Volunteer & internship at NGO to support Healthcare and Women's Rights in Tanzania
Our team in Tanzania combines relevant qualifications and many years of experience in project coordination, volunteer mediation and social work in Tanzania and abroad. The supervisors are available as contact persons on site at any time for our volunteers and projects. Volunteers do get the opportunity to use their knowledge in Tanzania to get involved in meaningful projects and to gain valuable professional experience in different fields such as Social Work, Women’s Rights, Primary Schools, Daycare Center, Health Care, Animal Welfare and Environmental Protection.
We firmly believe in the power of change through intercultural exchange. With this programs we promote and demand equal rights and cultural tolerance. Volunteers will be placed exclusively in projects in which they can gain valuable experience for their future. All volunteers do not replace local employees. Volunteers are assistants who offer support to local staff and, for example, perform tasks for which there is otherwise too little time. It is important to us that we only place our volunteers in projects that share our values towards international volunteering. All Volunteers are encouraged to start fundraisers for their respective institutions in Tanzania before, during or after their stay in Arusha.
Tipical day as a volunteer
A typical week consists of team meeting discussing the prospect and outcome of outreach activities. There are days where you will join the team to visits of remote villages and communities, where you will be warmly welcomed by the local women and health workers. According to your skills you can participate in training sessions and clinics. You may also choose to spend days at the women rescue center where young Maasai girls escaping FGM and forced marriage find refuge until a long-term solution is found. If you are a medical professional or student in this field you may also choose to work at the NGO's own clinic, providing day-to-day as well as emergency medical services and assisting during child birth and minor procedures. Another important part of the NGO's work is public relations and fundraising. Help spread the word about this meaningful cause by updating homepage and social media profiles and letting the world now about the difference HIMD makes in Tanzania.
Possible work fields include:
- Community / Social Work
- Public Relations / Social Media / Fundraising
- NGO Accounting
Accommodation: You will stay at our volunteer house with other volunteers together. At the volunteer house their are 6 dorm rooms, 4 bathrooms (western toilets and almost always warm showers), a big communal rooms and an outside area for sitting together and enjoying the leisure time with fellow volunteers.