Volunteering in the orphanage is quite similar to the teaching projects in the day. You’ll be helping the teachers conduct their lessons.
Volunteering in the orphanage is quite similar to the teaching projects in the day. You’ll be helping the teachers conduct their lessons, helping with drawings, sports, games and pupil learning. However there is an added dimension- you’ll be assisting with the general care of the orphans in the orphanage. Duties such as cleaning the dormitories and clothes and helping with the cooking of meals for the children, as well as playing with and entertaining them. It’s a fuller but more demanding role than that of school volunteering, as you will be building emotional bonds of care with the children and providing pastoral support. You can become very attached to some of the children you work with, and we’d look to help you maintain that attachment by sponsoring one of the children on your return home, should you wish to continue with such a relationship. Its time to volunteer abroad, volunteer in Africa
Tanzania is a big country full of exciting adventure. If you want to stay on
in country after volunteering, we’ll help you arrange any number of trips
and activities. You can go on safari through the Serengeti or Ngorogoro which
has the highest density of safari animals anywhere on earth.
You can relax on the spice island of Zanzibar, taking in non stop sun, white
beaches and clear blue seas. Swimming with dolphins, PADI dive courses,
spear gun fishing, sleeping in hammocks strung between palm trees on
the beach.. We like Zanzibar! If physical adventure is more your thing, Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free
standing mountain in the world is right on your doorstep. A five day climb, and
nearly 4 miles high, with temperatures down to minus 25 at the summit, it’s
not for the faint of heart, but it can be done, and the sense of achievement
will stay with you for a lifetime.
Before you leave your Home country, you'll receive as much information as
you could possibly want about Tanzania, Airport Pick-up and the project you'll be working
on. Once in country, you are picked up by our staff at the airport and taken to the volunteer
house or home stay. Pick-up is strictly within Tanzanian airports, borders and post. If a volunteer arrives in a neighboring country airport our pick-up will only take place at the Tanzania border.
Volunteers in Tanzania are either accommodated in a volunteer house or a homestay
with a host family. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one to five other
volunteers of the same gender and volunteer houses can accommodate up to 30
volunteers at one time. Volunteers in homestays can expect to be living with at least
four other volunteers. Living is basic but the volunteer house and homestays have
running water and electricity.
Volunteers are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Breakfasts consist of chai (tea),
toast, fruit and mandazzi. A typical lunch can include meat and
vegetables with rice and fruit, while dinner usually sees traditional food, such as
ugali and chapatti accompany the meat and vegetables. Bottled water and plastic
water sachets are readily available in Tanzania and volunteers should budget
approximately US$5 per week. please let us know. In case of a special diet