Volunteer in Tanzania


Help children achieve their dreams
Mbande, Temeke       3 projects of 2 wks from May to September

Volunteer project: When a child is born, a dream is born. Children come with various gifts for their lives, their parents, community and the world. However due to various social, cultural and economic factors not all children manage to arrive at the desired destinations. Developing urban centers bring children from various social and economic backgrounds living and sharing. In this regard, it is very easy for children to adapt to another culture or having their dream crushed. Some children have been negatively or positively affected by family relations, media, teachers’ environment around them. This project aims to discover and explore children’s dreams and how they can possibly be supported to realize their full potential. The project will include four aspects:
• Explore: Exploring various dreams among the children (some kids want to be doctors, farmers, politicians, etc.)
• Understanding: Try to understand factors associated with their dreams, are they real, how they are walking in their dreams etc.
• Challenge: what challenges or limitation are they facing in realizing their dreams?
• Act: Possible support and actions required from parents, teachers and others in supporting the children to reach at their higher point.

Volunteers will be involved in a good number of activities to achieve the desired objectives of this project. This includes:
• Social activities for children: Organize social activities for children in the community (6-13 years) after schools hours, e.g. sports, games, support their academic development, language, social skills, arts, craft, coloring, music etc.
• Collecting stories: Dreams of Children; who do they want become in the future, why and how they are planning to be there, possible barriers etc.
• Inspiring: To organize activities which will give the kids power and courage to move forward; this could be through playing roles of the position they would like to be, talent shows, listening or watching successful stories from the volunteers, community members or through videos
• Dream stories record: Collect stories and photos of the kids with their dreams to be shared with their parents and school to support the kids in realizing their life wishes through various social and academic initiatives.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, flexible, easy to adapt to other cultures, interested and motivated to work with children, one who loves outdoor activities and working under less supervision. Please note that, you will have less work in morning hours and will be more busy in the afternoon due to the nature of this project.

Leisure activities: This is a perfect location to take advantage of what nature offers for our free time. We have a possibility to spend time in South beach, Overnight in Bagamoyo town (swimming, historical sightseeing and eco-tourism), Overnight in Mikumi National Park as well as Masai cultural tourism, Selous game reserve.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated at the Youth center in the community. Expect to share rooms with other volunteers.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project. The group will travel together from the orientation site to the community.

Location: This will be a great opportunity to be outside city life. Mbande is located about 35km South of Dar es Salaam city center. Although urbanization process is going fast, this community still enjoys some natural environment including landscape, vegetation, some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits, and bush babies) and birds.

Terminal: Dar Es Salaam-Julius Nyerere International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It has to be transferred no later than seven business days before the start of the project.

All available dates for this project:
May 19 - June 1, 2018
September 1 - September 14, 2018
September 15 - September 28, 2018

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A brighter future for orphans and vulnerable children
Msufini, Temeke       3 projects of 2 wks in June and July

Volunteer project: In every country, Tanzania included, there are unfortunately many children who have been abandoned to their own luck, born in homes with no love, abused, or suffering poverty and sickness. These children need a loving heart, attention, education and friends who can help them find a better life full of opportunities, be successful and most important have a happy life. Volunteers will help at a Children’s home in Chamazi with the main goal to increase the overall wellbeing of the children in the community. The children at the Children’s home are orphans or used to live in socially challenging conditions. The team of volunteers will spend quality one-on-one time with the babies and children giving them the love and attention they need at such a crucial time in their lives.

Depending on their skills and interests, the participants are expected to get involved in any of following activities:
- Teaching English (2-3 hours a day);
- Teaching personal hygiene;
- Organizing games, drawing, and other creative extracurricular activities;
- Helping with homework;
- Care for those who cannot go to school;
- Assisting with kitchen duties;
- Painting dormitories and study rooms, garden and compound maintenance.

Study part: Participants in this project will have an opportunity to experience life with kids at the children’s home. Various discussions and educational visits on Children's issues will be organized involving volunteers and community members.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adapt to other cultures, interested in physical/outdoor activities, children, youth and with ability to work under less supervision and minimum resources.

