Location
  • Tanzania
    • Arusha
Length
2 to 48 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
18
Age Max
50
Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment Host Family Hostel
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Solo

Pricing

Starting Price
137
Price Details
Accommodation in Volunteers house
Breakfast and Dinner
Airport pick up and drop off can be arranged
What's Included
Accommodation Some Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Equipment SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 13, 2023
Nov 29, 2023
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About Program

Help the community reforestation activities by establishing tree nurseries and planting trees as well as educating kids in school about proper environment conservation.

Tanzania like a lot of sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing the effects of climate change with irregular seasons and forest areas gradually turning into Savannah and desert grassland. Already this has had a huge impact on the variety and population of various species across a once thriving rainforest zone.

During your placement depending on the stage/time of year, you will be packing and growing seedlings, joining in tree planting, setting up seedling patches, and delivering training to local schools as well as being involved in the agriculture office's educational outreach programs to ensure communities and in particular schools are being briefed on the disadvantages and impact deforestation is having on Tanzania and the region as a whole.

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Program Highlights

  • A full induction, orientation and training session to ensure you can contribute sustainably
  • Work alongside other international and local volunteers with full support from VoSTa staff
  • Be part of a worldwide movement to protect the planet and spread the conservation education to the communities.
  • Help the climate by growing seedlings and planting trees in the communities affected by deforestation and climate change.
  • Flexibility of the timetable during the whole stay to accommodate volunteers plans

Program Impact

Who Do We Help?

We are primarily focusing on helping and improving the lives of the Arusha with a population of around 535,000. The most common occupation of people is tourism, traders and Farmers which often bring the income scale. Day to day life in the remote villages can be tough with no electricity in areas, no running water however their positivity and enthusiasm for education will put a smile on anyone's face. Our main decision for basing in this area is during our first time volunteering we fell in love with the place, people and the way of life which we hope that many more people can come and experience our home away from home.

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Eric
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Remarkable Journey in Environmental Conservation with VoSTA in Tanzania

I recently had the privilege of participating in an environmental conservation project facilitated by VoSTA in Tanzania, and I am thrilled to share my overwhelmingly positive experience.

From the outset, VoSTA demonstrated an unwavering commitment to preserving Tanzania's natural beauty and fostering sustainable practices. The project I was involved in was meticulously planned, addressing critical environmental issues while promoting community involvement and awareness.

One of the standout aspects of VoSTA's approach is their focus on collaboration. The organization works closely with local communities, government bodies, and environmental experts to create initiatives that are both impactful and culturally sensitive. This collaborative effort ensures that the projects align with the needs and aspirations of the community, promoting a sense of ownership and responsibility among the locals.

The hands-on experience of the conservation project was both educational and inspiring. Under the guidance of dedicated VoSTA coordinators, our team actively participated in initiatives such as reforestation, waste management, and environmental education programs. These activities not only contributed to tangible improvements in the local ecosystem but also empowered community members with the knowledge and tools to continue these efforts independently.

VoSTA's emphasis on education played a pivotal role in making the project sustainable. The organization conducted informative sessions that not only raised awareness about environmental issues but also provided practical solutions for everyday challenges. Witnessing the positive response from the community, especially the youth, was truly gratifying.

Moreover, VoSTA's commitment to responsible volunteering practices was evident throughout the project. They provided thorough training, ensuring that volunteers understood the local context and the significance of their actions. The transparency in resource management and the ethical treatment of volunteers further underscored VoSTA's dedication to fostering a positive and impactful volunteer experience.

In conclusion, my time with VoSTA in Tanzania was a transformative experience. The organization's holistic approach to environmental conservation, coupled with their emphasis on community collaboration, left an indelible mark on both the landscape and the people. I wholeheartedly recommend VoSTA to anyone seeking to contribute meaningfully to environmental conservation while experiencing the beauty of Tanzania.

Thank you, VoSTA, for being a beacon of change and for creating opportunities for volunteers to make a real difference in the world.

17 people found this review helpful.
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Jimmy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Transformative Experience with VoSTa in Tanzania

I recently had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with VoSTa in Tanzania, and I can wholeheartedly say that it was a life-changing experience. From the moment I arrived, I was warmly welcomed into a community-driven environment that prioritizes education and empowerment.

The teaching project I was involved in was meticulously organized and executed, thanks to VoSTa's dedicated team. The program not only focused on imparting knowledge to eager students but also aimed to create a sustainable impact on the local education system. The curriculum was well-structured, engaging, and tailored to the needs of the students, fostering a love for learning.

What struck me most about VoSTa was their commitment to community development. The organization works closely with local stakeholders to identify the most pressing educational needs, ensuring that their projects align with the community's aspirations. This collaborative approach not only makes the initiatives more effective but also fosters a sense of ownership among the locals.

The support and guidance provided by VoSTa's staff were invaluable throughout my volunteering journey. They were not only passionate about their work but also genuinely cared about the well-being of the volunteers. The cultural immersion opportunities they facilitated allowed me to connect with the community on a deeper level, gaining insights into the rich tapestry of Tanzanian life.

Moreover, the transparency and accountability demonstrated by VoSTa in managing resources and funds reassured me that my contribution was making a meaningful impact. The organization's commitment to ethical volunteering practices was evident in every aspect of the project, from the initial orientation to the thoughtful debriefing sessions at the end.

In conclusion, volunteering with VoSTa in Tanzania was a truly enriching experience. It provided me with the opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause, immerse myself in a vibrant culture, and forge connections that will last a lifetime. I wholeheartedly recommend VoSTa to anyone seeking a meaningful volunteering experience that goes beyond the ordinary.

Thank you, VoSTa, for making a positive difference in the lives of Tanzanian students and for creating a platform where volunteers can contribute to sustainable change.

What was your funniest moment?
I took Safari Serengeti and Ngorngoro
17 people found this review helpful.
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Lynsey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic experience

I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with VoSTa, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive impact in Tanzania. Their commitment to meaningful projects in education and environmental conservation is truly commendable.

I participated in an education-focused project and was impressed by VoSTa's dedication to improving access to quality education in local communities. The projects are well-organized, and the impact is tangible. The emphasis on sustainability and community involvement ensures that the benefits are lasting.

What sets VoSTa apart is its inclusive approach, welcoming volunteers from various nationalities. This not only enriches the experience for volunteers but also promotes a global perspective on community development. The team at VoSTa is passionate and supportive, ensuring that volunteers are well-prepared and have a fulfilling experience.

The focus on environmental projects further highlights VoSTa's holistic approach to community development. It's heartening to see an organization actively contributing to the well-being of both people and the environment.

If you're looking for a meaningful volunteer experience that combines education, community development, and environmental conservation, VoSTa is an excellent choice. My time with them was not only impactful but also personally rewarding. I highly recommend VoSTa to anyone seeking to make a positive difference in the world.

15 people found this review helpful.

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