Teaching kids of all ages

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founded in 2009
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Coordinator | Monika
Coordinator | Monika
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High­lights

Your work makes a difference! As a volunteer for help2kids you will be participating in a meaningful way in projects that are valued by the communities with whom we work.
Experience the beauty of Tanzania with extraordinary safaris and beaches next door to the project
Gain valuable experience whilst helping children!
You are supported all along the way! Our Volunteer Coordinator is there to help you settle in and helps you with your new tasks at the projects.
Our volunteers play an important role in our projects, providing much-needed support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s growth and development.
Our volunteers play an important role in our projects, providing much-needed support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s growth. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+


Tanzania
: You can choose the project you would like to volunteer with - our Day Care Centres, Pwani Primary school and English Corner.

Schools in Tanzania are often very overcrowded, especially in governmental schools you can find classes with 100 - 200 kids in one classroom. It is impossible for the teachers to pay attention to each and every student in the class individually. Slow learners fall behind easily and like you can imagine it's hard to catch up again. Especially kids from poor backgrounds struggle as they have to help their families at home, look after their younger siblings or work at the fields after school and are left with no time and energy to do their homework or study for school. We offer sponsorships to vulnerable kids showing a lot of effort during primary school, so that they can continue their education at secondary school level and escape poverty.

Our volunteers assist the teachers, so that they have more time to teach, help the teachers to prepare lessons and give extra attention to those students who need it or simply make school more enjoyable by playing with the students during breaktime.

Volunteers' activities include:

  • Teaching English and assisting the children with their homework
  • Teaching reading, writing and mathematics at Nursery School level
  • Teaching basic computer skills to teenagers
  • Assisting the teacher with daily tasks like washing the kids hands and handing out porridge 
  • Singing songs and playing games, or using other fun learning tools
  • Assisting with English classes at Pwani Primary School
  • Teaching English to the Kunduchi community at English Corner
We do our best to place you in the project where you feel comfortable and where your skills are most useful. You can always discuss changing projects with the Volunteer Coordinator so that you get the most out of your stay.

The accommodation in located on the help2kids Campus right next door to the projects. We have dormitories for 4-6 people as well as a private room available. We offer a fully equipped kitchen and a living room for the volunteers as well as a nicely furnished outside area.

Typical day

Volunteers usually get up and eat breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and leave the house around 8:00 a.m. We have some bicycles available for the volunteers to use and public transport such by bus, tuktuk and motorcycle comes as a very affordable price. In the morning the volunteers work either at one of our Day Care Centres (8:30 -12:30) or at our Partner Primary School. The volunteers then have time for lunch, preparing lessons, getting to know the culture and the language or just have a break at the beach.

In the afternoon Volunteers normally start at English Corner at 4:30 p.m. and teach English until 6:00 p.m. Some volunteers like to hang out with the fishermen after classes before walking back to the accommodation where they cook dinner and spend the evening together at our living room or the outside sitting area.
The Volunteer Coordinator lives together with the volunteers and visits the projects regularly, so that she is always informed and available for discussions and improvements. Every week she meets with the volunteers for a team meeting to share experiences, success stories, challenges, questions and schedule changes.

Free-time activities

During the week, we can recommend restaurants where you can go for dinner or even take part in trivia nights. During weekends, we can help arrange trips such as safaris, visiting Zanzibar, or adventures closer to home.
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
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
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00

What's Included

Services by help2kids

The fees include accommodation in a dormitory at our Volunteer House, room cleaning and breakfast.

Accommodation

In Tanzania we have 3 dorm rooms (two 4-bed and one 6-bed dormitories). All rooms are equipped with mosquito nets and fans. We also have a private room available for single or double use. The volunteers can get together in the living room or the furnished outside sitting area and we have a fully-equipped kitchen available for all volunteers to use.

The Volunteer House is located on our Campus and therefore directly next door to some projects. The next bus stop is just a few metres away, so that the city and all our other projects are easily accessible. We also have some bicycles for all volunteers for free use.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Breakfast is provided 7 days per week (bread, butter, jam, peanut butter, tea, coffee, juice, water)
We always have some snacks at the Volunteer House and the fully-equipped kitchen for the volunteers to prepare themselves whatever they want for lunch and dinner.
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.
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

Our volunteers can choose to start on any day/month. There are no specific start days for each program. Usually, it is good to have 1-2 days / or the weekend time to relax at the Volunteer House before starting your volunteering. But of course, this depends on your flight / arrival and your personal wishes.

You will most likely arrive by plane at Nyerere International Airport, where you will go through immigration and security before meeting our trustworthy driver outside waiting for you. There is free WiFi in the airport, so that you can contact the Volunteer Coordinator or the driver in case of any problem.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$956
6 weeks
$1,124
7 weeks
$1,278
8 weeks
$1,432
9 weeks
$1,586
12 weeks (max. stay)
$2,048
Average fees
$205 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. help2kids 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 help2kids during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teaching kids of all ages

Our volunteers play an important role in our projects, providing much-needed support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s growth.

$205/week

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