The Small Things is an NGO working with Nkoaranga orphanage in Tanzania, which holds 30 children from newborns to 5 years of age. We also run a children's village with family-style homes for kids who have aged out of the orphanage, and an outreach program which keeps children in families through economic empowerment and reducing maternal mortality. We welcome enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking volunteers to join our team!
Our program includes volunteer socials, Swahili lessons, accommodation in a beautiful safe village, and more. You work directly with orphaned kids in our care, ranging from newborns to 9 years old, as a support for the local mamas. These kids will change your life! Let us know if you have special skills, like healthcare, education, social work etc.
As a charity, 100% of proceeds from volunteers go to the costs of your stay or towards improving life for our kids, and no profit is ever made. Visit our site for more on why this matters.
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We can also arrange for you to stay with one of our host families located directly behind the volunteer compound for the same amount: $260 a month. $200 goes directly to the family, while the remaining $60 covers your airport pick up and drop off, Swahili lessons, basic internet access at the volunteer compound, and volunteer socials.
What are the costs of volunteering?
Since we are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the community, we are less costly than other alternative volunteering organizations in the Arusha area. Currently, volunteer fundraising goals are based upon length of stay; up to 8 weeks,$100/ week. With longer stays than 8 weeks, your fundraising target is reduced, again depending on how long!
For example, if your volunteering stay is 8 weeks:
Accommodation for 2 months: $520
Fundraising target for 2 months: $800
Total $1,320. This is MUCH lower than many organizations charge for accommodation and program fees! 100% of your accommodation goes to paying our rent and light bill; 100% of your fundraising target goes directly to the kids!
While we understand that fundraising can be a little daunting at first, we want to help you help our kids. TST’s fundraising committee and development staff will be more than happy to assist and support you in achieving your fundraising goals.