Volunteers will be engaged in the following outlined activities:-
Tree Nursery: Seedling of local indigenous tree spices to be distributed to the local community for conservation of water sources and biodiversity.
Organic demonstration garden: Establishment of organic garden demonstration plot for educational purpose; which will include Soil Building, Build the garden beds, Plant vegetable seeds and mulch, Build trellises and teepees for beans and tomatoes, Plant a herb garden, Putting various plants in pots.
Fencing the garden: Building fence to separate the garden with the rest of activities for easy management and care.
Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation, host family or at the project. Vegetarian meals will be available. The team will include one kitchen supervisor to manage meals, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing.
Accommodation: Basic accommodation facility will be provided in the community. Volunteers should expect sharing accommodation with other volunteers from the same or other projects. Electricity and water will be available. However no washing machine.
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays will be free for volunteers to do their personal activities including exploring what the region offer in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Possibilities are:-
Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town etc. Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.
Near Dar es Salam possibilities are; wildlife safari trips (Selous game reserve/ Mikumi National Park, Marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands) eco and cultural tourism activities, Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (Beach, Museums, and Markets).
In Tanzania as other countries around the world, Nature conservation and sustainable living is becoming more and more important topic of the day. However many people may have heard about sustainable living and are not sure exactly what it means. Lack of knowledge and exposure has significantly increase lifestyles that cause more environmental damage for future generations to deal with.
Nature conservation and sustainable living is a project aiming complement the work which has been done at UVIKIUTA eco village development project. The Eco Village initiative is a community designed to address challenges to attain sustainable development. Village members are united by shared ecological, socio – economic and cultural spiritual values and are characterized by efficiency energy use, enhanced recreational values, encouraging biogas and local food production, sustainable reliance on local resources and investing on environmental conservation.
Potential candidate for this project should consider the minimum conditions outlined below:-
Interest to work outdoor and in the nature,
Interested in other cultures, Eager to learn and share
Patient and committed
Creative and flexible, Open minded and good team player
Able to work under less supervision and minimum resources
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on 17th May 2019 after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is 18th May before 09:00am. If you wish to stay longer you are advised to reserve another accommodation early in advance.
Visas: Most citizens of different countries requires visa to enter Tanzania. Based on the previous experience we would like to advise you to apply for business visas. It is volunteers’ responsibility to make sure having right visas and travel documents. Business visas can be obtained at the Airport or any boarder entry when arriving Tanzania.
Invitation letter: Once volunteer is accepted, he/she will be issued an official invitation letter (IL) to join the project. This is very important document to support your visas process.