TANZANIA: Teaching Volunteer Project

Volunteer Opportunities in Rwanda
Volunteer Opportunities in Rwanda

As a little known tourist destination, Mwanza has difficulty accessing assistance and support from developmental volunteers. Go Volunteer Africa aims to help Mwanza build a strong infrastructure and improve their education systems through our teaching volunteer program in Tanzania.

Volunteer in Mwanza for 4 weeks or more and help work on a project aimed to help the children improve their English skills. This project gives an opportunity to choose between volunteering at a local primary school/teaching center or a local pre-school.

IN BRIEF:

  • Teach English, Math and other subjects, organize games and arts
  • Share your love and care with children
  • Share your culture and empower children
  • Paint educative murals
  • Provide support for extracurricular activities

Go Volunteer Africa’s teaching volunteer project in Tanzania increases education standards at the local school we support and teach life skills that will help and empower children to make sustainable improvements within their local communities. You do not have to be a professional teacher, though these are highly prized; you simply need an open heart and a desire to improve the individual understanding of children and adults of academics and the world in general.

PROGRAM DETAILS

With Go Volunteer Africa’s teaching volunteer project in Tanzania, you can get an opportunity to get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities in Mwanza, Tanzania. As a volunteer you can help in taking normal classes, assisting the teaching staff, conducting extracurricular activities like clay modeling, painting, drawing, singing, art & drama, dancing, group work, games or other similar activities.

Volunteers’ help and assistance will be greatly appreciated in this school and it will be a refreshing change to existing curriculum. This school in Mwanza was carefully selected by volunteers as it deserves a long term planned development program. The school is located in Mwanza and has limited resources, both infrastructure and staff.

Volunteers can take up projects depending on the needs of the school. Volunteers can do a combination of both teaching and renovation/building work in Mwanza. If you’re a native English speaker or with some teaching experience, you can be a valuable resource in the classrooms.

With your English skills you could teach proper English pronunciation and usage. Even if you’ve never formally taught a classroom subject, you can assist the local teachers in their day to day work at the school. You don’t need to know the local language, or the methods of the local school system. All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to share your knowledge and make a difference.

We currently have volunteer placements at teaching project for children of all ages. You can teach classes from nursery to secondary level. You can teach math, geography, computing, English or your basic of your native language.

A local teacher will guide volunteers during the first week of classes at the school in regard to lesson plans, schedules and teaching curriculum. If the volunteer or volunteer-intern is ready at the beginning of the second week, he or she may begin teaching independently.

You will also have a cultural exchange, cross-cultural exposure, cultural immersion, make new friends, learn the local language, cooking the local food, learn about the rich Tanzanian culture and experience her unique hospitality. Volunteering in Mwanza, Tanzania is a great way to spend your gap year, career break, or vacation in Africa.

Local teachers are often very capable at providing their students with a good structural knowledge of English, including grammar and vocabulary, but having had little conversational English practice themselves, they often lack the confidence to get the children speaking English.

Despite this, the enthusiasm of the children and the appreciation of your colleagues are sure to make volunteer teaching in Tanzania a highly rewarding experience! On the weekends you are encouraged to explore the country with friends you make on the program, and our representatives are available to give travel advice and make bookings for you.

PROGRAM HINTS

Availability:  Project open all year round
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks commitment
Arrival: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Airport: Mwanza Airport
Accommodation: Host Family or volunteer house
Meals:
Daily Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Location: Mwanza
Language: English
Support:  Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7

Get Started

Fill Volunteer Application Form here or Make an inquiry here