Volunteerism is the concept that made the creation of Ngerengere River Eco Camp
possible. Due to lack of financial means, all projects rely on willing people eager
to contribute with ideas, skills and hard work. Most of these volunteers are local friends
that regardless of their own difficulties were
from the beginning willing to spare time for a
Cultural exchange is also paramount in our
philosophy. This phenomenon enables exchange
of ideas, new global social networks, and new
horizons for both parties.
VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Volunteers can join all our projects such as
assisting in teaching and cooking at our
Happy Bricks primary school, planting
trees, joining new constructions at Camp or
supporting us in water and healthcare
projects. Please contact us to find out
which activities are needed in the time you
want to come.
Volunteers can get a deep insight into Tanzanian rural lifestyles with all the typical food,
cultural traditions and contact to villagers and also natural environment.
Also several university students used the opportunity and gained experiences and
knowledge in their internships in our Organization!
Project initiators are also important for us! Project
proposals need to be related to either education,
environmental sustainability or income-generating
activities. Funds to initiate the project need to be
raised by the volunteer.
You will be accommodated in the village Lukwambe at Eco camp where you will stay with
our local team and maybe with other guests or volunteers from all over the world. You can
stay in an Eco Camp house as single, or double or even with groups up to eight people.
Each house has its private bathroom with local shower.
Eco Camp is the centre of our non-profit Organization. Sometimes we also arrange
workshops here, such as the manufacture of straw or clay objects, making Masai jewels
and much more. Workshops need to be arranged in advance and may have extra costs in
case specific materials are required.
We require a 2-week minimum
commitment and a fee of 95 US$ per
week, in exchange of accommodation and
three meals per day. We can offer you
extras like airport pick-up and Kiswahili
lessons. Fees can be further negotiated in
case of long term volunteering for more
than two months.
We use our limited funds mainly for our projects in the community, that is why you need to
pay a fee as a volunteer, in order to ensure proper services for you.
Enjoy our 100% organic and freshly cooked food! You will get three typical Tanzanian meals
per day! Our food is also suitable for vegetarian or vegan guests. We use fresh fruits and
vegetables from our own garden whenever possible.
If you want to learn some Tanzanian cooking, you can participate also in our kitchen.
Phones can be charged and lights can be used even at night, thanks to our solar powered
electricity. We also have internet access! Even though it is not very stable, receiving and
sending emails is possible.
We also offer airport pickups. An Eco Camp staff member can pick you up directly at the
airport and you can both take public transport or drive in a private car, depending on your
preference and financial situation.
All details for your internship or volunteering
experience can be worked out together with
us. Please feel free to contact us if you have any
questions. We welcome you very much to our
Ngerengere River Eco Camp!