VOLUNTEERING

Voluntary work is an excellent way of getting a second chance to help others or giving back to the local community while getting the opportunity to meet new people, learn valuable skills and make a valuable contribution to someones life.

After a busy and fun day working in our projects or exploring a different culture, there is nothing better than returning to a comfortable and relaxed environment and having the chance to unwind and share experiences with other volunteers, perhaps time to write a diary or blog, send pictures and messages home, cook dinner together and read a good book before falling asleep.Our House is spacious and comfortable and offers enough space for 8 volunteers and local family of 7 members.

Volunteers Opportunity

International Volunteers

We are also looking for a minimum of 1- 3 months commitment from most volunteers. This ensures that the work you do can really make a significant impact on Kyosei Foundation and our students. Kyosei Foundation welcomes skilled volunteers in areas including: IT, Sewing / Tailoring, Medical, Youth/Social Work, Administration, Marketing, Business / Entrepreneurship, Administration and Accounting. If you have a skill to share, please contact us to discuss how and when you can help.

Please note: We do not offer any payment or wage for International Volunteers, but there is a title contribution to volunteer with us as currently we rents rooms to host volunteers.

Local Volunteers

If you are resident, there are often voluntary opportunities at Kyosei Foundation to assist in a variety of fields, but mostly teaching and tuition programs. These positions are extremely competitive and we receive daily enquiries about volunteering at Kyosei Foundation, however positions do become available, so if you think you have a skill to share, Please get in touch email: info@kyoseifoundation.com

Please note: We offer a small wage to the majority of local volunteers who support our programmes.

IT Professional

Kyosei Foundation is looking to recruit a volunteer IT professional to support our work. The position would involve:

  • IT Curriculum development and teaching support
  • System support / development
  • Website / Database support

Grants Manager

We are looking for an experienced Grants Manager to assist Kyosei Foundation with our fundraising. The role would include:

  • Maintaining and building donor relations
  • Securing new funding
  • Training current staff
  • Grants writer

Teacher Mentor / Education Advisor

The main focus of this position is to work closely with our local teachers to assist them in delivering a good quality educational programme to Kyosei Foundation’s vulnerable children and youths.
Tasks include:

  • Training workshops
  • Individual Teacher mentoring
  • Curriculum Development
  • Teacher Development
  • Teaching Spoken English and other subjects

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

We are looking for someone to develop our marketing and communications activities, enabling us to tell our stories more effectively. The job would involve:

  • Manage all communication strategies and activities
  • To ensure all communication material is correct and consistent with current strategies and objectives
  • Develop and implement communication strategies, marking promotional materials and tools to build awareness of the organization
  • Create social marketing and fundraising campaigns
  • Support our social media campaigns including website updates, e-newsletter, Facebook, Instagram
  • Train Kyosei Foundation staff

Tasks as a volunteer

Some tasks as a volunteer may include (according to project needs and your wishes): The job would involve:

  • Teaching English and assisting the children with their homework
  • Teaching Reading,Writing,Mathematics,Computers, Sports, Songs, Games, Dance, and other fun learning tools
  • Teaching IT / computer skills, Vocational skills, Communication skills and empowerment projects.
  • Assisting with construction work at our New School
  • Working with our staff at our projects in general
  • Assisting creating fundraising for the projects
  • Planning and organising free time and sport activities for the children
  • Household and administrative duties, such as helping to cook and gardening, sharing culture and traditions
  • Conduction workshops for health education to youths and young women

Become a Volunteer

Info on contribution and accommodation in Arusha

Your registration fee and placement contribution gives you assurance that your booking placement availability is organised and confirmed that accommodation is covered for your trip host stay.

A huge part of your experience will be the people you will share your accommodation with. We’ve done our best to provide a place that is much like a communal lifestyle and more like a home. With influences of local culture and soft comforts, we have created a space where our volunteers will feel like they are truly living a home away from home in Tanzania. As we say in Kiswahili, Karibuni Sana Kwetu!

Why do I need to pay $ 45 registration fee?

The registration fee covers the work done to help prepare for your trip before you arrive. Our team is very involved in coordinating every step before and during your trip, spending as much time and as many hours as you need to help you prepare. We also take time to speak with our projects directly for each individual so they are ready for you when you arrive. This takes many hours and a lot of work to prepare.

House Stay  & Living Compound

This is shared communal living compound with other volunteers on their experience just like you and a local family like you in a newly refurbished local house in Arusha but we will do our best to make sure you’re comfortable by offering you private room or shared rooms upgrade or any special dietary requirements. The house is safe, clean and comfortable accommodation, comfortable bedding, excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner and housekeeping. This will be a quiet and friendly neighbourhood only 15 minutes away from our school project and 30 minutes daladala (min bus, tuktuk) drives from the main hustle and bustle of town. You will have 24 hour gated security, a domestic/cook (Mama Lau who will happily help you prepare all meals freely and do your laundry for a small fee).

INCLUSIVES: Full program supervision and support, Accommodation and other bills (electricity and running water), All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), in Arusha at our volunteer house, but lunch and dinner on the weekends are not compulsory, Project orientation and step-by-step guidance, All visa supportive information documents like (letters and contact details for immigration purpose) and Online communication and other updates.

EXCLUSIVES: VISA for entry and stay, Vaccinations, Daily travel & expenses, Airport transfer on arrival (can be arranged), Airport transport on departure (can be arranged).

However, it depends on the length of the time you intend to stay and your personal requirements in Tanzania, Accommodation ranges for hostels from $15 per night without lunch and dinner and monthly apartments for $ 500 per month without lunch and dinner.

Why do I need to pay a placement contribution?. It’s quite surprising when you first learn you need to pay to volunteer! After all, isn’t it time that you’re offering?

A placement minimum contribution of  $ 50 USD per week covers everything else that will be arranged for your trip host stay.This includes where you will stay, all three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), amenities, local coordination and a placement administrative costs as well as a support the project. All these aspects require planning, services from local people and need to be covered. Volunteers are obliged to contribute this minimum amount per week all inclusive to help in supporting the organization activities. It’s that simple. With Kyosei there are no hidden costs or fees, we want you to be as comfortable as possible to make this life changing journey simple.

Your time is extremely valuable and certainly a vital part of making a difference within the community where you are placed however there are several other aspects to consider when volunteering internationally like accommodation, meals, other bills and a low operating costs are all the financial components, which make up your placement contribution.

Does any contribution go directly to the projects?

​Yes 25% of your host placement go to support our projects. Although we don’t necessarily think that making financial contributions solve the complex issues facing our projects, we do make a charitable donation on your behalf to your project placement. This is not mandatory. We do this as we know how challenging it can be for our projects and hosting, supervise and very often teach volunteers, taking time away from their primary work. We want our volunteers to know they are valued and respected for their time as best we can.

Minimal administration costs also make up part our volunteer program contributions and these include the low running costs, porridge for school children and other teaching and learning materials for the school. While admin costs are a pain there are absolutely no organisations, businesses or companies out there that can survive without them.

What you expect?

You expect to gain new experiences, develop leadership skills, wider your network with fantastic people, improve your further job prospects, And most importantly is to get remarkable memory and help this world become a better place for the brighter future of vulnerable groups. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Kyosei Foundation then please send us your CV and motivation letter through the email: info@kyoseifoundation.com

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