Volunteer Opportunities In Children’s Education
Children's Aid Tanzania offers volunteer opportunities in schools, orphanages, hospitals, health centers and women's groups. Volunteers are housed in our partner hostel - Nyota Bed and breakfast on a subsidized half board basis with cultural and location orientation included. All of the volunteer opportunities are regularly monitored and are approved by Children's Aid Tanzania as conforming to our standards of care and support for volunteers.
Simbas Club offers a unique volunteer opportunity within a well-established Tanzanian NGO (formed 2010) which gives the volunteer a free hand in developing children’s education projects to be run during the after school Simbas Club. The club already opens its doors at least three times a week and the local community children flood in. Ages range from 5 to 16 and the children’s willingness to learn and happiness to have access to a space they can collectively call their own will touch your heart. Bring your own hobby and passion to life and run a fun based learning activity to share with the kids, you love music or art? Great, this volunteer opportunity would love you to share your passion. Can you make mathematics or simple science fun? Great, experiential learning through play based activities over the duration of your volunteer opportunity placement stay is what Simbas is looking for.
Volunteers will work with the long established Simba’s team, whose primary project is the welfare of their core 9 children for whom the foundation’s facilities is home during school holidays. The excellent facilities within the home lay dormant during school time and thus the concept of a community based club was born. Working with Simbas Club is one of CATz free volunteer opportunities. No fees charged for any volunteer opportunity placement.
Kyaro CDC Moshi
KYARO COGNITIVE DISABILITIES CENTER thinks all children’s education is every child’s birth right whatever their circumstances. Those children born with learning difficulties and/or disabilities are the most silent and unrepresented of the many vulnerable children within Tanzanian NGO’s. Disability of any kind is still viewed as shameful within the inherent tribal cultures here and results in children often being shunned by their own families. The children’s education system ignores and views them as valueless. Kyaro sets out to change that. The project is registered as a Community Based Organisation before registration as a Tanzanian NGO and is helping just three children in the early days of the center's existence. Care and attention is given to those three’s children’s education needs and the current funding, location and staffing make the job of helping more a challenge. Kyaro desperately needs your help and support. Donations for a full time teacher, teaching aids and volunteers are needed for the project to continue and it offers volunteer opportunities in both project management via capacity building and a daily presence at the school. A social work or special needs background would be invaluable for this volunteer opportunity but ultimately your love, laughter and ability to work and play with these children is what matters most.
Sustainable Vision Tanzania
Sustainable Vision Tanzania (SVT) is a small but effective grass roots Tanzanian NGO registered since 2009 which believes that children’s education has the power to transform lives with your help. The project offers a highly rewarding and meaningful volunteer opportunity. Did you know that the public primary schools in Tanzania teach all classes in Kiswahili and yet secondary school switches to English from day one? Think about that challenge at age 12 or 13, your first day in strange school, maybe an hour or more walk away from home, separated from your friends and everyone speaking a language you have little or no understanding of. SVT believes that by providing children’s education to cover the simple basics before they start primary school will greatly improve each child’s chances of success and this is the basis of the project’s volunteer opportunity. SVT runs a pre-school for three to six years old from 8am to 4pm daily and accommodates anything between 25 and 50 students each day. The one teacher acts as cook, care assistant, teacher, cleaner and parent liaison and does an amazing job but she desperately needs YOUR support and help.
Mwereni Primary School offers an inclusive children’s education system for both blind and sight impaired children within its government primary school structure. Although the school is not a Tanzanian NGO it relies heavily on the volunteer opportunities it offers to trained teachers, special needs professionals, students and all who care about children’s education. With a strong and stable background provided by the Headmaster, Mr Urenge, who has been with the school since 2002 Mwereni has survived the many changes and difficulties within the children’s education systems in Tanzania. The 24 teachers of which 8 are special needs trained, all speak good English and the school’s volunteer opportunity project allocates each Teaching Assistant volunteer an individual Teacher on a “buddy” basis. The school also boasts a Medical Centre for their students (80 of whom are boarders within the Blind and Sight Impaired wing of the school) and the local community alike. Health care workers are also welcomed as part of the school’s volunteer opportunity project.
The vision of ABCD: Art Building Children’s Dreams (UK) is a world where vulnerable children can achieve their dreams. We are a small UK-based charity registered with HMRC for tax purposes, reg. no. XT38573. Along with our sister charities in Canada and Australia we raise funds to help children in rural Tanzania to complete their education.
Our project currently supports 95 orphans and otherwise vulnerable children in both primary and secondary schools. Our centre of interest is the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. Our volunteers will have some teaching experience and will be active in village life and at the schools, helping to teach Art and English. Volunteers may come for as few as 3 weeks or for as long as 3 months, or longer if you wish. We can also arrange a Kili climb and/or a safari circuit, both of which are within easy access.
Our volunteer opportunities are fully supported in-country but medical expenses, insurance and international travel will be your own responsibility. Come and enjoy African life at village level. This can be a life-changing experience, sharing your skills and companionship with the local people. Enjoy the satisfaction that you might make positive change in a child's life.
Medical Volunteer Opportunities
Tanzania's hospital and clinics have always benefited greatly from the support and help provided by international volunteers within their projects. We are currently able to accept qualified medical practitioners at the institution listed below as part of our Tanzanian NGO Volunteer Opportunities Project
Mawenzi Regional Hospital
Interns/volunteers need to bring their own working clothes and shoes and also a lot of gloves and hand disinfection liquid. Small donations of medical equipment is welcome. Internship/ voluntary work fee is (In the contract).
Mawenzi Regional Hospital is within walking distance from the Bed And Breakfast.
Majengo Health Center
Interns need to bring their own working clothes and shoes and also a lot of gloves and hand disinfection liquid for one of Majengo's volunteer opportunities. Small donations of medical equipment is welcome. The Internship and Voluntary work fee USD 70.00 per month.
Majengo Health Center is within walking distance from the Bed And Breakfast.