Teaching Children And Assisting Our Local Teachers

founded in 2018
Samaritan Volunteers
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Coordinator | Emmanuel
Coordinator | Emmanuel
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Working with children in our school its unforgettable experience since our children are very friendly and eager to learn from our volunteers
Sharing , Caring , been happy and helping each other are the great lessons which you can learn from our children
Experience our real local life , get immersed into our tradition and culture , learn our local language and feel the spirit of Tanzanian people
Meet local and international volunteers in our project and share travel and volunteering experience
Enjoy weekend and free time through different activities like hiking in the mountains and forest near Dar es salaam, explore the local markets, beach , Zanzibar island and Affordable offer for Safari
Our project based to provide free education for the children from low income families where you will get involved with them while helping and assisting our local teachers This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

We run a school known as Samaritan Education Centre which provide free education for a maximum of 100 children from Kindergarten level to to Secondary education. The school was found in September 2018 with the help of local and international volunteers who are regularly visit our project through out the year 

Our school operate from Monday to Friday and the daily schedule start from 8am to 6pm. Local teachers and volunteers have regular lessons for more than 100 children. In the morning from 8am to 12:30 afternoon we run a Kindergarten school for the children with the age of 3 to 6 years old. These kids are very small and smart, they are eager to learn  from our happy volunteers. In the evening from 4pm to 6pm we also have other lessons with older children from the age of 7 to 13 years old 

Typical day

Daily Schedule for Volunteers

Volunteering programs start from 9am to 12:30pm where volunteers are helping in our Elementary school with the children from the age of 3 to 6 years old. You will be teaching and assisting our local teachers in different tasks and activities. These children are learning basic education which involve basic Mathematics, basic of English language, Reading and Writing, Arts, Health Care, basic of Swahili language as well as Sports and Games. For the volunteers with education skills and experience it’s a great opportunity for our local teacher to exchange method and tactics of giving lesson to our children which will help to improve both experience. For the volunteers with willing and passion to help our children they will be assisting our local teacher in different tasks like correcting the class works, taking care of the children, saving meals to the children, cleaning and washing dishes and playing with children different games

In the evening from 4pm to 6pm we have lessons for older children from the age of 7 to 18 years old who are studying in public school. They usually come to our school to learn English language, Mathematics and Computer skills which are most difficult lessons for them in public schools. These lessons are controlled by volunteers and one local teacher where they get involved with these children and help them to improve their English language, Mathematics and Computer skills. It’s also a very interesting class since children in this class are very passionate and eager to learn from our volunteers

Volunteers are usually working 5 hours per day and 5 days per week. The school start from Monday to Friday. Friday is sport day and volunteers, teachers and children are usually learning and play different sports and games in our school play ground 

Free-time activities

During weekends or Free times our volunteers have the opportunities to:

  • Browsing local Markets around Dar es salaam
  • Exploring the city of Dar es salaam (City tour) where we will visit different places around the city including City Centre, Fish market, Coco beach, national museum and cultural heritage places and many other places
  • Spend time at the beach. We have very nice beach in Dar es salaam where volunteers can chill and enjoy
  • Explore Mbudya and Zanzibar Island which are paradise islands which a lot of activities to do
  • Hiking in the Pugu Forest. It’s a very nice nature there and great view of the city of Dar es salaam on the top
  • Affordable Safaris. We usually help our volunteers with affordable Safari Company which they can visit different national park in Tanzania

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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
We focus to provide better education to our children and help them to build their dreams. Through working together as a team work we will achieve our goals and make the world a better place to live at University level
Required Documents
Certificate of University Education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We also looking for volunteers with other skills of Social media, content writer , website design and maintenance , music skills and soccer. Our social media need constantly improvement as well as our website. We also have guitar and piano for volunteers with skills and experience with these instrument its a great place to share their knowledge. Our children like soccer too. Any volunteer with soccer skills are welcome to share with our children and they will be very happy
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 18:00

What's Included

Services by Samaritan Volunteers

  • The volunteer fees cover the cost of accommodation where we provide a volunteer with private room and shared toilet with other volunteers 
  • A volunteer will be provided with 3 meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner mostly cooked food in our volunteer house. We also have a good kitchen if a volunteer wants to prepare its own meals
  • A volunteer will be pick up the day of arrival and drop off the day of depart 
  • Free tour during the weekends to visit local markets, beach and hiking 

Airport Pickup at Julius Nyerere International Airport
We will pickup our volunteers the day of arrival. Our volunteers requires to book a flight to Dar es salaam international airport known as  Julius Nyerere international Airport. Our team is available 24 hours to pick our volunteers. Our volunteers will be pick up with one of our stuffs who will have a white paper written your name 

We will also drop off the day of depart to our project 

  • Volunteers will be staying in our volunteers house which has 5 private rooms living room, dining room, kitchen and fence 
  • Our volunteer house is located in a very safe and peacefully community. Free walking around the village and people are very friendly and welcoming.
  • Our school is located 3 minutes walk from our accommodation 
  • Running water and electricity are available all the time 
  • Surrounded by the nature, hills and slopes for nice view, Sunrise, Sunset and Stars are always available 

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
We provide three meals per day and mostly cooked food. Our volunteers will enjoy our local food which are cooked in a very good hygiene. We have different types of food which our volunteer  will enjoy to eat. The most typical food here are rice , potatoes, pasta, wheat foods, meat, chicken , fish Ugali ( African food), eggs , bread and so many types of meals.

We also provide drinking water , safe water from the  industrial. 

We provide different types of fruits which are included in daily meals . We have many types of fruits which our volunteers will enjoy while they are here in our project

We also have a good kitchen if a volunteer wants to prepare its own meals
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 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

Volunteers are required to book the flight to Dar es salaam international Airport which is close to our project. We will come pick you from the Airport to our accommodation with one of our stuff team who will have a white paper written your name. Our project start from Monday to Friday we expect volunteers to arrive on Saturday or Sunday and depart on Saturday. 

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$91 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Samaritan Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Samaritan Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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