Volunteer is expected to participate in all or part of the activities list below as an assistant to the local staff.
Basic Childcare: Basic childcare is a primary function of a day-care. Much of a volunteer's time is spent monitoring children to ensure they remain safe as they go about their activities.
Play time: Play is important work for children. Play helps children share with others and copes with their feelings while developing verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Play also helps develop children's fine motor development and helps them develop confidence. Volunteers usually assist with age-appropriate activities such as helping toddlers and pre-schoolers with arts and crafts, reading, writing, dancing, singing and playing games.
Administrative and clerical: To help with office duties such as computer work, filing or attending Centers’ visitors/Callers. In some cases, you may be required to maintain records, take daily notes, or help with development of daily activity plans and schedules.
Clean-up and maintenance: to maintain focus on children at all times and to help maintain a safe, friendly, supportive environment. Volunteers must be vigilant to ensure all toys and equipment’s are safe, clean and in good working order, and to report problems to supervisors or head of the Center. Volunteers usually stock supplies and help with clean-ups of day care’s rooms or play areas. Helping children pick up toys is a daily task.
Accomodation and food
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be accommodated in the host families located in an ecol-village. There are standard houses with three bedrooms, living room and kitchen. The houses are surrounded by nature and green vegetation. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided, and you should expect to share room with either host family members or other volunteers from the same or other projects.
Trying a variety of foods from other cultures is part of UVIKIUTA’s philosophy for an authentic experience in Tanzania, and may be both fun and challenging. Food on our projects generally reflects the local cuisine. Some foods that are part of a regular diet at your home country may not be available during the project.
Vegetarians will be accommodated and veg meals will be available. However volunteers with more specific dietary requirements may need to supplement the included meals at their own expense.
Participants with food allergies (e.g., nuts) must inform us about the existence and severity of the allergy.
Three meals per day are provided to the Volunteers at the host family or at the work place.
Meals on transit between airports and to/from Project, during tourism or outside designated project area are volunteer’s responsibility.
No reimbursements will be made for volunteers who miss their included meals.
Volunteers are expected to give hand in meals preparations, dish washing, kitchen and dining room cleaning. Don’t leave as guest but part of the family.
Clean water will be provided. We will not pay for bottled water if is going to be your preference. Kindly bring with your water bottle.
Location and leisure
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays will be free for volunteers to do their personal activities including exploring what the region offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are:-
Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town etc. Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.
Near Dar es Salam possibilities could be; wildlife safari trips, Marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands) eco and cultural tourism activities, Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (Beach, Museums, and Markets).
Project hosted by
THE PROJECT: Child day care centers are social facilities that care for children in groups and they have different sponsors, including schools, churches, social service agencies or independent owners. Many parents choose center-based care because they believe the presence of multiple caregivers, larger groups of children, and state inspections make them both safer and more dependable. Some parents also consider these types of centers to be a better learning environment for their children.
Child-day care Centers is a project aiming to ensure that children receives a good quality childhood care, education and gains the skills and knowledge they need to thrive achieve promising future. The project is focusing on the children from the age of two years to six years of age on which this particular age of a child is considered the most vulnerable and crucial stage of a person's life where this program often focuses on guiding children to learn through play and other creative methods.
Please be advised that, we can provide only one pick services from the following points:-
Dar Es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport
Dar Es Salaam, Railways Station,
Dar Es Salaam, Main bus Terminal
Dar Es Salaam, Ferry Station
Dar es Salaam, any accommodation facility within Dar es salaam city center
Note: Pick up service is available 24/7.
Availability and duration: This project is OPEN and available throughout the year for the minimum duration of one month maximum and three months maximum. Please note; due to the school holidays this project is not available in the months of June and December. Arrival dates throughout the Year shall be:
Arrival : Volunteers can only arrive in the project on the specified dates below:-
• 3rd March 2019
• 31st march 2019
• 28th April 2019
• 30th June 2019
• 4th August 2019
• 1st September 2019
Departure: In any case, volunteer should plan depart on Saturday of the their last week
Invitation letter: You need to have official invitation letter from this organisation before processing visas and flight bookings.
Engagement contract: This document need to be signed before starting visas application and flights booking process.
Visas: Visas can be obtained at the airport on arrival, boarder entries, and Tanzania Embassies and consulate nearest to you. Present the invitation letter to receive the right visas for your project.
Vaccination and medical service: Visit your doctor for medical information and requirements before coming. Do not trust much internet information.
Potential volunteer for this project is expected to have the following listed qualities:-
Interest to work with children
Open minded and ready to be challenged
Interested in other cultures and local realities
Patient and committed
Creative and easy to adopt to the situations
Able to work under less supervision and minimum resources
Have English language skills and an interest to learn the local Language (Kiswahili). Optional language classes will be provided.