Reforestation and Trail Maintenance

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founded in 2010
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High­lights

Experience the Tanzanian way of life and enjoy afternoon siestas , everyday
Gain Swahili fluency by living with a host family and sharing daily life with locals
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience
Make memories you will never forget during weekend excursions with your fellow participants
Visit Arusha, Tanga , Dar Es salaam , Zanzibar and attractive sites like chemka hot spring, Marangu water falls , Day trip to mount Kilimanjaro, National parks and many more others
YAAPHA needs volunteers in our conservation projects that aim to tackle environmental issues e.g. habitat destruction and sustainable development for local schools. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
The volunteers in the reforestation and trail maintenance program work alongside local staffs and other volunteers on adventurous projects that search for practical and sustainable means to reach their goal. 

Activity Description for this project are as follows:
1. Plant Trees
A reforestation and trail maintenance volunteer accompanies the local staff when they visit different schools and plant trees on the grounds of these schools. This would include getting the children in their schools to participate and encouraging them to continue with other conservation projects for their schools.

2. Tree Nurseries
The organization has their own tree nurseries at their centers and a reforestation and trail maintenance volunteer is required to help in these nurseries; be it to help in the care of the trees, maintaining the nursery structures or in the development of new nurseries.

3. Environmental Awareness
A reforestation and trail maintenance volunteer would be expected to assist staff in their environmental awareness educational endeavor conducted in different communities and schools. The organization has different methods of providing this awareness according to the community targeted. Many community members destroy the environment due to their lack of knowledge regarding environmental issues.

4. Soil Erosion Control
YAAPHA works in efforts to prevent soil erosion in farming communities, grazing lands and also around schools. A reforestation and trail maintenance volunteer is expected to work with the staff to educate the local farmers and pupils on improved methods and techniques that help prevent soil erosion.

5. Construction of Water Holes
In most dry areas YAAPHA has initiated water hole projects. The construction of these holes are for the use of the people in the local communities. A reforestation and trail maintenance volunteer would be expected to help with these projects.

Typical day

7 am to 7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Pick up time (Transport to your placement ( Working place)

8 am to 12 pm: Working time ( Volunteer is at working place)

12 pm to 1 pm:  Lunch time  at the volunteer house

1 pm to 2 pm: Break ( volunteers can take a nap )

3 pm to 4 pm: Volunteer Work, preparation for next day activities.

4 pm to 5 pm: Going out /visisting town / to get cup of coffee etc

6pm to 7 pm: Dinner time

Free-time activities

Free time activities provided to our volunteers are as follows:

  • drawing and painting with children
  • social activities like cleanliness to our schools, visiting people living with HIV/AIDS and elders (home based care)
  • gym 
  • riding 
  • swimming 
  • cooking: Our volunteers will learn how to cook different type of Tanzanian food during their free time. 
  • sports

Note: During the free time the volunteer will do whatever he/she wants to do. It's not mandatory.

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Safari/
Zoo
Sports

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
Cover letter, CV and Criminal Background Check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
The basic skills for a volunteer is to have passion on volunteerism.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

What's Included

Services by YAAPHA

 Accommodation is located in Moshi Town. Rooms are self contained with high quality and big space. Our accommodation are home stay and Apartment.

Housing,  Registration Fees,airport pickup , meals  , 24/7 support and project  coordination,  Program Contribution, 

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Pick up point is at  Kilimanjaro International Airport. The pick up person is our Project Coordinator  /  Volunteer and Youth Coordinator. 

Driving time is 45 minutes to the house. 


Accommodation

- our accommodation is located in Moshi Town. Rooms are self contained with high quality and big space.

- Also we can send our Volunteers to home stays after good discussion and reach into agreement.

- Our Volunteer House is 10 minutes away from the City Center , Public Transport available 500 miters from the House.

- We have hot shower and permanent water supply , Electricity and Security 24/7

Food & Beverages
We provide 3 meals per day -- breakfast, Lunch and dinner. 

Breakfast usually consists of toast, eggs, noodles, tea, or coffee. Dinner often is chicken curry, pasta, noodles etc.

If you need bottled drinking water you need to purchase, 1 litter is 0.5 USD .

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can make arrangements for you. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.
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.
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

Arrival would be at Kilimanjaro International Airport, available time depends on the flights schedules.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$400
2 weeks
$800
3 weeks
$1,200
4 weeks
$1,600
6 weeks
$2,400
8 weeks
$3,200
12 weeks (max. stay)
$4,800
Average fees
$400 /week

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

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Reforestation and Trail Maintenance

YAAPHA needs volunteers in our conservation projects that aim to tackle environmental issues e.g. habitat destruction and sustainable development for local schools.

$400/week

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