Community Empowerment Supporter

opgericht in 2009
Afrikan Wear Design
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Coördinator | Justin
Coördinator | Justin
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Experience Social Entrepreneurship in a local community
Gain knowledge by sharing a multicultural experience
Bring the best of yourself to improve our work!
Expand your views by working with different people
Get to live the Tanzanian life during your stay! Hakuna Matata :)
You will be working at Afrikan Wear Design, a small local association that is creating jobs for the community in Arusha through the production of cotton wear, jewelry... This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+


This empowerment project was founded in 2009 with the desire to combine Tanzanian Fashion with a good cause.

Unemployment is a big issue in Tanzania, so through this project,  we create jobs and improve the living standards for the community members. The jobs created can be in production, design, sales, etc. By working at Afrikan Wear Design the community members have the possibility to provide for their families' needs e.g. the father/mother being able to send his/her son or daughter to university, so improving their living situation for the generation to come.

Initially, the project was dedicated to women coming from difficult family situations, but then it developed into a project for all the community members. Today we manufacture shawls, carpets, blankets, necklaces, belts, bracelets, earrings, key chains, and other goods to secure a fair income for the women and men in the community.

The program

We have put together this volunteering program with one certain purpose: improving the lives of our community members through handicraft and entrepreneurship skills combined with abroad experience, knowledge, and fresh ideas brought by the volunteers. So thanks to this solidarity chain, the goal of various families to access decent living, studies, health, etc. can be achieved. 


We are looking for anyone willing to contribute to improving our way of operating the project. No special skills are required but the key areas that we seek help in are marketing content creators, business management, product development. This program is open to anyone who is interested, open, passionate, and dynamic.

Loads of creativity and motivation are needed here! You can choose your own field of activity within the ones mentioned above and much more. Sometimes Afrikan Wear Design gets big orders from abroad, so it can be your job to manage that everything is produced within the given time frame to meet the customers' needs. It can also happen that Afrikan Wear Design attends different fairs, presenting the products and gaining new customers, and it could be your job to plan such an exhibition.

You will be working together with the people involved in this project. Working hours will be discussed individually and depend on how much you want to engage.


Our workshop, and also your workplace, is situated in Moshono, a very safe and green neighborhood of Arusha (Arusha Region, Tanzania). Located at 2.8km (1.7 miles) from the busy city center, it is easily reachable by public transportation or by taxi. 

Choosing this program will give you the chance for a unique and true experience living the Tanzanian life and getting the first-hand experience of having and operating a business in Africa.

N.B.  No special equipment is required.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Like everywhere, there is no typical day and your work mainly depends on your interest and knowledge.

In the morning, upon arrival at the project, you will discuss your work for the day with your supervisor.

Sometimes, you might be told what to do but your project welcomes any idea or suggestion you have. Your job is mainly office work but you will definitely have enough time to learn to weave, making jewelry and other goods.

If you are interested as well, chat with your colleague and learn about the struggles people face in Tanzanian society.


We can organize a wide range of activities at affordable volunteer rates like:

1. Hiking/Walking tours to waterfalls, through forests and around a lake
2. Swimming in paradise like Hot Springs with a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro
3. Cultural tours to Maasai markets and the possibility to visit different ethnic groups
4. Coffee plantation tour to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product
5. Safaris to the national park of the Northern Circuit ( Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
6. Climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro
7. FREE TOWN TOUR for all the volunteers!



Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Any skill is welcome!
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 15:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Afrikan Wear Design
Volunteer fees will be spread among the following :
  • submission fees
  • accommodation
  • food (full board)
  • airport pick up and drop off
N.B. Volunteer world only allows 12 weeks for our project but in case a volunteer wants to volunteer for more than 12 weeks (3 Months) the doors are open but visa extension will cost $250 (for a 3 months visa) which will be covered by the volunteer. As for accommodation, you will have a 40% discount for the remainder of your stay. 

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Kilimanjaro International Airport
Someone will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name :)
And you will also be dropped at the airport at the end of your time with us!
We offer accommodation in our volunteer house, Woven House.
The Woven House is a hostel located in Block D, Njiro Arusha, in a quiet well-secured neighborhood. The house is 7.5 km from  Clock Tower, Arusha's city center, 54 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport, and 22 km from Arusha Airport. Public transportation, as well as shops, are within walking distance less than 1km/0.5mile away. Supermarkets, ATMs, bars, and a cinema are between 2.5km to 4km from the house. On clear sky days, you can see Mt Meru - the second tallest mountain in Tanzania from the house and Mount Kilimanjaro a short distance from the house.
The space is really clean and cozy waiting for you!

Two Mamas are in the houses, you will feel at home!

Transportation can be arranged to reach Afrikan Wear (by taxi or by Dala Dala).
Slaapzaal Guesthouse Slaapkamer (Enkel) Slaapkamer (Dubbel)
Eten & Drank

 Breakfast and Dinner are provided at the house meanwhile lunch is provided at the project.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Tanzania.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Tanzania biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Tanzania dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Tanzania.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

There is no specific starting day, you can come whenever you want! Karibu!

jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
2 - 12 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
3 weken
4 weken
5 weken
6 weken
7 weken
8 weken
9 weken
10 weken
11 weken
12 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$158 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Afrikan Wear Design zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Afrikan Wear Design gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Afrikan Wear Design jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Afrikan Wear Design

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