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Coordinator | Scholastica
Coordinator | Scholastica
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Gain more experience and friends working with the special needs children as well as the local professionals.
Take the opportunity to travel and socialize on the weekends there are good spots for leisure and fun.
Arusha is beautiful tourist city with much to appreciate, the people are welcoming and the landscape & sceneries are magnificent. .
Participate in making a better life for people who lack the resources to do so for themselves.
You will get chance to see and climb the highest mountain in Africa (The Kilimanjaro mountain)
Children in Tanzania often need extra support as they are from vulnerable backgrounds. Volunteers may also assist in basic tasks such as cleaning, renovation and cooking. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Wheel Chairs
The children in Tanzania always need extra support as they are vulnerable and given that the schools, day care centers are underfunded with limited resources the child care project always appreciates the support, love and care provided to the children as well as any advancements to enhance the capacity of the institutions. 

This program is very important because oftentimes, Childcare consists of providing basic education, playing games, teaching the essentials of healthy living, working alongside supervisors to improve or run the center. Volunteers may also assist in basic tasks such as cleaning, simple renovation, and cooking

Tanzanians are very friendly, conversational, and hospitable. There is a general safety that enhances the cultural experience. Our accommodations are also safe spaces provided by high security and are located at a safe neighborhood. Volunteers will be working with placement directors and other local staffs, please be cooperate.

However, it is heavily advised that volunteers do not go out at night alone, especially without a local guide or coordinator with you. Also, it is best to be very careful with your belongings when outdoors. Foreigners in general are targets for pick pocketing and theft. We advise against carrying too much cash, bringing expensive items with you, and leaving your possessions unattended.

Volunteers will be working with 12 plus organization as partners while conducting the volunteer program. Work with schools, medical placements, and other fulfilling programs Medical placements require a 80 USD fee

Volunteers should have to follow these roles;

  • Volunteers have to attend to their duties at the placements from Monday to Friday.
  • In the case of changing placements, the volunteer has to have a meeting with all the staff at the current placement.
  • You are supposed to stay at the placement for the required time and hangovers cannot be excuses to attend to your duties.
  • Report to the coordinators, supervisors or placements whenever sick or unable to attend, it is best to provide prior notice.

Volunteers should expect involves working with a younger age group in schools, day care centers, and the likes, the condition in these centers and institutions might not be what you expect and the approaches to the environment can differ. It is better to approach this project with limited or no expectations as centers are in different conditions but rather expect to be proactive and adapt by initiating ways to improve the conditions as any activity can be assigned to any volunteer.

The child care project involves teaching; playing with and caring for the children, assisting teachers and staff in providing basic education, teaching hygiene and healthy living as well as other activities like cooking and cleaning and also preparing children for school. The volunteers can also engage in implementing class schedules, creating class decorations, and also in enhancing the capacity of the centers by assisting in advancing the administrative departments.

Participation in any of these activities goes with how comfortable you are with tending to the task provided. If a volunteer feels uncomfortable with the task it is ok to be substituted with a member of staff. It is imperative to familiarize yourself with the Tanzania curriculum.

Volunteers are not required to bring anything on your volunteer placements, but if you feel like donating and sharing it will be appreciated. In regard to the experiences shared and relationships created it is always important to find a better fit for your donations given that there are many needs due to the limited resources at the centers and institutions.

Typical day

In general, volunteers have the freedom to choose how they spend the day. However, a daily routine is recommended and may be coordinated with the project coordinators, based on your program. A general day may look like this:

  • Breakfast between 6:30 and 7:30am
  • Commuting to placement via public transport
  • Lunch between 12:30am and 1:30 to 3:00pm either at the placement or at the accommodation
  • Placements ends usually between 2pm and 4pm depending on the project
  • Free time for the rest of the day and preparation for the placement the day after (if necessary)
  • Soup and bread will be 05:00 pm
  • Dinner between 6:30pm and 7:30pm
  • Visiting house of baby after come back from your placement or during the weekend.

