Paint and Development Volunteer Opportunity

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Coordinator | Solomon
Coordinator | Solomon
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Experience the Masaai's tribal way of life. Engage and exchange cultural values. Learn how the locals cook or how they take care of their kids and animals.
Learn amazing life skills that can transfer anywhere around the world
Make life long memories and relationships with the locals and other volunteers.
Support the after school programs by creating a fantastic learning center.
There are opportunities for unforgettable adventures such as great sites to see, like Mount Kilimanjaro and over 16 safaris, see wildlife like lions, zebras, elephants, etc.
Are you skilled with your hands and want to visit abroad? Golden Aya has many development projects that we can use a hand with like renovating our Learning Center. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Golden Aya's Learning Center Development Program is one of Golden Aya's many Volunteer opportunities that gives volunteers a unique chance to make a difference. Volunteers will be welcomed to the program with a volunteer guide and an orientation. Volunteers will help staff with painting the center and setting it up for students' succusses. Volunteers will be asked to participate in different tasks to assist in effectively setting up the learning center.  This program is designed to give the volunteer the opportunity to partake in a project that will aid a larger program come January 2021.

 As a volunteer, you will be working with Golden Aya Staff to come up with cool and innovative ways to set up the center, help stock the center with books and materials, and many other tasks. You can expect us to provide you with life skills, safety, and trusted experience, that you will what to do again. 

You are welcome to bring along with you any educational materials,  books, notebooks, and pencils, and pens for the students. You can also contact us if you are thinking about bringing something specific.  

Volunteers can also get benefits like free tours, a volunteer certificate, and much more. 

Typical day

  • Wake up at 7 am to a delightful breakfast. 
  • Head to the project site no later than 9 am.
  • Partner with staff to set up the learning center from 8 am -12 pm.
  • Take a break and enjoy a light lunch at 12 pm - 1 pm.
  • Continue setting up the learning center till 5 pm.
  • Spend time within the local village, enjoy free time, or so into town anytime after 5 pm. 
  • Enjoy a great dinner at 7 pm. 
  • Retire for the night any time after 7 pm. 

*Itinerary subjected to change. 

Free-time activities

There are many three-day tour options for the weekends (Friday-Sunday). There are options to go spend time in Arusha town to visit the local markets, restaurants, and more.

During the weekdays there is time to engage in sports, bead making, and cooking with the locals. 


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
Handman Skills, Pluming, Architect, interior design, IT, etc.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Golden Aya

The following accommodations are included in all Volunteer Packages:

  • 3 meals a day
  • Operational Travel
  • Teaching Equipment 
  • Room and board
  • Host family
  • Local Tour Guide

The following accommodations are offered to all volunteers at an additional cost:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Internet Access/ Cell phone data
  • Swahili lessons
  • Local language lessons
  • transportation 
  • Tour/ Excursions


As a volunteer, you will get to stay with a host family in either a double or single bedroom. Rooms may be shared with the same gender volunteers. Other housing arrangements can be made to fit your needs for an additional fee. Three meals will be provided each day and there are restaurants and local stores/shops located near to the site if you would like to purchase additional food, beverages, or toiletries. 

Food & Beverages

The following will be provided for all volunteers 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The food will be local food with a basic option, vegetarian option, and special request. 
(chicken, beef, fish, veggies, beans, and rice)

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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

Preferred airport to arrive in is Mount Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transportation to the Losimigori village will be arranged to for pick up from a Golden Aya coordinator. 

If arriving in Dar Salaam. Transportation from the airport to a nightly stay will be arranged. Then transport in the morning to Kilimanjaro bus station (10 hour bus ride to Arusha). From Arusha, transportation to the Losimigori will be arranged for pick up from a Golden Aya coordinator. This will be an extra fee of 115 USD for arrival and 115 USD for departure. 

Once arrived to sight you will given time to settle in and then given an orientation. 

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

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$200 /week

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

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Paint and Development Volunteer Opportunity

Are you skilled with your hands and want to visit abroad? Golden Aya has many development projects that we can use a hand with like renovating our Learning Center.


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