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Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania Special Needs School
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- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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We invite you to Join us in Arusha and Dar Es Salaam for our unique special needs and disability program. This is among our rewarding volunteer opportunities.
- Get to volunteer on the roof of Africa (The Kilimanjaro), and enjoy the feeling.
- Enjoy spectacular sceneries of Tanzania and Magnificent cultures that Africa has to offer.
- Get exposed to Tanzania and Africa's way of working, living and socializing.
- Tanzania is Africa's work and tourism hotspot, get to experience this feeling.
- Magical in every sense, that's the meaning of Tanzania.
Kilimanjaro Volunteers Exposure (which we shorten to KiVolEx), is a volunteering organisation based in Dar Es Salaam, in eastern Tanzania.
We are a non-profit organisation, aimed at improving the lives of all those in need in the local community. Specifically, we work with underprivileged groups such as women and children through providing the needed healthcare and services from our volunteers. Established to bring Western enthusiasm, expertise and passion to tackling some of the problems which affect the most needy in Tanzania. Our ethos is that you'll be volunteering with us, not for us. We're far more interested in your skills and desire to help than your money.
Special Needs and Disability Volunteering in TanzaniaIn Tanzania, KiVolEx is run by a group of experienced social workers and doctors who have seen the difference passionate volunteers can make to people's lives. We have support in the UK in the form of previous volunteers, who handle the recruitment and support of new volunteers before they fly out to begin project work.
Most special need schools in Tanzania have few qualified teachers and lack enough learning equipment. Volunteers need to understand that special needs children’s centers are a very new concept in Tanzania. There are very few special needs children’s centers in Tanzania and most of them are without qualified caretakers. The children do not stay in these special needs centers; they arrive in the morning and return home in the evening.
The centers lack the skilled personnel and relevant equipment to deliver the special care and attention needed to provide these children with a stimulating environment. They need volunteers to help with education and providing one on one stimulus and motivation. Volunteers may also be required to help with motion, lifting and handling, personal hygiene and other day to day tasks that the children simply cannot perform on their own.
We place volunteers at St Dyphine Special need school located at Kwa Idd in Arusha. The school has 40 students and 7 staff. The children range from age 5 to 8. Kwa Idd is an area with about 100,000 residents, about 20 minutes from Arusha City center. The project is located about 3KM from accommodation, volunteers would use DALADALA (Public Buses) to and from the Center. The bus fare is 0.2$ hence 0.4$ go and return. It will take around 15 minutes to reach the center from the accommodation.
Roles of Volunteers and Interns
- Providing care to children.
- Feeding the children.
- Help the children with physiotherapy.
- Helping in teaching
- helping with vocation skill development
What to Bring
Clothes that are decent and those that you wouldn’t mind them getting dirty. volunteers would be needed to dress a respectable and decent manner.
Where will you stay?
Accommodation Volunteer House The Volunteer House is a western-style house with 6 bedrooms (all shared accommodations with bunk beds). It has 2 bathrooms with western-style toilets and occasional hot water for showers. The house also includes one double bedroom, and this room is generally reserved for married couples. The house is safe and secure, with a security guard and a large gate. In the volunteer house, there is a cook who cooks the meals for the volunteers. (Please note that spaces in the volunteer house are very limited and can only accommodate 18 to 24 people.
We will provide you with reliable Taxi drivers phone number,which you could use in case you want to move around. However you could also use Daladala these are buses, public transport that most people use to travel locally on daily basis. There is also an option of using bodaboda these are motorcycles that are used as taxis. Other volunteers choose to walk whoever if you also choose to do so like any other new environment we encourage you to be very careful with thieves and pick pocketing
Visa and Permit
A volunteer is required by the government to pay for a Visa and a permit to be allowed to volunteer in Tanzania. Kindly contact us for more information regarding this.
Typical dayUsually volunteer are expected to for 5 to 8 hours a day. wake up time is between 6 and 7 am during weekdays and work usually starts at 8 or 9am. We are always flexible to discuss your timetable, our goal is to see you as comfortable as possible. Lunch is usually at 01:30pm and your work day is expected to end at around 03:30pm. there is a lot to see and do in Tanzania and we expect you to use your weekends to the fullest in doing Safaris and tours. flexibility is very Important in our problem as your timetable could change along the way. Free-time activities Tanzania is home to some of Africa's most famous parks and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the Serengeti. Most visitors will find themselves passing through Dar Es Salaam and heading out on safaris and various wildlife viewing adventure. For those who want to take a break and spend some time soaking up the sun, the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar beckon. Off Pemba and Mafia island is a whole other kind of natural wander. One most appreciated by the Scrubber divers and snorkelers who come here from around the world to experience the coral gardens, colorful fishes, crystal clear waters.
