Looking to make a difference?


Volunteer with Us

Neema International’s mission is to invest in the lives of orphaned and or vulnerable children through education and sustainable building projects. Our work takes place in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. We accept volunteers year round for any amount time, however, encourage longer stays to maximize the effectiveness of our volunteers work to benefit the children we serve.

We prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of poverty by mobilizing the power of volunteers and donors. We are fighting every minute of every day to finish what we started and achieve our vision to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.


On-Site Volunteering

Internships are available to college students or recent graduates with relevant experience.


Teaching Workshops: Provide training to staff and teachers at Neema International on best practices and/or providing refresher trainings.

Tutor/Coach: Tutor/coach students who are working to strengthen certain skills outside of regular school hours. Preference will be made to individuals who can speak Swahili.

Teaching Assistant: Support lead teachers as an assistant within the classroom. Preference will be made to individuals who can speak Swahili.

*Media Development/Marketing: Develop communication content (videos, pictures, written content) for outreach initiatives across various platforms (including but not limited to social media accounts and newsletters).

IT Expert / Network Management: Review and provide recommendations for Neema International’s IT systems and structures (including but not limited to hardware/software with our DigiTruck). May also include website maintenance and development.

Research: Design and conduct research on the progress and impact of the organization’s initiatives. We welcome research proposals from applicants or partnerships with universities.

*Business Development: Our team is looking for a motivated self-starter who is interested in learning the ins and outs of a growing non-profit and contributing to the growth and effectiveness of the organization.

*also available through remote volunteering

Remote Volunteering

Grant Development: Reviewing organisational financial systems and/or conducting a 1-2 week refresher course on financial and accounting processes. Additionally, grant/proposal writers who can similarly provide trainings.

Partnerships & Fundraising: Identify and build partnerships within Tanzania and abroad to help drive fundraising initiatives for the organization.

Neema Bags Brand Ambassador: Coordinate with boutiques, businesses and online vendors to expand the reach of our social enterprise, Neema Bags.

Web Development: Assistance with developing and maintaining the website, including search engine optimization.

Group Volunteering

We welcome small groups who can coordinate volunteer trips and serve in one or more of the positions above.

To volunteer or intern with us, send us an email!

Please include what type of volunteer position you are interested in, your relevant experience and your desired length of stay.