from 650€

Brilliant 4.7rating (33)

Children Empowerment through sports

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2 - 24 weeks  ·  Age 18 - 50+

rating  Brilliant 4.7  · 
  Verified by Volunteer World
  Excellent response rate

Highlights

  • Work with highly motivated children
  • Help the trainers to create a training plan
  • Give your own courses, no matter what sport
  • Support the talent program with your own fundraising
  • Explore Tanzania through safaris in the most famous national parks like Serengeti or climb Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain

Especially suitable

Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

About the program

Have fun doing sports with the kids and help them achieve their personal goals. See how they improve skills like teamwork, confidence and ambition.

The Future Stars Academy (FSA) was founded by Alfred Itaeli in 2009. 

This non-profit organization helps to empower young children and teenagers both physically and mentally, through sport. FSA provides football training, competitions, and tournaments to disadvantaged children aged 4 to 20 years ...

About the program

The Future Stars Academy (FSA) was founded by Alfred Itaeli in 2009. 

This non-profit organization helps to empower young children and teenagers both physically and mentally, through sport. FSA provides football training, competitions, and tournaments to disadvantaged children aged 4 to 20 years old.  

The Future Stars Academy gives these young people a chance to build their football and life skills, which can continue to support and empower them in later years, but also engage with local community and support their development  through different activities such as inter-school leagues, health and sport empowerment and other sports competition. 

The working days are from Monday to Thursday, and Saturday.
Work starts at 9am and usually ends at 4pm. Lunch is not provided.


From Monday to Thursday, 9am – 1pm, volunteers will be working in the office.
Some afternoons from Monday to Thursday, volunteers will have the chance to go to local schools to help with football training.
Saturdays from 10am to 12pm, will be football training.

This project does not require any previous experience, however, any related skills are helpful, as is a love for football. The project’s office is located 10 KM (6.8 miles) from our hostel, and is accessible via public transport.


PLEASE NOTE: The project requests a weekly donation of $50. The money is used to pay staff salaries, fund football training, and purchase sporting goods.




Typical day

You can agree with Alfred on site what is coming up and then plan your day flexibly. Either you help with training, support the children in the talent program with learning or organize fundraising or social media campaigns in the office. When tournaments are pending, you are cordially invited to ...

Typical day

You can agree with Alfred on site what is coming up and then plan your day flexibly. Either you help with training, support the children in the talent program with learning or organize fundraising or social media campaigns in the office. When tournaments are pending, you are cordially invited to accompany and support the team.

You can also offer your own courses for the children in the afternoons and introduce them to other sports.


Free-time activities

Explore a variety of activities at affordable volunteer rates, including:

1. Scenic hiking/walking tours to waterfalls, through forests, and around a picturesque lake.

2. Refreshing swims in natural hot springs, offering stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

3. Engaging cultural tours to Maasai markets ...

Free-time activities

Explore a variety of activities at affordable volunteer rates, including:

1. Scenic hiking/walking tours to waterfalls, through forests, and around a picturesque lake.

2. Refreshing swims in natural hot springs, offering stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

3. Engaging cultural tours to Maasai markets and opportunities to interact with diverse ethnic groups.

4. Educational coffee plantation tours, delving into the bean-to-cup process.

5. Thrilling safaris to the Northern Circuit's national parks (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area).

6. Incredible climbs of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers, providing insights into the local area.


Requirements

Requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

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

required

Required Documents

CV, Volunteer picture and Criminal background check

Nationality Restrictions

No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Other Skills

No prior experience required.

Time Commitment

Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

What's Included

What's Included

Services by Viva Tanzania

The fees include:

  • pre-arrival support through email, WhatsApp, telephone and video calls

  • advice and guidance about the projects 

  • pick up at the airport or bus station on your arrival

  • drop off at the airport or a bus station when you leave

  • an orientation tour in Arusha personalized to your individual needs, including help buying a local sim card, guidance on how to use public transport and lunch

  • on the first day of your project our volunteer coordinator will come with you to show you which public transport to take, and make sure you settle in well at your project

  • €50 project donation*

  • accommodation in our hostel

  • breakfast and dinner seven days a week (lunch is included in some projects – see the project description for more information)

  • 24/7 support from our volunteer coordinators who speak English and German

*We donate a quarter of the registration fee to our Viva Tanzania Volunteer’s fund. This fund is used to help the projects we work with when they have extra expenses they cannot afford. For example, medical and veterinary costs, utility bills, salaries and paint, etc.



Airport Pickup at Arusha Airport

In your program fee, the pick up and drop off from/to the airport/bus station are included. One of our friendly staff members, will be at the airport/bus stand with our "Viva Tanzania" sign, just in time when your plane or bus arrives. After your volunteering experience, when it's time to say goodbye, we will take you to the airport/bus stand for the farewell.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Our hostel, conveniently situated near Arusha's city centre, offers a vibrant community atmosphere where volunteers, interns, and travellers come together. A 25-minute walk takes you to the heart of the city, with motorcycle cabs and dala dalas (minibuses) readily available for quick transport. At our hostel, relaxation space awaits, including a pool, a rooftop terrace with a bar, a shop featuring products from our projects, and a small spa. Safety is prioritised with a wall over two meters high and diligent night watchmen.

Rooms:

Choose from our range of accommodation options, including 6 and 4-person dormitories, as well as double and single rooms. Each room has its own bathroom with a hot shower, closets for storage, and a personal safe secured with a lock. For added privacy, rooms are separated by gender. Single and double rooms are available at an additional charge of €50 per person per week.

