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Volunteers Programs

Donations only from international aid are not enough in the day-to-day grind of a mother caring for her family. There are many small under-resourced schools with few books and fewer teachers. People give to their neighbors the last of what little they have. Life is lived outside the spotlight.

Eco & Culture Tours invites you to come down and volunteer in a way that makes a real impact in the lives of the people of our local community.

Our assignments will give you an opportunity to both contribute and to have an experience which will leave you changed forever. You’ll lend a hand through education, care for infants, or working on special projects. You’ll have an opportunity to meet people and make friends in a very unique cross-cultural experience.

While you’re here we’ll provide you with cheap accommodation in Stone town apartment, will give you all important information on your surroundings and support throughout your stay. Our volunteer coordinators are present daily to assist you. We’ll also point you in the right direction should you wish to explore the natural beauty of these lands.

Decide now, turn-off the television, put down the paper for a bit and join us. We believe you’ll go back to your country completely mind changed.

Fees are used to cover the costs of operation as well as to provide financial support for community projects.

Program Fees per person.
2 weeks – $695
1 month – $995
6 weeks – $1,395
2 months – $1,595
3 months – $2,200

Some assignments may require volunteers to obtain and present a clean police record/report.

What’s Included?
• pre-arrival support & preparation
• airport or seaport pick-up
• orientation program
• room accommodation
• daily in-person availability of coordinator

What’s Not Included

• visa and/or volunteer permit
• airfare
• medicines/vaccinations
• health/travel insurance
• airport drop-off
•Meals

OUR OBJECTIVES
We facilitate the meeting of and interaction between international volunteers and Tanzanian peoples for the purpose of gaining a mutually meaningful and productive experience. We provide a framework for the exchange of ideas, information and resources to enhance the support of local communities. We provide support for volunteers especially as they transition into their new environment.

We value teamwork through the sharing of ideas among volunteers, local peoples & organizations, our staff and all other organizations involved in supporting our mission.

We value a spirit of goodwill and believe that we can best serve our volunteers and the local community organizations through demonstrated kindness, caring and support.

Financials
Eco & Culture operates and provides financial support for community projects solely through the volunteer program fees. The fees are used to cover the following;

• costs of daily operations including hosting.
• contributions to placements and community projects,
• Eco & Culture Initiatives.

Through its long-term relationship with the community and the volunteer placements, Eco & Culture is in a unique position to work with volunteers and community organizations to determine useful community service projects. Eco & Culture will look to contribute in areas such as education for a kindergaten in Jambiani, basic sustenance, home-care, sports programs, women’s groups, and small entrepreneurial projects.

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