Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS

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

Types: 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.

Types: 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

$35 daily

- 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)

“Applicant” – means a specific person, identified in the Application Form, who completed and submitted a YAAPHA Application within the date deadline
“Participant” – means a specific person, identified in the Application Form, that YAAPHA accepted into the YAAPHA program via e-mail or mail or application system through our partners websites.
1. YAAPHA welcomes and accepts volunteer Applicants who are open and willing to contribute to, learn about and experience the local culture in the host country where programs are located.
2. Any persons who are 18 years of age by the day of their departure may apply. YAAPHA welcomes both students and non-students.
3. All volunteer Participants must be 18 years of age by their departure date in order to participate on any and all YAAPHA programs. Volunteer Applicants whom are under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardians signature on the application and must turn 18 before their departure date.
4. All volunteer Participants must be physically, mentally and medically capable to participate in all projects and activities included in the program. YAAPHA may require a medical form and doctor’s release in some circumstances.
1. Each volunteer Participant must complete and submit the YAAPHA Application via e-mail, mail or in a YAAPHA sponsored information session. This does not commit or bind volunteer Applicants to YAAPHA programs; each volunteer Applicant must be accepted before eligible to participate in YAAPHA programs.
2. YAAPHA will contact volunteer Applicant to inform volunteer Applicant of his/her a) acceptance into the program b) non-acceptance, or c) pending application due to a need of more information.
3. If accepted, YAAPHA will notify volunteer Applicant by email OR mail and enclose instructions regarding completion of the YAAPHA Program Agreement
4. The YAAPHA Program Agreement must be completed and submitted to the YAAPHA office with a program fee non-refundable deposit. The deposit is good for a lifetime! There will be a $150 transfer fee if you cancel your trip within 70 days of trip commencement.
5. YAAPHA will place volunteer Participants in Programs on a first-come, first-served basis in the order that their YAAPHA Program Agreement and deposit(s) are received.
6. If volunteer Participant’s departure date preferences change from the original Application, the volunteer may revise the dates of the YAAPHA Program Agreement. If the volunteer Participant’s departure dates preference change after submitting the YAAPHA Program Agreement, the volunteer participant should contact YAAPHA offices via email with new program placement preferences. YAAPHA will adjust departure dates according to volunteer Participant’s preferences (subject to space availability).
The program fee deposit and YAAPHA Program Agreement, bearing volunteer Participant or guardian’s signature, must be submitted in order to participate on a YAAPHA Program. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable to a different individual, but it is good for a lifetime for the volunteer! There will be a $150 fee to transfer your deposit to a future trip if you cancel your trip within 70 days of trip commencement. These monies will permit YAAPHA to make necessary reservations and arrangements as well as confirm volunteer Participant’s commitment to participate in the Program. YAAPHA will reserve volunteer Participant’s Program placement dates upon receipt of the non-refundable deposit and completed Agreement (subject to availability).
Add-on deposits are also non-refundable and non-transferable to a different person, but also incur a $150 fee to transfer your add-on deposit to a future trip if you cancel within 70 days of trip commencement (not the start date of the add-on). If you cancel your add-on within 30 days of the trip start date, you lose the entire add-on deposit.
Any and all payments associated with YAAPHA Program costs are due in the YAAPHA office on or before 70 days prior to volunteer Participant’s departure date. YAAPHA will provide volunteer Participants with a Final Invoice, showing a payment summary and any balance due, via e-mail and mail no later than 70 days prior to volunteer Participant’s departure date. YAAPHA charges a $50.00 fee for late payments. Volunteer Participants may contact YAAPHA for payment options, if necessary.
If YAAPHA does not receive full payment 70 days prior to departure and no prior arrangements have been made with YAAPHA office, then YAAPHA will assume volunteer Participant cancelled YAAPHA Program. Once cancelled, volunteer Participant’s placement for the YAAPHA Program and/or specific departure date is not guaranteed, even if volunteer Participant becomes reinstated.
YAAPHA reserves the right to move volunteer Participant’s Program dates for the YAAPHA Program within a reasonable amount of time per YAAPHA’s discretion.
What’s Included In Your Trip Cost
YAAPHA’s Program Includes:
• All accommodations during the volunteer Participant’s specified YAAPHA Program dates
• At least two (2) meals per day on the Volunteer Program.
• All Program ground.
• All organization and associated fees charged in the host country
• Orientation(s) in host country
• Program management and program arrangements
• Administration and recruitment costs
• YAAPHA Team Leaders that are fully certified
• YAAPHA travel informational packet and information to prepare for YAAPHA programs
• All materials and tools to complete YAAPHA volunteer initiatives
YAAPHA’s Program Cost Does Not Include:
• Air transportation to the host country and all other associated air taxes, ticket fees, and any country departure taxes
• All transportation and accommodation costs prior to and subsequent to the volunteer Participant’s program dates
• Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
• Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary) and any vaccinations or medications (if required by Participant’s physician)
• Any additional, optional activities available for volunteer Participants during both the Volunteer Tour and Adventure Tour including, but not limited to, deep sea fishing and PADI certification
• Academic or Internship credits
• YAAPHA T-Shirt, Local Sim Card , In country transpotation and Lunch during the day

