Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS

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

Moshi, Tanzania, Africa

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

What We Need

We need volunteers in the following areas:

1. Teaching English /Mathematics .
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 in each 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/home stay . Volunteers can expect to share a room with 1 to 4 other volunteers of the same gender. The volunteer house can accommodate up to 25 volunteers at one time. Home stay can accommodate up to 5 volunteers at a 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 and TV are available.

Bedding will be provided. Housekeeping and laundry are offered for $5 a week.

Variety, Vegetarian, Vegan, Accommodate Dietary Restrictions

We provide 2 meals per day -- breakfast, and dinner. Lunch will be responsible for a volunteer him/herself.

Breakfast usually consists of toast, eggs, noodles, tea, or coffee. Dinner often is chicken curry, pasta, noodles etc.

If you need bottled drinking water you need to purchase, 1 litter is 0.5 USD .

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.

Hot Water
First Aid
Hospital Transport

Our Fees


- Accommodation ( Home stay /Volunteer house
- 2 meals a day.
- Orientation.
- Pick up at Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Hospital transport (if needed we provide for free at any time).
- First aid support if needed

- Drop off ( will be charged only USD 50 )
- Laundry will be USD 5 a week
- Local SIM card you need to purchase
- Weekend Tour ( Water falls ,Hot spring , Safari or Day Trip Hiking Kilimanjaro)
- Fair to public transport from the volunteer house /home stay to the working place ( If you need us to pick you up , you need to contribute USD 50 per week)

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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.
92% response rate , 13 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to Help

Traditional bracelet weaving workshop; local tour of the area; traditional cooking class.

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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