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Construction and Maintenance Support


YAAPHA is looking for construction and renovation volunteers to support us

Yaapha  is a non profit establishment created to provide support for vulnerable children in Tanzanian communities. We have been facing numerous challenges and the main ones are lack of funds to operate our center and lack of supplies to keep on building the facilities for the center.  YAAPHA is looking for construction and renovation volunteers to support us in many areas of maintenance and construction at the center, since we have many unfinished building projects that are left hanging as the result of lack of funding.

We  are open and would appreciate any kind of support that volunteers could contribute to the center. Be it a complete project from beginning to end or continuation of some project that is ongoing or left at a certain stage of completion due to lack of funds.

One such project is not yet completed are our classrooms which has been at a stand still due to lack of funds. There is a great need to increase the number of classrooms in order to accommodate the children we support, as the number keeps increasing from day by day. The project has been stopped for quite some time and we would like to prioritize this project as the number one at the moment.

However, there is flexibility in choosing any type of renovation projects at the center like  painting and/or repairs to the classrooms floors and walls.Construction and maintenance volunteers could be independent volunteers, as well as school group or family group volunteers. The volunteers would be working with a local construction engineer to give them instructions so they wouldn't require construction qualifications; just good work habits and a sincere desire to help. However, it should be noted that any volunteer projects would require the necessary funds to be obtained by the volunteers prior to said projects. 

Volunteer Tasks Required

Mix Cement

Construction and maintenance volunteers may be asked to help mix cement to produce bricks or to use as the foundation for floors. This type of work would be done under the guidance of local engineers.


Construction and maintenance volunteers might be required to work on a painting project either in newly built buildings or renovation projects, at the center. It all would depend on what type of arrangements had been made prior to arriving at the placement. 

Small Projects

By the time a construction and maintenance volunteer arrived at this placement, small projects may have been created in order to provide better facilities for the students; or current volunteers may have come to this placement with supplies to construct and/or repair desks, chairs, tables, benches or other construction activities.

Fundraising for Projects

The organization doesn't have funds for construction projects need to be done. Therefore, any construction and maintenance volunteer would have to obtain the funds prior to arriving in the country or conduct a fundraising campaign once in country.

Suitable for


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).
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
A volunteer is willing to work with passion in different tasks.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:00

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.


Included Services

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
Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro

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 is 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
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

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 let you know about the final price during your application process.
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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Moshi, MOSHI, Tanzania

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