Leisure activities: Dar es salaam tour: Museums, Beach and historical/cultural sites; Overnight in Bagamoyo town (swimming, historical sightseeing and eco-tourism); Overnight in Mikumi National Park, Selous game reserve

Language: English

Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated in a youth hostel in the community, in shared rooms.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: The project will be hosted in Msufini community in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. It is a fast growing suburb due to development expansion projects happening in the city center converting residential to industrial areas. The place is accessible by public transport known as “daladala” connecting the community with the most important parts of Dar es Salaam.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It has to be transferred no later than seven business days before the start of the project.

All available dates for this project:
June 2 - June 15, 2018
June 16 - June 29, 2018
June 30 - July 13, 2018

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Promoting peace through music and arts
Vigoa, Temeke       2 projects of 2 wks in July and August

Volunteer project: Music and Arts expression has been used for ages in various audiences as a vehicle to deliver messages. Its role in human life needs no overemphasis since it affects all aspects of human kind. This project is expected to bring volunteers with peace messages to the society through the universal language of music and arts. This project aims to develop and create meaningful events and performing arts programs embodying peace through culture, the natural outcome of creative people collaborating to achieve peace in the world. Through music and arts the project is expecting to increase awareness of positive use of the tool that build cultural bridges of peace.

To realise the above stated objective, volunteer will be engaged in the following activities:
• Arts and Music Workshops: Gatherings of volunteers, local musicians, artists and other interested members to have a common definition and understanding of what is music, the power of music and arts, importance of music and arts in our lives. Volunteers are expected to bring information from their own community for sharing during the workshops.
• Hand-on activities: Peace mural painting in public places, drawing images with peace messages for exhibition, songs composition, drama and other art activities. Volunteers are encouraged to bring painting or other art works with peace messages from their own countries for sharing.
• Community engagement and exhibition: Events that are expected to attract good number of community members and people outside the community to share peace messages through music and arts exhibitions. This might include some local cultural shows and exhibition targeting peace message in the society.
• Education tours: An activity aiming to provide wider opportunity for volunteers to discover, explore and share learnings. Tours will include local media, art groups, musicians, National museum, former freedom fighters, peace activities, etc.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adapt to other cultures, interested in physical/outdoor activities, arts, crafts, music and with ability to work under less supervision and minimum resources.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated at the Youth hostel in the community, in shared rooms

Leisure activities: Dar es salaam tour: Museums, Beach and historical/cultural sites; Overnight in Bagamoyo town (swimming, historical sightseeing and eco-tourism); Overnight in Mikumi National Park, Selous game reserve

Location: The project will be hosted in Vigoa community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, about 25km south of the city center. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits, birds, etc.) can still be seen. It is accessible by public and private transport from the city center. Convenient shops are available and there is signal for cell phones where internet can be accessible as well.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It has to be transferred no later than seven business days before the start of the project.

All available dates for this project:
July 7 - July 20, 2018
July 21 - August 3, 2018

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Taking action on Sustainable Development Goals
Chamazi, Temeke       July 15 - July 28, 2018

Volunteer project: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. Grassroots ownership of the SDGs is one of the factors which will lead to the desired results. In this regard, awareness creation forms part of change-oriented communication in which all the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and target are communicated to community groups in response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In responding to this, international and Tanzanian participants will contribute their own ideas and energies, thus contributing to live debates on sustainable issues. This will be realized through community events, interactive sessions on the SGDs and their targets, capacity building for community stakeholders and dialogue with local Government authorities in relations to SDGs and the targets.

Participants will be involved in the following outlined activities:
• Community Service (Hands-on activities): Planting a tree is a great way to help sequester carbon emissions. Selected native trees species will be selected; this helps to preserve the environment and biodiversity. Planting will take place in the eco-village, public places, school locations and other protected biodiversity sites. By planting trees during this program, participants will be helping to provide wildlife habitats and support biodiversity, nutrition through fruits and medicinal plants, plant native Tanzania/Coastal trees, enhance the natural landscape, and offset CO2 emissions.
• SDGs Education and awareness: This activity aims to inform program participants, community members and all targeted about Sustainable development goals, mobilize great support for action for SDGs grassroots participation and providing tools to engage critically with global development issues to foster ideas and change attitudes. This will be implemented through workshops, debates, discussions, educational tours, community events, sports and other creative arts and music events.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adapt to other cultures, interested in physical/outdoor activities, interested and knowledgeable on global development issues and able to work under less supervision and minimum resources.

