Teaching and Child Care Volunteering in Tanzania - Arusha

Mission

Provide a safe space for children to learn

Time Commitment

Select from 1 to 16 weeks.

Eligibility

Volunteers must be 16 or older; families are welcome.

Program Costs

Starting at $360 for one week.

Commencement Dates

Programs begin on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Volunteer Work Hours

Up to 5 hours daily.

Lodging

Reside in a volunteer house or with a host family.

Inclusions

Discover more here.

Program Overview

Ideal For:

  • Enthusiastic volunteers are passionate about providing education and childcare.
  • No prior childcare experience is required; teaching experience or TEFL training is beneficial for teaching roles.

Project Details

Are you excited about volunteering in childcare in Tanzania?

Perfect Vision Women HQ’s Childcare project allows volunteers to assist at kindergartens and early childhood centers in low-income areas. These centers provide essential support to families, helping them while they work. Volunteers gain valuable experience while aiding underfunded and under-resourced centers to deliver quality childcare.

What to Expect and How You'll Make an Impact

Childcare centers and kindergartens in Arusha’s low-income areas are lively and essential for many working families. As a volunteer, you will help ease the workload of local staff and improve the quality of care for preschoolers. Your support includes:

  • Assisting with teaching
  • Caring for children
  • Organizing games and activities
  • Helping with feeding and mealtimes
  • Engaging and interacting with children
  • Performing other general duties

Feel free to bring books, pencils, basic first aid supplies, and musical instruments to enhance the children’s experience. These supplies can be bought locally, supporting the local economy.

Why Volunteer with Animal Welfare in Arusha?

When you volunteer with children in Tanzania, you will contribute to their education while gaining personal and professional development by:

Volunteers requirements

This diverse program involves working in kindergartens, early childhood centers, and schools in low-income areas around Arusha. Volunteers will assist local staff in providing basic education and childcare, supporting tasks like teaching, playing games, organizing activities, and helping with feeding and mealtimes.

Each day brings new experiences, including leading classes, assisting teachers, and working with children to develop their life skills. Volunteers are encouraged to bring along educational materials and supplies to enhance the learning experience for the children.

Location

The program is based in Arusha, a small city near the Serengeti and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Despite its attractions, many Tanzanian communities lack necessities. Volunteer projects help improve access to healthcare, education, and childcare in rural and urban areas around Arusha.

Arrival and Orientation

Orientation begins on the 1st and 15th of every month.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) the day before orientation. Airport pick-up is included in your fee. Orientation covers essential information about Tanzania, including customs, language lessons, safety, travel opportunities, and project details.

Volunteer Schedule Example

First Day:

Escorted to the project and introduced to the staff.

Weekdays:

07:30 AM: Breakfast

08:00 AM: Travel to placements

1:00 PM: Work ends, free time for shopping or sightseeing

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Dinner

Weekends:

Explore Tanzania’s wildlife, markets, Mt. Meru, Maasai, and Meru tribes, or take a short flight to Zanzibar for beaches. Save time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Accommodation and WiFi

Volunteers stay in dorm-style houses or homestays in Sakina, Arusha, with basic living conditions, running water, and electricity. Meals are provided, and a SIM card for local data is recommended. Additional accommodation can be arranged for $35 per night.

Meals

Enjoy three meals a day featuring Tanzanian cuisine influenced by Indian flavors. Meals include rice, ugali, chapatti, beans, and fresh fruit. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with prior notice.

Pricing

DurationProgram Fee
1 week$460
2 weeks$610
3 weeks$815
4 weeks$1,030
5 weeks$1,245
6 weeks$1,460
8 weeks$1,890
10 weeks$2,320
12 weeks$2,750
16 weeks$3,610

Important things to note

A Registration Fee of $329 and a 5% international banking fee apply. Independent volunteers under 18 have an additional $80 per week for extra logistical support.

Join Perfect Vision Women’s Animal Welfare project to make a difference while experiencing the beauty and culture of Tanzania.