In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements Health or social care related disciplines at High school/University level
Required Documents CV, copies of certificates and related documents
Nationality Restrictions No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00.What's Included Services by KIVOLEXVolunteer Program fee covers the following
- Volunteer placement facilitation-full program scheduling and supervision
- Pre-arrival support & preparation of your project/work placement
- Airport pick up
- Orientation (usually begins on a Monday
- Accommodation Room & Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
- Daily in-person availability of a local coordinator
- $150 USD contribution to placement facility
- Airport transport on departure (can be arranged)
- VISA and PERMIT fees
Costs: Prices in USD Length of Program Program Fee
2 weeks $570
4 weeks $880
6 weeks $1,280
8 weeks $1,685
10 weeks $2,085
12 weeks $2,355
Registration Fee $210
Additional Week $120 Past Volunteer Reviews
Martin C, United Kingdom. Volunteered in 2020 To sum it all up, it was a memorable and valuable experience, the rotation of work at the hospital was very nice; examination, scaling, fillings and extraction were among the activities we did. It was so nice to learn of the Tanzania dental clinic setup. Accommodation was very fine bedroom, food and bathrooms were all in good condition. Innocent our local coordinator is a very friendly and nice person. He helped us with almost everything and made our stay in Tanzania very comfortable. We also had a wonderful experience going for Safari and learning of the local culture.
Katie A, Australia. Volunteered in 2021
Loved my experience with KIVOLEX. I got to help out in the emergency department, pediatric/male/female wards and the maternity department of the hospital. I witnessed/assisted with natural births, as well as witnessed c-sections in theatre. The people at the hospital were fabulous, as was Innocent and Angel (at the volunteer house). The food was excellent, as was the accommodation. Lots of activities to do in spare time, I went up to Arusha to do safaris, and Kilimanjaro, and spent a lot of time with coworkers at the hospital. The only thing I didn't enjoy was getting the bus to and from work - if you can organise a driver then I would recommend doing that. I would do this experience again, without a shadow of a doubt, and highly recommend it!
Heidi L, Denmark. Volunteered in 2021
The people at KOVOLEX are kind and helpful. My friends and I had a good time as K volunteers with KIVOLEX. It was my very first trip to Africa, and I would definitely want to go back. It was my dream to one day work in Africa and in exact environment KIVOLEX took me. As a nurse student I had not only a learning experience but also a working one, although supervised but at times they would let me practice as a nurse and get that feeling of being registered and licensed nurse. The hospital is a very good place to learn and grow as a junior nurse from abroad. If you are looking to learning and get experience in a different environment outside your comfort zone, then Tanzania is a place to be. Cardinal Lugambwa Hospital introduced to almost everything I wished to experience.
Sarah W, USA. Volunteered in 2021
This trip is a life changing and it actually made me believe there is a whole other world outside the United States. Life is completing different in Dar Es Salaam, everything about it. The food, the people, traditions and overall dynamics are different from the USA. At the clinic the kinds were wonderful; they changed me in several aspects. Kids with their parents visited the clinic for treatment but to see them having fun with a big smile on their faces was just wonderful. I integrated with these kids and created a very strong bond and I am so grateful for that. Recording their vital sign like heart beat, temperature and taking their weight was just amazing. I strongly recommend this trip to anyone who likes to deal with kids in a child and maternal health department of a hospital.
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KIVOLEX is committed towards helping communities within Tanzania to have the same opportunities as their developed counterparts. We sincerely believe we can achieve this at a grass roots level by having volunteers interact directly with local communities. Our hope is that our volunteers gain a better sense of their role within the global community by directly contributing their time and energy into developing world.
Kilimanjaro Volunteers Exposure (which we shorten to KiVolEx), is a volunteering organisation that offers African Volunteer programs and Opportunities in Tanzania. We are a non-profit organisation, aimed at improving the lives of all those in need in the local community. Specifically, we work with underprivileged groups such as women and children. Established to bring Western enthusiasm, expertise and passion to tackling some of the problems which affect the most needy in Tanzania. Our ethos is that you'll be volunteering with us, not for us. We're far more interested in your skills and desire to help than your money. In Tanzania, KiVolEx is run by a group of experienced social workers who have seen the difference passionate volunteers can make to people's lives.
Kipawa, Uwanja Wa NdegeDar Es SalaamDar Es Salaam, Tanzania
April 24, 2022
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- 2 weeks minimum
- Language Skills You need to speak English (basic level) Education Requirements Health or social care related disciplines at High school/University level Required Documents CV, copies of certificates and related documents