We are proactive young people in Tanzania managed by independent,non-partisan, local professionals, experienced in international development and community development projects and capacity building, through participation in a broad range of human rights, WASH, Environment and Poverty Reduction.
Our values of hard work and freedom are at the heart of our volunteer ethos here at TEG and we know that every person has something valuable to offer. Therefore, we aim to have an option for everyone, whether you are able to commit long-term or for a number of weeks. Having the freedom to choose how and where you volunteer for us really underpins the success of our community projects, whilst our belief in the hard work and commitment of our volunteers means that positive engagement and long-term volunteer networks can exist! Outlined below are the types of roles you could fill when volunteering with us; you can choose as little or as many as you like. They are divided into two main functions:
Administrative - These roles are based in our main site office in Morogoro town and will include one or more of the skills below:
● Upkeep of our online resources including photographic campaigns.
● Running new communications and marketing strategies, especially across social media.
● Planning and implementation of field-based logistics.
● Supporting upkeep of accurate data records.
● Designing and implementing online fundraising activities.
● Helping maintain relations with local and international partnerships with a focus on language translation.
● Research and analysis of further areas for development in rural communities.
Fieldwork - These roles are based in many of the rural villages around Morogoro town. Roles will be flexible depending on the needs of the communities and characteristics of the volunteers:
● Restoration of nature example Establishing tree nurseries.
● Maintenance of environment-focused projects.
● Carrying out research and critical analysis of environmental projects.
● Establishing new ways to build sustainability in rural communities.
● Some opportunities to educate young people in Math and English.
● Some opportunities to work with schools.
We arrange accommodation (camping/homestay ), food & drinks, free tour guides to trekking/hiking to natural resources areas. We plan each and every week to provide an entertainment activity or visit one natural resource area like Rau forest, Mnambe, and Kinikamori waterfalls etc. Volunteers who will volunteer for more than 4 weeks will have opportunities for a day trip to Tanzanian national parks and reserves which are Serengeti, Tarangire and Manyara national parks and others natural resources. We have partnered with Muungano ecotourism. volunteers will tour with them. We believe volunteering should be fun, entertaining and enjoyable. The $100 is refundable.
Our costs range from $10 to $15 per day depending on the agreed volunteer activities while with us. The proposed fund raised by a volunteer is solely intended to be used in covering volunteer day to day costs: Food, Accommodation, T-shirt, stationaries and to purchase trees for planting in Uluguru nature reserve as a part of collective efforts to protect it.
Volunteer whom will pay $300 as the fee for a week will get an advantage of exploring other available natural resources/attractions like Waterfalls and National parks with support from our project partners who are professional tourists company. A Volunteer who will pay $250 will get the basic needs which are: Food, accommodation (Camping), a T-shirt, stationary and contribution of purchasing trees. Because of expenses, a volunteer will explore fewer attractions.
Our vision is to have a community working in building sustainable developments. We plan to reach and involve as many people as we can to join our project and protect our natural resources; either by participating in the project here, or online through sharing tools, stories and other updates of our project like blogs, fundraising and being an agency of our project, raising awareness about the project and assisting in marketing and the recruitment of volunteers.
This activity depends on the current project implemented in the Uluguru nature reserve.
We are all young and energetic.
We like to learn new things so as to improve our daily activities/operations. If you want to share ideas even if your idea isn't related to our project, organization goals or visions we will listen, please share with us and see how we can work together.
TEG is determined to play a leading role in assisting rural Tanzanian communities and around Morogoro to develop economically and socially.
All our activities are delivered at the heart of our rural communities by local young people who are active agents for change. TEG uses the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) model in delivering our projects as it provides education on sustainable thinking and lifestyles that the community can adapt to promote sustainable development.
At TEG, we believe in the partnership which is why we work with NGOs government institutions in the private sector; and community groups as everyone has a vested interest in delivering sustainable development in our rural communities.