Leisure activities: Dar es salaam tour: Museums, Beach and historical/cultural sites; Overnight in Bagamoyo town (swimming, historical sightseeing and eco-tourism); Overnight in Mikumi National Park, Selous game reserve

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted in communal house in the community, in shared rooms.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: The project will be hosted in Chamazi in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. It is a fast growing suburb due to development expansion projects happening in the city center converting residential to industrial areas. The place is accessible by public transport known as daladala connecting the community with the most important parts of Dar es Salaam.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

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Climate change program in Kenya and Tanzania
Vihiga, Kenya & Chake, Zanzibar, Tanzania       July 17 - August 17, 2018

Volunteer project: This is an annual project taking place in two countries - Tanzania and Kenya.
Climate change is one of the most general threats to peace and security worldwide at this moment. However it has been obvious that not many people would list this as a key factor in international relations and domestic welfare. Climate change touches all areas of security, peace building, and sustainable development. The impacts of climate change are already adversely affecting vulnerable communities, as well as stretching the capacities of societies and Governments. Climate change is best understood as a ‘threat multiplier’, i.e. something that interacts with existing pressures (such as social conflict, economic inequality, large-scale migration, or competition for resources) and further compounds these issues—increasing the likelihood of instability or violent conflict. Peace & Climate change project is aiming to increase awareness and make contribution to the projects that support environmental sustainability.

Kenya: The first two weeks the project will be hosted in Kenya by a community based organization founded in 2011 to champion environmental awareness with forestry as key concern. The project was established by members of the local community with the aim of empowerment for the less fortunate members in the quest to tackle development challenges at the grassroots. Its major focus is on environmental concern to mitigate the effects of climate change and foster intercultural education among the local community. Activities will include:
• Agro forestry that will include tree planting
• Preparation of tree nurseries and weeding
• Landscaping and tending to bamboo trees in the natural habitat
• Clean up activities
• Naming of trees
• Home visits, Intercultural learning coupled with home visits for exposure to development challenges.

Tanzania: Volunteers are expected to participate in the following outlined activities in their time in Tanzania:
• Mangrove trees planting: Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods. Mangroves also help prevent erosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root systems. They maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land. Despite these benefits there has been destruction of mangrove forests and harvesting practices which are not sustainable.
• Environmental cleaning and waste management: Participating in community clean-up events and managing the waste in the community. This will be developing waste sites and demonstration on how to separate garbage.
• Environmental education: Sensitization of environment care as a means of maintaining peace and security. This will be done through creative means including sports, arts, music and exhibitions.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adapt to other cultures, interested in physical/outdoor activities, interested about nature, environment, and peace, and able to work under less supervision and minimum resources.

Leisure activities: In Kenya, possibility to visit the historic sites like Hippo point on Lake Victoria in Kisumu City, renowned Kakamega Rain Forest and the Equator point at Maseno University; among other spectacular sites of interest in the region. However, this will be done most probably during the weekends.
In Tanzania, Pemba Island known as the “spice Island” is gifted with various natural attractions. There are some important sites or activities you may not want to miss: Ngezi Forest, and Vumawimbi beach; Misali Island and Cloves farms.

Language: English

Accommodation: In Kenya, volunteers will be hosted in a homestead to experience cultural diversity and learn to live and interact with members of the host community in an atmosphere of cooperation and solidarity. In Tanzania, volunteers will be hosted in a communal house in the community. Expect to share rooms with other volunteers.