In the event of volunteer Participant cancellation of YAAPHA Program, volunteer participants must inform YAAPHA offices in writing via e-mail or mail with confirmation receipt by YAAPHA. No verbal cancellations will be accepted. Any and all monies cannot be transferred to a different volunteer Participant. Volunteer In addition to YAAPHA, Participants must also inform their travel insurance provider of cancellation. If the reason for cancellation falls within the terms and conditions of the Participant’s insurance policy, then the provider may refund the Participant. If the Participant’s insurance claim is denied, Participant may then submit proof of denial to YAAPHA, and the Cancellation Policy below will apply.
Since YAAPHA is liable to 3rd party vendors for any and all financial commitments made on behalf of volunteer Participants for necessary program arrangements prior to departure dates, upon YAAPHA’s receipt of volunteer Participant’s written cancellation, volunteer Participants will incur cancellation charges associated with expenses and costs suffered by YAAPHA for the volunteer Participant’s Program. The date of cancellation is defined as the date that YAAPHA received volunteer Participant’s written cancellation notification.
All program fee deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposits are, however, good for life as long as the Participant cancels in writing at least 70 days prior to departure. If the cancellation is within 70 days, below Cancellation Policy will take effect. Note: ALL deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to a different person than the participant.
Because YAAPHA makes financial commitments on behalf of Participants prior to departure dates, cancellation fees are applicable per person based on days before cancellation as follows:

Cancellation Dates & Corresponding Fees
If you cancel your trip with…
-70 days or more prior to departure: All deposit(s) are non-refundable, but good for life!
-69 to 50 days prior to departure: Loss of 50% of total program cost, including non-refundable deposit(s). A $150 fee reinstates non-refundable deposit(s) or applies deposit to the remaining balance of an existing trip.
-49 to 31 days prior to departure: Loss of 75% of total program cost, including non-refundable deposit. A $150 fee reinstates non-refundable deposit(s) or applies deposit to the remaining balance of an existing trip.
-30 days or less prior to departure: Loss of 100% of total program cost, including non-refundable deposit(s).
-Failure to show up: Loss of 100% of total program cost, including non-refundable deposit(s).

Please note that the above cancellation policy does not include airfare. Any cancellation refunds will be processed at the end of the YAAPHA program term. If cancellation reasons are within the terms of Participant’s travel cancellation insurance policy, then the Participant should inform his/her insurance carrier for possible reimbursement.

Absence from the program
If any participant does not report on the program already signed up by him/her within a period of five (5) days from the program start date without providing any notice, such program will be deemed to have been cancelled.
Participants can commence their program any time after the scheduled start of their programs so long as they provide sufficient notice to Volunteering Journeys on their late arrival. However, no portion of the program fee for the absence period will be refunded.

YAAPHA reserves the right to modify and/or change the Program itinerary without notice. Every reasonable effort will be employed to operate the Program as planned; however, should unforeseen events and conditions require the itinerary to be altered or cancelled, YAAPHA reserves the right to do so for the safety and best interest of the group. If these issues occur and YAAPHA is forced to cancel a Program, YAAPHA will attempt to reallocate Participant to an alternate program within one calendar year, subject to conditions and availability.

In the event that this reallocation is unsuccessful, YAAPHA will issue volunteer Participants a non-refundable voucher for monies paid for use within 2 calendar years from the date of departure or participant will be given a full refund of monies received by YAAPHA pursuant to RCW 19.138.040(6): “If transportation or other services are canceled by the seller of travel, all sums paid to the seller of travel for services not performed in accordance with the contract between the seller of travel and the purchaser will be refunded within thirty days of receiving the funds from the vendor with whom the services were arranged, or if the funds were not sent to the vendor, the funds shall be returned within fourteen days after cancellation by the seller of travel to the purchaser unless the purchaser requests the seller of travel to apply the money to another travel product and/or date.”

