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Volunteer Abroad in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteer Abroad in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania: is a bustling seaport city in Tanzania, situated on a massive natural harbor on the Eastern India Ocean coast of Africa. It is a city that is rich in diversity; due to the increasing importance of tourism and in part to the growth of the expatriate communities.
The city itself is an eclectic mix of Swahili, German, Asian and British architecture, reflecting its colonial past and more recent history. Remnants of colonial presence, both German and British, can still be seen in the landmarks and architecture around the city. The National Museum, the Village Museum, and many colorful markets are well worth a visit. Numerous s historical landmarks, including St. Joseph's Cathedral, the White Father's Mission House, the Botanical Gardens, and the old State House are a must for any visitor of the city.
With its great atmosphere, mix of African, Muslim, and South Asian influences, picturesque harbor, beaches, chaotic markets, and historical buildings, it is an interesting place in Africa to volunteer. This city is also the gateway to the island of Zanzibar, a highlight for most visitors to Tanzania.
Dar es Salaam's weather is humid and hot during the dry season from September to March, and humid and cooler following the long rainy season from June to August. Dar has two rainy seasons, the short rains from late-October to early-December and the long rains from March to June. The nice time to travel is July-September. With our volunteer programs we allow you to discover the wonders of East Africa, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Tanzania, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
We offer the following programs in Dar Es Salaam:
Program Length: From 1 to 24 weeks Accommodations: Local Host Family Meals: 3 meals a day Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day Accommodations: Shared volunteer residence Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day Requirements: 17 years , open-mindedness to new adventures.
Child Care Assistance
We offer social programs working in a local orphanage or day care center in Dar Es Salaam. These facilities provide shelter, food, love and education to orphans, abandoned and street children of surrounding city community. The children range in age from infants to 13yrs old.
As a volunteer, you will primarily assist with the daily care of the kids; including preparing meals, bathing and teaching basic English, playing games, holding babies. You can play sports, arrange activities, create arts & crafts projects and share your time and caring with these wonderful children. Prior experience not necessary, volunteers should have a lot of patience, an open mind and a sense of adventure. We do recommend you learn a few words and phrases of Swahili, which will be very helpful with the children.
Youth Counseling Program
Volunteer at a youth center, focusing on street children; especially young girls. In Tanzania, many youth (12yrs-20yrs) are left on the streets because they lack any vocational training or skills. The high price of education means that many students drop out at a young age due to lack of funds. This project aims to take these youth off the streets by training them to be self-reliant or self-employed through advocacy, awareness, training, support and counseling.
The project addresses social and physical issues affecting youth, such as gender, reproductive health, and drug abuse through counseling and education. Volunteers help initiate talks about the existence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Help to support the vocational training in tailoring, embroidery, bead work, making batiks & tie-die - allowing girls to start income generating activities for themselves. Volunteers with counseling experience, therapists, teachers, or those with clothes/art design are more than welcome. Prior experience is not required.
Accommodations with local host family, with private room including bedding. Three meals a day are included. Airport transfers on arrival and departure in Dar Es Salaam. Our local Project Coordinator will provide orientation tour on arrival, project briefing, an introduction to work placement. Percentage of the fee is donated to the project site.