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"Watching the sunrise and the sunset over the Serengeti was probably one of the highlights of my life. I loved the projects we worked on in Arusha. I especially loved working with Your Sister’s Orphanage to help them create the structure and setup the organization. Working with Libby, the Director, has instilled within me a new passion to truly make a difference and continue to do humanitarian service throughout my life.”
Tanzania is home to Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. This beautiful country is located just south of the equator, bordered by the Indian Ocean and some of Africa’s largest lakes. Leopards, wild cats, cheetahs, wildebeests, and zebras fill this beautiful country. The population is about 43.6 million. About 36% of the population lives below the poverty line, the worst poverty rate of the countries in which HELP operates. Commonly used vegetables are okra, Mchicha (like a spinach), beans, cassava leaves and green peas.
With HELP International, you can volunteer or intern abroad during the summer or during the winter/spring in Mbale, Uganda. We have a year-round program available at Hogar del Niño Orphanage in El Salvador. Individuals join our program from a wide spectrum of academic background, interests, and career goals.
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As a volunteer, you will work on a variety of different projects, varying day-by-day. HELP focuses on projects in education, public health, and business. Potential projects you may work on include:
- Working in the Loliondo Health Clinic serving Masai tribal communities
- Serving in the Your Sister’s orphanage in infrastructure development, curriculum, PR, website design, international child welfare, etc.
- Work with Michael’s orphanage
- Paint murals with Osiligi Orphanage
- Educating farmers about animals and establishing a farmer’s cooperative
- Music lessons
- Train teachers in curriculum development
- Design and implement income-generating projects
- Drilling water in the rural villages to create borewells
- Recreation programs
- Organizing an Eye camp for the Albino community with Albino peacemakers
- Empowerment groups for Masai women
- Creating a documentary for education about Albinos
May 15 - August 15, 2013
Volunteers can spend anywhere from one month to three months in-country, between May 15 to August 15. Dates are flexible. The program cost ranges from $2,950 to $3,750. Program costs include housing, food, program director, training, and other associated costs. Does not include airfare, passport, visa, and additional food and travel expenses. It is totally possible to fundraise your entire program cost. HELP International provides various training, workshops, and resources for fundraising.
To read more details about our Summer Program, visit our volunteer abroad page.