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Women's Empowerment Worker

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4 - 12 semaines  ·  Âge 21 - 50+

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Clou

  • Experience a life changing cultural journey to Africa.
  • Gain perspective of how developing nations keep their cultures alive in our modern fast changing world.
  • Become more passionate about social care and gain a sense of community!
  • Make memories you will never forget with people from all over the world sharing your experience with you.
  • See some of the most incredible nature scenes in the world including Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Hot Springs, waterfalls and so much more.

Particulièrement approprié pour

Âge 21+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+

À propos du programme

Working with a women's project for single mothers to become trained, empowered and independent. Volunteer to help continue this amazing project!

So what exactly is it like to volunteer? 

Volunteering is a fantastic way to travel abroad, give back to people who are in need and develop yourself as a person. 

The experience you will get from giving up your time and care for others, will be like no other. You WILL make a huge difference and ...

À propos du programme

So what exactly is it like to volunteer? 

Volunteering is a fantastic way to travel abroad, give back to people who are in need and develop yourself as a person. 

The experience you will get from giving up your time and care for others, will be like no other. You WILL make a huge difference and uplift those around you, as long as you stay motivated on your mission, positive and focused. 

Why Tanzania?

Tanzania is a bright, beautiful and amazing country to visit. That is why thousands of travellers pass through every year. It's capital Dar es Salaam sits on a breathtaking coastline, an hour from paradise island of Zanzibar. In the north, Arusha sits under the shadows of the great Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Tanzania is home to many famous Safari parks and game reserves where people from all over the world come to visit the spectacular wildlife. The people are warm and gracious and nothing makes them happier than welcoming you to their country. Tanzania is multicultural and has hundreds of various tribes and ethnicities, it's most famous being the nomadic Maasai tribe. Rich in culture and stunning to see, it really is an exciting part of Africa to visit.

The project is a community and social welfare support for single women and single mother's in vulnerable situations.

    • They provide a safe space for women who have been left widowed 

      • Women are a vulnerable group in Tanzania, often losing protection, safety and financial security when their husband who is usually the provider dies

      • Widows often fall into conflict with in laws about land, property and can lose their homes and any property to in-laws without knowing their inheritance rights

      • This has left many homeless and destitute, begging on the streets for help. This is not an uncommon occurrence nationwide.

      • They provide counselling and legal aid for widows who are left in the worst situations

      • It is not uncommon for widows to have caught HIV from their husbands who have died from AIDS; resulting in shame and social stigma in their communities. They also provide counselling and support groups for these women.

  • A fully functional vocational training centre and welfare office

    • Vocational training classes are provided to allow women who previously relied on their partners for financial support to become independent

    • Vocational classes include tailoring, soap making and micro business/entrepreneurship training

    • They also provide home visits for women too sick to leave their homes; providing them check-in’s and food assistance packages when funds are available

  • They have started a women’s empowerment group aimed at economic empowerment

    • They encourage the women to become economically independent and empowered and rely on their own skills to make a living

    • They heavily promote self reliance and entrepreneurship

  • The Village Bank

    • The women belong to their microfinancing program which allows them to lend and borrow money privately to each other without any interest rates. This has been particularly successful with over 63 women having directly benefited from this program. Women have pulled themselves out of debt, started small businesses and helped their children through difficult times. Over 4 million TSH has been raised and borrowed in the past 90 days, showing the impact and success of this program.

  • Children’s Daycare

    • They run a nursery and daycare centre that has provided the children of their women a safe place to leave their children.

    • The children receive pre-school classes, play time, meals and transportation

    • The centre provides full time employment for salaried teachers 


Current Needs:

  • A larger space to be able to include more women who are currently in need

  • Funds to graduate women who have completed their vocational training course

  • More trained staff to provide social welfare/home visits to women in their projects

  • Equipment:

    • One/two laptops to continue their fundraising efforts and awareness work

    • Laptops also provide a way for them to document their information and keep track of data and records which they already are very competent at doing

Donations and sponsor support. 

They have already managed to begin an excellent grass roots project on minimal resources and local community support. The work they are already doing will be magnified intensely by financial donor support.

  • Donations to create a bigger space for the vocation and micro business training

  • New working equipment for the women: soap making; reusable sanitary pads; tailoring; children’s day care

  • School sponsorships uniform, books, hygiene products

  • More teaching staff at the children’s day care


Volunteer Role:

  • Skilled volunteers: social work; global development; business administration; teaching and women’s educational development

  • Social Work volunteers: These would be volunteers who could provide intervention and training in social care. This work would include providing care plans for the women, support during home visits and sustainable goals for the project.

  • Crucially these volunteers could also provide training, contribute ideas and knowledge to the assistance programs.

  • Office administration: These volunteers could help to organise their information and resources. Help to create awareness campaigns and connect to sponsors/donors.

  • Vocational development volunteers: These volunteers could work alongside bilingual local teachers to help provide the women with specific skills classes that would help their viable micro business ideas that are feasible in Arusha, Tanzania marketplace.

