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Volunteering with help2kids lets you experience Tanzania and Malawi firsthand!

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Our volunteers play an important role in our projects, providing much-needed support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s growth 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 12 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.

The children are always happy to welcome new people from all over the world. Your help will be very much appreciated!

Our volunteers are accommodated at the Friendly Gecko Guesthouses in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Lifuwu (Malawi). The Friendly Gecko Guesthouses offer a convenient and safe accommodation at a reasonable price.

In Tanzania, volunteers have the choice to support us on the following projects: 

In Malawi, volunteers have the choice to support us on the following projects:  

help2kids Malawi: Outreach health program

You should be at least 18 years old (with parental consent we also accept 17 year-olds) and willing to stay at least one month either in Tanzania or Malawi. At our guest houses "The Friendly Gecko," we offer a comfortable and safe stay with friendly staff on-site.  

Information about the costs for accommodation, meals, administration and in-country support can be found here. 

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 Would you like to support us in Tanzania or Malawi?