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Conservation project
 

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Project Overview

GVS is looking for dedicated volunteers who have keen interest in conservation of forests. We presently run our conservation project in Moshi in order to reduce deforestation in Tanzania. Deforestation is one of the major and challenging issues in Tanzania. The energy economy in Tanzania largely depends upon collection, distribution, and consumption of wood fuels (wood and charcoal) to satisfy household demands for cooking. It is also clear that much of the demand for fuel wood is satisfied through deforestation. It is estimated that 70% of the deforestation in Tanzania is due to fuel wood harvests, either directly or indirectly. And about 30% of it is as a result of agricultural land clearing. The growing rate of deforestation leads to many major problems. It results in increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, and in the reduction of the supply of material traditionally available to provide energy. The reduction in forest also results in precipitations and failure of crops. The local Tanzanians are still not realizing the importance of forests and they are cutting more and more tress. Thus the forests of Tanzania are dwindling at an alarm rate. Therefore to cope up with the problem, local people have prepared self initiative programs in order to save forests. But they need support from international organizations and volunteers. GVS gives helping hand to these programs and offer its volunteers the opportunity to be a part of their efforts and make the Tanzania a better place.

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

During your volunteering period, you will undertake different roles depending on your abilities and capabilities. Your major role is to work in a nursery to produce indigenous tress species. You have to educate the local people about the importance of forests. Your other tasks may include preparing nursery beds, sowing seeds, weeding, trimming, pruning and thinning various endangered trees species. The seeds planted by our volunteers will later distributed to villagers at no charge. You should also encourage local people to plant more and more trees. Depending upon the seasons, you may be engaged in some additional tasks as well such as, planting of trees, collecting of seeds, replanting and eliminating diseased trees. You will also involve in inventorying fauna and flora. Thus your help in this project is of great importance.

PLEASE NOTE: You will find a very flexible work schedule from project staff. Your working hours may vary. But normally, you will work for 3 to 4 hours per day in a week with the exception of weekends. Working in the conservation project in a new country might be challenging, so we recommend you to work closely with project staff so that you can easily adjust in the environment. They will provide you activities that you need to perform in the project. Other than this, you may also find some distraction in the working schedule because of your exam, traditional, cultural festivals, national holidays or other similar situations. During that period you are not allowed to work. We encourage you to manage your free time for short holiday trip.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

Working in conservation project is physically demanding so you need to be physically active. No other specific qualification or experience is needed. You should have love for nature. You should be patient, hardworking, self-motivated and independent. You need to have an open mind, flexible attitude and lot of enthusiasm to face the challenges in your volunteering period. You should be at least 18 years of age or above and should know medium level of written and spoken English.

Project Factfile

The below given project fact file gives you a quick and general overview about the program. If you having any confusion or questions about the given program, then please feel free to write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org and let us know about your problem. We will solve your problem and our customer care centre will reply you in 1-2 days.

Country: Tanzania
Project Type: Work for elderly care home
The Locations:  
The project starting dates: Our orphanage project begins on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you are not able to schedule your flight date in the above mentioned date, then please write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org for other alternative dates so that we could arrange alternative dates for our volunteers.
Who can apply – This project is open for all ages and nationalities. You should be at least 18 years old. How ever, if a volunteer is less then 18, then he/she has to take permission letter from their parents or from their guardians.
Requirements and other skills: this project does not need any specific qualification or special experience, all you need is lots of enthusiasm, flexibility, self-motivation, full confidence and open mind to learn from new cultures. A volunteer must have at least medium level of English communication skills for this project, as you will need English to exchange your views with others
Project Duration:

We have both short-term and long-term projects. How ever it will depend on the volunteer's demand and flexibility. Projects are available from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.

Required Donation: You pay $ 220 for 2 weeks, US$75 for every week thereafter except registration and application processing fee.
Donation Contribution: almost 70%-80% weekly program fee directly goes to your food and accommodation plus project support. Remaining 20% -30% donations goes to field management, coordinators and other general expenses in the host county.
Arrival/Departure Point:  
Accommodation: you will get minimal types of accommodation. Volunteer should not expect any luxurious accommodation while stay and work in the project site. Our Accommodation depends on your project locations. You may stay with a host family or in a Guest House in single or shared room with a fan, with a shared bathroom with cold water and half board.
Food: Host family provide 2-3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or as per the itinerary. You will receive normal and same types of food that local family prepares for themselves. Volunteers do not expect special food from the host family. Some volunteers have lunch at the orphanage or as per the itinerary
Project Hours: Working Hours are flexible; 5-6 days a week, approximately 3-4 hours per day, all other time is free. The project coordinator or staff will provide you all the working hours and activities that you will need to prepare in the project.
Cost of getting to the project from host family: Depending on location; up to 1 hour bus ride or other types of transportation (Budget approximately US$10-15 per week). This is NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKLY FEE.
Support Group: GVS has an effective and sound support system which is always present to route and guide you whenever you need any kind of help. You can contact our local coordinator 24/7 for any help or assistance.
What you will gain: From GVS orphanage project, volunteers will learn a lot. Volunteers will have a breath taking experience in Sri Lanka, as you will be helping the disadvantaged and poor children's. Visits to different tourist sites and ancient temples and fords will unable volunteers to learn from Sri Lankan culture and their tradition. This project will also help to develop your socializing skills, confidence level. Besides learning, this project will add tangible things to your resume, which will help you in your professional career, and you can easily achieve your goals and brighten your future.

