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Social work with children in Tanzania

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of children in Tanzania? Our project offers you the opportunity to do so! Here you can use your time and energy to provide young children in Tanzania with better education and care. Our kindergartens and daycare centers are not only a chance for you to help others, but also an opportunity for personal growth and cultural exchange. You will experience the warm hospitality of Tanzania and become part of a dedicated community committed to the well-being of children.

  • our project offers education and care for children from financially disadvantaged families, be part of it!
  • you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in authentic life in Tanzania and get to know the local culture and hospitality
  • you can contribute your own ideas and participate in various activities in the daycare centers
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From 970.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


In our daycare centers in Tanzania we offer education, care and support for disadvantaged children and their families. Our facilities are an important point of contact for children whose parents often have no other childcare options that they can afford. As a volunteer in our projects you will have the unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of these children. Your main role will be to support the care of the younger children, which includes playing, feeding, singing and learning. You will work closely with the teachers to prepare lessons and provide learning materials. You will also have the opportunity to design the children’s playground and beautify the grounds. Another focus of our projects is to promote your creativity and initiative. We encourage you to contribute your own ideas and offer the children a varied experience. This includes the opportunity to create a timetable for the preschool lessons and organize activities such as gardening or setting up a playground. Your work will help to enrich the lives of these children, create educational opportunities and strengthen the community. At the same time you will have the chance to experience Tanzania’s culture and hospitality first-hand and gain valuable experience. Your creativity, initiative and commitment are extremely valuable in our projects and make a positive difference to children’s lives.

In Tanzania children from poorer families are often unable to attend kindergarten as the fees are a financial challenge for the parents. The program helps children from difficult backgrounds to gain access to education. As malnutrition is also a major health risk in Tanzania, the children receive a meal every day.

Your tasks
You can volunteer part-time or full-time. As a volunteer, you will look after the children, play with them and support the team on site. You will also help with tidying up, keeping the rooms clean and cooking. Typical tasks Volunteering in the crèche/kindergarten in Tanzania:

  • Care and teaching of pre-school children
  • Child-friendly teaching and project work
  • Speaking and teaching English
  • Singing songs and playing games
  • Implementing methods of learning through play
  • Care and maintenance of babies and toddlers
  • Eating and feeding the little ones together
  • nappy changing
  • age-appropriate activities
  • Help with the beautification of the premises
  • playground construction
  • Fundraising and public relations work (to buy new games and teaching materials and cover running costs)
  • Development of a sponsorship program for children from very poor families


We make sure that you can start your adventure abroad without any worries. Both we – your contact persons at Jamso Trainee – and our local supervisors are always there for you to support you in all matters.

  • Arranging the project
  • Contacting the local supervisors (we will let your local contacts know when you are arriving and pass on any important information or special requests you may have)
  • Help with flight bookings (our partner travel agency will be happy to advise you and help you find the best flight at a good price)
  • Support with travel preparations (visa, packing list,…)
  • Pick-up from the airport in Arusha or Kilimanjaro (Let one of our drivers pick you up from the airport)
  • 2 meals a day from Monday to Friday (Enjoy freshly prepared food during the week)
  • Accommodation in the volunteer accommodation (volunteer house), spend your free time with other volunteers and explore the area together
  • Certificate of participation


Living arrangements

You will be accommodated in shared rooms in our volunteer accommodation. This accommodation also offers two meals a day during the week. There is a bus stop in the immediate surroundings and many shopping and leisure facilities are within walking distance. In addition the volunteer program offers the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating Tanzanian culture. You will be warmly welcomed into the community and can experience local customs, festivals and traditions at first hand. In your free time you will have numerous opportunities to explore the breathtaking beauty of Tanzania. Be it a visit to one of the impressive national parks, an exciting safari adventure or exploring the lively local markets. Your everyday life as a volunteer promises to be an enriching experience that can provide long-lasting memories and new perspectives not only for the kids, but also for yourself.

Volunteer house: Shared room

Meals: 2 typical meals from Monday to Friday

Typical day in project

You can look forward to spending 5 days a week with children aged 2-6 years. Your working hours will vary minimally. As a volunteer you will normally be at the project from around 7 am to 4 pm. There you will play and eat with the children – and are sure to bring a smile or two to their faces.

Your day in Tanzania could look like this:

06:00 Get up and have breakfast

06:30 Arrival at the project

07:00 Arrival at the kindergarten

08:30 You welcome the kids and host the morning circle

10:30 You help distribute breakfast

11:30 You play movement games together

12:30 Lunch

13:00 Child-friendly English lessons

14:00 The children romp around in the playground or take a nap

15:30 You make your way home

16:00 Arrival at the volunteer house

16:30 You do something with the other volunteers

19:00 Dinner

Please note: The kindergarten is closed for school holidays for most of the months of August and December. Volunteers who are an extended period of time can use this time to travel / relax or, if they are interested, engage in alternative projects. Otherwise, volunteers may also become involved in the kindergarten during this time by reorganization the area or preparing toys.


On site: language course and excursions such as safaris can be booked.

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Tanzania - Country Information

Tanzania - The country in East Africa lies between Lake Victoria and the spice island of Zanzibar. Whether it's a summit success on Kilimanjaro, a safari in the Serengeti, a visit to the Maasai villages or pure relaxation on the beautiful beach on Zanzibar - Tanzania is always worth a trip! HAKUNA MATATA

Official language





945.087 km²


63,59 million (2021)


Tanzanian shillings (TSH), you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Tanzania.

Tanzania is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Tanzania all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, you can join some classes after your program. Your host is happy to support you with all.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Tanzania, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

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