We value our relationships with our volunteers. We prioritize your safety, trip planning and overall volunteer experience through transparency and effective communication. Below is what to expect in terms of costs when volunteering abroad.
With Daraja Foundation, you would be volunteering with a grassroots organization that operates on a low annual budget. All operations in Canada are currently volunteer-run, the DVAP (Daraja Volunteer Abroad Program) team that helps you prepare for your volunteer experience is not paid. Services for volunteers traveling abroad are paid for by Daraja Foundation. We have a volunteer contribution in place that serves many purposes, most-importantly, your contribution supports the volunteer abroad program, project output and sustainability of the foundation itself. The one-time contribution for any length of stay through our program is $246 USD, this will be invoiced to you once your application is processed. The application process document has more information on the services included.
Breakdown of Contribution
Volunteer Coordinator Support in Zanzibar - $25 USD
Communication and Administrative Costs - $25 USD
Program Orientation and Site Visit - $49 USD
Volunteer Project Fund - $99 USD
Volunteer Shirt - $28 USD
Airport or Ferry Pick-Up - $20 USD
Health Insurance and Travel Preparation
We strongly recommend purchasing health insurance that will cover you during your travels. Costs depend on which package you choose, and the duration of your stay. It is also recommended that you visit a travel clinic near you for a consultation on up to date recommended vaccines and medications when traveling to Tanzania.
Depending on where you are flying from and the time of year, flight prices can range. We can connect you with a travel agent for quotes and insurance if this is of interest to you.
Homestay & Personal Spending
Daraja can coordinate accommodation for volunteers in shared house with private rooms. The cost of this accommodation for volunteers ranges from 10 USD – 20 USD per person, per night. If you are interested in making use of this accommodation, please let us know and we can send you the options and photos. Day to day expenses for food, travel, activities and personal items should also be included in your budget. When you speak to one of our volunteer coordinators, they can help you predict how much you may use depending on the length of your stay.
You will require a visa upon entry into Zanzibar, the cost of a visa can range from 50 USD - 250 USD depending on your country of residence and if you choose to get your visa prior to arrival, or at the airport. One of our volunteer coordinators will be able to help you with this process.
You can apply to volunteer with Daraja easily on our website. Please attach the following documents in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete your online application.
- Copy of your CV
- Photocopy of the details page of your passport
- Criminal record check
VOLUNTEERS COME FROM EVERYWHERE
CREATE AN IMPACT
Daraja volunteers are on the ground working with communities, handing over supplies, equipment and donations. You will see firsthand the imapct that projects have on the people and the communities they are serving. through with guidance from our board of directors and advisory board.
We have a great volunteer network of creative, proactive and solution-driven individuals. Volunteers that work locally or travel abroad have an integral role in decisions around funding allocation and project management. Our volunteers work together by communicating their observations and experiences in order to determine what is needed and how the foundation can contribute to a cause. We value time, contributions and advice from our volunteers towards the growth of the Daraja Foundation.
FLEXIBLE & ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS
Our volunteers share the information and feedback they gather from various stakeholders in the communities we're serving. With guidance from management and the advisory team, we're able to work together to adapat and develop programs to suit the needs of the community.
WATCH YOUR EFFORTS LIVE ON
Information and training is passed from one volunteer to the incoming volunteer in order to maintain our activities. The incoming volunteer has the opportunity to help further build, grow and improve the project. Their expertise is passed on to the next volunteer and the cycle continues. This approach has allowed us to go forward and continue a solid movement with rationale and transparency.
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR
We're looking for individuals that are passionate about contributing toward sustainable development within communities, have a desire to learn and genuinely love building life long relationships and connecting with people.
Interested in volunteering with Daraja Foundation?