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February 3, 2020

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Code: ATZ.VIP-044 Region: Dar es salaam/Zanzibar Country: Tanzania Location: Chamazi/Kigamboni/Kiwalani/Mbande Min & Max age: 17-99 Min & Max. Duration: 1Week-12 Months

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Volunteer Tasks A childcare volunteer's help is always welcome by the staff at the centre who are constantly busy. Volunteers may be asked to assist with the bathing of the children, dressing them, feeding them, as well as helping to keep them entertained and happy. Recreational Games A childcare volunteer would be expected to teach the children some recreational games and activities. One of the best things that a volunteer could do is to play with the children. However, the volunteer must be aware that HIV infected children are prone to infections so games and activities must take this aspect into consideration. Songs and Rhymes One of the best ways to connect with children is by singing and dancing. Most kids like to sing and dance. Childcare volunteers may teach the children basic educational games through rhymes and fun songs and at the same time improve their English skills. Volunteers should do their homework prior to their placement and bring a repertoire of great songs & rhymes to teach various lessons. Household Chores A childcare volunteer may be asked to help in the general cleaning of the centre and help in the preparation and delivery of meals, as well as assist in maintaining an attractive appearance to the building and its grounds.

Who do you need?

17 - 99 years

Language skills


Additional information

We are looking forward to receiving your application for this project if ….. • you are self-motivated • you are willing to sign up for a full-time voluntary service of approximately 40 Working hours per week • You do not need to bring much previous experience in the field of work, but please be Aware that the projects have expectations towards the volunteers’ motivation that may Be comparable with an employer-employee relationship (because the projects make quite high financial contributions to finance the project): volunteers are expected to be reliable, open-minded, self-organized, responsible, adaptable and highly motivated for a 1-6 months voluntary service. • You need to have a working knowledge of English, and a serious interest and motivation to learn new things.

What to do

Social work

Working hours

40 per week

Days off per week


Additional information

Family, group, Senior, couple and disabled Participants: The projects are open to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnic background, and religious conviction or sexual orientation. All in all, we would like to place equal numbers of male and female volunteers. Families, groups, couples, seniors (65+) and program Participants with disabilities, are encouraged to apply and join the program. You need to contact us in advance so that we can prepare appropriate environments that fit your special needs.





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Participation/Registration fee

120.00 €


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More information about conditions

Participants are expected to pay a non-refundable participation fee of €120 per week. Keep in mind, Participation fee does not cover any of this: the cost of medical/health services, all types of insurances, cost of transport to the community after the orientation, relevant Visas or permits, airport drop off on departure date, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However; your participation fee cover the cost of airport pickups on arrival, orientation on arrival, food during the project, transport to project site and other designated project activities as well general running cost of the program.

Additional conditions

Allowed to bring children
Accepting couples
Accepting students
For 18+ only

Additional information

Childcare volunteers would be expected to help in all areas of care for the children be it: sport activities, art and crafts, songs and dance, personal care, helping with the preparation of food and assist feeding some children at mealtimes, as well as household chores. A childcare volunteer must be a creative individual who would develop stimulating activities that increase the children's academic knowledge, as well as their physical and emotional well being. These activities should teach mutual respect of each other, tolerance for the mistakes of others or their lack of skills, as well as leadership skills. The volunteer should be able to demonstrate to the children through games and other activities the many joys that active lives can provide. A childcare volunteer does not need to have any special educational requirements at this placement but should enjoy working with children of all ages and have the energy and emotional stamina that this requires.


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