Location: This project will be hosted for 2 weeks in each country as follows:
Kenya: The project is located at Ebuyangu village in Emuhaya constituency in Vihiga country that is situated in Western Kenya. It is situated 430 Kilometers away from Nairobi city and it's located in an area that is famed for cultural diversity due to the high population density. The town is along the road between Kisumu and Kakamega and only 5 kilometres north of the Equator. Vihiga municipality has a population of 118,696. As a county, Vihiga has its administrative headquarters in Mbale; the people living in Vihiga primarily identify themselves as "Maragoli" and speak a language called Maragoli. This language is quite distinct from other Luhya ethnic groups.

Tanzania: Chake is part of Pemba Island, known as "The Green Island" in Arabic (an island forming part of the Zanzibar archipelago) lying within the Swahili cost in the Indian coast. With a land area of 988 square kilometers (it is situated about 50 kilometers to the north of Unguja, the largest island of the archipelago. The Island is accessible through fast ferries and flight from Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Tanga towns. All necessary things you might need in a small town are available, from banks, markets, cell phone signal, shopping centers, etc.

Terminal: Nairobi International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 400 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Climate change action in Zanzibar
South Pemba, Zanzibar       2 projects of 2 wks in August

Volunteer project: Climate change is one of the most general threats to peace and security worldwide at this moment. However it has been obvious that not many people would list this as a key factor in international relations and domestic welfare. Climate change touches all areas of security, peace building, and sustainable development. The impacts of climate change are already adversely affecting vulnerable communities, as well as stretching the capacities of societies and Governments. Climate change is best understood as a ‘threat multiplier’, i.e. something that interacts with existing pressures (such as social conflict, economic inequality, large-scale migration, or competition for resources) and further compounds these issues—increasing the likelihood of instability or violent conflict. Peace & Climate change project is aiming to increase awareness and make contribution to the projects that support environmental sustainability.

Volunteers are expected to participate in the following outlined activities for the duration of this project:
• Mangrove trees planting: Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods. Mangroves also help prevent erosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root systems. They maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land. Despite these benefits there has been destruction of mangrove forests and harvesting practices which are not sustainable.
• Environmental cleaning and waste management: Participating in community clean-up events and managing the waste in the community. This will be developing waste sites and demonstration on how to separate garbage.
• Environmental education: Sensitization of environment care as a means of maintaining peace and security. This will be done through creative means including sports, arts, music and exhibitions.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adapt to other cultures, interested in physical/outdoor activities, interested about nature, environment, and peace, and able to work under less supervision and minimum resources.

Leisure activities: Pemba Island known as the “spice Island” is gifted with various natural attractions. There are some important sites or activities you may not want to miss: Ngezi Forest, and Vumawimbi beach; Misali Island and Cloves farms.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted in a communal house in the community. Expect to share rooms with other volunteers.

Location: South Pemba is part of Pemba Island, known as "The Green Island" in Arabic (an island forming part of the Zanzibar archipelago) lying within the Swahili cost in the Indian coast. With a land area of 988 square kilometers (it is situated about 50 kilometers to the north of Unguja, the largest island of the archipelago. The Island is accessible through fast ferries and flight from Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Tanga towns. All necessary things you might need in a small town are available, from banks, markets, cell phone signal, shopping centers, etc.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It has to be transferred no later than seven business days before the start of the project.

All available dates for this project:
August 4 - August 17, 2018
August 18 - August 31, 2018

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Improving the school environment for children in Zanzibar
North Pemba, Zanzibar       2 projects of 2 wks in August

Volunteer project: Some studies have proved that children spend more time in school than at home. The physical environment of school buildings and school grounds is therefore a key factor in the overall health and safety of children. School buildings and grounds are expected to be designed and maintained to be free of health and safety hazards, and to promote learning. Friendly environment for children will increase their performance hence contribute to their future.

Volunteers will be engaged in the following activities:
• Renovation and painting of school classrooms
• Drawing symbols that simplify reading and learning for younger kids
• Establishment of garbage disposal sites including trash bins in the classrooms and providing education on how to separate and dispose of garbage.
• Organizing extra-curricular activities for the kids and teenagers (7-17 years old) after school hours. This could be sports, games, English language, arts, crafts, remedial classes mostly for mathematics subject etc. (depending on volunteers’ interest and skills).

