Children Empowerment through Sports

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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
Have fun doing sports with the kids and help them achieve their personal goals. See how they improve skills like teamwork, confidence and ambition. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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 9 am and usually ends at 4 pm. Lunch is not provided.


From Monday to Thursday 9 am – 1 pm, 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 10 am to 12 pm, 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.


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

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!

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

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, picture and criminal background check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

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 Euro 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"-Pick-up-sign, just in time when you plane or bus arrives. And after your volunteer experience - when it's time to say good bye - we will take you to the airport/bus stand for the farewell.

Accommodation

Accomondation

Our hostel where volunteers, interns and travelers stay together is located in Arusha close to the city center. It takes 25 minutes to walk to the city center. To get to the city quickly, there are motorcycle cabs and dala dalas (minibuses) everywhere.
In our hostel we have enough space to relax, a pool, a roof terrace with bar, a shop with products from our projects and a small spa.
A wall more than two meters high and our night watchmen ensure a safe stay.

Rooms

In our hostel we have 6 and 4 person dormitories as well as double and single rooms. Each room has its own bathroom with hot shower. There are closets in the room, in addition, each guest has a safe that can be secured with a lock. The rooms are separated by gender. Single and double rooms are available for a surcharge of 50 Euro per person per week.



Bedroom (Double) Bedroom (Single) Dorm Room
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?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Arusha Airport (ARK) in Arusha. 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.
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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

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 buses, 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
Duration
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$676
4 weeks
$1,092
6 weeks
$1,508
9 weeks
$2,132
24 weeks (max. stay)
$5,252
Average fees
$278 /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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Children Empowerment through Sports

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

$268/week

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