Lift Them Up

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Do you feel like to giving back to community? Why don’t you join our effort in bringing the necessary changes in the world? 

We believe that any one can give back to need community by volunteering regardless the background of his/her professionalism. It would be much better if you have professional in teaching, Agriculture, Nurse, web designing, childcare giver, tourism management and many more. Please let us know if you are keen to work in Tanzania or stay with local people and understand their culture, language, or an environments.

Areas for volunteers are explained below;

  1. MEDICAL VOLUNTEERING

Medical volunteering in Tanzania Arusha will be a great opportunity for all pre-med, medical and nursing students to know about the healthcare scenario of a Third World Country and effectively contribute towards the well-being of the people.

Placements are provided in medical clinics, dispensaries, and hospitals located in and around the city of Arusha. This program is particularly suited for those volunteers looking for international hands-on experience and overseas medical work exposure. Medical professionals are also welcomed to be a part of this project and contribute as much as they can. Work will vary depending on the experiences of individual volunteers.

Volunteering through LITU Foundation also arranges Dentistry and Elective placements in Tanzania. Dentistry volunteers work in the dental department in hospital placements in Arusha. The placements are suitable for dental students looking to do a Dental Elective Program in Africa and gain some valuable knowledge and experience by working under the supervision of dentists and dental assistants.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference. Medical volunteers must provide a clean criminal background check report, CV, Passport Copy as well as other documents and credentials pertaining to their qualifications prior to joining the program. Pre Med, Medical, Nursing students, CNA’s, midwifery and dental students can join the program.

VOLUNTEER ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The major task would be to shadow the professionals and assist them whenever needed.
  • Depending on your skills, you’ll be assigned work like suturing wounds, giving vaccinations etc.
  • Assist patients with activities such as getting them from one service point to another.
  • You need to be actively involved in the daily procedures of the hospital, taking rounds of the wards, maintaining files, and doing routine patient checkups like measure Blood pressure, pulse, check fever etc.
  1. VOLUNTEER IN ORGANIC FARMING

Interested in farming and want to be a Sustainable Agriculture volunteer in Tanzania? LITU’s Sustainable Agriculture project is a great way to learn about, experience and help improve farming techniques and practices in the local community in Arusha. Volunteers can also get involved with community outreach work, where they will be helping provide ‘home to home’ education that will educate families on how to make the most of small farming plots and also helping with cleaning community areas, establishing collection banks for rubbish and recycling.

Highlights:
  • Includes accommodation, meals, airport pick up, orientation and 24/7 support
  • Help locals learn about sustainable farming practices
  • Experience Tanzania’s incredible landscapes and wildlife
  • Stay in a town near the spectacular Mt Kilimanjaro
  1. TEACHING VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Want to be a volunteer Teacher in Tanzania? LITU Foundation Teaching project is a fantastic way for volunteers to assist in schools in Tanzania where classes are often large and understaffed. Volunteers gain teaching experience by leading classes or helping local teachers with lessons in a range of school subjects. Alternatively, volunteers are also able to work in a school for students with disabilities who need a great deal of attention and support to thrive and succeed at school.

 What to expect and how you’ll make an impact

Children in Tanzania love going to school and highly value the education they receive. However, once they become teenagers, many students leave school to support their families. Volunteers bring a unique variety and perspective to the education children receive while they’re at school, fostering their love for learning, broadening their minds, encouraging them to further their education and build better futures.

As a Teaching volunteer you will be based in English-medium or government schools. These have busy classes of between 30 and 50 students, where volunteers make a real impact by enabling more focused teaching. You’ll assist local teachers or leading classrooms in a range of subjects, including:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Physical education

There is also an opportunity for volunteers to work in a special needs school, helping students with a range of mental and physical disabilities. These students require a great deal of attention and support in their studies. If you have experience in working with disabled people, or are interested in this option, please make a note in your application.

 Why do Teaching volunteering in Tanzania with Lift Them Up Foundation?

As a volunteer teacher in Tanzania you’ll be adding value to the local community, while also developing personally and professionally by:

  • Improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged students
  • Helping students develop life skills in a safe place
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Gaining teaching experience
  • Immersing yourself in Tanzanian culture
  • Discovering Africa’s incredible wildlife.

4.  ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERING

Are you passionate about eco volunteering or climate change? Want to support Environmental volunteer in Tanzania projects or get involved with conservation volunteer opportunities in Tanzania?

As an environmental volunteer with LITU, you’ll have the opportunity to support jungle and rainforest conservation, climate action, environmental education, sustainable cities, coastline conservation, organic farming and tree planting volunteer projects within communities.

 What to expect from environmental volunteer work abroad

LITU’s affordable Environment and Conservation volunteer projects are available year-round and are perfectly suited to volunteers who are up for a challenge and don’t mind getting their hands dirty.

Conservation volunteer work is varied and dependent on the type of Environmental project you choose. From reforestation volunteer programs to climate action projects, you could be collecting data on endangered species, planting trees, learning about sustainable farming techniques, growing organic food, developing green urban spaces, protecting threatened rainforests and much more.

On LITU’s Conservation volunteering projects, you’ll be working closely with local organizations and community members to support both proactive and reactive methods of protecting our natural environment.

