"Little by little, a little becomes a lot." Tanzanian Proverb

Volunteer in Tanzania

Nestled in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's most epic peak, you'll find the small town of Moshi. And this topographical giant is just one of the incredible wonders of nature that you'll find in the region. During your time as a volunteer in Tanzania with the Chagga community, the people of Moshi, you'll be working in a landscape full of waterfalls, coffee plantations, and banana fields.

FACT SHEET

Avg. Annual Temp.
73°F
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23°C
Language
Swahili & English
National Food
Ugali
Currency
Shilling

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN KILIMANJARO

Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Education is highly valued in Tanzania, where you’ll find children with a true love of learning. But sadly, many children are only able to attend school until age 14. Work with The CCS Education & Literacy Project and you'll support schools where the teaching staff is highly under-resourced and often unavailable. Help inspire children to foster a lifetime love of learning by introducing engaging new techniques, games, and enthusiasm. Be a part of the transformation; turning an educational system based on rote memorization into a vibrant setting where children can learn and develop on their road to maximizing their human potential.

In Kilimanjaro, many children have been orphaned due to HIV/AIDS. These children are often abused or abandoned as their families struggle to provide for their most basic needs. The youngest generations are forced to grow up too quickly. Recapture and share the joy of childhood when you work with The CCS Child Development Project. As a role model, you’ll challenge a child’s imagination and open it to new possibilities. Your love and attention may be the only opportunity for one-on-one interaction in a child’s day, sparking newfound interest for both learning and play, and contributing to often-needed self-esteem.

In the Kilimanjaro region, where families sometimes struggle to provide 3 meals a day, children with disabilities often don’t receive the tools and resources needed to realize their full potential. Individual attention is much needed as children with a range of physical, cognitive, and learning disabilities are placed side-by-side in the same classrooms or care centers. The CCS Support for People with Disabilities Project works to provide a safe and nurturing space where a community of educators and nurturers join together to support children and their families, while also breaking down harmful community stereotypes.

The impacts of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania are felt across the Kilimanjaro community. Children may be orphaned or even become the primary caregiver in their home. Individuals and families struggle to find support and information to cope with the day-to-day challenges of this serious disease. When you support The CCS HIV/AIDS Project, you’ll work with the community to promote education, awareness, and fight stigmas. Join hands in solidarity with women, children, and families in Tanzania to encourage understanding and care for those impacted by HIV/AIDS.

CCS Volunteer Posts

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Hear what the community is saying about CCS!

"One-to-one tutoring works extremely well for our disadvantaged kids. All of the volunteers give a lot of attention and love to the kids. Lot's of our students come from large, rigid families that may not pay enough attention to them. When they come to school and CCS volunteers are here, they get individual attention."

"For people in our community, not understanding basic English is the same as being illiterate. CCS volunteers do an excellent job of practicing English with our students, giving them a greater chance of future success."

"When volunteers visit the families of children impacted by HIV/AIDS, the families feel a sense of relief and solidarity."

Your Kilimanjaro Staff

THEA MUSHI
Born in the Kilimanjaro region, Thea came to CCS after serving as Country Director for eight years at the Irish Agency for Personal Service Overseas (APSO). She’s been with CCS since 2003, and has plenty of experience working with international volunteers like you. She is a trained accountant and social and community development worker, and is particularly passionate about the power of education on her community’s youth. Mama Thea, as she is called, loves to dance and has a huge, warm smile. She’s known for her contagious laughter and beautiful singing voice.
Country Staff

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