Program Dates & Costs

In order to adjust the flight schedule of the volunteer and to make our schedule more flexible, All Global Volunteer Solutions programs start on every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month Volunteers are advised to adjust their flight schedule and other important works according to language program schedules (not available in Cambodia). It is very unlikely to make extra arrangements for the missed classes. Internees and volunteers can stay and wait at the hotel on their own expense to start the program from the beginning.

Note: if a volunteer could not schedule or arrange their flight date in the above mentioned dates, then please write us for other alternative dates

You Pay 275 for 2 weeks, US $75 for every week thereafter 
Fee For Volunteer Programs
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
$225 $300 $375 $450 $525 $600 $675 $750 $825 $900 $975
                     
Fee For Volunteer Internship
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
$250 $350 $450 $550 $650 $750 $850 $950 $1,050 $1,150 $1,250
 
Airport pick up, transfer to host family/hostel and orientation: US $90


Allocation of Global Volunteer Solution Fees:

If you are wondering where your volunteer's fees are going, then you should know that all of Global Volunteer Solution's programs solely rely on participant program fees. With the fees volunteers pay to enroll in the program, Global Volunteer Solution is able to attain its goals, thus raising the bar for hygiene, education and social status of local communities and bridging the gap between the Western and Eastern cultures. Ultimately, Global Volunteer Solution, its diligent volunteers, and its hopeful grassroots organizations are able to work towards a deeper cultural understanding, global unity and goodwill.


There are four categories to the Global Volunteer Solution program fees allocation

Application processing Fee
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Registration Fee
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Weekly Project Fees
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Language & Cultural Orientation

Lesson Plan: Language & cultural courses Orientation :
One week language and cultural Training

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) FOR TANZANIA
 
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL GENERAL QUESTIONS
General Questions, Before you Travel

01. What's the best time to apply for a Tanzania volunteer program?
02. How long will it take for GVS to process my application?
03. What are the documents required from me during the application period?
04. Are there necessary qualifications for volunteers in the Tanzania program?

Passport and Visa Information
Visa requirements
Program Informations

01. What in-country support do I have when in Tanzania?
02. Can I get a daily schedule of programs in Tanzania?
03. Where is the Tanzania programs situated?
04. What is the official language of Tanzania?
05. How long does the Tanzania volunteer program last?
06. Will GVS arrange my flight to Tanzania?
07. Is there a particular airport that I must contact and book my flight with?
08. When should I arrive in Tanzania?
09. How will I recognize the GVS country coordinator?
10. What should I do if my flight to Tanzania is delayed?
11. What happens if my in-country contact fails to show up?
12. Is there anything I need to prepare before leaving for Tanzania?
13. How do I travel back to the airport after my volunteer program?

Food and Lodging

01. Where, how and with Whom Will I be staying with in Tanzania?
02. What room will I be staying in?
03. Can I stay with my girlfriend/boyfriend or female/male friend at the same room?
04. Can I bring my local villager friend in my room?
05. Can I bring electrical appliances?
06. What about my meals?
07. What are the dos and don'ts during the project duration and the stay with the host family?
08. What happens if I am unhappy with my project or hosting facilities?
09. May I decide how long I want to stay once I get there?
10. What do I do in my free time when I am not working in the project?
11. What about drinking water?

Health and Safety Queries

01. Is it safe in Tanzania?
02. What are the principle healths risks in Tanzania?
03. Do I need to get health insurance?
04. Who do I contact in case of a health-related emergency?
05. What are the sanitary conditions in Tanzania?

Money Information

01. Is it safe to carry cash with me?
02. How much money should I bring with me?
03. What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
04. Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
05. How do I make contact with the GVS in-country coordinator?
06. How can my family members contact me?

Local Culture Information

01. Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Tanzania?
02. What should I know about Tanzania's religious conduct?
03. How do I respect the Tanzania's people?

Materials to Bring

There are different materials that you can bring with yourself

Free Time

01. Enjoying free Time in Tanzania

 

GLOBAL VOLUNTEER SOLUTIONS (GVS) FAQ FOR TANZANIA Weekly

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Global Volunteer Solutions staff or travel advisors to verify this information.