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Volunteering with help2kids makes you experience Africa first hand.

Our volunteers fill critical jobs in our organization and provide the much-needed individual attention that is crucial for young 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 19 volunteer placements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and 13 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 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.

Information about our projects and the work of the volunteers in Malawi can be found on our Malawi Page. 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 support at the nursery school in Kunduchi.


You should be at least 18 years old (with the consent of the parents we also accept 17 years) 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. Information about the costs for accommodation, meals, administration and in-country support can be found in the PDF "More information about volunteering with help2kids" below.

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! 

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 send us an e-mail in English, French, Italian or German to You can also call Jo, our Volunteer Programme Manager on +255 759 94 18 48  (Language: English).

You may also call a team member in Malawi on the cell phone free of charge. Just click on the Skype button below and he will be happy to help you with any question:  

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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 and German). If you have not received the access information after finishing the application process, please send us a message to

Volunteer-Impressions from Tanzania


Volunteer-Impressions from Malawi


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