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Why Volunteer

ENCO provides volunteer opportunities to various people in the world and this is why you should volunteer

Volunteering with ENCO (Engaruka Community Initiative Organization) to support vulnerable Maasai communities through education, community health, women empowerment, and environmental programs is a meaningful and impactful way to make a difference in the world. Here are some compelling reasons to consider volunteering with ENCO:

Make a Real Impact: ENCO’s holistic approach addresses multiple aspects of community development, meaning your volunteer work will have a direct, tangible impact on the lives of Maasai people, particularly those who are vulnerable and in need.

Experience Cultural Immersion: Volunteering with ENCO provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Maasai culture. You’ll gain firsthand experience and insights into the traditions, customs, and way of life of the Maasai people.

Learn and Grow: Volunteering with ENCO is a two-way exchange. While you’re giving your time and skills, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn and grow. This experience can broaden your horizons, enhance your cross-cultural communication, and deepen your understanding of global issues

Contribute to Sustainable Change: ENCO is committed to sustainable, long-term change. By volunteering with the organization, you become a part of this transformative journey, contributing to a better quality of life for vulnerable Maasai communities that lasts beyond your volunteer period.

Volunteers Activities

ENCO accepts volunteers within various activities

Gardening: Gardening plays a vital role in our school’s self-sustainability and educational programs. As a volunteer, you will be involved in various gardening activities, such as planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. Your contributions in the garden will directly impact the availability of nutritious food for our students and help teach them valuable life skills. 

Teaching: The primary mission of ENCO is education, and through our education  program we were able to construct a charity school. You can assist in teaching various subjects, provide one-on-one support to students, help with lesson planning, and engage in creative teaching methods to make learning fun and effective.

Sharing Your Expertise : As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to use your knowledge and expertise to design and implement effective physical activity programs such as Sport and Recreation Programs, Health and Wellness Education, Nutrition Workshops

Criteria to Volunteer

Legal Status and Appropriate Visa: Volunteers should possess a valid visa that permits them to engage in volunteer activities in Tanzania.

Background Check: ENCO may require volunteers to undergo background checks or provide references as part of the application process.

Financial Responsibility: Volunteers are expected to cover their own travel expenses, including airfare and daily living expenses during their stay in the Maasai region. ENCO will only provide accommodations. 

For more details about volunteer criteria, please fill the contact us form below.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

  • ENCO
  • P.O. Box 16496
  • Arusha, Tanzania