Volunteer

Environmental Conservation and Nature engagement

Cost: from$420 USD. See Costs tab for further details

Includes: all accommodation, breakfast, donation to project, orientation, airport pickup and drop off, Swahili lessons course (for stays of 7weeks+) and integration into the project

Does not Include: lunch & dinner but there is a kitchen space in case you would prefer to prepare your own food, criminal background check, flights, insurance, visas and vaccinations

Benefits:

  • Hands-on experience working with at-risk youth in energetic Arusha.
  • Ideal for those studying urban planning, environmental sciences, community development due to the presence of International and National NGOs working on diverse thematic areas or anyone with an interest in environmental issues.

Introduction

This project places you in one of the most iconic cities in East Africa-Arusha, the safari hub, home of Tanzanite, home to the Bushmen and Maasai.

You will be working together with an NGO that was set up and working on the environmental issues including education, conservations and agriculture. The core belief of this organization is tailored on the idea of cultural exchange between you as a volunteer and the local community and the long-term benefits this can bring for both sides. These projects are community-run by local people who know the city intimately and understand its needs. This program provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain valuable knowledge and experience while at the same time helping to generate income and employment opportunities in the community. And of course, the benefits of living in one of the most exciting cities in East Africa.

Daily Life

Your daily schedule will be worked out together with the Project coordinator upon arrival in Arusha Tanzania and you may work part- or full time, at least 10 hours a week (Monday-Friday)

Arusha is a city in East Africa’s Tanzania, located at the base of volcanic Mt. Meru. It’s a gateway to safari destinations and to Africa’s highest peak, 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro, lying some 100 kilometers northeast. To the west lies Serengeti National Park, home to wildlife including lions, rhinoceros, giraffes and leopards. Annual migrations feature huge herds of wildebeests crossing its plains.

Travel & Accommodation

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by a project representative and taken to your hostel.

Notes:

  • As a volunteer in Arusha you are advised to land at Kilimanjaro Airport as it is nearby Arusha.
  • Breakfast is provided and there is a fully equipped kitchen that volunteers can use to prepare other meals.
  • All services, such as supermarkets, drugstores, banks (ATMs), bars & restaurants, delis, fruit store, bus stops, and others are literally found in Arusha. The bus stop to Dar Kenya is accessible and it takes only 6-7hours drive to Nairobi in Kenya.

Eligibility

  • Minimum age 18.
  • No previous skills are necessary; however, you will need to speak English at a native or near-native level.
  • Minimum high school education.
  • Minimum 2weeks commitment
  • Necessary vaccinations. (Yellow fever is highly recommended if you are coming from areas with high yellow fever risk)
  • Necessary flights & visas and for more visit Tanzania Immigration Service 
  • Full travel & medical insurance.

Extra Activities

Being in Arusha Tanzania there some of activities you can also do to experience the true Africa such as:

Materuni Waterfalls

Materuni Waterfall is the highest and most impressive waterfall at the foothill of Mt. Kilimanjaro with a height of about 150m.

Lake Eyasi

This is home to the Hadzabe and Datoga Black smiths. The Hadza, or Hadzabe are an indigenous ethnic group in north-central Tanzania, living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau. There are, as of 2015, between 1,200 and 1,300 Hadza people living around lake Eyasi in northern Tanzania. They are distinguished by being the only population in east Africa that continues to rely extensively on hunting and gathering for their subsistence.  Linguistically, they speak Hadzane, a click-language that has phonetic similarities to other Khoisan click-languages but is not mutually intelligible with any.

Mount Kilimanjaro for a day Hike

Hikking the Mount Kilimanjaro Forest is great and astonishing remark to your experience in Tanzania. In the forest you will pass across the beautiful sounds of singing birds of different kinds with no any idea of switching off your Camera for even a second.

Lake Duluti

Lake Duluti is a Crate lake in Arusha on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Duluti is famous for its amazing birds that are singing the tireless songs. You can have a cruise as well to experience the atmosphere in the Great Rift Valley Lake.

Maji Chemka

Maji chemka is loosely translated as “A HOT SPRING”. This is the natural hot spring where you can swim in and enjoy the natural trees around the spring while imagining some of other experiences and develop, new ideas.

Maasai Boma

Boma is loosely translated as an enclosure. Boma are always fenced with the thorn bush. This Maasai Boma means an enclosed collection of houses under one leadership. This can be a Boma of one Man with his wives from two to unlimited as Maasai men are always marrying more than one as the prestige and sense of leadership. Joagro Safaris Tanzania organizes trips visits to this Maasai Boma where you can also see the enclosed piece of land with a separate area for cattle as ranch within a Boma.

Mount Meru Waterfalls

This is a short trip to the foot of mount Meru through the Maasai villages while experiencing the true Maasai lifestyle along all the way.

On top of the above you can do Safari (s)

Volunteering Costs

Costs are quoted with Accommodation per person  

With Accommodation
2 weeks$420
3 weeks$590
4 weeks$699
5 weeks$740
6 weeks$818
7 weeks$978
8 weeks$830
9 weeks$989
10 weeks$1150
11 weeks$1299
12 weeks$1458

All payments incur a 3.5% bank transfer fee.

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes;

  • Accommodation
  • Meal plan (breakfast and dinner)
  • Project placement
  • Food on weekends
  • In-country support and
  • A two-day orientation in Arusha town
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends
What’s not included:
  • Lunch during weekdays
  • Flights, insurance
  • Visas (if applicable) and

Full support will be provided in getting all these arranged ensuring the very best experience possible in Tanzania.

You can also Support these Kids and their families with any little coin as to us every coin can make a change.

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