Special requirements: Volunteers should be comfortable working outdoors and getting messy, willing to share leadership roles, and having a sense of adventure. Volunteers are expected also to be open minded, flexible and ready to work with minimal supervision.

Leisure activities: Pemba Island known as the “spice Island” is gifted with various natural attractions. There are some important sites or activities you may not want to miss: Ngezi Forest, and Vumawimbi beach; Misali Island and Cloves farms.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted in a communal house in the community, in shared rooms.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation. The aim is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Pemba Island, known as "The Green Island" in Arabic (an island forming part of the Zanzibar archipelago) is lying within the Swahili cost in the Indian coast. With a land area of 988 square kilometers (it is situated about 50 kilometers to the north of Unguja, the largest island of the archipelago. The Island is accessible through fast ferries and flight from Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Tanga towns. All necessary things you might need in a small town are available, from banks, markets, cell phone signal, shopping centers, etc.

Terminal: Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It has to be transferred no later than seven business days before the start of the project.

All available dates for this project:
August 4 - August 17, 2018
August 18 - August 31, 2018

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Preservation of the mangrove forests of Zanzibar
Uzi Island, Zanzibar       August 24 - September 8, 2018

Volunteer project: Mangrove trees that are expected to stretch along coastal lines are important as animal habitats and natural seawalls. However despite this reality Mangrove forest are among the most threatened habitats in various countries. These trees are disappearing faster than other inland forests. Experts are informing us that the consequences of disappearing mangroves will be fisheries declines, threats to migratory bird species, degradation of clean water supplies, salinization of coastal soils, erosion and land subsidence. This project is organized to respond to the current trend of destruction of mangrove forest.

A number of activities will be organized leading to increased understanding and recognition of the importance of mangroves, regulated and sustainable development, law enforcement and monitoring to protect from illegal encroachment. These will include:
• Mangrove trees planting along the coastal lines
• Environmental education and awareness through sports, arts, workshops etc.
• Educational tours to various organizations working on environmental conservation and sustainability
• You will have a great opportunity for educational and cultural exchange activities with the volunteers in the team, local community members, etc. This will include cultural nights, educational tours/visit, workshops, debates, cultural shows/exhibitions, community engagement activities, Kiswahili language class and many other options.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, interested in nature, outdoor and hands-on activities.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides opportunity for the volunteers to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar’s historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, the Stone Town, etc. We will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani Forest National Park, swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour are among the available options. Uzi Island itself offers a good variety of attractions which we will explore and enjoy.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a communal house in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Uzi is a small island in the south of Zanzibar’s main island Unguja. Little has changed in Uzi during the last centuries. Most of the island's 5000 people are fishermen and farmers. The island is located in the Menai Bay Conservation Area which forms an important ecosystem of mangrove forests, sea grass beds, islands with fresh water forest, coral reefs and a large diversity of plants, land and water animals, including dolphins, African Sea Eagles, and protected marine turtles. The Island is located about 34km south of Zanzibar Stone town. Few public buses are making routes on daily basis. During high tide, Uzi can only be reached by boat. It is common that during the project the tides situation will change, we will have to make good time planning when required to go out or inside the Island.

Terminal: Zanzibar International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It has to be transferred no later than seven business days before the start of the project.

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Soccer power for social change
Zanzibar, Tanzania & Mabopane-Gauteng, South Africa       September 20 - October 28, 2018

Volunteer project: This project takes place in two countries - Tanzania and South Africa.
Soccer is a very special sport since it crosses all the boundaries of language, culture and geography. While almost everyone on this planet knows of, plays or has watched others play soccer, aside from goals scored and long-standing team rivalries, rarely do we hear about the more important value and ability of this and other sports to effect positive social change. This initiative aims to utilize “soccer power and influence” to keep young men and women engaged meaningfully in the community and increase their ability to deal with various challenges affecting them including poverty, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS endemic, etc. Through this project a number of soccer teams will participate in soccer competitions with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship mindset and youth self-reliance. The winning teams will be awarded awards that will be used as seed for establishment of project for self-reliance (e.g. fishing boats, farm equipment, etc.)

