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Community Arusha, Tanzania

5.0
43 reviews43

Build a community center / library for our local village


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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Expand your social consciousness
12 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Connect with nature
12 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Arts
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
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.
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.
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!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
Support
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The Experience

We are building a community center / library to support the education and needs of our local community. If you choose this project you can help us to build and set up the running of the center. This will include building work, DIY and painting, gardening, project support and planning, IT support and setting up educational programmes and resources. We love working with our volunteers to find out new ways of doing things.

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Additional Fee Required

IMPORTANT INFORMATION • Cost If you are interested in coming you can come almost at any time and stay as long as you want. Your stay at the host family will cost you just 10$ per day, to provide the cost of food and accommodation and to give a support to the family. Most volunteers Stay between 2 weeks and 3 month

Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Fluent English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Stay at least
2 weeks

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43 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Community

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

12 Developing social awareness

12 Get in touch with nature

12 Meeting locals

11 Meeting international travelers

11 Creating true social impact

11 Immersing in the local culture

Spain

5

My experience at the Kissiri house was incredible! Very nice place with all kind of things needed and lovely family, allways attentive and willing to help. I really felt welcome as one more in the house :) Also the projects to volunteer were very nice and I really felt that I was contributing to something good. Full flexibility to decide when and in wich project to help and also to organise the leisure trips. I am definetly looking forward to repeat!! Asante sana James and Kissiri family! :)

3 months ago

United States

5

I certainly had an amazing stay, was fed so well the food was delicious and comforting. I enjoyed being on the farm on a nice cool sunny day without distractions…just picking crops and learning what it takes to be self sustainable. Definitely recommend this Host!

4 months ago

Germany

5

I had a beautiful week at James family. His younger brother David was responsible for me and cared a lot about my needs. I felt like being part of the family. The food that their sister made was always absolutely fantastic. I helped with the farmwork, the animals and all day work. We had a wonderful trip to the waterfalls too. My room was very nice and I felt comfortable at all times.
I can’t wait to come back. Big thank you to Mama Kissiri for all the love and care.

5 months ago

Argentina

5

I had an unforgettable experience during my stay in Arusha. The Kissiri family is warm and pampers you in any way they can. I got to learn a lot about how to treat the different seasonal crops with the help of James and his family. Schedules are pretty flexible, no one rushes you to do your tasks, and during the afternoon you usually have spare time. The food is delicious, so you also get to taste some traditional dishes.

9 months ago

Germany

5

We had a truely amazing time at Kuzuri Tanzania. James is a great host and his family helps you with everything you need and make you feel part of them. They are also super guides to experience local culture and for trips on the weekend and to the city.

Although we came during school holidays there were plenty of things to do at the family farm and we spent a lot of time with the kids in the neighbourhood and also at the orphanage. The kids are really smart and we hope that future volunteers can teach them valuable things for their future while learning a lot themselves:)

12 months ago

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