Go Volunteer Africa’s Tanzania childcare volunteer work provides to people of all backgrounds and ages an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate orphaned and vulnerable children. Your main role as a volunteer participating in our Tanzania childcare volunteer project is to bring some joy, hope to the lives of orphans and vulnerable children under this program and help local staff with the daily routines.
Volunteers at our childcare volunteer projects in Tanzania are free to tutor the children, organize arts and crafts or sports activities, and help out with basic chores such as feeding the kids, and folding laundry. At the Tanzania childcare volunteer project, participants help with the daily care of the kids, playing with them, showing them attention, even to teach a bit English to the older children.
- Prepare food for dinner
- Lead sports, art, games, picture books, music activities
- Help with breakfast and prepare the children for school
- Organize fun activities when the children return from school
- Assist with lessons and teach English 3-4 hours a day in the local school
This volunteer project can be quite emotional when you see poverty close you but you will be able to help and you will be given full training and support when participating. You won’t be alone either, there will be volunteers from all over the world helping too.
Any volunteer interested in the childcare and orphanage volunteer project in Tanzania will be required to provide a CRB check to participate. This is a life-changing volunteering experience to anyone who would like to spend their summer, career break, gap year or volunteer holiday working at an childcare and orphanage in Tanzania.
You can join our Tanzania childcare volunteer work in Arusha, Moshi or Bukoba and Biharamulo. All project sites offer a very meaningful volunteer experience.
Arusha is a city in north eastern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region, located at the base of volcanic Mt. Meru. It’s a gateway to safari destinations and to Africa’s highest peak, 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro, lying some 100 kilometers northeast. To the west lies Serengeti National Park, home to wildlife including lions, rhinoceros, giraffes and leopards.
Moshi is a town in northern Tanzania, near the Kenyan border. It’s known as a gateway to Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Trails run up the mountain’s cloud-ringed, snow-capped dome, through alpine forests and meadows home to elephants and leopards. One of Tanzania’s major coffee-producing hubs, Moshi is known for its coffee farms and auctions.
Bukoba is a city, situated in the north west of Tanzania on the south western shores of Lake Victoria. It is the capital of the Kagera region, and the administrative seat for Bukoba Urban District. The city is served by Bukoba Airport and regular ferry connections to and from Mwanza, as well as roads linking to Uganda’s Rakai District for the cross border car commuters with plans underway for a standard gauge railway construction to fulfil the high ambitions of Uganda.
Biharamulo is a town in northwestern Tanzania. It is the district headquarter of Biharamulo District. Biharamulo used to be a German administrative centre in colonial times. Biharamulo Game Reserve is located north of the town.
The town was the administrative centre of German East Africa during the late 19th century until World War I. Since then it has remained part of the Biharamulo District. Trunk road T4 from Mwanza to Bukoba passes by the town and trunk road T9 to Kigoma Region start in Biharamulo.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha City for projects in Arusha and Moshi. For projects based in North Western Tanzania in Bukoba and Baharamulo, book your flights to arrive at the Mwanza Airport, the largest airport in the region. There are international flights from Nairobi, Kisumu, Kigali, and Bujumbura as well as domestic flights from Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Kigoma, Arusha, Zanzibar and others.
Alternatively, visitors heading to North western Tanzania program can fly into Entebbe International Airport (Uganda) and then catch a bus to Tanzania (Bukoba) from Kampala to cross the overland into Tanzania. This can actually be a more affordable option, but remember that you will need to pay $50 USD for a Ugandan visa.
A member of staff from our local partner organization will meet you on arrival at Airport or bus station. The airports service numerous international carriers. Tanzania has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Tanzania you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.
As a participant in our Tanzania childcare volunteer project you will be caring for children and providing a safe and loving atmosphere for them to play and live in. Volunteers in Tanzania might be helping local orphanage staff with cooking, preparing food, dressing children, feeding them and keeping them busy.
Go Volunteer Africa is offering this project in Tanzania and the participants will work with children either at the orphanage home, children’s centre or school for the disadvantaged children supported by Go Volunteer Africa. Orphanage volunteering is one of the most challenging opportunity, yet one of the most rewarding experiences that you’ll ever have.
Make the most of this opportunity by bringing about a positive change in the lives of the disadvantaged children; by providing them the love, care, and affection that they deserve. The opportunity is available throughout the year and you can choose your volunteering duration depending on your convenience.
You will need to have a positive attitude and be able to create a fun environment for the children to live in. You could be just generally assisting with daily tasks, or even coming up with ideas like English lessons, music or leading sports activities. You will be required to be fun, very patience and be able to be creative planning a weekly schedule for the children keeping them busy and occupied.
This is the perfect volunteer program in Tanzania, for anyone who loves children and make a positive impact in their lives. Most of the kids at this orphanage and children’s centre are in the age group of 3 – 16 years, and they belong to a very compromised background, such that they often don’t get the basic requirements as well. This project will not only give you an opportunity of working with children, but it’ll also get you closer to the Tanzanian culture and lifestyle. You’ll be interacting with the local staff at the centers, and look deeper into the problems that persist in the developing society.
Some of the children and locals might not speak English but you will be able to help them and you might even pick up some of the local language- Swahili. There will also be lots of free time to relax and enjoy some of the culture and cuisine, Tanzania is full of things to do and places to visit.
GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS
Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Tanzania volunteering program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Tanzania. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.
The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!
Visitors to Tanzania must obtain a visa from one of the Tanzanian diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival. All other nationalities, that are not visa exempt may obtain a visa on arrival. Visa must be paid with notes of USD 50 or USD 100. The length of stay is determined at ports of entry. Tanzania introduced an eVisa system on 26 November 2018. You can either enter with a prearranged Tanzania eVisa or get a visa on arrival.
You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return. Buy here Now
WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME
Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Tanzania has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!
|Availability:||Project open all year round|
|Duration:||Minimum 2 weeks commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Minimum Age:||Families are welcome|
|Dates:||Flexible start and end dates|
|Arrival dates:||One day before the start date|
|Airport Arrival:||Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative|
|Working Days:||Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 5-8 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Host Family or volunteer house|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
|Location:||Arusha, Moshi, Bukoba & Biharamulo|
IN A NUTSHELL
Volunteering in Tanzania with Go Volunteer Africa is affordable, low cost and budget friendly. The volunteer opportunities in Tanzania are meaningful and life changing both to the volunteer and the host community.
Go Volunteer Africa was ranked as the best volunteer organization in Tanzania. All volunteer programs in Tanzania are community driven and managed by the local coordinating teams and this will give you a chance to get to know local people and really help those in need.
Go Volunteer Africa is among the top NGOs looking for volunteers in Tanzania. Most volunteer projects in Tanzania are located throughout the country in places like Arusha, Moshi, Bukoba, Biharamulo and in more rural areas.
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PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE
Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here