Volunteer Tanzania, Arusha: Women Development Community

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Program Description

The women development center offers temporary residence, education and vocational training to young teenage mothers and their children. Most of these girls have suffered from forced child marriage, human trafficking, poverty, abuse, and a lack of education. The center works to provide support and training, including vocational skills, empowerment education and woman health talks. There is a nursery and primary school for the children living at this center.

Volunteer support is very important and the center relies heavily on international hands on help and donations. As a volunteer, you will may be asked to work in the following areas:

Support with incoming generating/ marketing and fundraising ideas for the center
Psychological support to women (social workers)
Teaching English and basic computers.
Teaching basic cooking and tailoring
Help with child care and education of the kids.

We recommend volunteers to learn a few words and phrases of Swahili, which will be very helpful with the locals. Travel from the volunteer accommodations to the center is about 15/20 minutes bus ride each direction.


Extra Paid Activities while in country:
Masai Dance Lessons (1 ½ hrs Introduction, Sounds, Choreography, Practice) US$28
Introduction Swahili (3 hours Basic level: greetings, daily living, Guide book and certification) US$30
Masai Crafts (2 hours: craft material, bracelets) US$28
Tanzania Cookery (3 ½ hours includes ingredients, recipe book and certificate) US$28


Program starts and ends in Arusha (JRO airport)
Airport meet and greet. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
Accommodation: Volunteer House
Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily

Not included:
Flights to Tanzania. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet. Sightseeing.

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What`s Included

Project length: From 2 weeks to 8 weeks
Project start date: Projects begin every Tuesday. Arrival Sunday or Monday
Airport Arrival: Kilimanjaro (Code: JRO)
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 6-8 hours per day
Requirements: Tourist Visa and Volunteer Permit
Age Limits: Minimum 18 years or older for solo travelers
Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
Airlines: KLM, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian and Qatar
Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Malaria (Malarone pills recommended), Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Locations

Arusha, Tanzania

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A Broader View Volunteers Corp
  • Tanzania: Arusha
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks
English, Swahili
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
From US$850 for a week up to US$1900 for 8 weeks

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