women through teaching basic English language (speaking, reading and writing), skills sharing on arts and crafts, cooking and home management, health and sanitation, workshops on various women development issues in the community and globally. Additional activities could be organizing community women’s recreational activities, exposure and study tours.

Special requirements: English language and teaching skills are essential. Potential participants should be those who enjoy working with teenagers, who are friendly, flexible, open-minded and able to work under less supervision and limited resources.

Number of participants: 4

Language: English

Orientation: Introduction and orientation seminar will take place in Dar es Salaam before moving to the project.

Duration of the project: 4 weeks to 3 months. The project starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on Saturday of the last week.

Accommodation: Volunteers are expected to be hosted in local host families within the community. However depending on the availability of families, in some cases participants will be sharing accommodation in a community residential house. In the case of dorm living, rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers.

Free time: Possibilities include night walk to watch bush babies, meeting a large population of monkeys in the morning and afternoons, bird watching among others. During weekends, there is a good number of excursion options including visiting Kilwa Masoko and Bagamoyo historical sites (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site); National and Village museums in Dar Es Salaam, Cultural tour in Dar Es Salaam which will include Fish Market, Kariakoo Market, sightseeing and beach/swimming. There is also a possibility for two days and one day Safari to Mikumi National Park as well as an overnight stay in Zanzibar.

Location: Magole, Temeke. The project is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a community which still maintains its natural beauty.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam. Airport pickup and local transport to the project site is provided.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $560 US)

Extra fee: 350 Euro for 1 month; 500 Euro for 2 months; 700 Euro for 3 months;
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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