Education Assistant at an Orphanage

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

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00 - 14:00

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Free-time activities

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.



What's included?
How your fees are spent.
Airport Pickup $50
In country 24/7 Coordination $100
Accomodation and meals $25 daily ($175 per week)
Program Admin Fee $200
Project Donation $50
Total One Week $575
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

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.

Guest Family Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

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

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
2 weeks (min. stay)
3 weeks
4 weeks
5 weeks
10 weeks
18 weeks
50 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Dar-Es-Salaam/Tanzania between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. International Volunteers Initiatives 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 International Volunteers Initiatives during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Tanzania

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Tanzania. Please check the visa regulations for Tanzania.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Tanzania and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Tanzania.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Tanzania.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) in Nairobi. 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.
What can you do in leisure-time in Tanzania while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Tanzania upfront.
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