Volunteering with help2kids makes you experience Africa first hand.
help2kids offers 15 volunteer placements in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and 12 volunteer placements in Leopard Bay (Malawi). You can combine both countries and all projects. In general, we recommend to visit both countries to experience the big contrasts between the "original" African way of living in the countryside (Leopard Bay, Malawi) and the living in big African cities (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) nowadays. So for example you can choose to spend one month in Tanzania and one month in Malawi. All help2kids volunteers can also make holidays in both Friendly Gecko Guest Houses for free. Therefore you may travel between Malawi and Tanzania without any additional cost for accommodation.
Our volunteers play a very important part in the care and nurture of our children. They teach a lot of English, mathematics, and environmental issues. Moreover, they organize trips to the beach, sport activities, and health and hygiene classes. Many of our volunteers also support our managers and foster mothers in all kinds of duties: the kinds that usually arise like going to the market, hospital, social welfare office or to partner organizations and orphanages.
Information about our projects and the work of the volunteers in Malawi can be found on our "Malawi"-Website. We run a primary school and nursery school project, as well as sport projects and a clinic project.
In Tanzania, the volunteers have the choice to support us on the following projects: Children's Home, English-Tuition at the Primary School, IT-Tuition at the Primary School, and a Medical Volunteering at the Massana Hospital.
You should be at least 18 years old 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 many people around if you need anything.
On the left you can find a short volunteer presentation video from two former French volunteers at help2kids. Pictures and information about our current volunteers can be found here: "Team Tanzania".
Also our general information video contains a lot of interesting information for everyone who is considering to volunteer with us. Have a look on the left and enjoy!
Would you like to support us in Tanzania or Malawi?
Our application process is simple and easy. As a first step please fill out the application form below. It is not binding and we just need it to check whether there is a volunteer placement available during your requested time and to send you more information regarding your placement, the costs and the visa. At the end you will receive the access information to our secured volunteer website with a lot of additional information for your stay in Tanzania and / or Malawi.
We also offer private lessons in Swahili or Chichewa with our specialized language teacher (he comes directly to the guest house). This helps you to immerse yourself in Tanzanian and Malawian life and get the most out of your time here (even if many people do know English but on a very basic level). The children are always happy to welcome new people from all over the world. Your help will be very much appreciated!
- More information about volunteering with help2kids (Download PDF)
As mentioned above please fill out the following application form and we will let you know about the availability of a volunteer placement and all other necessary information:
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call Jo in Tanzania (+255 684 559 767 ) or Francesca in Malawi (+265 997 833 001). You can also call them over Skype. If we are offline these calls will be automatically and free of charge forwarded to Francesca's cell phone in Malawi. Just click on the Skype button below and she will be happy to help you with any question:
On our secured volunteer website you can find a lot of additional information, pictures and data about volunteering in general, our children and organization (in English, German and French). If you have not received the access information after finishing the application process, please send us a message to email@example.com.
Volunteer-Impressions from Tanzania
Volunteer-Impressions from Malawi