YAAPHA

Construction and Maintenance Support

MOSHI, Tanzania show on map

Non-profit | YAAPHA

YAAPHA is looking for volunteers who support us in constructing and renovating building projects that would otherwise remain unfinished since their funding has been cut.

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 maintenance support volunteers to help us in many areas of renovating and construction at the center, since we have many unfinished building projects that are left hanging as the result of lack of funding.

YAAPHA appreciates any kind of support that construction and maintenance support volunteers can 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, which 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 to 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 in the classrooms floors and walls. Construction and maintenance support volunteers could be independent volunteers, as well as school groups or family groups. The volunteers work with a local construction engineer, who gives them instructions, so they don't require construction qualifications. Just good work habits and a sincere desire to help is needed. However, it should be noted that any volunteer projects require the necessary funds to be obtained by the volunteers prior to said projects. 

Volunteer Tasks Required

Mix Cement

Construction and maintenance support volunteers can 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.

Painting

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

Small Projects

By the time a construction and maintenance support volunteer arrives 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 necessary construction projects. Therefore, any construction and maintenance support volunteer would have to obtain the funds prior to arriving in the country or conduct a fundraising campaign once in country.


Typical day

Working days are from Monday to Friday.

Details on Arrival

Any time according to your flight. 

Free-time activities

Free time activities provided to our volunteers are as follows:

  • drawing and painting with children
  • social activities like cleanliness to our schools, visiting people living with HIV/AIDS and elders (home based care)
  • gym 
  • riding 
  • swimming 
  • cooking: Our volunteers will learn how to cook different types of Tanzanian food during their free time. 
  • sports

Note: During the free time the volunteer will do whatever he/she wants to do. It's not mandatory.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Riding

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) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Required Documents
Cover Letter and CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
The willingness 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

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
YAAPHA (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by YAAPHA

Accommodation is located in Moshi Town. Rooms are self contained with high quality and big space. Our accommodation are home stay and Apartment.

Housing, Food, Registration Fees, Airport Transportation, Local Transportation, Pre-departure Orientation, Laundry 3 times per week, 24/7 support and project  coordination, Volunteer T-shirt, Program Contribution, Local Sim Card

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Pick up point is at Kilimanjaro International Airport. The pick up person is our Project Coordinator (Peter Bundala). The driving time is 45 minutes to the volunteer house

Accommodation

- our accommodation is located in Moshi Town. Rooms are self contained with high quality and big space.

- Also we can send our Volunteers to home stays after good discussion and reach into agreement.

- Our Volunteer House is 10 minutes away from the City Center , Public Transport available 500 miters from the House.

- We have hot shower and permanent water supply , Electricity and Security 24/7

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with breakfast ,Lunch and  dinner  at the volunteer house, and you will need to purchase your own  extra food if needed. Breakfast usually consists of toast, eggs, noodles, tea, or coffee, Lunch includes Local or western foods and dinner often includes chicken curry, pasta, noodles, or jacket potatoes.

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 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.
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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$400.00
2 weeks
$800.00
3 weeks
$1,200.00
4 weeks
$1,600.00
5 weeks
$2,000.00
6 weeks
$2,400.00
7 weeks
$2,800.00
8 weeks
$3,200.00
9 weeks
$3,600.00
10 weeks
$4,000.00
11 weeks
$4,400.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$4,800.00
Average fees
$400.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in MOSHI/Tanzania between 1 week and 12 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.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Tanzania.
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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