Make a REAL difference in Tanzania with Community Development Program
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Love Volunteers
This is an amazing grassroots project that anyone can participate in and makes a real difference to those who need it most. Volunteers on this project can become involved in tree planting, sustainable gardening, water hygiene and recycling projects, and many other amazing community-based initiatives. A lot of this work occurs in schools where the program works to make them as self-sufficient as possible. The sustainable gardens are designed to contribute to school lunches for the students, the water tanks mean the schools can store water during the dry season to maintain their crops, and clean drinking water and toilets improves the health and wellbeing of students and teachers. The program also has strong links with the local Maasai tribe in the region and where possible, time is spent in remote villages, teaching about the environment, healthy eating and basic hygiene which is often a highlight for volunteers. These communities suffer great hardships, from low education rates to high disease and poor health rates. Volunteer work within these communities and schools is hugely rewarding and makes a true difference to the lives of those less fortunate.
Goals of this Project:
- Create self-sufficient, healthy schools in some of the most impoverished communities of Tanzania
- Improve the future prospects of some of Tanzania’s most marginalized citizens
- Improve the health and wellbeing of impoverished communities
- Create inter-cultural understanding which benefits both residents and international volunteers alike.
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for people living in marginalized communities of Tanzania. While this project is best suited to those pursuing a career in the fields of anthropology, social work, social entrepreneurship and/or economics, volunteers who simply wish to be involved in a more ‘varied’ project are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist and individual projects can often be tailored to suit the particular skills and interests or each participant. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:
- Emergency contact
- Police check