Peace Matunda School and Orphanage depends on help from volunteers. We welcome volunteers from all over the world from one to twelve weeks.
Volunteers are needed mainly to assist in the school organising activities for the children and helping the teachers. Our matrons Maggie and Martha can always use a hand with cleaning, cooking, laundry and dishes as well, should this take your fancy! If you have teaching experience and wish to teach, please visit our RECRUITMENT page for more information.
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.
Please visit our recruitment page if you want to volunteer on a longer-term basis and you have business, administrative, or marketing experience, or are an education student looking to do an internship.
Alternatively, we are proud members of Pack for a Purpose – an initiative that allows travelers like yourselves to make a lasting impact on the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase, you can bring supplies for local projects. You’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families! Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project.
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. Click here 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. For more information on volunteering costs and services, click here.