- Help with breakfast and prepare the children for school
- Assist with lessons and teach English 3-4 hours a day in the local school
- Lead sports, art, games, picture books, music activities
- Organize fun activities when the children return from school
- Prepare food for dinner
Tanzania Joy Volunteer offers an opportunity to volunteer at orphanage and childcare projects in Tanzania. Our Tanzania Orphanage Volunteer Work program accepts people from all around the world to participate on life changing project in Tanzania.
Your main role as a volunteer participating in our 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 orphanage and childcare 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 orphanage and childcare centers, volunteers help with the daily care of the kids, playing with them, showing them attention, even to teach a bit English to the older children.
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.
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 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, the 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.
Childcare and Orphanage volunteer project in Tanzania provides to people of all backgrounds and ages an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. As a orphanage volunteer 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.
Tanzania Joy Volunteer is offering this project in Arusha in Tanzania and the participants will work with children either at the orphanage home, children’s center or school for the disadvantaged children supported by Tanzania Joy Volunteer. 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. The minimum duration to volunteer is 4 weeks as we try to be ethical and avoid “orphanage tourists”.
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 center 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.
Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a home stay 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 accept 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!