Volunteers are expected to participate in the following activities:
• Development of young players' basic skills and techniques. This will include coordinating coaching sessions around topics such as development of ball control, accurate passing, keeping possession, game tactics, and moving into space
• Assist to plan match strategies and take practice games
• Assist in team selection and to be 'on the bench' for weekend or evening matches
• Organize the final competitions and awarding.
• Use sports to increase awareness on various challenges affecting young people such as unemployment

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adapt to other cultures, interested in physical/outdoor activities, sports, youth, and able to work under less supervision and minimum resources.

Leisure activities: Exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. Enjoying wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a communal house in the community, in shared rooms.

Location: This project will be hosted for the first two weeks in Zanzibar, Tanzania and the last two weeks will be hosted in Mabopane-Gauteng, South Africa.
Tanzania: West Unguja is the administrative district of Zanzibar. Due to the size of Unguja Island, the host community is very close to the Zanzibar stone town (about 20km). Various social facilities like banks, markets, shops are available. The community is accessible by both private and public transport throughout the day.
Dimani is a community located in Zanzibar Island rural area. Inhabitants of this community include farmers, fishermen and small business owners. The community is located about 7 Miles from the Centre of Zanzibar stone town making the community easily accessible. Small shops, market, and health facilities are available in the community. However things like banking and other big stoppings can be done in Zanzibar stone town.

South Africa: Mabopane was proclaimed in 1959 as a black-only residential settlement by the then Transvaal administration. Before its proclamation the area was under the administration of Transvaal government little more than grazing lands with small communities in Boukenhoutfontein (which later became Block A), Winterveldt and Hebron. The initial residents of Boukenhoutfontein were victims of forced removals from Wallmansthal, Lady Selborne, Boukenhoutkloof and other farm areas around Pretoria. Other residents of Mabopane were Mapulana people who were evicted from the farms near Primier Mine and settled in a non-developed area commonly called Mapulaneng, which is between Block A, Lebanon and Block U. With the financing coming from the South African government the first block houses were constructed similar to those found in Soweto beginning with Block A which had two roomed houses, Block B, Block C, Block D and Block E. The areas within Mabopane were planned according to the class of its citizens; for example Block D (with many mansions which housed the politically connected) in comparison to Block E (block–houses).

Terminal: Zanzibar International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 400 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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School renovation and organizing activities for children
West Unguja, Zanzibar       2 projects of 2 wks in October

Volunteer project: Some studies have proved that children spend more time in school than at home. The physical environment of school buildings and school grounds is therefore a key factor in the overall health and safety of children. School buildings and grounds are expected to be designed and maintained to be free of health and safety hazards, and to promote learning. Friendly environment for children will increase their performance hence contribute to their future. This project is designed to contribute for the improvement of learning facilities at the school where kids spend most of their time for better performance in academic and other life aspects.

Volunteers will be engaged in the following activities:
• Renovation and painting of school classrooms
• Drawing symbols that simplify reading and learning for younger kids
• Establishment of garbage disposal sites including trash bins in the classrooms and providing education on how to separate and dispose of garbage.
• Organizing extra-curricular activities for the kids and teenagers (7-17 years old) after school hours. This could be sports, games, English language, arts, crafts, remedial classes mostly for mathematics subject etc. (depending on volunteers’ interest and skills).

Special requirements: Volunteers should be comfortable working outdoors and getting messy, willing to share leadership roles, and having a sense of adventure. Volunteers are expected also to be open minded, flexible and ready to work with minimal supervision.

Leisure activities: Exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. Enjoying wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted in a communal house in the community, in shared rooms.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation. The aim is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: West Unguja is the administrative district of Zanzibar. Due to the size of Unguja Island, the host community is very close to the Zanzibar stone town (about 20km). Various social facilities like banks, markets, shops are available. The community is accessible by both private and public transport throughout the day.
Dimani is a community located in Zanzibar Island rural area. Inhabitants of this community include farmers, fishermen and small business owners. The community is located about 7 Miles from the Centre of Zanzibar stone town making the community easily accessible. Small shops, market, and health facilities are available in the community. However things like banking and other big stoppings can be done in Zanzibar stone town.

