Support Women Initiatives Dar es Salaam

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Art In Tanzania
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Coordinator | kari
Coordinator | kari


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Learn to work in a Developing country
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Art in Tanzania supports and develops village women initiatives. Main focus is on vocational training initiatives as English and entrepreneurship training. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
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Tanzania has a large group of young mothers in the villages that have little or no education and are without financial support.  Additionally, areas are often heavily populated, which complicates the strive of livelihood and provision for these Mother’s children.  Most of these women lack the opportunity to reach education or means to fund and develop small businesses.  Additionally, many of these women are under-empowered or unaware of their basic human rights, thus making young mothers vulnerable to abuse.

Art in Tanzania is focusing to deliver skills for women to start their own small businesses and to create markets to their products. At the same time, we educate women rights and related subjects so that women will learn their rights in problem situations. We focus to be both innovative and effective.

Work with women is under-funded but Art in Tanzania has multi-professional interns and volunteers. We use teamwork to create opportunities. One can teach how to start horticulture and one can look for the markets. The base effort is to increase the small business skills through the educational approach and to increase awareness.  We also focus to give visibility of women issues through social media for the Tanzanian general population. 

Women groups programs are active after working hours as daytime the members are working at their own small businesses. The practical approach is a combination of vocational training activities to enhance their skills to run small businesses or to take over jobs. It is vocational English teaching, accounts, IT skills, small entrepreneurship training and similar. Thereon we provide advocacy in women and children's rights, public health issues and similar supportive matters.

Therefore the Women group program is the multi-professional approach of vocational teaching, micro-entrepreneurship skills training, advocacy work, media and marketing for the products. Many volunteers and interns bring their own ideas and we are happy to test and implement them in Tanzania.

Typical day

Women are active with their own small businesses during the daytime. So morning and early afternoon is program planning and visibility work. Also looking for marketing outlets for women group products being mainly handicrafts.

Active time with the women starts around PM 4 when they arrive at the volunteer compound for training and advocacy sessions. Every participant has a weekly plan for each day which is then reported in weekly results so we can secure participant are active.

We are also developing programs where women produce handicrafts, grow herbs and perform other production at their homes day times and deliver products for the NGO for sales. These activities need guidance and supportive activities.

Free-time activities

During your free time, you can enjoy low-cost safaris to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and other National parks. You can join our groups climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and move on to relax at Zanzibar beaches. We have also a variety of one-day programs for short breaks as diving and snookering at the reefs, swimming with dolphins, rainforest trekking at Kilimanjaro, live African music, a variety of sports programs, craft making as batik making courses and so on. You will enjoy your stay in Tanzania.

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In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Social Sector at High school or University level
Required Documents
CV and covering letter and resume
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This program is a multi-professional approach and we can place and give tasks for volunteers with different skill levels. We also highlight the social media skills to give visibility to the program.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Art In Tanzania
The fee includes accommodation, breakfast, and dinner, program guidance with orientation and 24 hours of staff presence and academic graduate team leaders for all programs.

The actual program is free of cost. You may have local small transfer costs.

For disabled participants, we can offer 24h assistance (if needed) by USD 30 per week add-on cost.

Cost does not include international flights, local transfers, tourist VISA, and personal purchases.

We provide an airport transfer which is USD 60 one-way.

Our eco-compound in Madale village in Dar es Salaam area has dorms, single, double and family rooms. As an eco-compound we use our own design composting dry toilets, we collect shower water and urine and use it as "grey water" for our large garden irrigation. Construction materials include bamboo, recycled bottles and similar. This compound is located in Madale village so it is as a countryside place but an only a short distance from the city as well.

We charge accommodation with breakfast and dinner only. 

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

We serve breakfast and dinner as accommodation inclusive. Lunches are available at a nominal cost but you need to book one every morning as many people are not at the compound we cook and charge only those who are present and wish to have lunch.

All drinks are personal cost. Drinking water is available everywhere at low cost. We also run a compound bar, so you have easy access for drinks and snacks. 


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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar Es Salaam. 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

Ongoing program adjustable dates.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 350
3 weeks
$ 525
4 weeks
$ 700
5 weeks
$ 875
7 weeks
$ 1,050
9 weeks
$ 1,225
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,500
Average fees
$ 160 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Art In 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 Art In Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Support Women Initiatives Dar es Salaam

Art in Tanzania supports and develops village women initiatives. Main focus is on vocational training initiatives as English and entrepreneurship training.


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