Volunteering with help2kids lets you experience Tanzania and Malawi firsthand!
Our volunteers play an important role in our projects, providing much-needed support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s education and development. As a volunteer for help2kids you will be participating in a meaningful way in projects that are valued by the communities with whom we work. Your work makes a difference!
help2kids offers 15 volunteer placements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and 14 volunteer placements in Lifuwu, Malawi. You may choose to split your time between the projects in Tanzania and the projects in Malawi; often volunteers choose to spend one month or longer in each location. Lifuwu gives you a feel for rural village life while Dar es Salaam introduces you to a fast-growing, bustling African city.
Our team in Tanzania and Malawi comprises approx. 20 permanent employees (local and international). As a volunteer you will experience first hand the work of a very international team in Africa.
The volunteers are accommodated at our Volunteer Houses in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Lifuwu (Malawi), which offers a convenient and safe accommodation at a reasonable price. Our Volunteer Coordinators are supporting you to settle in and helps you with your new tasks at the projects. Every week a volunteer meeting takes place to coordinate the work of the volunteers, the needs of the projects and to share experiences and stories.
You should be at least 18 years old and willing to stay at least three weeks in Tanzania or Malawi.
In Tanzania, volunteers have the choice to support us on the following projects:
During school holidays we organize special projects for the kids, that volunteers can help with. These might be sports and arts projects, Computer lessons or extra tutoring in English.
Our projects in Tanzania are all located in and around Kunduchi in Dar es Salaam (approx. 30 minutes by car from the city center). Some projects are directly on the help2kids Campus, others easily reachable by bus. See our map for a better overview.
In Malawi, volunteers have the choice to support us on the following projects:
Our village Lifuwu in Malawi is very safe and the people are very friendly and welcoming. The village is small and the people mostly live from fishing in the lake of Malawi or from farming. All our projects are located in short walking distance from the Volunteer House. On our map you can an overview over the area.
Would you like to support us in Tanzania or Malawi?
Our application process is simple and easy. As a first step, please fill out the signup form. It is not binding and we just need it to check whether there is a volunteer placement available during your requested time and to send you more information regarding your placement, the costs and the visa. At the end you will receive the access information to our secured volunteer website with a lot of additional information for your stay in Tanzania and / or Malawi.
As mentioned above, please fill out the following signup form and we will let you know about the availability of a volunteer placement and all other necessary information.
»The organization help2kids and our volunteering programmes are under Swiss management. Over 600 volunteers have trusted help2kids in the last years.«
Volunteer Impressions from Tanzania