We have one of the best volunteer in Africa programs. If you are interested to be a volunteer in Africa, you can choose any of the programs that we offer.
1. Student Sponsorship
Tanzania does not offer free public education to its youth. Parents must pay for school fees, uniforms, and meals at school. In the Maasai villages, the main source of income is livestock and farming of corn. With no irrigation and little rain, there has been no harvest for many years. Most parents simply cannot afford to send their children to school. When parents can afford to send their children to school, they often preferentially send their sons, leaving the daughters at home to help with household tasks such as gathering water and firewood.
2. Volunteer at the Orphanage
Orphanages are centers committed to the care of children whose parents are deceased or otherwise unable to care for them due to poverty. Parents, and sometimes grandparents, are legally responsible for supporting children. However, in the absence of these or other relatives willing to care for the children, they become a ward of the state. Orphanages are a way of providing for their care and housing. Foster care and more extensive adoption programs have been the preferred practice in many developed nations. However, in Tanzania, there is a shortage of foster parents and thus orphanages are required to provide care for children. Orphanage volunteers in Africa can work in different orphanages and street children projects in and around the region of Arusha.
3. Women’s Development Projects
We encourage the creation of women’s development group in each of the schools we work with. Most often, these groups exist as a vehicle for income generation for women who otherwise would not have the opportunity to make extra money for their families. These groups have full autonomy to choose what project they wish to work on and will receive support and guidance from us. They will also be responsible for maintaining the vegetable gardens and trees that have been planted at the local school.
Volunteer teachers in Arusha, Africa are placed in community schools, public schools, or orphanage schools. Many of the schools we work with are constantly understaffed and are always in need of new volunteers. In this program, volunteer teachers can work by themselves or alongside other teachers and volunteers. Volunteers can work with a local vocational school in a number of capacities. Volunteers can teach English and computer skills to the students during the day.
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Volunteers needed: Year Round
Requirements: At least 18 years old, previous international travel experience recommended
We place volunteers in both government schools as well as English medium schools. These schools take breaks at different times in the year so there is always a teaching placement available for our teaching volunteers in Arusha, Africa.
We also have a special needs school in Arusha. Volunteers who are interested in working with street children and orphans with disabilities ranging from physical to mental disabilities can choose to volunteer here. These children need a lot of love and attention. If you have the experience working with special needs children or are interested in volunteering at the special school, please note your interest on the Kipok Africa application form and with your program coordinator.
5. ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
We are committed to making a lasting impact in the areas that we work in. We therefore believe it is important to work with local chairmen and other leaders, to identify a viable solution to the lack of access to clean water in the community surrounding the schools we partner with. Each of these projects will be different, as each community will have different needs.
5. Medical Hospitals
Medical Hospital placement offers medical volunteering opportunities in Africa for medical students and experienced medical student doctors who want to hone their skills and work in different hospitals. The medical volunteers in Africa will be placed in demanding and high-need hospitals or clinics in Arusha. We are proud to have medical volunteer opportunities in Africa through the year. The placements are modified to meet the varied experiences, interests, course requirements, and abilities of our interns. Qualified doctors will supervise you during the whole period of your placement until you finish your medical volunteering in Arusha, Africa. You can choose where you want to work and the hospital department of your interest. By joining medical placement, you will have unique experiences of local Tanzania healthcare. We have a wide range of placements such as:
Government regional hospitals – Medical volunteers in Africa are placed in the largest government run institutions that have big and demanding wards. The volunteering doctors will be involved in various tasks at all levels of practices like transmittable diseases and other diseases.
Government district hospital – These hospitals are smaller compared to regional hospitals and focus on providing basic care services. This placement will help you practice medicine better and have wonderful practical experiences.
Primary healthcare clinics – They are places where you will work with our nurses to learn pediatrics and child healthcare. You may also need to participate in treatments of infectious diseases like malaria and run vaccination clinics.
Based on your preference and specialization, you can choose the kind of hospital that you prefer to work with. Let us know in advance, so we can find the best placement that meets your needs.
To build learning institutions such as primary school, secondary school, vocational and training college, library, cultural center, and other educational institutions essential for community self-reliance and cultural conservation
To set up and run an educational fund program for bursaries, scholarships, and other educational sponsorships for needy students from the region
To build a health center/clinic and promote community health education and disease prevention program
To integrate the Maasai people into the modern world, while preserving the culture through education, health, environmental conservation, and economic development.
- To create employment in the local area through alternative income generating activities such as community-based tourism and intercultural exchange program.
- To help the community promote ecologically and culturally sensitive business activities for the purpose of community building, employment, and economic self-reliance.
- To support and improve sustainable traditional livestock practices and ensure food security.
- To support the villagers through a micro-lending program of cattle and goats for the purpose of reducing poverty in the local area.