Food & Beverages

Board

Our cook prepares vegetables, fruit, pancakes and daily changing breakfast highlights. Tea, coffee, margarine, honey, peanut butter, jam are also available.

For dinner there are different dishes from Tanzanian and Western cuisine. If you are vegetarian, vegan or have allergies/intolerances, it is no problem at all.

If you would like to buy food, there is a refrigerator and shelves where you can store your groceries.



Internet Access

Limited access at the project site

What's NOT included?

What's NOT included?

Flight Tickets

The nearest airport is Arusha Airport (ARK) in Arusha. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania. FIND CHEAP FLIGHTS

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. GET A QUOTE

Vaccines

If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania. VACCINE CHECKER

Details on arrival

You can start working at this project any day of the week that suits you.

On your first day we will do a town tour showing you Arusha, how to use the transport, where to find ATMs, exchange money and so much more. 
The next day one of our volunteer coordinator will take you to your project showing you the way and making sure you are always safe.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Program fees

2 weeks (min. stay) 650€
4 weeks 1,050€
6 weeks 1,450€
9 weeks 2,050€
24 weeks (max. stay) 5,050€
Average fees 267€/week

Program fees

267€ per week 2 - 24 weeks Age 18 - 50+

Payment methods

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

NO CREDIT CARD FEES


Duration

2 - 24 weeks

Deposit

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

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.


Meet your organization

Viva Tanzania

Brilliant 4.7 rating (33 reviews)

Agency - founded in 2015

Verified by Volunteer World

  Excellent response rate

Coordinated by

Tizia

Spoken languages: Swahili, English, German

About the project

Viva Tanzania is a German-Tanzanian organization established in order to support meaningful and needy projects in Arusha, North Tanzania.

Meet your organization

Viva Tanzania was established in the end of 2015 by Martin, Tanzanian and his wife Tizia, German. We are both passionate about intercultural encounters, tourism and nature. Tizia is a Cultural Anthropologist and Martin is a professional Tour Guide.

We want to assist people from all over the world and Tanzanians to learn from one another through intercultural exchange. By helping foreigners to find meaningful projects that need support we do not only want to enable them to gain experience in working and being with people from different origins but also broaden the horizonts of everyone. Our mission is to establish an environment in which intercultural encounter can take place. Our participants will be enabled to gain first hand experience in a totally different sourrounding from what they are knowing. We want to show them the diversity of people, cultures and lifestyles. On the other hand we want to support needy projects in Arusha, our hometown.

Our vision is to change the people's perception of Africa, Tanzania and its inhabitants through challenging and reducing stereotypes and racism. We believe that this can only be done through intercultural exchange like volunteering.

Tini is the founder and director of Viva Tanzania and a tour guide by profession. He loves nature and e.g. already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. He wants to give the volunteers and interns a better understanding of the Tanzanian lifestyle through culture and nature. Another thing important to him is the intercultural exchange and the learning from each other. In his free time he likes to exercise.

He is responsible for the organization of projects, safaris, mountain climbing, tours, etc.. He is also the chef of the hostel and creates delicious Tanzanian and Western style meals.

Tizia is Tini’s wife and manageress of Viva Tanzania. She has a Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology and she wrote her Bachelor thesis about Maasai stereotypes in media and tourism. She loves her three dogs as well as the life in Tanzania. She is responsible for the website, the marketing and the communication before, while and after your stay. She already spent a year as a volunteer in Tanzania and did an internship in Arusha. So she definitely knows what’s important to make your time unforgettable. At the same time she is your contact person for all intercultural issues and problems.

Both are engaging themselves in post colonialism, images of Africa in the media and tourism as well as stereotypes. They are trying to make an effort towards international understanding, reduce global racism, and to show their guests that ”Africa”, or better to say Tanzania, are more than the stereotypes often portrayed in Europe and North America.

33 reviews · rating4.7

Paul Thomas rating4.6

2024 at Children Empowerment through sports

The volunteering at the Future Stars Academy was very good. In the Morning you do some Office Stufe and in the afternoon you Goong to Train the Kids. You have a Lot of responsobility. All the other Coaches are very nice and have a good Coaching experience. Also the Kids are very happy and the want ...
Clara Lacombe rating5

2023 at Children Empowerment through sports

It was an incredible experience. I was very sad to do only 6 trainings instead of 12 because of the rain. But it was enough to create a strong bonds and efficiente trainings. Thanks you to all the football team, and the manager Ayoub for their confidence, joy and energy! If I had something more ...
Me and my friend had a great time during our volunteer work (children empowerment through sports)! The projectmanager Ayoub is such a nice guy and he is willing to help you with anything. The boys who play football are very nice and make you feel really welcome. It is very rewarding to see the team ...
Julica rating4.8

2024 at Teach & Educate Children

I worked for two Months in the Arusha Modern School as a volunteer. During this time you‘ll get the chance to getting to know the culture and to interact with amazing children and teachers! I had a lot of freedom in how I want to build up a lesson or what to practice with the ...
Galit Cohen rating5

2022 at Teach & Educate Children

My time was amazing. As the name announces, the hostel felt like a home. Tizia will make sure your stay will be great from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The vibes at Nyumbani are great, you will meet incredible people and there will always be something planned if you want to tag ...
Lucie Grandbouche rating4.6

2019 at Teach & Educate Children

I came to Tanzania for 6 weeks in the St Pius school project. The school is based 10 minutes walking from the hostel where the volunteers are staying, which is very handy. There are huge problems in education in Tanzania and in this school, most of the teacher didn't went to university and beside ...

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