Terminal: Zanzibar International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It has to be transferred no later than seven business days before the start of the project.

All available dates for this project:
October 5 - October 19, 2018
October 20 - November 2, 2018

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Sustainable living program in Zanzibar
Uzi Island, Zanzibar       2 projects of 2 wks in November and December

Volunteer project: In Tanzania, as in other countries around the world, sustainable living is a hot topic. Many people have heard about sustainable living but are not sure exactly what it means. Lack of knowledge and exposure has significantly increased lifestyles that cause more environmental damage for future generations to deal with. Sustainable living applies to almost every part of daily life hence there is an importance to be addressed. Sustainable living project is an initiative that is aiming to address challenges to attain sustainable development in Uzi Village. Members of this village are united by shared socio-economic and cultural spiritual values. Good mangrove forest management, sustainable fishing and farming and diversification of livelihood opportunities are needed to attain sustainable living.

Volunteers are expected to participate in the following specified activities:
• Mangrove tree planting: Planting Mangroves will protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods. Mangroves also help prevent erosion by stabilizing sediments with their tangled root systems. They maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land.
• Environmental cleaning and waste management: Participating in community clean-up events and managing the waste in the community. This will include demonstration on how to separate garbage.
• Sustainable living awareness: Sensitization of environment care as a means of sustainable living. This will be done using creative means including sports, arts, music and exhibitions.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However a potential participant for this project should be open minded, interested in nature, outdoor and hands-on activities.

Leisure activities: Exploring Zanzibar's historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. Enjoying wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in a communal house in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Uzi is a small island in the south of Zanzibar’s main island Unguja. Little has changed in Uzi during the last centuries. Most of the island's 5000 people are fishermen and farmers. The island is located in the Menai Bay Conservation Area which forms an important ecosystem of mangrove forests, sea grass beds, islands with fresh water forest, coral reefs and a large diversity of plants, land and water animals, including dolphins, African Sea Eagles, and protected marine turtles. The Island is located about 34km south of Zanzibar Stone town. Few public buses are making routes on daily basis. During high tide, Uzi can only be reached by boat. It is common that during the project the tides situation will change, we will have to make good time planning when required to go out or inside the Island.

Terminal: Zanzibar International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It has to be transferred no later than seven business days before the start of the project.

All available dates for this project:
November 9 - November 23, 2018
November 24 - December 7, 2018

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Christmas camp for children
Vigoa, Temeke       December 9 - December 28, 2018

Volunteer project: In Tanzania, private and public schools have a long holiday during the month of December until early January. This is normally a most joyful time. However, not all children in the community enjoy the season due to social and economic challenges and limitations. In partnership with local schools and community members, this project has been designed to offer an opportunity for children and teenagers from all socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicity and religions to spend time together during the school holidays. Through this project we also aim to promote peace and harmony among various groups in the community.

Volunteers are expected to interact with children and teenagers at the age of 6-14 years in the following activities:
- Games: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well as foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with the kids.
- Physical activities: Action jumping, Olympic Games, etc.
- Gardening: Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour, etc.
- Nature activities: Bird watching, Plant a tree, Tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area.
- Academic development: Holiday homework, various competitions aiming to motivate children’s academic development and prepare them for the new academic semester.

Special requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required. However, a potential participant in this project should be open minded and interested in working with children and youth.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated at the Youth hostel in the community.

Leisure activities: The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The volunteers will have an opportunity to explore Dar es Salaam: Museums, Beach and historical/cultural sites; overnight in Bagamoyo town (swimming, historical sightseeing and eco-tourism), overnight in Mikumi National Park.

Location: The project will be hosted in Vigoa community. It is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, about 25km south of the city center. It has a beautiful landscape and natural attractions where some wild animals (monkeys, rabbits, birds, etc.) can still be seen. It is accessible by public and private transport from the city center. Convenient shops are available and there is signal for cell phones where internet can be accessible as well.

Terminal: Dar es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It has to be transferred no later than seven business days before the start of the project.

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Long-term projects in Tanzania