Community and Women's Empowerment Supporter

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Coordinator | Angela
Coordinator | Angela
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Assist women to gain new life skills and get actively involved in the community
Experience the culture through eyes of the children and the community you are helping
Become a member of a great community and help kids to make their dream happen
Learn some of the challenges faced by our local coaches with limited resources
Visit Zanzibar as a beautiful island with white-sand beaches & touch sky blue water
Help improving women´s lives through your skills, eduaction and help them to acquire various skills that they can live an independent life. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The women empowerment program has the aim to teach women to overcome difficult situations by showing them skills through education to improve their quality and of their families´. Volunteers can help better the lifestyle of the Tanzanian women by supporting them and teaching useful manual work skills – such as sewing, crocheting and knitting.

Besides the marketing improvement, there are many inherent life-skills to be taught, such as the importance of team-work, communication and discipline.

As a volunteer in the women empowerment program, you will be working in various areas of the project like:

Education: Volunteers can teach skills that are useful to the women in the project. Common subjects include enlightenment of women  such like prevention & sicknesses like HIV, AIDS. Also it is very important that the women are taught to be how to build an independent life and earn their own Gehalt/Lohn. While the women are doing their manual work, you are able to spend some time with young children and kids.

Manual work: If you love manual work and have a little ability for that, then you can have a positive impact for women. Volunteers at the community program can help improving manual work skills of the women such as sewing, crocheting and knitting. Support is always needed to help them gain confidence in what they are doing.

Marketing: Volunteers can help to market products made by women in the project and to help the project gain more visibility. Help in marketing can be digital or through traditional means.

Improving life-skills bring people together and help to build strong communities. Volunteers will be helping in the organization in all aspects of community; from teaching manual work to women to improve their skills to educating kids/ young people. This project is a good chance for you to improve your skills and ability as well as helping local children and women to develop their talents.

Be prepared to do a little bit of everything! One of our core values is that everything is important. Some days we will be teaching manual work skills – the other day educating kids and doing marketing promotion. The key to keep in mind is that EVERYTHING we do is of great importance. You will work alongside and under the leadership of our coaching sta. One key to your success will be to develop proactive leadership skills. We will schedule out a lot of things with you, but we welcome new ideas!

Typical day

  • Teaching manual work skills to women.
  • Assisting in education of children.
  • Provide emotional support to women
  • Helping marketing promotion about for selling procedures
  • Volunteers with experience in sewing can support the women with new designs and ideas
  • Working hours are usually 4-6 hours per day, Monday to Friday

Free-time activities

Besides your time on the project you are able to spend your free-time. You can enjoy activities like swimming, diving, horseback riding, relaxing on the beach etc. Zanzibar offers many opportunities for surfing, especially for kite-surfing.

At the beach there are many spots for tours on a boat (for example delphin tours) but also spots for exploring the island by itself.

Water Sports


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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
good English knowledge, education experience & manual work experience
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Jamso Trainee
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Local support
  • 12/7 Emergency Number
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house
  • 2 meals a day (Mo-Fr)
Airport Pickup at Zanzibar International Airport
We can organize the pick-up and our team member will pick you up at Zanzibar International Airport. 

You will be in a volunteer house. Rooms are very well equipped and you will have dorm room. You will share a bathroom with other volunteers. Our travelers recommend the accommodation to 100%. The accommodation is about 10-15 minutes on foot from the project.

Bungalow Dorm Room Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Typical breakfast and dinner are included from Monday to Friday.

Internet Access
Good 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 Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar. 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 the project very flexible, each Monday or on a other day on request. Arriving day is Sunday. You will get an pick-up at the airport in Zanzibar. It takes 1 1/2 hour to get to the accommodation from the airport.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$278 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Jamso Trainee 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 Jamso Trainee during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Community and Women's Empowerment Supporter

Help improving women´s lives through your skills, eduaction and help them to acquire various skills that they can live an independent life.


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