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The Organization for Rural Self-Help Initiatives

The Organization for Rural Self-Help Initiatives

Musoma, Tanzania

Come and Volunteer with Us!!

Without the generosity of our volunteers, we could simply not carry on. If you can spare the time, we’d love for you to get involved and become part of the Organization for Rural Self-Help Initiatives family. There are many ways you can volunteer…and here are just a few to get you started:

  • Volunteer at Our Events:

We run events across the country every year and always need an extra pair of hands to make sure things run smoothly.

  • Volunter in Our Offices:

Occasionally we have opportunities available in our offices for volunteers.

  • Volunteer Your Voice:

We are always looking out for passionate volunteers to give talks to our supporters about their experiences in Tanzania.

 PROGRAM LENGTHS AND ROLES

Organization for Rural Self-Help Initiatives (ORSHI) volunteer programs are hands-on learning experiences that vary in length. We encourage volunteers to stay for at least three weeks, but volunteers are welcome to sign up for any length of time. Long-term stays of over six months are welcome and negotiable. Many volunteers combine their stay with time spent doing more traditional tourist activities elsewhere in Tanzania - such as safaris, climbing and beach holidays. No matter how long you decide to volunteer, you will have a remarkable experience and will gain a firsthand understanding of how Tanzanians live their daily lives.

There are many ways in which our volunteers choose to spend their time and contribute towards ORSHI. Most volunteers spend a proportion of their time with planning activities, outings and projects.Whilst specific job roles and activities are flexible, according to your talents and preferences (and ORSHI needs), volunteers often adopt one of the following job roles during their stay with us.

In practice, each volunteer brings their own skills, interests and experience, and can offer their own personal contribution and fresh ideas. It is ultimately up to the volunteer to decide what they would like to do for ORSHI, and most end up having multiple roles and projects. Volunteers are welcome at any time of our projects.

WHAT ELSE CAN VOLUNTEER DO?

Most of your volunteer work will be conducted during the day, Monday through Friday, and volunteers are encouraged to explore Tanzania and its nightlife during the evening and weekends.  

Musoma is another starting point for visiting many of Tanzania's national parks and volunteers can easily arrange safaris to famous parks such as the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater as well as many others.

Musoma also has reasonably-priced air links to most destinations in Tanzania, including Zanzibar. You may also want to visit the Julius Nyerere (Tanzania’s first president) Museum on the outskirts of Musoma town where you can observe local dances and customs, or participate in Cultural Tourism programs that provide a unique look at village life.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

ORSHI has the ability to create a customized volunteer program that matches your interests, skills and time.Volunteers are responsible for obtaining a return ticket, health insurance and the appropriate visa before their departure to Tanzania.

 If you are interested in becoming a ORSHI volunteer intern, contact us by stating:

  • Your age and Interests,
  • A brief summary (or CV) of your relevant education and experience,
  • A description of the types of projects that interest you, and
  • The time estimates that you would be available. 

PROGRAM FEES

No program fees is charged, however we encourage you to be creative and innovative for the project to be successful. We also remind you to raise funds through your community, friends, family, place of work or local religious establishments to cover your own expenses during your stay.

 

For further information contact:

Executive Director,

Organization for Rural Self-Help Initiatives (ORSHI)

P.O. Box 714, Musoma,

Tanzania.

Email: orshitz@gmail.com

Can you help us change a little life today? 

We look forward to hearing from you!!!!