a partire da 650€

Brillante 4.7rating (33)

Animal Shelter Supporter

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2 - 24 settimane  ·  Età 18 - 50+

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Punti Salienti

  • Take care of neglected dogs and cats in Arusha
  • Walk the dogs through the beautiful Tanzanian landscape and become the pack leader
  • Get hands-on veterinary experience when local organisations partner up to arrange neuter and vaccination campaigns
  • Help with outreach and teach "Animal Welfare" in the various schools in the area (depending on the season)
  • Explore Tanzania by day trips, safaris or mountain climbs

Particolarmente adatto per

Età 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
50+

Sul programma

This shelter for cats and dogs was established in order to meet the great need of more adequate animal care & education of the population.

The animal shelter was launched in 2013. The need for more adequate animal care and education of the population in and around Arusha is huge!

Some of the dogs are puppies, another large number (over 10 dogs) only have two legs, are paralyzed or have other special needs. The shelter consists of a cat ...

Sul programma

The animal shelter was launched in 2013. The need for more adequate animal care and education of the population in and around Arusha is huge!

Some of the dogs are puppies, another large number (over 10 dogs) only have two legs, are paralyzed or have other special needs. The shelter consists of a cat kennel, four dog kennels and two quarantine kennels where injured dogs and/or newcomers receive care. In addition to the two German founders (Sandra and Jens), an animal keeper from Austria and three Tanzanian employees take care of the animals. Their plans for the future are to keep expanding by renting an additional site in order to continue providing care for even more dogs as well the ability to perform spaying and neutering in-house.


Besides caring, educating, playing and walking the dogs, the creativity of the volunteers is not limited. You can become active in the area of marketing and fundraising. Sometimes there is an education program which interested participants can teach “animal welfare” in various schools in the area of the shelter. The organisation works together closely with the World Wide Veterinary Service and Mission Rabies and in irregular intervals vaccination and spaying and neutering campaigns are carried out, in which every helping hand is useful.
Volunteers do not need any prior experience, nevertheless basic English knowledge, openness and love of animals are required. In addition, you should not be afraid of dogs and dirt because for sure, you will become dirty!

IMPORTANT:

The volunteers need to have a rabies vaccination.
The project requires a donation of 100USD for up to four weeks and 25USD for every additional week to support different expenses of the dog shelter like food, veterinary bills, staff etc.




Giornata tipica

Your work hours will be discussed individually. 

You will start your day early by taking the public transport and a typically Tanzanian motobike taxi to the project's site, with a stunning view of Mt. Meru. Please note that the shelter is located approximately 30km from the volunteer house on the ...

Giornata tipica

Your work hours will be discussed individually. 

You will start your day early by taking the public transport and a typically Tanzanian motobike taxi to the project's site, with a stunning view of Mt. Meru. Please note that the shelter is located approximately 30km from the volunteer house on the outskirts of Arusha National Park. All together the travel will take about an hour and a half one way.  Due to the distance and transport costs (around €3 a day) it is possible to combine this project with another one. Then, after you arrive, you discuss with your supervisor the daily tasks. 

You will check on the dogs/cats, look after the sick ones, take the dogs on their morning walk and play with all animals. 
Depending on the days plan, you might escort dogs/cats to the veterinary in town, help with adoptions, do fundraising and marketing. 
On some special days, usually weekends, a few times per year, the shelter conducts spay and neuter clinics as well as vaccination campaigns. During those days all helping hands are needed and you will be asked to support the work. 


Attività del tempo libero

Explore a variety of activities at affordable volunteer rates, including:

1. Scenic hiking/walking tours to waterfalls, through forests, and around a picturesque lake.

2. Refreshing swims in natural hot springs, offering stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

3. Engaging cultural tours to Maasai markets ...

Attività del tempo libero

Explore a variety of activities at affordable volunteer rates, including:

1. Scenic hiking/walking tours to waterfalls, through forests, and around a picturesque lake.

2. Refreshing swims in natural hot springs, offering stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

3. Engaging cultural tours to Maasai markets and opportunities to interact with diverse ethnic groups.

4. Educational coffee plantation tours, delving into the bean-to-cup process.

5. Thrilling safaris to the Northern Circuit's national parks (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area).

6. Incredible climbs of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers, providing insights into the local area.


Requisiti

Requisiti

Età minima: 18 anni

Per partecipare al programma è necessario avere almeno 18 anni alla data di inizio del programma. Potrebbero esserci delle esenzioni se si è in grado di fornire il permesso del proprio tutore legale o se si è accompagnati dai propri genitori.

