Become apart of the Maasai
community in
Tanzania

Provide essential support to the children of the Maasai

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  • Duration
    1-24 weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    18+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
  • From
    £120
  • Duration
    1-24 weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    18+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
  • From
    £120

Tanzania Childcare Volunteers

Volunteer to help the children in one of Tanzania’s most renowned communities, the Maasai. With their iconic brightly coloured wraps and their distinctive dances, interacting with the Maasai is as every bit as memorable as any landscape or big five encounter.

Volunteering within the day care centre will see you busy assisting the teachers where you will brighten up the lives of many young children. You will make a vital and important contribution to not only their daily lives, but the future of this traditional community. 

"Becoming apart of the Maasai community and helping to look after and teach the children here was one of the best experiences of my life. Tanzania stole my heart and I cannot wait to return and volunteer again."

The Maasai in Lemiti village have approached our local team requesting to help their community. With the rapid development of Tanzania as a tourist destination and the emergence of national parks and safaris, the Maasai can no longer simply continue with their traditional nomadic ways and customs.

With a long-term view in mind, we believe that with the help of you and other volunteers, we can create a sustainable plan to assist the village. We are hoping to grow their community through the children and women to catch up with the fast-developing times in Tanzania and to preserve their tribe for many generations to come.

You will spend your time volunteering within the purpose-built kindergarten that was constructed to provide day care for the children within the Maasai community. A part of your programme fee goes to paying the wages of the two teachers here, as well as providing lunch to all of the children that attend every day - without the volunteer fees, the kindergarten simply wouldn’t exist.

There are currently over 55 children that attend each and every day, aged between 3 and 6 years old. You will be expected to volunteer from Monday to Friday between 8am and 1pm – with at least 2 hours per day dedicated to sports and games.

Your main role within the kindergarten will be to help run basic lessons that are centred around games and activities to keep the children engaged. You will provide much needed support and assistance as you plan and provide basic English lessons, get involved with music, dance, art and play an active role with the general care of the children.

If you’re not looking to stand up in front of the class, then do not worry! Just spending time with the children, giving them attention and playing will do wonders for their confidence and make their time at the kindergarten so much fun.

You can spend a lot of your time outside with the children, where you will be surrounded by sugar cane fields and can enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains.

Interested volunteers can also take part in the local women’s empowerment programme and advance the initiatives already in place to help the Maasai community even more! Not only this, but you can assist the village with coming up with new ideas on how to progress the community and become an integral part to their survival.

Longer term volunteers may also be invited to stay with the tribe for a few nights to see exactly how they live – an unforgettable experience.

Experience the best of both worlds, with all of the amenities and free time activities of a tourist town while volunteering on worthwhile projects in the surrounding rural villages.

Located in the tourist town of Moshi, you are conveniently located to take advantage of everything this amazing country has to offer! Head out on safari in the world’s best destination in search of the Big Five, relax on the golden sandy beaches in the beautiful Zanzibar, climb Mount Kilimanjaro (or just look in awe from it’s base!) or trek through the rainforest to find hidden waterfalls.

If there is one thing for certain, you will fall in love with the Maasai community and Tanzania – you won’t want to leave!

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