Teach Physics in a Maasai school in rural Tanzania

Cause Areas


Mon Jan 09, 2017 - Fri Jun 09, 2017


PO Box 133Mto wa Mbu, Arusha N/ATZ

Volunteering with Red Sweater Project and The Mungere School is a unique, cultural immersion experience.


The Volunteer Program at Red Sweater Project connects like-minded people from around the globe with communities in rural Tanzania to bring about long-term positive change in communities where infrastructure and lack of social services inhibits children from gaining an education. We work together to drive positive change and make an impact. You have the power to be a change-maker. Here is your opportunity.

Red Sweater Project is accepting applications for an experienced teacher to teach Forms I-IV Physics courses at The Mungere School, engaging students to understand and participate in physics concepts.

Mungere students live in a remote community, where English is rarely spoken and primary school is taught in the local language of Swahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is in English medium and the language barrier can be a significant obstacle to learning. Teachers engage students to actively participate in English classes and extra-curricular activities designed to broaden skills.

Volunteer Periods

Term I: January 9 - June 16, 2017 (5 months)*

Term II: July 10, - December 8, 2017 (5 months)*

*ability to serve both Term I and Term II for 10 months of service


  • Engage students through interactive pedagogy through creative curriculum development, innovative lesson planning and classroom activities that are stimulating, active, safe respectful and projectbased
  • Assess and monitor student learning outcomes using a range of assessment tools: performance, norm referenced, criterion referenced, portfolio, survey, etc.
  • Coordinate extra-curricular activities and athletics
  • Assist with school administrative development and ongoing instructor development as requested


  • Minimum bachelor’s university degree
  • ESL/ELL certification (TEFL, CELTA, or equivalent) preferred
  • 2 years experience in the classroom minimum
  • Commitment to interactive and engaging education
  • Professionalism and passion
  • Experience traveling, living and/or teaching abroad preferred
  • Interest in Tanzania's indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team

To Apply

Email current resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org.

How WE Pitch In:

  • We pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport you to your new home
  • We arrange and furnish housing (communal)
  • We provide orientation, familiarizing you with life in Tanzania and office operations
  • We do NOT charge volunteer program fees
  • We provide a computer (but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own)
  • We provide assistance with travel planning and arrangements
  • We welcome your input and value your suggestions

How YOU Pitch In:

  • You use your passion and experience to the benefit of students
  • You cover your living expenses (US$200-300/month average)
  • You pay for airfare, visas (between US$300-800), and immunizations
  • You pay for your health insurance and medical expenses (if any)
  • You agree to follow our volunteer safety policy

Work, with a side of Adventure

As you experience life in a remote Maasai community and explore Tanzania’s scenery and wildlife, it is difficult not to fall in love with Tanzania and its people.

Mungere Village is nestled in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, a short distance from Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains and other unique destinations.

Travel further from the village to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours per week
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