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Working with little children always means that you need bundles of energy! You will be teaching in the nursery school in the morning and then leading activities in the afternoons. During the mornings Challenges Abroad volunteers will interact with the children to improve their English language and social skills. You could use nursery rhymes, games or other activities to engage the children and keep them occupied and interested in learning.
The school day finishes after lunch and volunteers will then work at an after school club project. At the after school club volunteers will need to be creative and proactive in organising and leading activities. These could range from drama productions to sports games … to almost anything that you think small children would enjoy!
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with some amazing children and have lots of fun. The children are very welcoming and you will enjoy interacting with them and helping them learn. The children come from very poor backgrounds and have very limited options in life so this is a great way to use your gap year to have an impact on the future of these children in Tanzania.
This volunteer role requires no qualifications and although previous experience would be an advantage, a proactive ‘can-do’ attitude and an imaginative approach is just as important. You will gain teaching experience and learn about East African culture by becoming immersed in the local community.
Tanzania is one of Africa’s most beautiful countries and is home to the continent’s highest mountain as well as some of its finest national parks and game reserves. With landscapes shifting from tropical beaches to sweeping savannahs, it is a fascinating destination for a gap year.
This volunteer work is available in and around Arusha in Northern Tanzania. Arusha is the safari capital of East Africa, where tourists, Maasai warriors, businessmen and local craftsmen mix amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and offers the ultimate trekking challenge for anyone volunteering in Tanzania. Northern Tanzania is also home to some of Africa’s finest game reserves and national parks, making a safari in Ngorongoro Crater or the Serengeti a ‘must-do’ activity. Those looking for relaxation can travel to the coast and soak up the sun in the tropical paradise of Zanzibar.
Volunteers can fly into Kilimanjaro airport, but flights to Nairobi in Kenya are usually cheaper and more frequent. Those arriving in Kilimanjaro will be met at the airport and transferred to their project location. Volunteers flying into Nairobi can take a bus service south to Arusha where the Challenges Abroad office is based.
This volunteer project lasts a minimum of two weeks. To give you greatest flexibility in your volunteer experience we give you the option of extending your stay on a week-by-week basis.
You can book this volunteer program online by clicking on ‘Book Now’. After filling in our online booking form you will be asked to pay a sign-up fee of $250 via PayPal, which will confirm your place on the project.
The $250 sign-up fee is not an additional cost and is taken from your total project cost. Your place is not confirmed until we receive this payment. Payments can be made online via PayPal or by bank transfer. If you have any queries regarding the booking process please get in touch by sending us a message.
If you’re not ready to book, but want to find out more about any of our volunteer opportunities, click on ‘Enquire about this trip’ and submit our online enquiry form, or send us an e-mail at [email protected] Our volunteer coordinators will be happy to answer any questions you may have and advise you on what project best suits you.
Once we have confirmed your booking we will talk you through the application process and be in regular contact as we help you plan your trip of a lifetime!