Volunteers for Hygienic School Project in Tanzania


In Sumbawanga, East Africa, most of the schools lack water infrastructure. This problem puts the pupils under epidemic diseases like cholera. Most of the school toilets have no water for children to wash their hands. Therefore so so called School WASH project was initiated. School WASH stands for School Water and Sanitation Hygiene. This is kind of sanitary activities where the school pupils are taught to maintain hygienic behavior. The vision is that 20 Secondary Schools have necessary knowledge about WASH until the end of the Volunteer service. For the minimum time of 4 weeks, we are looking for Volunteers for School Hygiene Project in Tanzania

VJD-No.: VJD27
Type: Helping Hands
Online Project: No
Location: Sumbawanga, Tanzania
Minimum Stay: 4 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 2
Project focus: (Higher) Secondary Education
SDG: 04 Quality Education

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  • Help in WASH projects
  • Organise meetings with stakeholders
  • Monitor and Evaluate progress
  • Make field visit
  • Provide necessary knowledge about WASH to secondary school pupils
  • Write activity reports of the project
  • Monitor and evaluation of activities
  • Write a medium and Final report of project activities


  • University degree in Environment, Public relations or Sociology
  • Experience in Administration, Officework; Report writing; Training and Organisational Development and/or Environment conservation is preferred,
  • Fluent in English and Swahili (desired)
  • Positive minded altitude
  • Clean Police Background Check (PBC)

Welche Dienstleistungen sind inkludiert

- Unterstützung vor dem Engagement
- ermäßigte Dienstleistungen
bei z.B. Versicherungen
- 24-Stunden-Notfall-Telefon
- Abholung vom Flughafen
(sofern nicht anders angegeben)
- erfahrene Mitarbeiter
- Sichere und einfache Unterkünfte
(manchmal geteilt)
- Alle Mahlzeiten (sofern nicht anders angegeben)
- Orientierung über Lehrmethoden und -techniken, Sprache, Sitten, Kultur und Religion (falls zutreffend)
- 24-Stunden-Unterstützung im Land
- Qualifizierten Tätigkeitsnachweis

Welche Leistung sind nicht inkludiert

- An- und Abreise
- Visum
- notwendige Impfungen
- Reiseversicherungen
(können ab 1,35 Euro pro Tag arrangiert werden)
- Ausflüge vor Ort
- Flughafensteuern
- Persönliche Ausgaben

Estimated Cost

Cost for the 1st week:

264 Euro

Cost for the following weeks:

244 Euro per week

Visit our FAQ page for financial help.

We offer you the possibility to engage yourself in a culturally and professionally challenging environment. Besides giving something back to the world; you get an excellent opportunity to further develop your personality and intercultural competence. We find a social project that perfectly matches your qualifications and preferences; prepare you for your new assignment; guide you before and during your volunteering experience, help to fundraise your mission and following up on your achievements once you get home. For this service we charge 1.600 Euro (net).

In short: We will make sure that all you need for a successful mission is provided to you!

or how this project makes a difference:
Long Term aim (desired impact):

To substantially improve the hygienic situation for people living in the Sumbawanga area and reduce severe illness such as cholera.

Short Term aim (desired output for the individual volunteer coming):

20 Secondary School have necessary knowledge about WASH until the end of the Volunteer service.

Accommodation on arrival:

50 EUR

Project is closed: 

Project is closed over Christmas until new Year. This period will just remain as a holiday period

Social activities (organised by partner):

There will be organised a social event which will cost at least EUR 1500. This will be organised in Sumbawanga Municipal and it will involve government officials from relevant department, People from private sector and Schools. This is an optional offer for the volunteer!

Language lessons: 

Because this project will involve people who most of them are not conversant with the two languages (English and Swahili), so it will require to familiarise the volunteer with vernacular (Fipa language) which will cost USD 150 per person per course


The working condition in Tanzania and in the project area does not require guidance, However, If the volunteer if new to the area he/she will require someone to familiarize with the locality, so it will require an estimation of 250 EUR for the first four week for that purpose


Yes the volunteer will require some amount to buy internet bundles for internet purpose. This will cost him/her 1.5 USD per day which is equal to 7.5 USD per week.

Other relevant information:



First Contact

Please contact us by phone, email or apply free of charge and without any obligation here as an individual and here as a company.


After extensive consultation on the process, the services, the costs and preparations, we will present the first suitable projects.


After an extensive consultation and presentation of the first suitable projects, we will conclude a written agreement. In order to have planning security for all stakeholders.

Presentation of  Volunteer Profile to Project Partner

Your application documents will be presented to the project partner.

Successful Placement

If the project partner decides for you, he documents this on the so-called Confirmation of Assignment (COA).
This is an indication for us that the pure mediation process is completed here and we can start with the preparation.


You will be prepared individually according to your previous knowledge.

Project Work

During your project work, a fixed contact person is at your disposal at any time.


At regular intervals, we as well as the project partners expect a short documentation of your project results and progress.


At the end of the project a feedback round takes place and the project work will be evaluated together with all participants.

Qualified Letter of Reference

After successful implementation of the project, you will receive a qualified letter of reference.

Do you think that this project perfectly fits you?

In that case we welcome your resume and motivation letter in English. Please mention the assignment title and its VJD-No. as reference. We will of course ensure complete confidentiality and discretion while processing your inquiry.


All information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness.

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