Volunteer with Children in Tanzania & Malawi


  • Teaching English and assisting the children with their work
  • Teaching reading, writing, mathematics, computers, sports
  • Singing songs and playing games, or using other fun learning tools
  • Assisting with classes at Pwani Primary School
  • Working alongside local communities and experiencing African culture


Our volunteers play an important role in our projects, providing much-needed support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s growth and development. As a volunteer for help2kids you will be participating in a meaningful way in projects that are valued by the communities with whom we work. Your work makes a difference!

help2kids offers 15 volunteer placements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and 12 volunteer placements in Lifuwu, Malawi. You may choose to split your time between the projects in Tanzania and the projects in Malawi; often volunteers choose to spend one month or longer in each location. Lifuwu gives you a feel for rural village life while Dar es Salaam introduces you to a fast-growing, bustling African city.

Our team in Tanzania and Malawi comprises approx. 30 permanent employees (local and international). As a volunteer you will experience first hand the work of a very international team in Africa.

The volunteers are accommodated at the Friendly Gecko in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Lifuwu (Malawi). The Friendly Gecko offers a convenient and safe accommodation at a reasonable price. Our Volunteer Coordinators are supporting you to settle in and helps you with your new tasks at the projects. Every week a volunteer meeting takes place to coordinate the work of the volunteers, the needs of the projects and to share experiences and stories.

You should be at least 18 years old and willing to stay at least two weeks in Tanzania or Malawi. At our volunteer houses "The Friendly Gecko," we offer a comfortable and safe stay with friendly staff on-site.

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