Competenze linguistiche

È necessario parlare di Inglese (livello base)

Controllo dei precedenti penali

necessario

Documenti necessari

CV, Picture of volunteer and Criminal background check

Restrizioni sulla nazionalità

Nessuna restrizione. Gli aiuti da tutto il mondo sono benvenuti.

Altre competenze

No prior experience required.

Impegno di tempo

Il vostro aiuto sarà richiesto lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì e venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Servizi inclusi

Servizi per Viva Tanzania

The fees include:
  • pre-arrival support through email, WhatsApp, telephone and video calls

  • advice and guidance about the projects 

  • pick up at the airport or bus station on your arrival

  • drop off at the airport or a bus station when you leave

  • an orientation tour in Arusha personalized to your individual needs, including help buying a local sim card, guidance on how to use public transport and lunch

  • on the first day of your project our volunteer coordinator will come with you to show you which public transport to take, and make sure you settle in well at your project

  • €50 project donation*

  • accommodation in our hostel

  • breakfast and dinner seven days a week (lunch is included in some projects – see the project description for more information)

  • 24/7 support from our volunteer coordinators who speak English and German

*We donate a quarter of the registration fee to our Viva Tanzania Volunteer’s fund. This fund is used to help the projects we work with when they have extra expenses they cannot afford. For example, medical and veterinary costs, utility bills, salaries and paint, etc.


The project requires a donation of 100USD for up to four weeks and 25USD for every additional week to support different expenses of the dog shelter like food, veterinary bills, staff etc.

THIS DONATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE PROGRAM FEE. 

Prelievo dall'aeroporto a Kilimanjaro International Airport

In your program fee the pick up and drop off from/to the airport/bus station are included. One of our friendly staff members, will be at the airport/bus stand with our "Viva Tanzania" sign, just in time when your plane or bus arrives. And after your volunteer experience, when it's time to say goodbye, will take you to the airport/bus stand for the farewell.

Alloggio

Accommodation:

Our hostel, conveniently situated near Arusha's city centre, offers a vibrant community atmosphere where volunteers, interns, and travellers come together. A 25-minute walk takes you to the heart of the city, with motorcycle cabs and dala dalas (minibuses) readily available for quick transport. At our hostel, relaxation space awaits, including a pool, a rooftop terrace with a bar, a shop featuring products from our projects, and a small spa. Safety is prioritised with a wall over two meters high and diligent night watchmen.

Rooms:

Choose from our range of accommodation options, including 6 and 4-person dormitories, as well as double and single rooms. Each room has its own bathroom with a hot shower, closets for storage, and a personal safe secured with a lock. For added privacy, rooms are separated by gender. Single and double rooms are available at an additional charge of €50 per person per week.

Cibo e Bevande

Board

Our cook prepares vegetables, fruit, pancakes and daily changing breakfast highlights. Tea, coffee, margarine, honey, peanut butter, jam are also available.

For dinner there are different dishes from Tanzanian and Western cuisine. If you are vegetarian, vegan or have allergies/intolerances, it is no problem at all.

If you would like to buy food, there is a refrigerator and shelves where you can store your groceries.



Accesso a Internet

Accesso limitato al sito del progetto

Cosa NON è incluso?

Cosa NON è incluso?

Biglietti aerei

L'aeroporto più vicino è Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) a Kilimanjaro. Vi aiutiamo a trovare voli economici per Tanzania. TROVARE VOLI ECONOMICI

Assicurazione di viaggio

Andare all'estero è un'avventura ed è sempre meglio essere preparati. Malattia o infortunio improvviso, annullamento o furto: un'assicurazione di viaggio per Tanzania offre sicurezza ed è un vantaggio da avere. OTTENERE UN PREZZO

Vaccini

Se avete intenzione di fare volontariato a Tanzania dovete chiedere un parere medico prima di iniziare il vostro viaggio sociale. Controllare le vaccinazioni richieste per Tanzania. CHECKER PER I VACCINI

Dettagli all'arrivo

You're free to start your project any day that suits you. Your first day includes an orientation and town tour, covering Arusha, transport, ATMs, markets, and getting a SIM card. The following day, our volunteer coordinator will guide you to your project site, ensuring your safety.

Disponibilità
gen feb mar apr mag giu lug ago set ott nov dic

Tariffe del programma

2 settimane (soggiorno min.) 650€
4 settimane 1.050€
6 settimane 1.450€
9 settimane 2.050€
24 settimane (soggiorno max.) 5.050€
Tariffe medie 267€/settimana

Tariffe del programma

267€ tariffe settimanali 2 - 24 settimane Età 18 - 50+

Modalità di pagamento

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Durata

2 - 24 settimane

Deposito

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Pagamento Finale

Il pagamento finale sarà concordato con Viva Tanzania durante il processo di candidatura. Le soluzioni più comuni sono il bonifico bancario o il pagamento in contanti presso la sede del progetto.


