Come and volunteer with us at the Roof of Africa! We welcome volunteers all year round, and whatever your skills, there is an opportunity for you to help out. As a small organisation, you can be assured that your time volunteering with us will be highly valued, and make a real difference in the lives of the children. We are a responsible organisation, who put the needs of the children first, and you can be confident that you are not just a wheel in the big 'volu-tourism' industry. All volunteers will be police checked before placements approved. We do not charge any fees, but welcome any contribution which will go directly to the school.
We especially encourage qualified teachers, or those who have a professional qualification in a relevant field (e.g. in Play Therapy, Child Psychology, etc.) to come to the school to run teacher training workshops, as well as working with the children.
Accommodation is provided in Sonu. The accommodation will be basic, but as a minimum we will ensure that you have a lockable room with a bed and access to a toilet and shower. You may be sharing the house with other volunteers, or staying alone. A security guard will be on duty during the night.
While volunteering in Sonu, you will eat the local diet, of rice, beans, greens and ugali (a stiff porridge). Fresh fruit - bananas, avocados, oranges, will be available depending on the season. Meat (goat, chicken, beef) may be available. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for free at the school during the week. The food is simple but deliciously cooked. When in Moshi, or Boma Ngombe, there is a great variety of food available, from traditional Tanzanian street food to pizza, pasta and Indian curries. Sodas (Coca-Cola, Fanta), water, tea and coffee are widely available.