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YAAPHA

Environmental Conservation Assistant

NGO | YAAPHA

YAAPHA is looking for volunteers to help bringing conservation awareness to local communities in Tanzania.

Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS (YAAPHA) 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 conservation assistant works 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 is targeted at the conservation issues at that particular location. Presentations at different sites are 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.

Environmental conservation assistants 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 conservation assistant first works with the director of the organization to determine which communities most need environmental conservation assistance. Then the volunteer works on preparing presentations according to the needs of the targeted communities.

School Presentations

An environmental conservation assistant works with the coordinator of the organization to develop and implement environmental education presentations and projects for schools requiring conservation knowledge. The organization's staff will 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 conservation assistant 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 accomplished the best success on their assignment. This encourages the students to learn fast and pay attention during their presentation training.

 Community Presentations

An environmental conservation assistant 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.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

You work from Monday to Friday.

Details on Arrival

Arrival will be at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Available time depends on the flights schedule.

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Cover Letter, CV and Criminal Background Check
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.

Contact Project Coordinator

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 type 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.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Contact & Reservation
$256
/week
$256
/week
1 - 8
weeks
1 - 8
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
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Services by YAAPHA
  • Accommodation and food (three meals a day)  in our volunteer houses
  • An intensive Swahili course

  • NB: Airport pick up costs have to be paid by the volunteer.

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro

Pick up point is at Kilimanjaro International Airport. The pick up person is our Project Coordinator or Volunteer and Youth Coordinator. 

Driving time is 45 minutes to reach to the house.

Accommodation

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
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$400.00
4 weeks
$600.00
5 weeks
$700.00
6 weeks
$800.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$900.00
Average fees
$256.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in MOSHI/Tanzania between 1 week 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%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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What's next?

Airport
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Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Tanzania while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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