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Volunteering with help2kids lets you experience Tanzania and Malawi firsthand!

Volunteering help2kids Tanzania

Volunteering help2kids Malawi

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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.

Our team in Tanzania and Malawi comprises approx. 60 permanent employees (local and international). As a volunteer you will experience first hand the work of a very international team in Africa.

The 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. Our Volunteer Coordinator is supporting you to settle in and helps you with your new tasks at the projects. Every week a volunteer meeting takes place to coordinate the work of the volunteers, the needs of the projects and to share experiences and stories.

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 friendly staff on-site.  

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

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

Our projects in Tanzania are all located close to each other between Mbezi Beach and Kunduchi in Dar es Salaam (approx. 20 minutes by car from the city center).

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

Our village Lifuwu in Malawi is very safe and the people are very friendly and welcoming. The village is small and the people mostly live from fishing in the lake of Malawi or from farming. All our projects are located in short walking distance from the guest house.

Volunteering help2kids Tanzania

We also offer private lessons in Swahili or Chichewa with our specialized language teacher who comes directly to the guesthouse. Though many people do know English, it’s often on a basic level. These optional language lessons help you immerse yourself in Tanzanian and Malawian life and get the most out of your experience.


 Would you like to support us in Tanzania or Malawi?