Children’s Foundation Support

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Coordinator | Tizia
Coordinator | Tizia
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Share your teaching skills with the local teachers to improve the school's education
Get creative when teaching handicrafts and playing with the children
Organize your own fundraising and inform current donors about the children's progress
Have an impact on the foundation’s work and the lives of the children
Explore Tanzania by day trips, safaris or mountain climbs
Support this preschool aimed to provide affordable education to children from low income families. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

In Tanzania children's education depends on the parents/guardians income so if parents are poor, there is basically no chance for the children to get a good education and a better life than their parents.

This foundation was established to challenge this and is therefore located in a poorer neighbourhood of Arusha. Children from low income families are often not able to attend preschool due to school fees which most of parents/guardians cannot afford. Furthermore some of the children in the NGO are disabled, face stigmatization and rarely get good care and the support they would need.

This project aims to help in the most long-lasting way by offering good education at low costs. Currently about 50 children at the age of 2 to 6 years are being taken care of while being taught various school subjects, like English, reading and writing.

Typical day

Your work day starts at 8.00am to 1pm Monday to Friday. The children will normally show up around 8:00 am. The first half an hour is used for arriving, warm up and morning prayer. Lessons start at 8:30am.

You can help the project by teaching, preparation of lessons, writing and correcting homework, assist children who have difficulties with a certain subject, playing helping to prepare food for the children, helping with social media and fundraising.
Your creativity is not limited working with this project!

Free-time activities

We offer a wide range of activities at affordable volunteer rates like: 

1. Hiking/Walking tours to waterfalls, through forests and around a lake. 

2. Swimming in paradise like hot springs with a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

3. Cultural tours to Maasai markets and the possibility to visit different ethnic groups. 

4. Coffee plantation tour to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product. 

5. Safaris to the National Parks of the Northern Circuit (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area). 

6. Climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. 

7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers!



In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV, Picture of the volunteer and criminal background check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Previous skills is not required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Viva Tanzania
All pre-arrival support, two airport transfers, orientation tour in Arusha, bein guided to the project on the first day, donation to the foundation in form of our Viva Tanzania volunteer's fund, 24/7 in-country-support, accommodation in a dorm, daily breakfast and dinner, lunch is usually provided in the project.
Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Two airport transfers are included on the program fee. Your driver will pick you up from the airport on your arrival and take you to your accommodation.
After your stay with us we will take you back to the airport for the farewell.


Our hostel has dorms and private rooms; each contains comfortable beds and shelves to store belongings, the maximum is four to six people in the big dorms. Single and double rooms are available for a surcharge. The house is equipped with hot water showers and the possibility to use the kitchen throughout the day. Breakfast and dinner will be served by our chef.
The hostel is located 30 walking minutes from the city center. We also host tourist and travelers from all other the world so there is always something going on. Furthermore, our hostel has a pool and a roof top with private bar that invites you to enjoy your time with us.

Furthermore, we offer you the possibility to stay with a host family. Choosing a local family will get you the unique experience of sharing your daily live with and in a Tanzanian family. In their house you will have your own lockable room, featured with a bed and access to the living room, kitchen, bathroom and the beautiful compound. If staying with a host family, we will of course still provide our 24/7 in-country support by our staff members. For further information, please let us know that you are interested in staying in a host family within your application on Volunteer World.

Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages

During your stay with us we provide you with breakfast and dinner.
In the hostel all meals are prepared by our chef who can cater for any dietary restriction or allergy. In the morning we serve tea, coffee, bread, margarine, honey, jam, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and usually a local Tanzanian breakfast dish.
Dinner will be international as we cook Tanzanian as well as Western Food.
If you are not eating in your project you can cook in the hostel's kitchen where you can store your groceries in the fridge or the cupboards.
Also the host families can handle all dietary restriction and allergies, here you will get to know a lot of different Tanzanian dishes.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

You can start working at this project any day of the week that suits you.
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) your driver will take you to your accommodation (hostel or host family). You will recognize him by his Viva Tanzania shirt and the Viva Tanzania sign.
On your first day we will do the orientation and town tour showing you Arusha, how to use the public transport, where to find ATMs, exchange money, local market and supermarket and get you a sim card with mobile data.
The next day our volunteer coordinator will take you to your project making sure you are safe and know how to get there.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$189 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Viva Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Viva Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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