The Volunteer Experience
As you exit Kilimanjaro airport, you will be greeted by one of our representatives holding a Give a Heart to Africa sign. The trip to the school takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic. Once you arrive at the school, you will be given a tour of the volunteer home, and shown your room. The next day, or same day (depending on time of arrival) we will help you navigate obtaining a local phone number, banking, basic grocery supplies, and some good places to know in Moshi. We will also get you set up to start your volunteer teaching. More questions? Contact us!
A Week at a Glance
Monday to Thursday
⦁ 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Teach English, vocational skills, math, or business classes
⦁ 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Lunchtime (Sometimes students might ask for some extra help before they leave).
⦁ 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: This time is often very flexible. Some of the things you might do during this time include;
- assisting with the Graduate Program (Thursday's only),
- visiting GHTA businesses,
- assisting with other GHTA tasks as needed,
- time for your daily errands (groceries), shopping, or relaxing
- reviewing daily progress and plan for next day's lessons
⦁ 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Dinner is served
⦁ 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (time varies each week): Participate in a home visit with one of our students where you will travel with GHTA staff to the students home to learn more about the student, her life, and local culture.
Saturday and Sunday
⦁ Free for exploring Moshi, visiting, relaxing, safari, travel or sightseeing.
The School and Accommodations
Our volunteer house is attached to our school. There are three shared bedrooms, two shared bathrooms, a kitchen, a common area, and a dining room.
Our beautiful courtyard is the perfect spot to enjoy some sun, read, plan for tomorrow's lessons, and hang your laundry out to dry.
Relax at the end of the day on the front porch.
Meet our volunteer wall which features photos of all the volunteers who have given their heart to the women of Tanzania.
The living room and dining room; places for quiet reflection, lesson planning, dining on Margret's delicious dinners, and evening games!
Our kitchen has everything you need to make this your home away from home.
Our cook Margret loves to learn new recipes, or have volunteers join her to learn how to cook Tanzanian style.
Bright, airy rooms, and a comfortable bed.
Our western style bathroom features a shower room, and flush toilet.
There are lots of ways to get around in Moshi. From the school it is a short walk to town (30 minutes), or take the newest form of transportation the tuk tuk or bajaji.
A visit to one of the local markets will set you up with fruits and vegetables for your breakfasts and lunches.
Moshi - good coffee, weekly supplies, and souvenir shopping.