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Viva Tanzania

Animal Shelter Supporter

Animals and Wildlife Street Animals

This shelter for cats and dogs was establish 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 of more adequate animal care and education of the population in and around Arusha is huge!
Always, there are 20-30 dogs, at least half of them puppies and a handful of cats. The shelter has a cat kennel, four dogs kennel, and two quarantine kennel where injured dogs and/or newcomers are being taken care of. Besides the two German founders, there are two Tanzanian staff members who care for the animals. The plan for the future is to rent an additional site in order to take care of more dogs and perform spaying and neutering themselves.

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. Currently there is an education program running in which interested participants can teach “animal welfare” in various schools in the area of the shelter. The organization 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 shall not be afraid of dogs and dirt because for sure, you will become dirty!

The volunteers should have a rabies vaccination.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Typical day

You work hours will discuss individually. 

In the morning after you arrived you discuss with your supervisior the daily task.
You will check on the dogs/cats, look after the sick onces, take the dogs on their morning walk and play all animals.
Depening 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 vacination campains. During those days all helping hand are needed and you will be ask to support the work.

Program Requirements

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and Picture of the volunteer
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at Viva Tanzania are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

We offer a wide range of activities at affordable rates like:
1. Hiking/Walking tours to waterfalls, through forests and around a lake.
2. Swimming in paradise like hot springs with a glimps at the Mount Kilimanjaro.
3. Cultural Tours to Maasai Markets and the possibility to visit different ethnicities.
4. Coffee Plantation Tours to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product.
5. Safari in the Nationalparks of the Northern Circuit (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area).
6. Climbing of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.
7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers!

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$171
/week
$171
/week
2 - 50
weeks
2 - 50
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Services by Viva Tanzania

All pre-arrival support, two airport transfers, orientation tour in Arusha, being guided to the project on the first day, donation to the animal shelter in form of our Viva Tanzania volunteer's fund, 24/7 in-country-support, accommodation in a dorm, daily breakfast and dinner, lunch is usually provided in the project.

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

In your program fee the pick up and drop off from/to the airport/bus station are inculded. Martin, the founder of Viva Tanzania, or Philbert, our friendly staff member, will be at the airport/bus stand with our "Viva Tanzania"-Pick-up-sign just in time when your plane or bus arrives. And after your volunteer experience - when it's time to say good bye - we will take you to the airport/bus stand for the farewell.

Accommodation

The hostel has different 4 bed dorms; each contains comfortable beds & shelves to store belongings. As storage space is limited, please consider packing light. Accommodation in a single room is possible (extra charge). The hostel is located 25 walking minutes from the city center. Although the hostel is close to the busy town the house is surrounded by a green environment. In the garden there are different fruits. Bella and Ava, our dogs are part of the family and live on the compound. The house is equipped with hot water showers and the possibility to use the kitchen all through the day.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast will contain tea and coffee, bread, margarine, honey, jam, peanut butter, as well as fruits and vegetable. Dinner will be international as we cook Tanzanian as well as Western Food. Don‘t worry if you are vegetarian (like Tizia), vegan or have any allergy, we can cope with everything. The hostel is also equipped with a fridge and shelves to store your own groceries.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$450.00
3 weeks
$561.00
4 weeks
$673.00
5 weeks
$784.00
9 weeks
$1,230.00
17 weeks
$2,122.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$5,800.00
Average fees
$171.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Arusha/Tanzania between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Viva Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Viva Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Living Costs
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Budgeting
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What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. 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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Tanzania while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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