Volunteering with us
Peace Matunda School and Orphanage depends on help from volunteers. We welcome volunteers from all over the world from a period of 4 weeks or more.
Volunteers are needed mainly to assist in the school organising activities for the children and helping the teachers. Our matrons can always use a hand with cleaning, cooking, laundry and dishes as well, should this take your fancy!
You can also get involved in the after-school care of the children and organize their free time with them. You can take the kids swimming, play volleyball, soccer or badminton, or suggest completely new concepts and get creatively involved.
Do you have technical or manual talent? Then there is always something to do at the Peace Matunda Center, as we are constantly expanding and maintaining the center. The renovation of the buildings, a new coat of paint, minor repairs, there is always something to do.
We endeavor to provide volunteers with variety and flexibility in terms of their contribution. Volunteers can try different tasks before deciding how they want to devote their time. Though we try to structure the work day for the benefit of the volunteers and children, we of course understand the need to get out and about too! This is why we are flexible on times when you perhaps want a break for safari or to go explore Arusha.
Language and Cultural Week
If you wish to start your trip with an introduction to the Swahili language and the region, we offer a Language and Cultural Week. We highly recommend this week as it will allow you to explore more freely in the following weeks. Contact us for more information!
Facilities and Accommodation
The Peace Matunda School and Orphanage is a gated compound with 24 hour support and security.
The volunteer house is surrounded by nature and has an outdoor seating pit.
The house consists of a comfortable living room with satellite TV, DVD player, and an incoming phone line, a large dining room, and kitchen.
Dormitory-style rooms (with complete bedding and mosquito nets). We always have hot showers! Laundry service and internet/wifi is available at extra cost.
Thank you for making us smile!
No matter whether you help us with your donation, come over and connect with the children, take responsibility for a child sponsorship or travel with us – every initiative of yours helps us moving forward and making the world a better place for the kids that live with us or visit out school. – Kaaya