Free-time activities

Day trips you can go to the 

  • Walter falls, 
  • Go for Zip line 
  • To see and learn coffee and banana plantation
  • To visit maasai village, where you will learn and see the strongest African culture in Africa and their life style.
  • Hiking and climbing the mountains like the Kilimanjaro mountain the highest mountain in Africa.
  • Go to Zanzibar for diving and water sport.

For Tours and Safaris you can go:

  • Ngorongoro national pack and see and go down into the historical crater conservation, Serengeti national pack, Manyara national pack, Mikumi national park and so many beautiful of them.

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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We are welcoming anyone with other skill, like footballer, artist, music might be to teach how to play guiter ect.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:00

What's Included

Services by Ndulilo Volunteer Residency
The program fee includes:
- Airport pickup
- Accommodation and
- Meals.

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

The program fee includes airport pickup. At the airport (kilimanjaro international airport) which it takes 45 to 30 minutes to ride to Arusha city where you will be picked by one coordinator with driver from our ground team. The ground team will be active to get at the airport on time and communication as well.

Note; When you get out of arrival area you will get to see a coordinator with a sign of NVR, Please don't look for your name look for the sign and do like waving the team will pick you. On the way to the volunteer house the coordinator will give you a short briefing about the country and Arusha city general. Also will give you a paper with your name with full information about you placement  and full details.

You will get to meet and know the ground team while giving you a house tour and show you your room, then you will be waiting for the next day for the orientation.


Volunteers in Arusha are accommodated in a volunteer house and home stay. Volunteer house which can host up to 30 volunteers at one time. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one to five other volunteers of the same gender. The volunteering house provides a comfortable and warm stay with running water and electricity. However, it is important to note that there are often power outages which may affect availability of hot water. Bedding is provided, which includes a pillow with pillow case, bottom and top sheet. A mosquito net is also provided. You will need to bring your own towel and toiletries. In the volunteer house, there is a cook who prepares meals for the volunteers and, a cleaner, who keeps the place clean and tidy for the volunteers. Safety is paramount, therefore there is also a security guard, who also works at the volunteer house, during day and night. Staff members are available on a daily basis during the week and via phone over the weekend. All volunteers under the age of 18 years are accommodated in a separate room in the volunteer house. To access the internet during your program, we recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card in Arusha. The local staff will assist you with this upon arrival.

Food & Beverages

One of the greatest ways to explore our sweet Tanzanian- is to eat like the locals. To make things easy for you, your Program Fee covers the cost of your main meals*, which will be  cooked by an in-house mamas.

Because we choose to partner with international people, the mamas will usually be cooking food typical to the Tanzanian taste. This is an authentic way to get a taste of the wonderful flavors of Arusha Tanzania and immerse yourself fully in the local culture.

All programs will include options for vegan, veggie, gluten free and other diets - but you should note any dietary requirements in your application so we can make sure the program caters to your needs beforehand. 

*The number of meals provided varies from program to program. Our programs fee cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, soup and some snack at evening.

The project fee includes three meals per day, 7 days per week. Meals generally consist of authentic Tanzanian cuisine, with some western style dishes. A typical breakfast may entail eggs, bread with butter and jam, pancakes, fruits and tea as well as coffee.

Lunch and dinner usually contain options of meat and fish as well as vegetables and fruits. Rice, potatoes, pasta, fries may be served, topped with typical Tanzanian sauces and stews.

We are extremely mindful of food allergies and will adapt to requests accordingly.

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 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

Program duration
The Program commencement includes the night before your start date, if you choose to arrive before the starting date you will have to pay extra according to the days of your stay.
  • The duration of your stay and program is counted in weeks and not months for instance if a volunteer is registered for 4 weeks and the start date is January 1st the program fee accommodates the night of December 31st until January 28th respectively.
  • Travel and leisure holidays are of no exception they are within the program duration that is, if a day or more is taken for travels in the 4 week program “citing the above example” the end date will remain the same that is January 28th .
  • There is the possibility for program extension whenever necessary, a one day extension is charged at 18 USD where as more than a week would be assigned program fees in regard to the duration of the stay. It is advised that if volunteers require an extension they should provide a weeks’ notice prior to the end of their particular programs.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
20 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$104 /week

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

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