The Women’s Empowerment project in Tanzania aims to give women the education and skills to lift themselves out of poverty and pursue a brighter future. Many of the women are widows, victims fleeing domestic abuse, or single mothers struggling to support themselves. This program provides education, vocational training, financial support, and business consulting. Female volunteers with business, finance, banking, or accounting backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply!
Disclaimer: I (Justin) have not yet had the opportunity to spend time volunteering with this NGO. They approached me via social media and asked for a partnership. Based on my conversations with the team, and reviewing their program; I’m confident that this is an ethical organization and have decided to pursue the partnership.
In the interim, as it falls outside of the normal GOAT standards in terms of me (Justin) visiting / volunteering with the local NGO prior to representing them, the normal application fee is reduced from $250 to only $150 for the first 2 volunteers. These trail-blazing volunteers will be asked to provide GOAT with a review of the project as well as photos/videos for use on this website & social media to help encourage future volunteers. With a wide array of projects, this is an organization that can help Tanzania in a variety of ways with the help of motivated and intrepid volunteers!
Women’s Empowerment Volunteering in Tanzania
By supporting women in developing countries and giving them access to opportunities such as an education, jobs and health care; everyone benefits. Infant mortality rates go down, more children stay in school, incomes increase, and the cycle of poverty can be broken.
The Women’s Empowerment Volunteering in Tanzania project aims to break that cycle.
With space for 35 women, the program looks after them until they graduate and are able to support themselves. The project empowers the women by teaching them vocational skills such as computing, sewing, or making handicrafts so that they can set up their own businesses or seek employment.
The empowerment project operates a micro finance scheme and gives continuing support and advise for the women on how to make the most of their seed capital to start their own businesses. Therefore, the project is very keen for volunteers with business, banking or accountancy experience.
The women come from diverse and troubled backgrounds, so those with skills in psychotherapy, counseling, addiction and health care are also highly encouraged to apply.
Room & Board
Your project fee for projects in Tanzania covers your room and full board in the NGO’s volunteer hostel or with a local host family.
- Shared, single-sex dorm rooms (2-4 volunteers per room) with shared washroom
- 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
- Hot water is usually available (not guaranteed in host family homes)
- Orientation and 24/7 local support
As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.
|Additional weeks (each)||$150|
Included: Airport arrival transport • Orientation on arrival • Shared accommodation in the volunteer hostel / home-stay • 3 meals per day • 24/7 local staff support • Project Donation
NOT Included: Flights • Visas • Vaccinations • Travel insurance • Local transport • Return airport transfer • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees • WiFi / Internet access
Tanzania projects incur a discounted $150 application fee. Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.
Special Considerations | Volunteer Teaching in Tanzania
For special considerations regarding the project in Tanzania, please visit the Tanzania page.
Criminal Record Check
GOAT Volunteers requires a criminal record (background) check for all projects working with children. Inquire with your local police department to see if they offer this service (many do for free or a small fee). U.S. citizens can visit the U.S. Department of State website for additional information.
The criminal record check must be submitted to GOAT Volunteers after the prospective volunteer’s application is accepted and at least 30 days prior to the project start date.