Health and Hygiene Volunteer

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

   YAAPHA needs volunteers to help us in our daily activities in the various projects regarding HIV/AIDS. A HIV/AIDS awareness volunteer at this placement would be required to help out with raising awareness about the causes, effects and prevention of HIV/AIDS and the transmission and treatment of HIV/AIDS. 

    Volunteers would 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 HIV/AIDS awareness volunteer would be 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.

  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 HIV/AIDS awareness 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. 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 HIV/AIDS awareness 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 HIV/AIDS awareness 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 HIV/AIDS awareness 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) a HIV/AIDS awareness 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.

Suitable for

Wheel Chairs

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
Required Documents
Cover Letter and CV
Other Skills
Ready to work with passion.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 14:00

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Free-time activities

Free time activities provided to our volunteers are as follows:-
1. Drawing and Painting with children
2. Social activities like cleanliness to our schools,visiting People living HIV/AIDS and Elders.( Home based Care)
3. Gym
4. Riding
5. swimming
6. Cooking . Our volunteers will learn how to cook different type of Tanzanian Food during their free time.
7. sports.
Note: During free time a volunteer will do whenever he/she feels to do. Its not mandatory.



What's included?
Program fee will include:
•Airport transfers or pickup for the duration of the program
•Full accommodation and three local meals a day at one of our volunteer house
•All orientation materials
•The services of all in-country staff workers and office running Expenses
What’s not included?
•Visa and passport fees
•Insurance of any kind
•Other personal Expenditure
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

Pickup point is Kilimanjaro International Airport, Pick up Person is Peter Bundala , The Project Coordinator. Driving time to the project area is about 25 minutes.


All accommodation located in Moshi Town. The rooms are self contained with big size.

Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
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
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2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in MOSHI/Tanzania between 1 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. YAAPHA will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
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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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Tella mande Street, Moshi , 8502 MOSHI, Tanzania