“As long as poverty, injustice, and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”- Nelson Mandela
About the project
A unique opportunity to contribute towards the law firm work of challenging injustice and inequality. Qualified lawyers registered in Tanzania will take on complex disputes and cases and advocate for their clients in the Tanzanian courts.
Professional Development Opportunities
- Join as a qualified volunteer or a student intern.
- Work in a real law firm with a qualified lawyer and advocate of the law of Tanzania, High Courts and it's subordinates. Work directly under the supervision of a qualified and recognised lawyer (also a lecturer for University Law students in Tanzania & South Africa).
- Case types: Criminal litigation, labour cases, corporate disputes, mediation, inheritance and property disputes. Case types depends on what local clients need help with, often coming to the law firm with complex/complicated issues.
- Shadow and observe the lawyers at work and receive training on advocacy, counselling and the constitution
- Assist in cross country cases in different regions of Tanzania
- Helping to prepare clients for court cases
- Helping clients understand complex legal issues
- Helping with community disputes such as land and family inheritance issues
- Advocating for local men, women, children and domestic violence issues in our outreach programs
- Gain insight into the socio economic impact on gaining fair representation
- Gain knowledge on the current issue of inequality and they impact it has on people's lives
- Produce educational content to educate the community and empower people with legal knowledge to self advance
You will stay in one of our hostels; well established and loved guest accommodations in Arusha. Providing safe, clean and comfortable accommodation, comfortable bedding, excellent breakfast and dinner and housekeeping. This will be a quiet and friendly neighbourhood only 15 minutes from the main hustle and bustle of town. You will have 24 hour gated security, a domestic/cook (who will happily do your laundry for a small fee) and a coordinator who will ensure you settle in quickly and comfortably into your new town. This is a shared home where you will be staying with other volunteers and guests from across the world, so you will never be on your own in your new environment. The house is impeccably clean, well kept, modern and spacious.
What about COVID 19?
Tanzania has received the safe travel stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council in the wake of the current pandemic.
Aside from that, you will receive safety guidance and protocol once you have registered with us. If you would prefer to participate in this project remotely from home, please get in contact for details.
How will you get around?
For your placement, you will travel like a local and walk or take public transport. You will need to set a small budget aside for this (around $1 per day by local minibuses, 4 to 5 days per week). It is important you are prepared and comfortable to travel around town, this is a demanding role that requires dedication.
Important VISA & Permit Information
You will be required to pay a for a VISA for voluntary work assignment.
Please enquire for details.
Where do my fees go?
Most of your fees are spent locally. Fees ensure you have above standard accommodation, that you have a personal coordinator picking you up at the airport, orientating you and you have a coordinator day to day and your program is planned and facilitated specifically for you, to match your skills and get you to provide the very best to those that need you.
Do any fees go directly to the projects?
Yes they do. We make a charitable donation on your behalf to your project placement. This is not mandatory. We do this as we know how challenging it can be for our partners to host, supervise and very often teach volunteers. We want our partners to know they are valued and respected for their time as best we can.
What insurance should I get?
You should ensure you're adequately covered by comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of your stay.. For our students please check with your employers/university/college or national employment body on indemnity.
What vaccinations should I get?
You will receive a full handbook and consultation on exactly what is required.
Where can I get cheap flights?
There are dozens of great websites online for cheap flights. It is advisable to get your flights as early as possible to be able to logistically plan your trip.
Is Africa safe for me to travel alone? Do I need to be with other volunteers?
Regardless of whether you're volunteering on a clinical mission, you're still a tourist. Forward planning is key to protecting yourself from risk as you would anywhere in the world. As a group or a solo traveller from abroad, you will attract attention but, you will also have a great support system in your volunteer coordinators, fellow travellers/volunteers and supervisors. It's important to try and be conscientious of your new surroundings and respect and follow local customs as much as possible and insure yourself from any possible risks.
Africa is a large continent with every country varying greatly in local culture, customs, rules and regulations. Research your destination as much as possible and ask as many questions as possible. We would never place you at risk or in harm's way, however it is important you take ownership of your journey and behave responsibly.
We can also transfer you to the airport on your departure date for an additional fee. Please mention this in your application!