In the event that a dispute shall arise between parties to the Program Agreement with regard to any of the provisions or the performance of any Terms and Conditions of the Agreement, volunteer Participant agrees that the exclusive venue for dispute resolution shall be Msasani Area , Kaloleni Street,Kaloleni Ward Behind CCBRT- Moshi, Kilimanjaro.

All volunteer Participants are required to secure travel/trip cancellation insurance for the duration of the YAAPHA Program. Volunteer Participants should select their own insurance policy specific to their individual needs with related policy conditions.
It is important that volunteer Participants thoroughly read and review any insurance policy, specifically in regards to cancellation circumstances. YAAPHA is not responsible for any travel/trip insurance actions, exclusions or omissions.
YAAPHA requires volunteer Participants to submit their proof of travel/trip cancellation insurance to the YAAPHA office no later than 60 days prior to the date of their departure.

All volunteer Participants are required to secure medical insurance to cover the volunteer Participant while abroad for the duration of the YAAPHA Program. Volunteer Participants should contact their current medical insurance provider to find out if their policy includes overseas coverage. If any volunteer Participant do not have medical insurance, volunteer Participants may obtain an insurance policy that includes both travel/trip cancellation and medical coverage.
YAAPHA requires volunteer Participants to submit their proof of medical insurance to the YAAPHA office no later than 60 days prior to the date of their departure.

YAAPHA requires all volunteer Participants to advise the YAAPHA office of any pre-existing or current medical condition and/or allergies either on the YAAPHA medical form or by e-mail. YAAPHA is not responsible for any omissions in regards to the volunteer Participants’ medical information.

YAAPHA recommends all volunteer Participants take YAAPHA organized flights to the host country(s) for the purpose of smooth, uninterrupted arrival departure. If volunteer Participants cannot take YAAPHA organized flights, then they must contact YAAPHA regarding alternate travel plans.

Additional domestic transportation in the host country by air, Road or boat is required. YAAPHA arranges and don’t covers all air, road or boat transportation in the host country during the duration of the Program.

YAAPHA provides orientation meeting(s) in the volunteer Participant’s host country(s) as well as a interactive debriefing seminar before the end of the excursions. The orientation(s) are conducted by YAAPHA Program Leaders in the host country(s) with the purpose of preparing volunteer Participants for their Volunteer Project and Adventure Tour. The final debriefing seminar is an interactive meeting meant to gain insight from our volunteer Participants about our Programs and volunteer initiatives.

YAAPHA will provide information on Volunteer Initiatives to volunteer Participants via email prior to their departure date. Information sent to volunteer Participants will describe project goals, organization background and facts, accommodations, meals, volunteer tasks, suggested reading material, a packing list supplementary to the website packing list, health and safety considerations and more.

All YAAPHA volunteer groups will be accompanied by a YAAPHA Program Leader to collaborate with the organization, facilitate group discussions, supervise volunteer activities and promote volunteer Participants’ safety. YAAPHA reserves the right to modify volunteer projects without notice, subject to unforeseen conditions.

YAAPHA Project Leaders will facilitate volunteer Participant activities and will have the ability to arrange a variety of desired activities. Volunteer Participants will have the option to add on activities during their Adventure Tour. These add on activities are additional to the Program cost and can be purchased during the Program on volunteer Participant’s discretion. The internationally recognized PADI Scuba Diving Certification course must be purchased at least 60 days before departure to receive the associated YAAPAHA discount. Volunteer Participants must consult with their physician regarding scuba diving health precautions. The Most popullar attractive sites in Tanzania are Ngorongoro crater , Serengeti National Park , Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park, Water falls , Hot spring , Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks.
YAAPHA reserves the right to modify Adventure Tours without notice, subject to unforeseen conditions.

Volunteer Participants are encouraged to try native foods to authenticate their experience abroad. During both the Volunteer Program, YAAPHA will provide at least three (2) meals a day from local cuisine ( Lunch are to be paid by the volunteers themselves during Volunteer program) and Adventure Tour will cover all meals, tour guard and transportation after payment of all the full amount for the tour. Volunteer Participants will be encouraged to explore local restaurants and eateries on the Adventure portion of the trip. Volunteer Participants must inform YAAPAHA offices of dietary needs either in their application or via email. Vegetarians can be accommodated. YAAPHA cannot accommodate all dietary needs; volunteer Participants may need to supplement the included meals at their own expense. Volunteer Participants must contact YAAPHA regarding specific dietary needs, if necessary. Volunteer Participants with food allergies (or other allergies) must ensure that YAAPHA is aware of such allergies and the severity of the allergies.

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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.
90% response rate , 24 hour(s) response time.

Other Ways to support us

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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