Volunteering

Msamaria Center for Street Children is happy to welcome volunteers and dedicating to ensure that both the Center and the volunteers benefit from the experience.

Msamaria works with the following partners who place volunteers at the centre:

  1. Foot2Afrika
  2. Benefactours

Msamaria Center for Street Children is happy to welcome volunteers and dedicating to ensure that both the Center and the volunteers benefit from the experience.

If you have any queries please contact us using the contact form on the Contact Us page. We are always happy to discuss any ongoing, future and new projects with volunteers.

Education

  • Teaching Primary education to children who are not yet attending school due to a lack of sponsorship.
  • Facilitating the computer program.
  • Setting or checking learning exercises and/or homework.
  • Reading stories.
  • Attending school meetings and assisting with school follow up meetings
  • Assisting with school transfers, and Education analysis.
  • Maintaining the Center’s education room and library.

Social Work

  • Interviewing children.
  • Counseling and guidance.
  • Attending home visits.
  • Psycho-social therapy.
  • Behavioral assessment and modification.
  • Facilitate and conduct follow ups for children, as required.
  • Organise and maintain children’s files.
  • Run social seminars to educate the community.
  • Facilitate the Centers Upendo program.
  • Assist with street work activities (visiting street children on the streets of Moshi).

Health

  • Organise health related seminars for children, staff and the community.
  • Facilitate or run medical check up clinics.
  • Update the children’s health records.
  • Create education aids to help children understand the importance of their health.
  • Assist with first aid and first aid training.
  • Provide nursing care.

Fun and Talent building

  • Facilitate arts and games with the children.
  • Coach the children in sport.
  • Facilitate music lessons.
  • Facilitate drama and dance lessons.
  • Facilitate acrobatic and gymnastic lessons.
  • Facilitate swimming lessons.
  • Escort children to the church for mass on Sundays.

Marketing Msamaria

  • Help manage the website content.
  • Help manage Msamaria’s social media presence.
  • Create and distribute marketing materials locally.
  • Assist with grant research and applications.
  • Help the children design, make and sell products and artwork.
  • Create testimonials from the children and volunteers at the Center.
  • Update the notice boards in Msamaria.
  • Assist the staff with business management practices and administration.

Maintenance

  • Assist with maintenance repairs to electrics, furniture and buildings.
  • Assist with painting the buildings.
  • Help repair the children’s clothes.

Daily Chores

  • Help the children to wash clothes and dishes.
  • Cook with the children.
  • Help the children to clean the center.

Ongoing Projects

  • Help the children and the center to manage the photography project.
  • Help the children and the center to manage the chicken project.
  • Help the children and the center to manage the fish pond project.
  • Help plant and harvest crops for the farming project.
  • Design and make jewelry for the beading project.