If you think you have a skill that could benefit Umoja, then please do get in touch with us to discuss further. There are opportunties to volunteer at The Umoja Centre in Tanzania, or remotely from your home or though our partner, Umoja UK. We value our volunteers and their expereince and believe that there are mutual benefits for both the volunteer and the organisation. If you are looking for a role where you can really make an impact, get involved with decision making, planning and training - then please Contact Us!
International volunteers complement the local staff team and do not take employment opportunities away from Tanzanians.Umoja welcomes volunteers in a wide variety of areas including: Education / Teaching, IT, Sewing / Tailoring, Medical, Youth/Social Work, Administration, Marketing / Communications, Business / Entrepreneurship, Fundraising / Grants Management, Management / Leadership, Administration and Accounting. The amount of time needed to commit depends on the individual assignment and the availability of work/volunteer permits. If you have a skill to share, please contact us to discuss more. In addition there are opportunities for student tuition and teaching Global Studies and Spoken English.
Please note: we do not offer any payment or stipend for International Volunteers, but there is no fee to volunteer with us.
Below are the current vacancies for International Volunteers at Umoja, but please do get in touch if you think you have a skill to share with us!
Umoja is looking to recruit a volunteer IT professional to support our work. The position would involve:
- IT Curriculum development and teaching support
- System support / development
- Website / database support
We are looking for an experienced Grants Manager to assist Umoja with our fundraising.
- Maintaining and building donor relations
- Securing new funding
- Training current staff
Teacher Mentor / Education Advisor
The main focus of this position is to work closely with our local teachers to assist them in delivering a good quality educational programme to Umoja's youth.
- Training workshops
- Individual Teacher mentoring
- Curriculum Development
- Teacher Development
- Teaching Spoken English
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
We are looking for someone to develop our marketing and communications activities, enabling us to tell our stories more effectively. Tasks include:
- Manage all communication strategies and activities
- To ensure all communication material is correct and consistent with current strategies and objectives
- Develop and implement communication strategies, marking promotional materials and tools to build awareness of the organization
- Create social marketing and fundraising campaigns
- Support our social media campaigns including website updates, e-newsletter, Facebook, Instagram
- Train Umoja staff
Unfortunately Umoja currently does not have accommodation available (until we move into our new site!) and volunteers are required to find their own in Arusha. Depending on the length of time of your stay and your personal requirements, accommodation ranges from hostel rooms (from $15 per night) to apartments ($500 per month).
For more information about volunteering at Umoja and life in Tanzania, please download our Volunteer Handbook.
If you would like more information or think you can help, please contact Caroline Goody: [email protected]
If you are a Tanzanian citizen there are often voluntary opportunities at Umoja to assist in a variety of fields, but mostly teaching and tuition. These positions are extremely competitive and we receive daily enquiries about volunteering at Umoja, however positions do become available, so if you think you have a skill to share, please do get in touch.
Please note: we offer a small stipend to the majority of local volunteers who support our programmes.
If you would like to apply to volunteer at Umoja, please send your CV and covering letter to Director, Hilda Lema - [email protected]