    • Baking/Cooking: Hospitality field

    • Tailoring: Design and Textiles field

    • Liquid Soap making: Beauty & Cosmetics

    • Farming and Agriculture: Agriculture is the 2nd biggest market in Tanzania


What you can do!

Volunteer to provide your time and talents to the foundation. As a Siret Volunteer, you will be helping provide basic reading and writing within the community. 

  • Help with the daily running of the centre to provide food, shelter and access to counselling and social care
  • Support the life counselling work run by the foundation staff which encourages the girls to learn to cope with their pasts and look after the psychological well being
  • Provide your time and skills to stimulate their young women's curiosity for learning and social development
  • Make any donations directly to the foundation to keep it's vital work running.
You role as a volunteer will be to provide extra reading and writing classes within the community, especially to those who don't have the chance to or cannot afford to attend regular local school. This great opportunity will mean an amazing cultural exchange experience for you and a brighter opportunity for the community.

Important VISA & Permit Information

You will be required to pay a for a VISA & Permit for voluntary work assignment. Please enquire for details.



Journée typique

Your typical day will usually begin very early, supporting the safe house to prepare for the day. You will be assigned to a specific group of girls to work with with a goal orientated plan to work on, depending on the skills or support you will be providing. Your day can be either very hectic and ...

Journée typique

Your typical day will usually begin very early, supporting the safe house to prepare for the day. You will be assigned to a specific group of girls to work with with a goal orientated plan to work on, depending on the skills or support you will be providing. Your day can be either very hectic and extremely challenging or slow and very quiet. You will need to be motivated, resilient and work well in a team in order to get the best out of your experience. 

What will your schedule look like?
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Report to placement
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
15:00 Placement ends

The rest of the day will be yours to relax and enjoy what the town has to offer you!


Activités de loisirs

Arusha provides an array of activities to get involved in during your free time. Explore the numerous walking trails, enjoy the large amount of cafe's bistro's and local food in town. There is a newly built mall in the town centre which also now has a cinema complex and more places to relax. There ...

Activités de loisirs

Arusha provides an array of activities to get involved in during your free time. Explore the numerous walking trails, enjoy the large amount of cafe's bistro's and local food in town. There is a newly built mall in the town centre which also now has a cinema complex and more places to relax. There is a vibrant night life on most evenings in Arusha, whether you want to enjoy a quiet drink, watch outdoor cinema or go dancing. 

Siret Trip Adventures provide a unique opportunity for our special volunteers to experience more of Africa's beauty. Take a scenic weekend walking tour of the lush rolling foothills of Mt Meru or a breathtaking day trips to some the world's most admired national reserves. Arusha is packed with opportunity to experience unique and unforgettable outdoor adventures. 

What else is there to do?

There are endless possibilities. Most volunteers rave about climbing Kilimanjaro. This usually takes about a week, so ensure you organise this with us before you arrive. Take advantage of this amazing tourist treasure.

Hot springs

An oasis in the middle of a barren landscape. The hot springs are truly magnificent. This can be organised as a day trip at any time. 

The Waterfalls

Another hot favourite. Hiking across lush vegetation to the spectacular waterfalls.

Safari

Ah yes, what Tanzania is world famous for. Safari is once in a lifetime adventure that is unique to the Africa experience. Unforgettable and jaw dropping landscapes is what is promised. This will need you to sacrifice some days, so please ensure you organise this long in advance. 

Tour packages, Safari's and cultural experiences are all available. 


Conditions

Conditions

Âge minimum: 21 ans

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 21 ans quand le programme commence.

Compétences linguistiques

Tu dois parler Anglais (niveau de base)

Vérification des Antécédents Criminels

requis

Documents Requis

CV or Personal Statement

Restrictions de Nationalité

Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.

Autres Compétences

Desire to work with people in the community, social development, team work. The skills and talents you provide will be dependent on you!

Engagement horaire

Nous avons besoin de ton aide pour lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 08:00 - 15:00

Services inclus

Services inclus

Services de Siret Volunteers

  • Volunteer placement facilitation-full program scheduling 
  • Placement supervision
  • Pre-arrival support & preparation of your project/work placement
  • Airport pick up 
  • Orientation (usually begins on a Monday
  • Accommodation Room & Board - Back Up Power during Powercuts 
  • Housekeeping
  • Free Wifi
  • Daily in-person availability of coordinators
  • Donation to your project

Transfert de l'aéroport Arusha Airport

Pick up points:

  • Arusha Airport
  • Kilimanjaro Airport 
  • Arusha bus stands

Logement

  • Our volunteers stay in a newly refurbished volunteer house with modern amenities for a comfortable guest house experience.

    • Conveniently located in town
    • Housekeeping daily
    • Hot showers
    • WiFi
    • Beautiful spacious grounds 
    • Gated security with electric fencing and intercom entry
    • Overnight security guard

    Private double bedrooms available on request.

