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KIVOLEX

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities

Location

711-2880 Nulla St.Mississippi, Mankato Mississippi 96522Tanzania Tanzania

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Reviews

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by Peter M. (March 22, 2022)
Tanzania, The Land of Kilimanjaro, Serengeti and Zanzibar. I am in love with this Country, KIVOLEX treated us to one of the best Volunteering Program i have ever attended. From KIVOLEX Staff at the Volunteer House to teachers and Staff at the School we taught everyone was very helpful. We helped a lot in Teaching English but at the same time learned a lot. If one is looking for a Volunteer Opportunity, KIVOLEX Volunteers is the answer. We also travelled the Country and Visited a lot of Tourist Attractions. The Country is simply Beautiful.
by Judith B. from GB (March 22, 2022)
KIVOLEX Volunteers provided us an unparalleled opportunity to Volunteer and explore Tanzania from its natural wanders to rich historical sites. The tremendous beauty of the natural setting combined with the knowledge and expertise of the KIVOLEX team made for an unforgettable adventure! The accommodation was simple but very nice - including delicious meals and extraordinary opportunities to swim along the Indian Ocean. We will never forget this trip with KIVOLEX Volunteers...and are already planning for another one!
by James G. (March 22, 2022)
A superb Month exploring Tanzania. This was my first visit to Africa, and it was wonderful. We had a Volunteer coordinator and Volunteer manager to take us round & show us the volunteer placement. The accommodation was excellent, full of character, quiet & secluded. The whole program was a great mix of Volunteering with some - awe-inspiring Imperial sites, and some more recent buildings, all presented in context with details of their long stories, some truly superb museums, and some more day-to-day places of Zanzibar. There was free time for us to see some essential sites independently, and there was guidance on how to use the free time we had. All in all a great Month. KIVOLEX Volunteers is a provider who takes small groups on Volunteer trips to Tanzania, but also look to ensure that you enjoy a place as much as possible.
by Max K. (March 22, 2022)
We have enjoyed four previous Volunteering Trips to Africa and we had been searching for a high quality, small group organization to organize our Trip to Tanzania. Thus, when KIVOLEX offered the Volunteer in Tanzania Opportunity, we booked without hesitation. Tanzania has a lot of interesting activities to do apart from Volunteering and we wanted to experience all. The food was always excellent and abundant. The accommodations were all very fine. One could not possibly ask for more friendly and wonderful Team in KIVOLEX. Our group was a "success" from the start - we met wonderful people, made new friends, and had fun exploring Tanzania with them.
by Michael D. (March 22, 2022)
Tanzania is truly the land of Unforgettable adventures. Everything from day one was well organized and wonderful. As a medical student from western world, looking to do my Internship in Africa, I didn’t know what to expect. However, I was made to feel at home and comfortable by the KIVOLEX team as soon as we were picked up from Dar Es Salaam International Airport. Everyone was so friendly and did their best to help us out with every detail. The hospital were we did our internship was superb, form the doctor in charge to all other hospital staff we always met smiles and helping hands. The hospital gave us an opportunity to learn a lot and it has actually shaped me to be a better doctor in the future. I would definitely recommend this Organization and Trip to anyone wishing to do a medical internship abroad. The only trouble is "I want to go back for more"! A wonderful trip.
by Carol M. (March 22, 2022)
My experience, a 4 week-long Volunteer trip to Tanzania, was superb. Apart from awesome Volunteer Program, we saw not only the usual tourist sites, but several that were certainly off the beaten track. The visits to the Mukumi National Park and the National Museum, as well as several smaller ones, were fascinating. Museums can be overwhelming, but our guides pointed out the most significant items and explained their context and meaning. The organization of the Volunteer Trip and the accommodations were excellent and the meals, superb. Our 2 guides, both KIVOLEX Staff, were enormously knowledgeable, did a wonderful job of sharing their knowledge, and were charming companions, as well.
by Charles S. (March 22, 2022)
