Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Agricul

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High­lights

Participate in environment clean-ups and the collection of recyclable materials.
Planting various kinds of trees and crops
Making vegetable nurseries and gardens
Share your skills and learn new things from the local staff, together with farmer visits and training.
Explore Tanzania by day trips, safaris or mountain climbs
Elang’ata Agro-Vet aims to empower farmers with agricultural strategies and new technologies as well as provide education on animal welfare and environmental matters
This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Challenges facing the agriculture industry of Tanzania include climate change, an increase in population, and the resulting droughts, floods, agriculture temperature shocks, as well as a lack of agricultural technology. These pose severe challenges to the living standards of most people involved in the agriculture industry in Tanzania and create huge increases in unemployment, hunger, malnutrition, starvation, and disease rates.

The project was initiated in 1997 by Dr. Everest Maguo and his wife, Evelyn Maguo, who have experience in agriculture, environmental services, and veterinary services.It was established with the aim of empowering farmers with new skills, technologies, and advice on animal care, environmental issues, and agricultural matters. 

The project

The volunteer activities start from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., from Monday to Friday. Sometimes you will be invited to work on Saturday for your own choice.

Naturally, 80 percent of project activities are mobile, such as visiting farmers and schools for education and advice. Other activities will be stationed at Sekei main office, where you will be working in the small garden, which has vegetables and fruit trees. You will become a full member of the team, enriching their knowledge with yours and exchanging a lot of ideas.

Lunch is not provided.

IMPORTANT

You do not need any previous knowledge, but a strong belief of the importance of agriculture, environmental conservation and a love to communicate with people about that topic should be a given part of you. Please note: in order to implement the project and buy trees, agriculture equipments and transport an one-time donation of 100 USD is required.


Typical day

Your work - a typical day

The Volunteer's House is located in the Sakina neighbourhood of Arusha. From there, you will start your daily travels by taking public transportation and walking to Sekei. Some days the director will pick you up on the street near the volunteer house. At the site, you will meet with your director at the program's head office to discuss the day and what you will do. Your role within the project will be discussed on your first day and depends on your previous experience and interests.

Maybe you will visit schools and educate the pupils about environmental issues and agriculture. Maybe you will plant various kinds of trees (like vegetable and fruit trees, herbal trees, and shadow trees). Maybe you will participate in farmer visits and training. Maybe you will participate in the making of vegetable gardens and tree nurseries. Or perhaps you will participate in environment cleaning by collecting of bottles and bags for planting vegetables or treating crops.







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!

8. Swahili class

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Riding
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
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 Friday from 09:30 - 15:00

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.


The project requires an additional donation of 100 USD that supports buying the avocado trees.

THIS DONATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE FEES. 

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Two airport transfers are included in the fees.

Our driver will pick you up on your arrival and take you to the hostel.

On your departure he will take you back to the airport.



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 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.
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 much more. 
The next day one of our staff members 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)
$702
4 weeks
$1,134
6 weeks
$1,566
9 weeks
$2,214
24 weeks (max. stay)
$5,454
Average fees
$289 /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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