Childcare Volunteer in Tanzania at the Orphanage in Arusha

Work as a childcare volunteer in Tanzania helping to care for the children at the orphanage in Arusha.

Childcare Volunteer in TanzaniaThis is an orphanage in an area situated at only 10 minutes from the hostel. Around 25 children aged 4 to 15 live there while waiting for adoption since all of them are orphans. The team at the orphanage offers more than just food, clothing, and shelter; they offer education and a loving home.
It is a humble house, but surrounded by a large field.

Childcare Volunteers organize all types of activities for the children at the orphanage

When you go ahead and organize all kind of activities for the children, they will greatly appreciate your creativity and dedication!  You can teach them arts & crafts, English, plan outdoors activities, organize a theatre play or dance workshop, etc. They are more than open to anything you want to offer. Also you can help in the kitchen, vegetable garden or in the farm. Most importantly, they need care and affection. With the right effort and ideas, you can really help them change their live paths. Are you up for it? Come and join to leave your mark!

Three unforgettable weeks working as a volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania

Nadir Oliveira working as a childcare volunteer in Arusha
Nadir Oliveira

And now I only can say:
Thank you so much because I was able to learn, teach, support to teacher, play with children and help a little in the daily routine.
I only have positive points about the program: the whole organization, support with informations, suggestions, safety recommendations and many other things.

I also consider very important to comment the acommodation: localization, home, amenities, food and the care of people who work at the home.

Nadir Oliveira from Brazil

Presentations and jokes in our farewell. This and other unforgettable moments were valuable gifts here from Tanzania. – Nadir Oliveira

 

 

Start Dates & Duration

Projects in Tanzania start every Tuesday of the month. You should arrive on Mondays.

You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 12 weeks.

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Orientation

One day orientation with city tour takes place on Tuesday after the arrival date.

Location, Accommodation & Orientation

Our programs to volunteer in Tanzania are based in Arusha, which is known as the safari capital. It has population of around 420,000 inhabitants and is situated in north of the country, at the foot of the Mont Meru Mountain. It is 1,380 meters above sea level and even though it sits very near to the equator, it has an all year round pleasant climate.

Accommodation of our Volunteer in Tanzania ProgramsThe most attractive feature of the city is its location. It is the hub of Safari that runs through the north of Tanzania. Nearby, many National Parks are found: Serengeti, Manyara Lake, Tarangire, Arusha and Kilimanjaro, the conservation area of Ngorongoro, the Olduvai Gorge. Arusha is normally the main choice of visitors who come to Tanzania.

 

Please Note:

  • The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
  • All of the projects incur a registration fee of US$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.

Tanzania Prices 2018 March

What is included in the program fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • 1 day orientation plus city tour
  • Accommodation for all projects in a new hostel
  • 2 meals per day (breakfast & dinner)
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs

There are no hidden costs. Most of these projects are the most affordable to volunteer inTanzania

Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.

Participants in our Tanzania programs normally find US$ 50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.

The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.

Extras:

Workshops is African dance, Tanzanian culinary, Masai crafts are offered at a special rate for volunteers. As well as Safaris, Kilimanjaro climbing, cultural tours and many other activities.

Visas:

It is required to obtain a Volunteer Visa locally that costs US$ 250. Volunteers should state tourism on the arrival at the airport and the local team will take them to the immigration office on the next day to obtain their volunteer visas.

Accommodation & Meals

As a volunteer in Tanzania you will stay in a hostel situated in one of the best neighbourhoods in Arusha and only 15 minutes away from the city centre.

It is a fully-equipped new hostel where you will not only be able to get to know your fellow volunteers but also a local family who own the house and will be living next door to you. You will stay in rooms usually shared by up to four volunteers. The rooms have mosquito netting for all the beds, wardrobes and various shared bathrooms. The hostel has lounge areas with TV, DVD, two dinning areas, music players and tranquil gardens with sitting areas and breath taking views. Full breakfast and dinner are provided and there is a private fridge reserved only for our volunteers.

Neighbourhood

View of Arusha where our Volunteer in Tanzania programs are based

The hostel is located in one of the best neighbourhoods of Arusha. The natural landscape that surrounds the volunteer’s house is stunning! If you are a nature-lover then you will be able to enjoy long walks with beautiful and scenic views like this:

The urban public transport communication is excellent. In order to arrive to the city centre you will be able to take the Dala Dala (city bus) from outside the volunteer’s house. The house is also surrounded by a variety of local restaurants where you will be able to try all types of traditional dishes: chips mayai, chargrilled chicken, ugali, rice etc. Local shops are close within reach for any emergency purchases.

Requirements for childcare volunteers in Tanzania

You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement. Exceptions can be made for under 18’s accompanied by a guardian or with a parental consent.

All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in Tanzania or during orientation.

 

Language Requirements

Knowledge of intermediate English is a pre-requisite. Although the official language of Tanzania is Swahili, English is widely spoken in Arusha because of the influx of tourists on safari groups and trekking. It is advisable that you learn some phrases in Swahili for your daily communication. To speed up your learning, we recommend that you take advantage of a very affordable 3 hours Swahili introduction course taught at your accommodation for only US$30.

Visas:

It is required to obtain a Volunteer Visa locally that costs US$ 200. Volunteers should state tourism on the arrival at the airport and the local team will take them to the immigration office on the next day to obtain their volunteer visas.

Three unforgettable weeks…

Nadir Oliveira aworking as a childcare volunteer in Arusha
Nadir Oliveira aworking as a childcare volunteer in Arusha

I’m from Brazil.
I’ve had three unforgettable weeks working as a volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania.
To be in a foreign country, especially in a continent so different from our western life was the first impact.
The second impact was the institution “The Orphanage” with many children that wanted affection. Besides the affection they’ve wanted to learn more.
On the other hand, the great variety of necessities of this institution: food, clothes, didactic materials, domestic services, etc.
But that’s What I’ve thought.
And now I only can say:
Thank you so much because I was able to learn, teach, support to teacher, play with children and help a little in the daily routine.
I only have positive points about the program: the whole organization, support with informations, suggestions, safety recommendations and many other things.
I also consider very important to comment the acommodation: localization, home, amenities, food and the care of people who work at the home.
At the end, I have to say thank you for the touristic informations and programs that I could did.
Thank you so much for this magic experience in my life.
– Nadir Oliveira

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