Serengeti Voluntourism Summer Projects

Published

10/15/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

IKOMA,ROBANDA VILLAGE,SERENGETI
BOX 1773,TPC,MOSHI,KILIMANJARO
BOX 1773,MOSHI,KILIMANJARO,TANZANIA
Moshi
09
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Tanzania

Description

 

Child hope foundation (CHF) is an idependent,non-profit

organization, on-religious, on-partisan and it was initiated and

established in year 2012 ,it was finally registered in 2014 in Dar

es salaam Tanzania. CHF aims at improving the quality of life of

high vulnerable children and women at the grass root level .

The project operates in rural area of Kilimanjaro and

Serengeti. These are tourism region in Tanzania, but inhabited with

low income earns most of the people are illiterate. We choose

Serengeti and Kilimanjaro as our ideal sites for our Program because

it is the intersection of poverty and opportunities.

We are recruiting international volunteers to

participate in offering assistance to our local community in Serengeti .They can offer vital assistance to

,rural health clinic, rural elementary schools, primary schools, secondary school also they can

participate , computer training, women

empowerment  ,Serengeti wildlife

conservation 

1. Women’s Empowerment project

 With two-thirds of the world’s illiterate population female and countless girl still children not receiving a basic education, supporting women in developing countries is vital to helping overcome critical social issues such as poverty and unemployment. By supporting women in society and giving them access to equal opportunities such as an education, jobs and health care, everyone benefits. Infant mortality rates go down, more children stay in school, incomes increase and the cycle of poverty can be broken.

2. Teaching English and Computers in Serengeti Schools;

The demand for English is constantly increasing Tanzania as international tourism and trade expand. While the importance of English as a second language is recognized and stressed, many poorer children are left without the opportunity to learn English. As a result, many poor Tanzanians are left without hope of higher career opportunities. CHF invites you to volunteer in Tanzania teaching English and improve educational environments for Tanzania students

As a volunteer teaching English in Tanzania, your experience will be valuable for both you and your students. Daily activities may include:

·        Teaching basic English

·        Teaching other subjects such as math or science

·        Organizing extracurricular activities such as music, dancing, sports, art, games, etc.

·        Teaching basic health and sanitation

·        Assisting with local curriculum development

 

3.Serengeti Wildlife Conservation Volunteer Programs;

Wildlife Conservation volunteer programs run by CHF range from protecting ecosystem to the rehabilitation of animals in bush, this is your chance to give something back to the environment. Based on years of practice, CHF offers you a carefully vetted selection of excellent wildlife volunteer projects in Serengeti National park Due to human encroachment and illegal practices such as poaching; habitats and wildlife are under serious threat. Wildlife conservation volunteer programs are vitally important in the effort to keep species and habitats protected and healthy. Volunteers are key in this effort, and can help enormously by mapping habitats and working with local communities to ensure conservation efforts are put in place.

This project gives you a real and unfiltered look into Africa’s incredible iconic wildlife. But unlike a tourist safari, you play an active and meaningful role in the research and long term conservation of Africa’s natural resources in this stunning region of the world

4. Healthcare/Medical Project ;

 As a volunteer in Tanzania working in the Healthcare and Medical Project, you will work alongside local doctors and nurses and promote basic health, sanitation, disease prevention, family planning and much more throughout local community. Many people in Tanzania have little to no access to healthcare, but with the help of volunteers, local organizations and clinics/hospitals can supply imperative treatment and community education.

To be a medical volunteer in Tanzania and work in clinics and hospitals, you must submit proof of a medical certification such as a medical ID, EMT, paramedic, nursing, etc. Due to liabilities, volunteers must be healthcare professionals and those who lack medical credentials may not participate in this project. You must be flexible when dealing with organizations, doctors, curses and patients. For this project volunteers must be open minded, patient, enthusiastic, hardworking, resourceful, and willing to learn. CHF will require a copy of volunteer’s credentials, resume and qualifications, additional application materials may be required.

