Childcare Development Worker

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Volunteer to work with children from low income families in Nutrition and disability support. This NGO provides assistance and food packages to families that need help. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Gruppi
50+


About the project

The NGO  is a non profit organisation that provides assistance programs to families and their children particularly in the area of nutrition.

What they do: 

  • They provide a nursery/daycare for low income families and their children in the surrounding area

  • They provide extra support for families who are in need and provide counselling, assistance and food packages

  • They provide information and awareness for families who cannot get assistance from social welfare or hospitals

  • They provide food packages, nutritional support and home visits to children who have been referred to their services.

  • They also aim to provide more intensive support in the form of home based physiotherapy to children with Cerebral Palsy who are currently receiving their support and others in the future. They also aim to provide this training to family members to continue the physical therapy 

  • They run a daycare for families in the surrounding areas which is free of charge to children under 3 years old. The daycare allows families to work and/or relieve pressure during the day while their children are kept safe in a nurturing environment.

  • They run two workshops per week at their centre for families that need extra support. They pay for transportation to the mothers and children to visit the centre and receive further nutritional support, information and advice from their staff.

  • They conduct home visits for children with more complex needs and disabilities. During these visits weights and some measurements are taken and an update is taken on the child’s condition. Food packages are left for the child and their family.

  • They also receive referrals from hospitals or community workers for children who need the services they offer. These referrals often come when children have been discharged from hospital after being treated for acute malnutrition.

  • They currently provide employment to approximately 6 staff.


The Problem
There are widespread socioeconomic issues in Tanzania, many children end up not receiving the best start. Although in most circumstances communities and families come together to support each other, many children may not receive social welfare care that supports them in crisis.

  • Families not being able to afford to provide food security for their children leading to malnutrition and hospitalisation
  • Families needing to work and unable to pay for day care or nursery which can lead to issues of neglect or unstable income
  • Children with learning difficulties and their families not receiving proper help
  • Children are not given enough stimulation, assistance and nutrition to reach developmental milestones
The Mission

This NGO is already at work helping to combat these issues. They are welcome volunteers who may help in areas of 

  • Childcare
  • Nutrition support
  • Home visits to support children with acute malnutrition and their families
  • Administration: helping to organise their resources, create awareness and organise data & information for the NGO
  • Physiotherapy for children with Cerebral Palsy
Your role as a volunteer
Your role as a volunteer will be to assist the staff meet the children's development and social needs. The children require a lot of support and stimulation to learn throw play and social interaction. The centre mainly requires general day to day and people who are enthusiastic, patient and passionate about child development. 

General childcare: Supporting the care of the children day to day. 

  • Overseeing the children during class time and play activities
  • Assisting the staff with children who need more learning support or attention during the day
  • Helping with the upkeep of the centre-cleaning, cooking and maintenance every day
  • Tending to the children during play time
Community Health Support and Outreach: Home visits for severely malnourished and disabled children

Project Management: The centres require a lot of management support ensuring that it stays open. You can help by overseeing the weekly budget, fundraising, ensuring the centres are providing adequate meals, that the property is kept safe and clean, even photography or helping build their websites.

Training and supporting the staff: As well delivering small scale teaching and training to the local staff on first aid and general skills support. 

  • Children's Nutrition
  • Children's Health Education 
  • Help to innovate and develop their current curriculum for pre schoolers
  • Help to update and refresh basic child development and child counselling skills

Assistants, students and interns are vital to help deliver the care the children required as the centre is also understaffed.

Why this is important
Many of the children have special needs, disabilities and require extra support, additional psychological care and special education.
These are exceptionally bright and engaged children who have the support of passionate and hardworking staff fighting for their futures. But there is so much more to be done. Many of the centres are in need of full refurbishment and stimulating and educational toys and equipment is needed to progress these children. 
Much deserved funds are desperately needed to help the centres progress and reach their full potential. Educational toys, books, classroom materials and food donations are also what volunteers have contributed which have made a huge, long term difference to the children.

But will you make a difference?
Yes. Many bright and motivated volunteers have shone the light and shown the difference that can be made through volunteering. By providing time and care, volunteers introduce new ideas, hope and healthcare at ground level, adding to the work already being done.

Your Stay
You will stay in a 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.

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 work assignment. Please note this is a legal requirement and your responsibility. Please enquire for details.

Typical day

Your typical day will usually begin very early, helping the local staff prepare the centre for the children's arrival. You will then be given specific duties within the school, either assisting organisation at the centre or helping with general childcare (health, day care, running of the centre) for the day. 

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!

Free-time activities

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 and many more places to relax. There is a vibrant community life in Arusha, whether you want to enjoy a quiet meal, 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. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Requisiti

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
Required Documents
Cover Letter, CV, proof of education, relevant certifications, passport copy and criminal background check or two signed character references
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Childcare, social work or education experience desirable but not essential.
A clear interest in early childhood development.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì from 08:00 - 15:00

Servizi inclusi

Services by Siret Volunteers
  • Volunteer placement facilitation-full program scheduling 
  • Placement supervision
  • Pre-arrival support & preparation of your project/work placement
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Orientation (usually begins on a Monday
  • Accommodation Room & Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Housekeeping
  • Free Wifi
  • Daily in-person availability of coordinators
  • EXCLUDES:

    • Airport transport on departure (can be arranged)
    • VISA and PERMIT fees

    Airport Pickup at Arusha Airport
    PICK UP POINTS:
    Kilimanjaro Airport (KIA)
    Arusha Airport (ARK)
    Arusha Bus station
    Accommodation
    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.

    Dorm Room Guesthouse Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
    Food & Beverages

    Breakfast and Dinner (Dinner Monday to Friday)

    • Continental breakfast with, eggs, toast, variety of fruit! Coffee & Tea.
    • Dinner Mondays to Fridays. Kitchen facilities available at weekends.
      • A set menu of spaghetti bolognese, pilau (flavoured rice and veg), rice and chicken, chapati and beans served with salad and fruit!
    • 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!

    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.
    Flight Tickets
    The nearest airport is Arusha Airport (ARK) in Arusha. 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.

    Date e Prezzi

    NO CREDIT CARD FEES

    Details on arrival

    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 arrive on a Sunday and start orientation on a Monday.

    Availability
    gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
    Duration
    4 - 50 weeks

    Program fees

    Costs: Prices in USD
    4 weeks (min. stay)
    $525
    6 weeks
    $750
    8 weeks
    $1.025
    10 weeks
    $1.225
    12 weeks
    $1.476
    20 weeks
    $2.460
    24 weeks
    $2.952
    28 weeks
    $3.444
    32 weeks
    $3.936
    36 weeks
    $4.428
    40 weeks
    $4.920
    44 weeks
    $5.412
    48 weeks
    $5.904
    50 weeks (max. stay)
    $6.145
    Average fees
    $127 /week

    Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Siret Volunteers vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
    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 Siret Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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    Childcare Development Worker

    Volunteer to work with children from low income families in Nutrition and disability support. This NGO provides assistance and food packages to families that need help.

    $127/week

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