Conservation Education Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help bring conservation awareness to local communities in Tanzania.

Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS.(YAAPHA)  is looking for volunteers to help bring conservation awareness to local communities in Tanzania. This organization is a non profit organization that strives to stop environmental destruction and raise conservation awareness in Tanzanian society. We have limited funding for such activities and welcome volunteers who are willing to help at Urambo District in Tabora Region and Gombe National Park in Kigoma Region.

An environmental education volunteer would work together with the organization's Coordinator to develop and implement programs, lectures and seminars geared at raising awareness on environmental conservation issues. These sessions would take place in Urambo District and Kigoma in Tanzania mainland including visits to village communities and schools.

Each presentation would be targeted at the conservation issues at that particular location. Presentations at different sites would be both in theory and practice,(whenever possible).

For example, schools may require school ground clean-ups, tree planting tasks in the school yards etc. These projects may include a small reward for the student or group of students that accomplish the most in their conservation tasks.

Volunteers for this placement should have a keen interest in environmental conservation issues. Enjoy working with large groups of people and school age children. Someone with environmental skills/knowledge would be a bonus but not mandatory. However, volunteers should have the stamina to work outdoors in the Tanzanian climate.

Volunteer Tasks Required.

 Prepare Presentations

An environmental education volunteer would first work with the director of the organization to determine which communities most need environmental conservation assistance. Then the volunteer would work on preparing presentations according to the needs of the targeted communities.

School Presentations.

An environmental education volunteer would work with the coordinator of the organization to develop and implement environmental education presentations and projects for schools requiring conservation knowledge. The organization's staff would first consult personnel in these schools to determine if they are agreeable to such arrangements and if so what school grades would be involved so that the presentations could be directed at the right grade and age level.

 Organize Prizes for Students.

An environmental education volunteer may work with the organization's staff to determine if some type of reward or prize could be given to the student or group of students that accomplish the most success on their assignment. This would encourage the students to learn fast and pay attention during their presentation training.

 Community Presentations.

An environmental education volunteer may be asked to visit rural villages,(with staff members of the organization), especially the villages near park reserves and catchment areas and discuss environmental awareness issues that are pertinent to that location with the people and perhaps some possible approaches to solutions in the problem areas.

Conservation Education Volunteer Volunteers planting trees Secondary school student planting trees volunteers Accommodation. (Front view) Golila in Gombe National Park -Kigoma Water stream in Urambo  forest Volunteers planting trees Community family in our project area Volunteers maintaing Park road Gombe - Kigoma Volunteer accommodation women planting sweat potatoes. Volunteers planting trees Conservation Education Volunteer Volunteer doing research

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Required Documents
Cover Letter and CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers for this placement should have a keen interest in environmental conservation issues. Enjoy working with large groups of people and school age children.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 12:30

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

Free-time activities

Free time activities provided to our volunteers are as follows:-
1. Drawing and Painting with children
2. Social activities like cleanliness to our schools, visiting People living HIV/AIDS and Elders.( Home based Care)
3. Gym
4. Riding
5. swimming
6. Cooking . Our volunteers will learn how to cook different type of Tanzanian Food during their free time.
7. sports.
Note: During free time a volunteer will do whenever he/she feels to do. Its not mandatory.

Water Sports


What's included?
Your program fee includes:-
• Airport transfers or pickup accommodation for the duration of the program
• Local accommodation, three meals a day to our volunteer houses.
• An intensive Swahili course
• The services of all in-country staff workers & office running expenses
• Travel from Moshi-Tanzania to your host project District /Region
• Emergency and evacuation fees
What’s not included?
• Tourist activities in Africa
• Visa and passport fees
• Insurance of any kind
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

Pick up point is at Kilimanjaro International Airport. A pick up person is a Project Coordinator (Peter Bundala) and Driving time is 25 minutes to the project site.


Our accommodation are in Moshi Town . All rooms are self contained with hot water.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your program fee. Food at the house is a mixture of western and African meals, so you can expect dishes like rice and beans, chicken curry, vegetable/beef burgers with chips, sausages and mash, lentils and chapatti and a variety of other dishes. Breakfast tends to be based around bread, condiments, tea, coffee and either fruit, eggs or pancakes.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in MOSHI/Tanzania between 2 weeks and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. YAAPHA will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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 YAAPHA during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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