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Volunteering In Tanzania

Better World Volunteers

Home to the towering snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the wildebeests and gazelles of the Serengeti and the legendary spices of Zanzibar, it’s no wonder Tanzania has captured the imaginations of many. Although it is a rising star on the tourist map, Tanzania is still a predominantly rural and agricultural society, it has struggled to improve basic infrastructure and expand educational and healthcare systems. Our volunteers in Tanzania make a difference in the lives of the Tanzanian people through hard work and a commitment to promoting a brighter future for this extraordinary country.

Location

The city of Arusha is located in mountainous northern Tanzania, right under Mount Meru. Once a centre of colonial administration, Arusha is now a thriving city and a popular starting point for trips to Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s also an important diplomatic centre, as the East African Community of Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda is headquartered here. Coffee, wheat, and maize are grown in the nearby countryside and can be found for sale in the city’s busy marketplace. On their time off, volunteers can sample the city’s varied restaurants, offering Tanzanian, Ethiopian, Western, Indian, and Chinese food; on weekends, it’s easy to venture out to explore the area’s natural wonders or take a trip to the storied island city of Zanzibar.

Childcare and orphanage

Childcare and Orphanage Assistance

The devastating effects of different illnesses have left a large number of vulnerable and orphaned children in Tanzania.
Our Childcare volunteers provide assistance in a range of environments: community centres, day care centres, orphanages, after school programs and feeding programs in order to support these vulnerable children. Volunteer work is led by local staff and tasks vary depending on the specific placement, but generally involve providing personalised attention, mentoring, educational support that will contribute to success in later life, or playing games and assisting with daily operations, such as cooking and cleaning.

It is because of volunteers like you, that BWV continues to increase the number of children served. There are always daily tasks that need to be performed and plenty of opportunities for volunteers to help create new exciting programs for the kids. It is important to look within yourself and share your knowledge with others, while others share their knowledge with you.

The orphanage placement is located near the town of Arusha in Tanzania. Volunteers currently serve at the Good Hope School (orphanage) in Ngusero village.

Childcare And Orphanage Assistance

Medical Assistance or Internship at a hospital

BWV affordable Medical and Healthcare volunteer and internships projects provide international volunteers with the opportunity to work alongside healthcare professionals at the frontline of promoting better health and wellbeing outcomes within communities abroad.

We have experience in organising medical electives abroad for medical and nursing students. If you’re an aspiring medical professional, we also offer medical volunteer opportunities abroad for pre med, pre health and pre nursing students.

If you’re seeking international medical experience in a specialized field, you can contact a Volunteer Program Consultant at BWV to help select a project that aligns with your area of expertise. The areas of specialty available include pharmacy, dentistry, paramedics, clinical laboratory science, emergency medicine (EMTs), nutrition, public health, radiology, midwifery, nursing and paediatrics. The scope of volunteer work depends on each volunteer’s specific experience and qualification levels and you will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and cross-cultural learnings with local healthcare professionals, as well as other international volunteers.

Womens Empowerment And Development

Women’s Empowerment And Development

BWV Women’s Development volunteers in Tanzania work with a local non-profit organisation that teacheswomen how to make hand-crafted items such as clothes, beading, souvenirs, and household goods in order to sell them on the international market.

These groups of women are often widowed or looking after the children of deceased relatives. Without education and guidance, these women end up serving their husbands or struggling to provide as a single parent. Volunteers in this project are needed to provide education, help prepare proposals for microfinance projects to assist women in becoming self-sufficient, and also support local orphans not necessarily in the form of money but helping them with access to free education and raising awareness of important health issues.

Volunteers can help to give disadvantaged women the strength and courage to become entrepreneurs, Additionally, the program is designed to encourage them to be able to support their family independently as often these women have been victims of human trafficking, domestic abuse or disownment due to cultural taboos and are left to raise their family as a single mother. Through pedagogy, these women will learn skills surrounding finance and building/operating a business.

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Music and Sport

Global Music Outreach is designed with raising, empowering and educating talented children.

We currently have a music class at Goodhope Primary School using a variety of musical tools for children to express themselves through voice, songs, poems, dancing, and instruments training.

Our vision entails the ability to touch lives of many talented children who currently have no access to education and no support for their talents.

We are seeking volunteers to help equip  essential sports coaching to children where services are currently unavailable.

Physical education not only encourages significant health benefits but is also paramount to aiding children’s development of skills including, team work and communication, in addition to being great for overall wellbeing. Sports opportunities in Arusha are limited and therefore it requires a lot of creativity and enthusiasm.

Prices

Arusha, Tanzania

1 week

2 weeks

3 weeks

4 weeks

Extra Week

12 Weeks

Childcare and Orphanage
Assistance

$425

$645

$830

$1025

$245

$2545

Medical Assistance

$425

$645

$830

$1025

$245

$2545

Women's Development

$425

$645

$830

$1025

$245

$2545

Construction and Building
Projects (subject to availability)

$425

$645

$830

$1025

$245

$2545

Music and Sports

$425

$645

$830

$1025

$245

$2545

What your fee covers

  • Project placement
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • Accommodation (Volunteer House: shared room, shared bathroom)
  • Full-day excursion on the first Sunday
  • A donation towards the project ($150)
  • Welcome pack
  • Orientation meeting
  • Electronic certificate (printed copy on request)
  • Local support including a 24-hour emergency number
  • Weekly site visits by our coordinator (extra charges may apply)
  • 2 meals per day 7 days a week
  • Administration Costs
  • Comprehensive program guide

What extra costs will I have?

  • Visa $50 ($100 for American citizens, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, in-country trips or tours.
  • Volunteering Business Visa ($200)
  • Spending money

It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it

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