Help us to bring brighter future for underprivileged children

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The experience

Do you believe that all children should have access to quality childcare? Want to make a difference in the lives of less advantaged families and our community ? Do you want to support our early childhood educators? AMKA youth development organization has a volunteer opportunity for you!

Our organization runs a daycare for the low income families in the surrounding areas, which is free of charge to children under 5 years old.


What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Child Care: Caring for, playing with, and spending time with children.

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Social Work: Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.

Teaching Sports: Teaching or assisting the host, guests, or local communities in practicing sports or physical activities.

Additional fee required

Amount: € 13 Per day

Fee pays for: Benefits for travelers, Materials for volunteer activities, and Donation to project

Description: Volunteer's fees go to the host families house to cover expenses of your stay like three meals per day breakfast, lunch and dinner, toiletries, security cost and other bills like electricity, water and gas. A portion of these fees help to fund organization projects as well, for instance, to cover school expenses; rent, salaries, and sponsored rescued children.


What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Tent: You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Discounts on Pubs: Get discounts at nearby pubs.

Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.

Basic Internet Access: Basic speed internet for you to work remotely

Dedicated Workspace: Specific space for you to work remotely


Requirements

Beginner English or Beginner Portuguese

Between 18 and 80 years old

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

As a childcare volunteer, you will assist in daycares and kindergartens that are often underfunded, under-resourced, and in need of extra help. Volunteers provide valuable support by:

Assisting with teaching
Caring for children
Playing games and arranging activities
Helping with feeding and mealtimes
Interacting and engaging with children
Other general duties.
You’re welcome to bring along books, pencils, basic first aid supplies, and musical instruments to help entertain the children and assist with activities. These supplies can generally be purchased in Tanzania, which also helps to support the local economy.


Activities & Shift

How's the day looks like for volunteers?

08:30 AM. - 09:30 AM. Breakfast at host family's house.
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM. Walk/ drive to the school.
10:15 AM - 02:00 PM. Class lessons.

02:00 PM. - 02:30 PM. Walk back home
02:30 PM. - 03:30 PM. Lunch
03:30 PM. - 04:30 PM. Resting
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM. After class lessons.

07:30 PM - 08:30 PM. Dinner.

Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast, outdoor activities, dinner, and nightlife.


Rules

Volunteers will be supervised by our local staff coordinators from our organization who will pick you up upon arrival, take you around, introduce you to the school and staff, and guide you during your stay.
It is important that volunteers at this project understand the following;

Tanzania is a peaceful country but is old-fashioned by Western standards. Be enthusiastic and independent and willing to accept that things can be challenging at times.
Show respect towards the people and culture of the local community. The people of Tanzania are some kind religious, so prepare yourself accordingly.
At all times, follow rules regarding clothing and appearance. Tanzania is the tropical country and therefore hot. It is not as strict as the Middle East, so you can dress coolly but modestly, with limbs, knees, and shoulders covered if possible.