Here at Good Hope we welcome volunteers with open arms. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to each and every child here and we simply could not continue to run without the generosity of others. We look for volunteers who are open-minded, passionate about helping others and who look forward to the experiences of living in a developing country. We welcome volunteers of all skills, education and experience levels from all countries. The children, the administrators of the Orphanage, the School teachers as well as the volunteers all share, learn and grow from this unique opportunity.
There are a number of ways that you can volunteer while staying at Good Hope, these include:
- Orphanage: assist the staff with the cooking, cleaning and taking care of the children. Play with the children, teach them new games, introduce various learning activities and help with the homework. No experience necessary; English speaking preferred, experience with children beneficial.
- School: assist the teachers with classes, mark homework and help them to enhance their lesson plans. Normally volunteers split their time between the Orphanage and School. No experience necessary; teaching skills beneficial. English speaking required because lessons are taught in English.
- Construction: assist contractors with some of the projects they are doing on the School grounds. Projects can include building new school classrooms, medical clinic, offices etc as we are always expanding to cater for more children when possible. No experience necessary; construction background beneficial. English and/or Swahili speaking preferred to communicate with workers.
- HIV/AIDS Awareness: when you are not working at the Orphanage/School, spend time working with the ‘Fighting AIDS in Tanzania’ organization to educate people about AIDS, and help those with the disease learn to better take care of themselves. No experience necessary; medical background, facilitation/teaching experience beneficial. English and/or Swahili speaking required for communication with locals and translators.
We ask for a minimum fee of $600 USD per month or $150 USD per week from each volunteer. This covers accommodation, food, water, electricity, security as well as a small donation to the Orphanage. Your accommodation includes a room dedicated to volunteers, with bunk beds and a bathroom with a western toilet and hot shower. You will receive three meals per day, which are eaten with the children.