Your Responsibilities as a Volunteer may include;

·        Assisting doctors and nurses with patients

·        Administering medicines

·        Learning from doctors and nurses

·        Promoting disease prevention

·        Organizing and leading educational workshops and training

·        Promoting personal hygiene and sanitation such as clean water, food and nutrition

·        Assisting clinics and hospitals with administrative tasks

·        Traveling to Serengeti remote locations to help provide care to rural TanzaniansTanzania Volunteer/Intern Requirements

  • Age Requirement: You can apply on your own if you are 18 years or over at the start of the program. For participants who are 15-17 years old at the start of the program, it is possible to enroll if the legal guardian gives permission and signs our waiver form to waive our liability.
  • Language Requirement: You must be able to speak English.
  • Cooperation and Adaptability: You should be able to work well with others, including people who are quite different from yourself. Also, you should be able to adapt to foreign environments, other cultures, and new situations. There is a need for international volunteers to be cooperative and flexible. The success of doing a project abroad also depends on you.
  • Some positions may require volunteers/interns have relevant training or certification.

Fee Required

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Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

info@childhopetz.org
http://childhopetz.org

Location of the Project: Robanda village Area, Near Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

 

Project length: Min 1 week - Max 2 weeks


  

Volunteer Schedule ( Starting 14st July - 29st July 2019)

Airport pick up and drop off

  • Airport Pickup - will be on 14th - 15th June 2018 ( At anytime depends flight schedule of a volunteer)

Location /Airport : Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

 

  • Drop-Off - Will be on 29th - 30st July 2018 (At anytime depends flight schedule of a volunteer)

Location /Airport : Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

 

Orientation: Orientation provided upon arrival

 

Support: Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 Child Hope foundation emergency hotline, experienced local field team

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This project is based in the Greater Serengeti Area close to the famous Serengeti National Park – one of the largest national park in the world and home to Africa's 'Big 5' species. The Serengeti plains harbor the largest remaining unaltered animal migration in the world where over one million wildebeest plus hundreds of thousands of other ungulates engage in a 1,000 km long annual circular trek spanning the two adjacent countries of Kenya and Tanzania. This spectacular phenomenon takes place in a unique scenic setting of ‘endless plains’: 25,000km2 of treeless expanses of spectacularly flat short grasslands dotted with rocky outcrops (kopjes) interspersed with rivers and woodlands. The Park also hosts one of the largest and most diverse large predator-prey interactions worldwide, providing a particularly impressive aesthetic experience. 

 

 

Project Orientation (Included):

Upon arrival, you will have a comprehensive orientation facilitated by the project volunteer coordinator that includes:

 

  • An overview of the aims of the project and the volunteer role in supporting those goals
  • An introduction to where volunteers will be staying
  • An optional basic language lessons - volunteers will learn some basic words & sentences in swahili, the local language.

There is an abundance of places to go and sights to see during your free time in Serengeti. Activities available for an additional fee include those below and can be arranged only upon arrival


Day Tours:

·         Spend Time on Game Drives

·        Explore the Serengeti Visitor Center

·        Explore a Maasai Village

·        Experience a Night Game Drive

·        Visit the Moru Kopjes

·        Witness the Great Migration

·        Step Back in Time at Olduvai Gorge

·        Stay at a Camp site that Allows you to Hear the Wildlife at Night

·        View Wildlife and Nature on Foot



Our fees are the extremely affordable and the lowest in Tanzania. Our program fee starts as little as USD$140 per week. Program fees mainly help us cover the variable costs, such as

·        Accommodation

·        ,Home-stay

·        3 meals daily

·        24hr In-country support

·        Certification of participation

·        T.shirt

·        Meals for the weekend

·        Orientation materials.

·        In-country orientation with staff on arrival.

·        24/7 support from our local staff.

·        Airport pick up & drop off.

 

 

What is not included in program fee:

  • Airfare, Insurance, Vaccination
  • Flights
  • Police Check/Clearance report
  • Visa expenses (if it’s required) check
  • Internet and Laundry 
  • Special meals (Gluten free, extra portions, sodas, snacks)
  • Local transport


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