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Health and Hygiene Assistance

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YAAPHA needs volunteers to help us in the daily activities in our various projects regarding HIV/AIDS. This includes especially educational work.

YAAPHA exists in order to minimize transmission and impact of HIV/AIDS through capacity building, advocacy, information, education and support.

A health and hygiene assistance volunteer at this placement is required to help out with raising awareness about the causes, effects and prevention of HIV/AIDS and the transmission and treatment of HIV/AIDS. 

Health and hygiene assistance volunteers will assist with the education, as well as the care of youth who are affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic through "home based care" and conducting public youth group educational sessions. A health and hygiene assistance volunteer is expected to provide support for the most vulnerable children (MVC) who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic through the organization's foster parent programs, sponsorship for schools, counselling, tutoring and assisting to obtain monetary funds for basic needs.

Health and hygiene assistance volunteers may be asked to assist in the organization's endeavor to educate citizens on important issues such as human rights and gender based violence. YAAPHA also offers legal counselling for people experiencing human rights violations.

A health and hygiene assistance volunteer does not need to have had previous experience related to this illness but they must have good communication skills and a sincere desire to help in the fight against AIDS. Volunteers should have previously researched and educated themselves in respect to the different aspects of the illness so that they can make a meaningful contribution during their volunteering commitment at this placement. Health and hygiene assistance volunteers must be mature individuals who have the emotional fortitude to be able to work in sometimes stressful situations and project a positive attitude.

Activity Description for this project are as follows:
1. Counselling
Counselling is one of the tasks that a health and hygiene assistance volunteer would be expected to participate in with the assistance of staff. Therefore, all volunteers for this placement must have educated themselves in regards to all aspects of HIV/AIDS. This should include knowledge about current medications and treatments available.

2. Outreach Program
A health and hygiene assistance volunteer may be asked to assist in the outreach work, where the organizational staff with a volunteer would conduct trips to the streets and schools, reaching out to youth who are infected and/or who are at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS.

3. Sports & Events
A health and hygiene assistance volunteer would be required to help in organizing sports and events for the youth groups that they work with. This is an important endeavor as it provides for these young people an enjoyable outlet to their often stressful situations.

4. Document of Projects
After a HIV/AIDS project has been completed (or perhaps during the said project) the health and hygiene assistace volunteer may be asked to assist the local staff in all necessary documentation. The data is filed in the organization's office for future reference, if or when required.

Typical day

Working days are from Monday to Friday.

Details on Arrival

Arrival will be at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Time available depends on the flights schedule.

We will be there waiting for you for the pick up at any time.

This program is available throughout the year. You may apply at any time you feel.

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 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 free time a volunteer will do whatever he/she wants to do. It's not mandatory.


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)
Health Declaration
Required Documents
Cover Letter and CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Ready to work with passion.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 12:00

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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

Pickup point is Kilimanjaro International Airport, the pick up person is our Project Coordinator or Volunteer and Youth Coordinator. 

Driving time from the airport is 45 minutes to reach the house.


- 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.


Also We provide Bottled drinking water for the whole duration for our Volunteers

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.
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)
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12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

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.
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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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