Volunteering with ITTB:

Tanzania is the largest of the East African countries (i.e. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) and offers spectacular landscape from the coastal plains to the east; the inland saucer-shaped plateau; the highlands and the coastal islands. The country is named after Tanganyika, its mainland part, and the Zanzibar islands off its east coast. Gaining independence in 1961, Tanzania is a stable, peaceful country with few tribal or regional divisions. Tanzania draws many first-time Africa travelers because of its well developed tourist infrastructure. It is a land where you're most likely to spot large numbers of big game, plus world-class views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The country is recognized both in terms of wildlife and beauty.

With national parks extending over some 33,660 sq km (13,000 sq miles), Tanzania has more land devoted to national parks and game reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world.

Some of Tanzania's ecologically significant wildlife parks include the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park in the north, and Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park in the south. Gombe National Park in the west is known as the site of Dr. Jane Goodall's studies of chimpanzee behavior.

In addition to its stunning landscape, Tanzania is home to approximately 120 tribal groups. Tribal diversity is respected and far from being a source of separation, Tanzanians place a high value on their country's multicultural heritage. This is a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a new culture from the inside out and discover that one person really can make a difference. Volunteer with us and see A wider sight of the World.

Volunteers need to secure a tourist visa to enter Tanzania. Once in the country all volunteers must apply for a Class C permit in order to volunteer.This is a two step process, with costs exceeding $300, and is not optional. All participants in the Tanzania program must comply.

Orphanage Assistance

Volunteer at a local orphanage work with orphanages, each having 15-25 children, mainly 4-15yrs old. The centers provide shelter, food, love and education to orphans, abandoned and street children of surrounding community.

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Volunteer tasks:

As a volunteer, you will primarily assist with the daily care of the kids; including preparing meals, bathing and brushing teeth. You can play games, 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

Teaching Opportunities:

Teachers are needed to help in an orphan school. Volunteers support local teachers that provide free education to orphans and vulnerable children in the community. Volunteers needed to teach English and mathematics. Placement also available in primary schools in the rural communities.

Typical work schedule: 5 days a week from 8 AM to 12 PM, 2PM-4PM. Schools are on break for 2 weeks in April/May, during August, and December/January. Prior experience is not required, guidance will be provided as to what subjects to cover, but volunteer teachers will be expected to come with ideas to prepare lessons. This is a great opportunity to help orphan children gain an education, while experiencing life in Tanzania. Volunteer should have an open mind, caring spirit and a compassionate nature. We do recommend you learn a few words and phrases of Swahili, which will be very helpful and appreciated by the children. Bringing teaching aids (flash cards, picture books, alphabet and number games, maps) with you is highly recommended, and needed.

HIV / Aids Awareness and Care Campaign:

Work with a local grassroots HIV/Aids organization helping in rural communities around Tanzania. As a volunteer you will support the home based care projects to hundreds of families living with HIV/Aids including teaching about nutrition and health, providing food, basic amenities and micro-grants, cleaning and caring for the patients.

In some occasion Volunteers will be helping to distribute food and medicine when large international donations are received. Volunteers may also visit local Clinics however their daily activities will commonly be conducting home-based care to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The home-care will include counseling to the caretakers and distributing medication and food supplies to people suffering with HIV or AIDS.

Other duties will depend on which projects the organization is working on when you are there.

This is a good program for public health students and professionals, pre-med and pre-nursing students. Volunteers will have the opportunity to travel to small remote villages. You will need to budget $100-$150 a week for transportation cost. Working with this grassroots organization you will see how one person can truly help and change the life of someone in need.

Experience not necessary, those wanting to make a difference and help with the HIV/Aids crisis in Africa are welcome.

Medical Opportunities:

We are partnered with hospitals and local clinics in various destination and around the nearby small town and village. A wide range of clinical and medical opportunities are possible including: pediatrics, obstetrics / gynecology, General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceuticals or Physiotherapy, but we can also arrange more for specialist fields on request. The type of work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and capabilities, which is understandable given that you will be dealing with patient health and safety. You will be involved in aspects of the day-to-day running of the hospitals, observing or directly assisting, where possible. You can help out in simple but practical ways, vastly increasing your own knowledge and understanding of medical practice. You will get a good general feel of the hospital by working and/or observing in most departments. You will be given basic and general on the job training by your supervisor, and further jobs should become available for those with medical experience. (Pre-medical and pre-nursing students will be limited to observation, non medical tasks, assisting the nurses with patients etc)

Construction / Building Project:

This is a good option for high school/university groups. Volunteers are needed for the on-going construction and expansion projects at local orphanages and for primary schools in disrepair. Volunteers work alongside skilled and unskilled local workers. Tasks including digging holes, stacking bricks, hauling rocks and dirt, cement work, painting. Prior experience is not necessary, but skilled workers are very welcome. This is a very hand on, hands dirty sort of program. Enthusiasm, a good sense of humor and helping spirit are required. Volunteers are asked to raise extra funds ($300-$400) to help with buying materials, paints, gloves and other needed supplies.

Child Care Assistance:

As a volunteer, you will primarily assist with the daily care of the kids; including preparing meals and teaching Basic English. You can play games, 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.

Program Includes:

Accommodations based in shared volunteer housing with private room including bedding and mosquito netting. Private compound is within walking distance to the orphanage and school. Three meals a day are included and on-site housing staff. Airport transfers on arrival and departure. 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.

Orphanage program: On-site Housing or Host family option available.

Teaching program: On-site orphanage housing, or Host family option Construction or HIV/AIDs

Program: Host family accommodations Airport pick up

Three meals a day are included. Airport drop off.

Program Details

• Duration From 1 week to 8 weeks
• Accommodations: Local Host Family
• Meals: 3 meals a day
• Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
• Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 hour per day
• Requirements: 17 years +, open-mindedness to new adventures.
• VISA: You must ask for a "Volunteer Visa Class C" when you apply for your visa, if you get the wrong one you will have to get a new one in Tanzania (US$120), we will give you a support letter

Find you're Ideal Program...

Where do you want to go and Volunteer ?

• Dar es Salaam
• Arusha
• Mbeya
• Mwanza
• Iringa
• Coast Region and Tanga

What do you want to do ?

• Church / Missionary
• Community Development / Building
• Environmental Agriculture
• HIV/AIDs Awareness and Care
• Language & Cultural immersion
• Indigenous community
• Medical / Health Care.
• Orphanage Support / Child care
• Street Kid and Youth Program
• Teaching / education
• Vacation training
• Woman´s Support Project
• Youth Sport
• Tourism

At the end of day:

• Prompt customer service answering your call and emails.
• Pre-departure Orientation Guide. Includes detailed travel, safety & cultural information and many tips that will make your trip planning easier.
• Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses. Safe, clean, comfortable local housing, inspected by our local coordinators.
• Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Special meals at request.
• Airport meet and greet by our project coordinator (At any time, any day!)
• First night hotel accommodation some programs
• Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency
• Orientation/city briefing on arrival by our project coordinator.
• Placement in a quality project, allowing you to maximize your time and efforts in a good cause.
• Transportation to project site: Includes introduction to local staff and community members with whom you will be working with.
• Volunteer Program: Half day (4 hours only)
• Departure transfer by our project coordinator.
• A Feedback page on our website with pictures of your trip.
• The Presidents Volunteer Service Award lapel pin (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
• Personalized Presidents Volunteer Service Award certificate of achievement.
• A Letter of Recommendation provided by the local organization detailing the activities developed by the volunteer during his or her stay.



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