Volunteer Program
At Hope Academy, we are seeking volunteers who would like to join us to make a difference in the lives of children and families who are less fortunate.  Volunteers will leverage their knowledge and professional skills to help the school and the local community in a wide range area of education and development projects.  The experience will turn into a lifetime of fond memories and long-lasting friendships for the volunteers and our children and staff.  We welcome any interested individual, at least 16 years old, who has the right skill sets and a passion to help.

We are actively recruiting volunteers in the following categories:
Activities in the Area
Arusha is close to many great natural and cultural sites. In their spare time, volunteers are free to explore the area "Pole-Pole" (without a rush).

Activities include:
  • Safari tours including Serengeti Plain (witness the great migration), Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Tarangire National Parks
  • Trekking (Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru)
  • Cultural visits (Maasai villages, Meru communities, the Hadzabes)
  • The white-sand beaches and spice islands of Zanzibar
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Logistics and Costs
Upon arrival, volunteers will be picked up from the airport or other specified location by Hope Academy staff and placed with carefully selected local hosting families.  Three meals will be provided daily.  The Hope Academy staff will provide briefing, training on local culture and a tour of the community to help volunteers settle.  The staff will accompany the volunteers until they feel comfortable, safe and settled.
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We ask for a donation to cover the the cost of airport pick-up, orientation, accommodations, food, administration and security.
1 week
2 week
3 weeks
4 weeks
EUR 150
EUR 290
EUR 425
EUR 550
USD 200
USD 390
USD 570
USD 740
Additional week USD 165 / EUR 125 for each week

Volunteers are responsible for the cost of travel, local transfers and all personal activities.  Upon request, Hope Academy staff will be happy to recommend reliable safari and tourist agencies to arrange weekend trips in the region.  Some of the agencies will provide subsidies to support the school.
Applying for the Program
Contact us at:
Please provide us with...
  • A brief introduction to your background
  • Area of interest (Student Teacher, Community Service or Business Consulting)
  • Contact Details
We will then provide you with more detailed information.
To reach out to former volunteers at the school to learn about their experiences, please contact:
Siobhan (Ireland):
Nisha (Singapore):