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Viva Tanzania

Brillante 4.7 rating (33 recensioni)

Agenzia - fondata nel 2015

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Ospitato da

Tizia

Lingue parlate: Inglese, Tedesco, Swahili

Sul progetto

Viva Tanzania is a German-Tanzanian organization established in order to support meaningful and needy projects in Arusha, North Tanzania.

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Viva Tanzania was established in the end of 2015 by Martin, Tanzanian and his wife Tizia, German. We are both passionate about intercultural encounters, tourism and nature. Tizia is a Cultural Anthropologist and Martin is a professional Tour Guide.

We want to assist people from all over the world and Tanzanians to learn from one another through intercultural exchange. By helping foreigners to find meaningful projects that need support we do not only want to enable them to gain experience in working and being with people from different origins but also broaden the horizonts of everyone. Our mission is to establish an environment in which intercultural encounter can take place. Our participants will be enabled to gain first hand experience in a totally different sourrounding from what they are knowing. We want to show them the diversity of people, cultures and lifestyles. On the other hand we want to support needy projects in Arusha, our hometown.

Our vision is to change the people's perception of Africa, Tanzania and its inhabitants through challenging and reducing stereotypes and racism. We believe that this can only be done through intercultural exchange like volunteering.

Tini is the founder and director of Viva Tanzania and a tour guide by profession. He loves nature and e.g. already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. He wants to give the volunteers and interns a better understanding of the Tanzanian lifestyle through culture and nature. Another thing important to him is the intercultural exchange and the learning from each other. In his free time he likes to exercise.

He is responsible for the organization of projects, safaris, mountain climbing, tours, etc.. He is also the chef of the hostel and creates delicious Tanzanian and Western style meals.

Tizia is Tini’s wife and manageress of Viva Tanzania. She has a Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology and she wrote her Bachelor thesis about Maasai stereotypes in media and tourism. She loves her three dogs as well as the life in Tanzania. She is responsible for the website, the marketing and the communication before, while and after your stay. She already spent a year as a volunteer in Tanzania and did an internship in Arusha. So she definitely knows what’s important to make your time unforgettable. At the same time she is your contact person for all intercultural issues and problems.

Both are engaging themselves in post colonialism, images of Africa in the media and tourism as well as stereotypes. They are trying to make an effort towards international understanding, reduce global racism, and to show their guests that ”Africa”, or better to say Tanzania, are more than the stereotypes often portrayed in Europe and North America.

33 recensioni · rating4.7

Elena rating4.8

2016 at Animal Shelter Supporter

I stayed at Viva Tanzania's Hostel for four weeks. Tizia and her husband Tini welcomed me very heartfully and I directly felt home. I did my volunteer at Mbwa wa Africa which is an animal shelter at the outskirts of Arusha National Park. It was sad to see how people treat the street dogs but great ...
Julica rating4.8

2024 at Teach & Educate Children

I worked for two Months in the Arusha Modern School as a volunteer. During this time you‘ll get the chance to getting to know the culture and to interact with amazing children and teachers! I had a lot of freedom in how I want to build up a lesson or what to practice with the ...
Paul Thomas rating4.6

2024 at Children Empowerment through sports

The volunteering at the Future Stars Academy was very good. In the Morning you do some Office Stufe and in the afternoon you Goong to Train the Kids. You have a Lot of responsobility. All the other Coaches are very nice and have a good Coaching experience. Also the Kids are very happy and the want ...
Me and my friend had a great time during our volunteer work (children empowerment through sports)! The projectmanager Ayoub is such a nice guy and he is willing to help you with anything. The boys who play football are very nice and make you feel really welcome. It is very rewarding to see the team ...
Clara Lacombe rating5

2023 at Children Empowerment through sports

It was an incredible experience. I was very sad to do only 6 trainings instead of 12 because of the rain. But it was enough to create a strong bonds and efficiente trainings. Thanks you to all the football team, and the manager Ayoub for their confidence, joy and energy! If I had something more ...
Galit Cohen rating5

2022 at Teach & Educate Children

My time was amazing. As the name announces, the hostel felt like a home. Tizia will make sure your stay will be great from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The vibes at Nyumbani are great, you will meet incredible people and there will always be something planned if you want to tag ...

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