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.