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Groups, families and individual volunteers are warmly welcomed for one to three weeks on a ground-breaking development program in Tanzania. The Reaching Children's Potential Program is focused on helping local community leaders deliver essential services in nutrition, health and education to mothers and children through direct, hands-on service on 10 of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We aim to eliminate childhood stunting in all five participating villages.
- Teach English, math, science, and geography in elementary and middle schools.
- Help with homework and study skills.
- Construct chicken coops and safe stoves.
- Contribute to local public health campaigns.
- Conduct workshops on health, nutrition and hygiene.
- Support education of young girls.
- Plant and maintain household gardens.
- Build, paint, and repair facilities like classrooms and dormitories.
- Support pregnant and new mothers before and after birth.
- Immerse yourself in colorful, ancient Tanzanian culture.
- Lodge comfortably in Global Volunteers' newly constructed guesthouse in spacious rooms with electricity, hot and cold water, and private bathrooms.
- Groups of all kinds meet their service goals alongside Tanzanians on groundbreaking initiatives.
- Employ your professional skills on genuine development projects supporting children and families who need it most.
- Global Volunteers' policy: safety trumps everything. Volunteers will comply with all local COVID-19 precautions.
If you get off the beaten track and follow the dusty, bumpy East African roads, you will find traditional villages where life is lived in startling simplicity. Here you will experience a way of life vastly different from your own, help a community struggling to care for its children, and hopefully learn more about yourself along the way.
The needs are great in rural Tanzania. Life is a hard, day-to-day struggle to survive off the land. Medical supplies are inadequate, food and nutrition are too often insufficient, and access to quality education is limited. The work of Global Volunteers in Tanzania, alongside parents and teachers, supports these communities in eliminating childhood stunting, and helping families and children reach their full potential.
This program is especially accommodating for groups and families. Global Volunteers’ program is located in the highlands of south central Tanzania, about a two-hour drive from Iringa. Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities from supporting pregnant women to teaching math and sciences to secondary school students. As a short-term volunteer in Tanzania with Global Volunteers, you can make a difference in the lives of Tanzanian families.