What is volunteering abroad?
Volunteering abroad means traveling and working in international environments, giving you an opportunity to both discover and learn about other cultures and customs, as well as helping you to understand the needs of people living in poverty, regardless of their nationalities.
As an overseas volunteer, you can be asked to perform a wide variety of jobs, depending on the nature of the programme. This can include working with orphanages; the elderly; the homeless; the disabled; refugees; animals; missionary establishments; educational centers for children and young people; youth organizations; and ecological projects. Many other projects also exist, including programmes to combat racism; reduce poverty; reduce social exclusion; and improve health.
Volunteering is not only about giving yourself to others, you also fulfill the responsibilities you are given, and develop your skills - it’s an opportunity to shape and develop self-reliance; resourcefulness; flexibility; versatility; openness; tolerance; self-confidence and kindness to others. In addition you will also learn how to make yourself useful; be helpful; forgiving; persistent; and much more…
Finally, volunteering is an unforgettable adventure which normally gives back to people much more than they invest, although at first glance it may seem otherwise.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”.
Thats why we welcome volunteers who are able to offer their particular skills, interests or hobbies to share with our partners or community.
Skills could include: Horticulture with knowledge of plants and gardening vegetables, flowers, hanging baskets, seed growing, Cooking, Arts & Crafts ,I.T skills, music, masonry and bricklaying, tailoring etc.
Volunteers should have a good standard of skill in identified area of voluntary work.
You will need to be able to work alongside people who have never attend the school especially youth and women.
The Norbert and Friends Missions helps to build communities by constructing houses, schools, hospitals or Clinics, and community halls or centres.
Who can volunteer with us?
Anyone with a good sense of humour, an open mind, lots of patience, an ability to speak the language (usually English is enough . These are the qualities which make a good volunteer. Depending on the programme there may be age limits or other skills required.
The same rules apply if you decide to join organized proffesional activity but as the group is led by a guide, so there is no need in speaking foreign languages (although it could be useful to communicate with local people).
Your participation as volunteer and your support will cause the positive change within the community.
Our fellow volunteers will get a safe & permanent shelter. Any time any serious person you’re warmly welcome
The Norbert and Friends Mission builds, renovates, and equips community buildings or healthcare facilities, making it possible for missionary or volunteers doctors to offer the best care possible to their patients. Volunteers will be responsible for community centres and schools constructions.
You may supervise or help the builder to design and build. You may help to design the construction map.
We also invite medical teams to provide free medical services in our community.
Feel free to apply as soon as you can. We accommodate volunteers throughout a year.
Accommodation & food:
We will arrange for home stays or onsite. Volunteer will be given traditional African food although special meals can be prepared by order from the respective volunteers. For vegetarian, please let’s know in advance.
Where you can volunteer in our country?
Volunteer can apply to anytime, anywhere in Tanzania
We are always flexible to organize and arrange opportunities for the volunteers.
You can tell us what’s the activities not listed and would like us to arrange for you before you come.
When to apply?
Throughout a year…non stop!
What is volunteering abroad?
Volunteering abroad means traveling and working in international environments, giving you an opportunity to both discover and learn about other cultures and customs, as well as helping you to…