Volunteer with Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS

Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS

Come help us implement social and economic change for sustainable development!

Moshi, Tanzania, Africa
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YAAPHA (Youth in Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS) is a non-profit organization working in Tanzania mainland. Established in 2010 and got registered in July 2011, YAAPHA operates in Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Kigoma Regions.

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work
Conservation Work
Women Empowerment
Closest City: Moshi (2.0KM)

What We Need

We need volunteers in the following areas:

1. Teaching English.
2. Female business skills trainer.
3. Reforestation and trail maintenance.
4. Medical assistance.
5. Health and hygiene assistance.
6. Environmental conservation assistant.
7. Soccer/football trainer.
8. Dental assistant.
9. Database and website developer.
10. Construction and maintenance support.
11. Computer skills teacher.
12. Youth outreach program.
13. Agriculture program.

All we need and care about is to serve and help the community.

The passion and willingness of a volunteer is very important when volunteering.

A volunteer does not need to have specific qualifications for our programs. The only exceptions are the following programs, where we require professional and qualified volunteers:

1. Medical assistance.
2. Health and hygiene assistance.
3. Dental assistant.
4. Database and website developer.
5. Computer skills teacher.

We welcome all to volunteer and work with us in Tanzania!

When & Who

Throughout the year.

The teaching program is available from January to May, and from July to November every year.
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Day
1 day to 1 week minimum duration of stay; 4 weeks to 12 weeks maximum duration of stay.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees, Disabled

What we Provide

Homestay, Guesthouse, Volunteer House

All volunteers will stay in a volunteer house. Volunteers can expect to share a room with 1 to 4 other volunteers of the same gender. The volunteer house can accommodate up to 45 volunteers at one time.

Rooms have a lot of space and are of high quality. We have hot showers and permanent water supply, electricity and security 24/7. Wi-Fi and Satellite TV are available.

Bedding and towels will be provided. Housekeeping and laundry are offered 3 times a week.

Variety, Vegetarian, Vegan, Accommodate Dietary Restrictions

We provide 3 meals per day -- breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Breakfast usually consists of toast, eggs, noodles, tea, or coffee. Lunch includes local or western foods. Dinner often is chicken curry, pasta, noodles etc.

We provide bottled drinking water for the whole duration of the trip (3 liters per day/per person).

If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can make arrangements for you. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.

Wifi & Satellite
Hot Water
First Aid

Our Fees


What's included in the fee:

- Accommodation.
- 3 meals a day.
- Orientation.
- Local excursions.
- Pick up/drop off (airport pick up/drop off included to the program fee).
- Hospital transport (if needed we provide for free at any time).
- WiFi & satellite.
- In house services (3 times a week laundry).
- Local transport from the volunteer house to the project site.
- Local SIM card.
- Volunteer t-shirt.
- First aid support

More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Pick Up/Drop Off
Social Activities

We provide training together with women and youth on making batik fabrics , this service is included in the daily program fee. Also volunteer will be involved in Community outreach by visiting people living with Hope (HIV/AIDS).

Contact Person

Peter Bundala
Msasani Street, Kaloleni Ward, Moshi, Tanzania.
93% response rate , 21 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

Logo and Graphic Design
Create/Update our Website
Social Media Help
Video/Photo Editing
Grant Writing


We are looking for a volunteer to enhance and maintain our website on an ongoing basis. You should have jimdo.com experience and a passion for our cause. Work includes content additions/deletions/changes, format updates, creation of new pages, search engine optimization, improvement of imagery, etc. Basic maintenance work should not exceed 5 hours per month. There may also be small projects.


The Social Media Coordinator increases the flow of traffic to social media platforms through an effective social media strategy and regular social media outreach. This role utilizes marketing expertise to promote our mission.


YAAPHA is currently recruiting online volunteers who can be based in their countries of residence but connected to to the organisation with access to full information and documentation to raise funds and network with other organisations around the world using the internet. Volunteers will particularly get guidelines and instructions from YAAPHA's management on their individual focus. Each of the volunteers will focus on either health, environment, human rights, education, vocational training or women empowerment projects . Each online volunteer will be provided with an authorization letter, name included as part of our team members, an official email address and a certificate of effective service at the end.

Traditional bracelet weaving workshop:

- Volunteers who arrive are greeted.
- Short explanation about history of this type of weaving in the area.
- Explanation how they helping the local community by participating in this workshop.
- Weaving workshop.
- They can take home the bracelet they weaved.

Local tour of the area:

- Volunteers who arrive are greeted.
- Short explanation about the tour and guidelines.
- Explanation how they helping the local community by participating in this tour.
- Tour is based on the history of the area, and the different types of challenges faced by the local population.

Traditional cooking class:

- Volunteers who arrive are greeted.
- Short explanation about history of this type cooking.
- Explanation how they helping the local community by participating in this workshop.
- Cooking workshop.
- Everyone eats.


Here's a list of things we need, if someone would like to donate them to us:
- ABC books.
- Mathematics books.
- Laptops.
- Projector.
- Football jerseys.
- Balls.
- Exercise books.
- Pens.
- Pencils.
- Rubbers.
- Picture books.
- Projector with stand (indoor and outdoor screen).

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

The following are the general descriptions of staff duties.

- The organization provides a quality service and is accountable to the community through clearly defined roles and responsibilities;

- Service users, staff and the community have an opportunity to understand the structure and governance of the organization; and

- The service unit manages its resources efficiently through the elimination of role confusion and specific targeting of its activities.


YAAPHA provides free time activities for our volunteers as follows:

- Drawing and painting with children.
- Social activities like cleanliness to our schools, visiting people living HIV/AIDS and elders.
- Gym.
- Riding.
- Swimming.
- Cooking. Our volunteers will learn how to cook different type of Tanzanian food during their free time.
- Sports.

Note: during free time a volunteer will do whenever he/she feels to do. It's not mandatory.

There are seasonal volunteering activities, such as the teaching program.

The terms of school in Tanzania are as follows:

- School from January to May (June is holiday).
- School starts again on July and goes until November (December is holiday).

But during holiday time in June or December, if we receive volunteers, they can still work with us on the teaching program.

YAAPHA's mission is committed to reduce illiteracy and poverty by addressing the needs of children and youth, providing primary education, life skills and entrepreneurship empowerment in Tanzania.

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