TANZANIA: Teaching Volunteer Project

Tanzania Teaching Volunteer Project
Tanzania Teaching Volunteer Project

Go Volunteer Africa’s teaching volunteer project in Tanzania increases education standards at the local schools we support and teach life skills that will help and empower children to make sustainable improvements within their local communities.

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

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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

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. Go Volunteer Africa aims to help Tanzania build a strong infrastructure and improve their education systems through our teaching volunteer program in Tanzania.

PROJECT LOCATION:

You can join our Tanzania Teaching volunteer project in Arusha or Moshi (2hrs drive from Arusha). Both 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.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha City. A member of staff from our local partner organization from Arusha or Moshi will meet you on arrival at Airport. This airport services numerous international carriers. Tanzania has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

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.

PROJECT 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 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. The schools we support in Tanzania were carefully selected by volunteers as they deserves a long term planned development program.

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 Tanzania. 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.

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.

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.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

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.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

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!

VISAS:

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.

INSURANCE:

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.

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!

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability:  School Calendar
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: —————
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:  Arusha or Moshi
Language: English
Support:  Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

4 Weeks
$560
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
Any Extra Week
$100
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now

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. Have an inquiry? Contact Us