Aliments & Boissons

Breakfast and Dinner

  • Continental breakfast with, eggs, toast, variety of fruit! Coffee & Tea.
  • Dinner Mondays to Fridays. Kitchen facilities available at weekends.
  • We have a filtered water cold/hot water dispenser to save on buying bottled water and make sure you keep hydrated with clean and safe water!

And of course the kitchen is yours to use! We have a fabulous chef who can guide you to local supermarkets if you want to buy your own personal food and snacks!

During orientation you will be shown tasty and affordable places to get lunch during your work day. You will have a good variety of local and western food places. There are amazing cafe's, bistro's and affordable western restaurants to enjoy a burger, salad, seafood etc!

Accès à Internet

Bon accès sur le site du projet

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

Billets d'avion

L'aéroport le plus proche est Arusha Airport (ARK) à Arusha. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Tanzanie. TROUVER DES VOLS PAS CHERS

Assurance Voyage

Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Tanzanie te protège en cas de situation imprévue. OBTENIR UN DEVIS

Vaccins

Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Tanzanie, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Tanzanie. INFOS VACCINS

Informations sur l'arrivée

Placement begins on the first Monday of each week, except for the last week of each month. Placements still available during public holidays. Please book according to your arrival/landing date, to endeavour to start on a Monday.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.

Frais de Programme

4 semaines (durée min.) 757€
6 semaines 1 106€
8 semaines 1 474€
10 semaines 1 843€
12 semaines (durée max.) 2 212€
Prix moyen 186€/semaine

Frais de Programme

186€ par semaine 4 - 12 semaines Âge 21 - 50+

Méthodes de payement

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT


Durée

4 - 12 semaines

Acompte

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Paiement final

Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Siret Volunteers durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.


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Siret Volunteers

Génial 4.7 rating (24 avis)

Agence - fondée en 2019

Vérifié par Volunteer World

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Langues parlées: Anglais

Sur le projet

Siret Volunteers aims to connect volunteers to meaningful projects. We offer volunteering in orphanages, education, community and hospitals.

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Who we are

Siret Volunteers is a volunteer organisation based in Arusha Tanzania, aiming to bring people together to help disadvantaged people in the local community find better opportunities. Through working together in social projects, the aim is to uplift impoverished parts of the community through meaningful projects and share the beautiful culture of Tanzania through meaningful travel.

What we do

Siret Volunteer place motivated and enthusiastic volunteers from different parts of the world in projects that they are most passionate about. We are excited to introduce our vibrant and diverse culture to people from across the world. 

Our Projects

Most of Siret Volunteer's projects are placed in and around Arusha region, Tanzania. 

Our Mission

Our vision is to bring people from different cultures together with the aim to uplift less fortunate people within out community. We want to show the power of diversity, sharing and caring for one another can make a big difference in people's lives. 

Who we look for

We are open to all types of volunteers to simply bring their passion for making a difference, enthusiasm for travel and open minded attitude to work on our projects. Everyone, whether they have specific skill or not, has something to contribute.

Why Siret Volunteers

With huge amount of travel and volunteer organisation experience, Siret Volunteer is run by people who know and care about community projects and meaningful travel. Our founding director has 10+ years in safari, tourism and climbing experience and has many years working with volunteers in Arusha as coordinator. He is welcoming, warm and very proud to share his culture with you."

24 avis · rating4.7

Linda Witetschek rating5

2022 at Women's Empowerment Worker

Please describe your placement experience in as much detail as possible. It was a great experience, especially in terms of personal growth. But honestly it was a shock at first to see the standards in pippi house. It was not an easy situation to see how the girls live and how limited resources ...
Sydney Francis rating5

2019 at Women's Empowerment Worker

The experience was amazing. The women at the shelter were so welcoming and kind. I felt at home and I often stayed the night there. They loved teaching me how to do things like handwash clothes or cook on a fire, and they soaked up any English I taught them so quickly. This was the first time being ...
Susan rating4.6

2019 at Women's Empowerment Worker

My placement at the women's shelter was very hard and frustrating at times, but also the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had. There isn’t a standard day at the women's shelter, and volunteers need to find their own purpose and work there. This takes patience as relationship building with the ...
Susan Morrison rating4.8

2019 at Women's Empowerment Worker

I spent almost 3 months in Arusha with Siret Volunteers, volunteering at Pippi House, a shelter for women and children. The placement at the shelter was hard as there's little structure, and volunteers need to find their own work and ways in which they can support the women there. It is also an ...
Nikita rating5

2019 at Women's Empowerment Worker

My placement experience was a bit different from others. I had a lot of problems with my flights whereby I arrived two days later than planned. I think that is the reason why my placement was so short. I know from the other volunteers that they had seen more places in Arusha than me during the ...
Alana Jacqueline rating4.8

2019 at Women's Empowerment Worker

I really loved my volunteering at the women's shelter. I had the most incredible experience. In the beginning, I struggled with the lack of structure in both the shelter and the placement. After having talked about it with Pearl, I soon realised that it was my own task to create a certain amount ...

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