YAAPHA has three areas of operations providing local community support, in the regions of Tabora, Kigoma and Kilimanjaro. In each of these localities a wide variety of projects are underway, and we are always seeking new volunteers to support these across a broad range of areas.
1 - EDUCATION
Volunteer English/mathematics teachers are needed at this placement to provide English /mathematics lessons to children in Moshi. Learning how to speak English /mathematics is a very important skill set for a child in order to obtain many of the more desirable and better paying jobs in future.
We run an international teacher assistant volunteer program that helps the teachers and children of the rural and Urban schools of Moshi Municipal and surrounding schools.
There is a great need for help at the schools for teacher’s assistants during the week and at YAAPHA for weekend programs (Optional). The helpers do not necessarily have to be teachers or teacher students, but it will be to a great advantage if they are.
2 - HEALTH & HYGIENE
A health and hygiene assistance volunteer at this placement is required to help out with raising awareness
about the causes, effects and prevention of HIV/AIDS and the transmission and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Health and hygiene assistance volunteers will assist with the education, as well as the care of youth who are
affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic through "home based care" and conducting public youth group educational sessions.
3 - CONSTRUCTION & SUSTAINABILITY
YAAPHA is looking for construction and maintenance support volunteers to help us in many areas of renovating and construction at the center, since we have many unfinished building projects that
are left hanging as the result of lack of funding.
YAAPHA appreciates any kind of support that construction and maintenance support volunteers can contribute to the center. Be it a complete project from beginning to end or continuation of some project this ongoing or left at a certain stage of completion due to lack of funds.
4 - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER
We are looking for volunteers to help bring conservation awareness to local communities in Tanzania. Our organization strives to stop environmental destruction and raise conservation awareness in Tanzania. We have limited funding for such activities and welcome volunteers who are willing to help in the Urambo district in Tabora and the Gombe national park in Kigoma region.
4 - REFORESTATION AND TRAIL MAINTENANCE
The volunteers in Reforestation and Trail maintenance program work alongside local staffs and other volunteers on adventurous projects that search for practical and sustainable means to
5 - DATABASE AND WEBSITE DEVELOPER
The work that database & website developer
volunteers do at our organization includes website developing and editing, creating newsletters and managing the computer database. Database & website development volunteers are asked to
develop and implement an electronic library for primary and secondary schools to use in the Maasai areas. The database & website developer volunteers are asked to create an electronic school
6 - WOMEN BUSINESS SKILLS TRAINER
YAAPHA works with small female groups in the Kilimanjaro villages on micro entrepreneur projects. We are seeking loans from different organizations, both governmental and non governmental, to implement micro businesses initiatives and create employment opportunities for the women that we work with. The organization welcomes volunteers to come and assist with these micro entrepreneur projects.
7 - COMPUTER SKILLS TRAINER
YAAPHA Open Door Training Center is looking for volunteers with advanced or basic computer skills who are willing to share their knowledge teaching groups of young girls computer technology. This increases their ability to obtain a higher level of employment, thus better paying jobs.
8 - DENTAL MEDICINE ASSISTANT
YAAPHA provides care for children under the age of 17 and the poor elderly people who come from the Arusha and Shinyanga,Tabora and Kigoma regions of Tanzania. YAAPHA needs dental medicine assistant volunteers to help provide dental care to the children at our centers in Moshi, Urambo, Shinyanga and Kigoma and to the other orphanage centers that we collaborate with. Dental medicine assistant volunteers may also be expected to provide dental care to the people in the surrounding communities.
9 - FARMING ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER
Farming Assistant Volunteers work with organizations, schools and communities to build and maintain community gardens and to assist with the promotion of agricultural initiatives.
General farming tasks often include sloughing, planting, irrigation and harvesting but volunteers may also assist with briquette stoves, solar stoves, sustainable construction or other community-based projects.
10- MEDICAL DOCTOR ASSISTANCE
St.Joseph Hospital is one of the big hospital in Moshi Town and treats all medical conditions for patients.
The medical staff at the hospital are overworked due to lack of personnel and this is especially true in the number of qualified doctors on staff. Therefore, the workload is tremendous and
any doctor who can volunteer his/her services for whatever time possible would be making a great contribution to the medical care of the Tanzanian people.
11- SOCCER /FOOTBALL TRAINER
A soccer trainer at YAAPHA should have played soccer during his/her academic education and be up-to-date regarding all the soccer rules and regulations in his/her own country and agreeable to learn the soccer rules and regulations in Tanzania upon arrival in said country.
The soccer trainer must be a mature individual who demonstrates sportsmanship through example and enjoys teaching all aspects of the game of soccer.
12 - YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAM
YAAPHA's work provides community based, child focused and educational oriented programs which work to provide long term support to the at risk children of northern Tanzania.
YAAPHA needs volunteers who are willing to help with the many endeavors that the organization participates in.
5 - RURAL - URBAN COMMUNITY SERVICES
Women's ministry: Women’s Ministry also take place at our organization and it is all about supporting women spiritually to keep the faith and stand strong for their families and children. The women are the gatekeepers of their families and as women we need to keep each other strong and lifted up.
Social development projects: Through Social Development Programs we teach girls and boys about their self-image, communication, family values, crisis control, substance abuse, social acceptable behavior, moral values and good ethics just to name a few.
Skill Development Projects: We offer a place for Skills Development Workshops that are hosted by us and other well sourced organizations or institutes and these initiatives mostly run over weekends. Volunteers will be donating material, wood, paint, paint brushes, decoupage paper, arts and crafts material, helping with transport. Volunteers can also teach each other on Saturdays.
Various holiday programs can be offered for the children depending on the season for indoor or outdoor activities. Volunteers like to get involved in projects like these. We offer arts and crafts and games with a meaning, that offers loads of fun and laughter.
Children’s Ministry: We offer Children’s Ministry at our office on Fridays after school. The Center is a place of safety and trust where they can be themselves and receive counseling and social support in a fun, playful and loving environment. Children come the the Center straight after school. We teach them life lessons. We play and work with them to promote healthy interaction and social and moral development. We organize Game and Movie Night. We need you to volunteer your time and skills on a Friday afternoon. Volunteers with skills in cultural dances, music, games, children’s ministry.