Community Support Assistant

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gegründet 2001
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Koordinator | Beverley
Koordinator | Beverley
If you’re someone who is open minded and interested in supporting the women in Tanzania then this is a great project for you. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+
Our program

Women in Mwanza face a range of challenges, which  include discrimination, low social status, lack of economic self-sufficiency, and greater risk of HIV/AIDS infection.

The aim of the project is to provide support to young women in developing the skills needed to carry out income-generating​ ​activities so they can provide for themselves and their families.

If volunteers are interested in promoting better opportunities for women in Tanzania, this is a rewarding project to support.

As a volunteers will work closely with local community centers, providing support to women and their families.And thier main role will be focused on providing support around management,​ ​​financing and educational development to increase independence among the women and allow mothers to better support their families. Many of the women’s groups are involved in craft​-making through basket weaving, sewing, tailoring and jewelry-making, and the craft​s they make are then sold in order to generate income and provide for their families. Volunteers are also encouraged to create educational training materials on topics such as managing​ finances, vocational skills and building self-esteem.

Much of Mwanza Community in Tanzania is in need of new and improved infrastructure to enable schools and communities to function more effectively. 

Your tasks

On the Community Development project volunteers are involved in initiatives directly benefiting the local communities on ilemela and Mwanza. These initiatives can involve general maintenance work within the small village schools where our teaching volunteers work. 

As well as working within the schools, new community projects arise all the time, so you should expect to work on different projects in different locations during your time in Tanzania. 

Tasks can include building ablution blocks, painting rooms, repairing desks and other general repair jobs. This work can be physically demanding at times as supplies often need to be loaded on and off boats. While on the Community Development project you are also able to participate and interact with locals and gain ideas for new initiatives. 

Placement will depend on the skills individual volunteers have to offer, the amount of volunteers on the project and also the initiatives that are in progress at the time of placement. 


First Day: On the first day of the volunteering placement, you will be escorted to the project by our local staff and introduced to the staff at the project you will be working with.

Weekdays: A typical day would be as follows:

7.30 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house or homestay.

8.00 AM Volunteers leave home and travel to their placements. Work and hours are dependent on the project and placement that each volunteer is working at.

2.00PM - 5.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. Volunteers are free to travel home, prepare for the next day or do some shopping and sightseeing.

8.30 PM Dinner at the volunteer house or homestay.


During the weekend, volunteers have free time to relax and explore the local area, or travel further afield. There are plenty of things to do and see around Mwanza and volunteers are able to go safaris, visit local markets or relax poolside. For those volunteers interested in traveling further afield there are many great destinations to choose from including Arusha,  and many other nearby tourist places around the local community.



Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse) oder Suaheli (Grundkenntnisse)
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Good communication skills
Ability to work under minimum supervision
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag und Freitag von 08:30 - 16:30


Dienstleistungen von Musha Care Foundation
  •  24/7 in-country support
  •  Airport pick-up
  •  Program orientation
  •  Volunteer placement
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals
Abholung vom Flughafen Mwanza Airport

When volunteers arrive, they will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Mwanza. 

A member of staff meets all volunteers upon arrival at Mwanza airport with an A4-sized laminated “Your name” sign. 

For both placements, you will be introduced to your host family or accommodation and then have some time to unpack and settle in after your long journey.

Volunteers will have induction on the next working day after they have arrived. A member of staff will come and pick up volunteers from thier host family or accommodation and shown around the town.Volunteers will start the day by going to the office where a member of staff will go through the Volunteer Handbook with volunteers, including all the necessary safety and security measures.

Volunteers are accommodated in dormitory-style accommodation, located within Mwanza, where the local team’s office is based. Volunteers should expect to share a room with up to 7 other volunteers of the same gender. The accommodation provides air-conditioning in the bedrooms, a shared bathroom with western toilets and bucket showers with cold running water (nice and refreshing in the hot weather!). A fridge is available to store your personal items and an area for hand washing laundry. Bedding is provided and includes a bottom sheet, thin blanket and a pillow.

For those volunteers wanting more comfortable accommodation or a private room, accommodation upgrades can sometimes be arranged. As this is not always available, this needs to be be discussed with the local team directly once you arrive in-country.
Schlafsaal Einzelzimmer Bungalow Camping

Volunteers are served three meals on weekdays (breakfast, lunch and dinner), with two meals provided on the weekends. Breakfast consists of bread and spreads with tea or coffee, while lunch and dinner consist of local prepared diets.Volunteers will get local drinks and fresh water daily during their stay in Tanzania.

If volunteers have any special dietary requirements, our local team can make arrangements for them.

Gute Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Mwanza Airport (MWZ) in Mwanza. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Tansania zu finden.
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Tansania bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Tansania antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Tansania überprüfen.

Termine & Preise


Informationen zur Anreise

The program orientation begins every Monday and lasts for 3 days. Volunteers need to arrive in llemela Mwanza on the day before orientation.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at the International Airport between 10am and 5pm. 

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Mwanza. 

If you are traveling in the Tanzania prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport on the day before your program orientation.

Orientation is hosted by our Tanzania team in Mwanza,and begins on the morning of your chosen start date and runs for the first 3 days of your stay. This covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in the Tanzania – Introduction to the Tanzania, Culture and Customs, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities, Introduction to Project and Placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details.
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
4 - 12 Wochen


Kosten: Preise in USD
4 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
$ 1.036
5 Wochen
$ 1.295
6 Wochen
$ 1.590
7 Wochen
$ 1.849
8 Wochen
$ 2.108
9 Wochen
$ 2.367
12 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
$ 3.144
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$ 261 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben aufgeführten Programmgebühren aktuellen Wechselkursschwankungen unterliegen können. Musha Care Foundation wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
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Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit Musha Care Foundation während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

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Community Support Assistant

If you’re someone who is open minded and interested in supporting the women in Tanzania then this is a great project for you.


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