Excellent. Our best Volunteer Organization ever. The Program was carefully thought through and well balanced. The trip represented great travel for volunteering in coastal city. Our booking was easy; the pre-information packet was timely and thorough. Interim questions were handled promptly and thoroughly, including going out of their way to help us with some hard to get reservations. The transfers were perfect and done smoothly. Everything worked like clockwork. However, it was the genius of the Program design, coupled with our two passionate professionals, Godfrey and Innocent, that put this trip into the A plus category.
by James B. (March 22, 2022)
The Volunteer program was all I ever wanted, the school was ideal; I felt the real sense of helping. I wanted to leave a foot mark on my volunteer trip and this time I did it. Accommodation was comfortable and food excellent. The Staff were outstanding - passionate, informative, engaging and entertaining. The itinerary was very well thought out, combining leisure time with Volunteering. A Volunteer is obviously at the heart of the itinerary planning, and attention to detail is second to none. I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting do Volunteering, have fun, relax, educational holiday - they will deliver!
by Isabella W. from NZ (March 21, 2022)
KIVOLEX and the whole team run a highly professional organization. From the brochure to drop off at the airport to fly home their attention to detail and their consideration for their clients is superb. KIVOLEX Staff are erudite but highly personable and have an ability to make any volunteer stay memorable. The hospital we volunteered was so nice, we learned a lot and helped a lot of people at the Hospital. We made friendship with not only the Staff but also the patients. The Hospital offers an ideal environment for a western volunteer to experience. Excellent.
by Sophia G. (March 21, 2022)
Our Volunteer Trip to Tanzania was everything and more than expected. It lived up to KIVOLEx emphasis on learning, development, helping, culture, history, archaeology, comfort and camaraderie. Exceptional KIVOLEX Team attended to each Volunteer interests and needs and were exceptional hosts. Very enjoyable were swimming in Oster bays, the wonderful food quality in the Volunteer house and selection and the sites visited on the Island and mainland. It was all one could hope for and a strong inducement to do another Volunteer adventure very soon.
by Isabella N. (March 21, 2022)
We had the most remarkable family Volunteer Trip with KIVOLEX Volunteers. Not only everything was perfect, but we felt, in every instance, that our guides and the whole KIVOLEX Team truly cared about us, both the kids and adults, and did their best to make this trip memorable. For our well-traveled children (aged 9 and 6) this definitely has become the most eye-opening, adventurous, and stunning journey of their life - something they will remember, draw upon, and cherish for many years to come. For adults, we were pleasantly surprised by the diversity of our trip: from Volunteering at the Hospital and School to Safari in Mikumi national Park, from swimming on the shores of the Indian Ocean to doing a Stone town tour, from Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro to Fishing on Mafia Island, every island and every new activity offered new experiences. We definitely will be back!
by JOSHUA R. (March 21, 2022)
Program was immaculate. All of the KIVOLEX staff were professionals and very nice. Staff at the School where we taught were very organized and always there for us if we had any questions. We always felt safe, well taken care of with a very friendly attitude from the team while they showed us a great time, both fun and educational. Second time Volunteering with KIVOLEX Volunteers and we will definitely do it again. Excellent.
by Heidi L. from DK (January 19, 2022)
The people at KIVOLEX are kind and helpful. My friends and I had a good time 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 Volunteer in Tanzania. Cardinal Lugambwa Hospital introduced me to almost everything I wished to experience.
by Katie Fairey A. from AU (January 19, 2022)
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!
by Fiona L. from GB (January 19, 2022)
Volunteering in Tanzania was one of the best times I’ve ever had. From the moment we arrived everyone was lovely to us. It felt like we were part of their home. We ate together and they always made sure we had fun. If ever we needed guidance on where to go or what to do, they would help out, even if it meant arranging a bus at night to take us to a club all together! Volunteering was really free and relaxed. We got to meet lots of people and feel like we were really getting involved in helping others out. There are also quite a few good clubs in Dar-es-salaam which was a great surprise and something to definitely check out! The atmosphere was always very upbeat and I really felt like I was at a home away from home. I know if I were to return, I would be welcomed back as an old friend. I will never forget my time in Tanzania, and only wish it lasted longer!

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