5. CHILDCARE VOLUNTEER

Are you passionate about the wellbeing and development of children around the world? Lift Them Up Foundation Childcare volunteer opportunities  enable you to explore a new culture and gain experience working with children, while educating the next generation.

What to expect from Childcare volunteering

LITU’s Childcare volunteers provide assistance in a range of environments, including community and day care centers, after school programs and kindergartens. Volunteer work is led by local staff and tasks vary depending on the specific placement, but generally involve providing personalized attention, mentoring and educational support, and assisting with daily operations.

The aim of these projects is to provide operational support to under-resourced childcare centers, while fostering a two-way cultural exchange between international volunteers, children and staff.

LITU’s Childcare projects are well-suited to those with a warm, caring nature and a passion for working with children. You’ll play an important role in working alongside local staff to improve children’s educational and emotional needs, so no experience is necessary.

Why  childcare volunteer?

In many of the communities that LITU serves, children have limited access to the resources and support they need to succeed. With the help of volunteers, schools and childcare centers have more resources to provide safe places for children to learn and grow. With additional access to strong support networks, children can build healthy, fulfilling lives and be more likely to break the cycle of poverty.

The impacts of childcare volunteering are far-reaching and benefit more than just the children you interact with. When childcare centers are better resourced, it frees up parents to go to work and make a living. It also fosters a more open and diverse community for future generations. For many children in remote communities, this will be their first time interacting with individuals from a different background. Being exposed to new ways of thinking and the English language is very beneficial – especially considering many of these communities rely on tourism, and thus employ individuals with these skills.

As LITU volunteer, you can feel confident that you will have a meaningful impact, while developing your global awareness and opening the minds of the children to new cultures and possibilities.

6. MARKETING VOLUNTEERING

Our community-based programs are to empower the local communities and individual people. Our interns experience being immersed in the daily life of Tanzania while also having the opportunity to witness the growth of one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa.

Media is used for our daily program visibility and marketing tasks. Commonly it is to give information about our work in the communities.

We highlight media in network development and constantly wish to develop tools to reach our target groups in universities and the private sector. Media is a powerful tool to work together.

Our media is advocacy, visibility and marketing focused.

Typical day

Media volunteers start their task at AM 9 and work until PM 16.30. You will have a weekly plan for various tasks that are then reported at the end of the week to follow we can meet our tasks.

Common media tools are Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Instagram, Linkedin, Youtube, and Pinterest. We produce content for all these media and we expand our networks with our target groups like universities and other NGOs.

We are developing the “Youth Reporters” program as part of the Children’s Agenda initiative. In Youth, Reporters program volunteers assist young people to develop social media content to talk about their personal positives and negatives. It is to learn what the young people think of themselves not only to listen to what NGOs and other entities representing their hopes think about their needs.

Also we use social media to advertise Tanzania attractive destinations for tourists to come through our humanitarian safari company.

Social media has been growing very popular in Tanzania and today even in the rural villages people have access to social media.

VOLUNTEER WORK SCHEDULE

As a volunteer for any Program in Arusha, Tanzania, your general schedule would be:

Sunday – Arrival at the destination (Arusha)

Monday – An orientation session will be conducted by the local coordinator from Lift Them Up Foundation, covering the major topics such as safety, culture, language, places to visit, behavior, food, and other suggestions for things to do in Tanzania.

Tuesday to Friday – Volunteer work at the placement.

Weekends – Explore the city / Head out for wildlife safaris and much more.

Breakfast – 07:30 am onwards.

Working hours at the placement – 08:30 am to 1:00

Lunch – 1:30 pm onwards.

Dinner – 06:30 pm onwards.

The same work schedule continues from the second week onwards (Monday – Friday).

Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.

LIVING

At Lift Them Up Foundation we try to provide best of the living arrangements to our international volunteers. So when in Tanzania, you do not have to worry about a single thing in the world and simply focus on your volunteer work.

AIRPORT TRANSFER

You will be met by our representative at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Kilimanjaro region from where you are transferred to the accommodations in Arusha. Volunteers can also arrive in Nairobi and take a direct shuttle or bus to Arusha. They will be picked up at the bus station.

ACCOMMODATION

Volunteer Accommodation is provided in a Volunteer Housing / Hostel type of accommodation/Local family. The accommodation will be shared along with other volunteers. The Volunteer housing is well equipped with comfortable facilities for the volunteers. The Volunteer house has a large common area for the volunteers to relax and socialize with other participants. The house has a separate washing area where the volunteers can wash their clothes.

ORIENTATION

All volunteers will be provided with an orientation session by the local coordinator from Lift Them Up Foundation. Areas like safety, locations, transportation, things to see etc will be covered in the Orientation. After your orientation is over, you will be introduced to your project and given a tour of the local area and town.

MEALS

Volunteers are provided with 3 meals in a day. Typical meals include Salads, Ugali, Chapatti, Chai (Tea), Bread and rice, with vegetables and fruits. Breakfast and dinner are at the volunteer house while lunch is usually packed for you to eat the placement or can be taken if you are back at the accommodation .Meals provided to the volunteers are local food of Tanzanian usually.

DURING YOUR FREE TIME

Typically most of the volunteers choose to travel outside Arusha on the weekends and go for Safari trips. You have the option to choose a 2 to 3 day Safari trips to Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorogoro. You can also head to Moshi or explore the coffee plantations and waterfalls area near Arusha. Volunteers can also go for short hiking trips near Arusha.