Maasai International Challenge Africa, a non-profit organization based in Tanzania, places volunteers on different schools, hospital, and orphanage and also organizes safaris adventure in Africa, Asia and in Latin America.
MICATZ offer affordable volunteering opportunities for individuals, students, groups and gap-year students. Adventure holidays, wildlife programs, language and cultural experience programs such medical, teaching and orphanage.
Volunteering in Tanzania
Micatz – organizes language- culture- and volunteer work stays inTanzania in collaboration with local NGOs. Volunteering is a great way to discover a country, its culture and people while doing a meaningful job. You must be at least 18 years old, independent, outgoing and have a sincere desire to do volunteer work. Participants come from many different countries.
Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. Tanzania is bordered by Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Tanzania’s surface is 886,037 sq km, including the islands of Mafia, Pemba and Zanzibar.
Programmes start every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, with arrival Sunday prior to the program start at KIA (Kilimanjaro International Airport) or Dar es Salaam airport. Upon arrival you will be picked up at the airport and driven to the volunteer house or coordinator’s place. During 1-3 days, depending on the length of your voluntary work, you will get a general briefing. These first days will offer you glimpses into the Swahili language, as well as Tanzania’s various cultures, religions, and local ways of life.
Volunteer work options
- Legal Aid project
- HIV/AIDS Project
- Medical/Healthcare Internship
- Teaching English /Womens Project
- Pamoja Project
- English Boarding School
Food and accommodation
Accommodation is with host families or in volunteer houses where volunteers share a room and sanitary facilities with other volunteers. There is local food 3 times a day. Tanzanian food includes meat, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Showers do no not always have hot water.
Ranges from 500 USD for 4 weeks, up to 900 USD for 12 weeks, and includes Airport pick-up (not for boarding school), Room and board during entire stay, Manual, Assistance from a local coordinator and Introduction days (Except at the boarding school).
To download the Micatz programme brochure and to read about the volunteer work options in detail, please click here: http://www.micatz.org/wp-
If your ready to to get involved with any of our community program in Africa,Asia and Latin America on your choice country then we need you to fill out our on line volunteer application form at http://www.micatz.org/book-
- Biography/ MICATZ volunteer application forms (this is a MICATZ online booking form/document containing information like your name, birth date, previous relevant experience, hobbies and interests etc).
- A Covering Letter explaining why they your applying to work at one of our community project or program
- Copy of your international travelling passport ( back and front information page only)
- 2-passport-size photos
- Your program fees ( Last minute applications received 45 days or less require full payment made with wire transfer to us)
The entire MICATZ organization relies on small volunteer contributions fees to manage program for volunteers, stay alive, and attain our goals – empowering local communities and bringing westerners to meet eastern traditions. With these fees, we support our volunteers by covering as much of the volunteers costs as possible.