Part of the successful volunteering or internship is our pedagogic concept Shamiri follows. This concept focuses on global learning and the development of engagement. You as a volunteer/intern always have the chance to co-create your seminars.


Our next information event is on the 19th of November 2022 online. It is for free and we invite everyone to learn more about Shamiri and volunteering/internship in Tansania! Sign up by sending us an e-mail.

Future dates for information events are:

  • 25th of March 2023 (online)
  • June/July 2023 (Altötting, Germany)


You will be able to attend a preparation seminar in Germany or online for two days organized with our partner Rose of Hope Tanzania e. V. (ROH). The next preparation seminars are on:

  • 19th-20th of November 2022 (online)
  • 25th-26th of March 2023 (online)
  • June/July 2023 (Altötting, Germany)

This seminar focuses on the preparation for your stay, information about what you should expect and organizational preparation (visa, work permit, health care, insurance).

Additionally, you will have to take a few hours of online language & culture classes by the International Centre for Intercultural relations Language and Development (ICILD) before your departure.

In Tanzania

Our 5-day arrival seminar in Tanzania starts on (more dates will follow)

  • 16th of January 2023
  • 6th of March 2023
  • 3rd of April 2023
  • 1st of May 2023
  • 5th of June 2023
  • 7th of August 2023
  • 4th of September 2023

During your stay we accompany you through daily/weekly meetings with the mentor and the facilitator together with all Volunteers or one-on-one meetings. Also, you will continue to learn more about the language and the culture through your classes at ICILD.

Every month for one full day we will hold an inter-seminar. Part of this seminar is the reflection and evaluation of your experience and your current personal situation as well as cultural insights. 

    Follow-up seminar

    Together with ROH we organize a follow-up seminar in Germany for two days (Friday-Saturday), which takes place twice a year. The next possible dates are:

    • June/July 2023 (Altötting, Germany)

    The content of these follow-up seminar is mainly the reflection of your service.

    After a successful volunteering you will receive a certificate of Shamiri, your project and ICILD.

    Financial aspects

    The costs for your sustainable Volunteer service are covered by yourself, therefore, we advise you to set up a support community or look for a job before/after your stay.

    In the following we will explain all our costs, as transparency is a key factor in our work.

    Costs for going with Shamiri

    We differentiate between short-term (30-90 days) and long-term stays (3-12 months). In advance we ask you to pay one-time costs of

    short-term stay 400€ (340€ if you apply before the end of 2022) or

    long-term stay 600€ (540€ if you apply before the end of 2022). 

    This price includes:

    • accommodation, food, materials etc. for your preparation and follow-up Seminars in Germany,
    • costs for arrival seminar in Tanzania,
    • administrative costs and
    • a language class worth 100€ (20 hours)/300€ (60 hours). You will receive an enrollment document, which you will need for getting your visa for Tanzania.

    Each month will cost you 400€ (320€ if you apply before the end of 2022). Monthly Costs must be paid before the 1st of each month. This price includes:

    • full accommodation,
    • food (Breakfast and Dinner, Monday-Friday),
    • salary costs for the staff of Shamiri,
    • costs for inter-seminar and
    • administrative costs.

    Additional costs

    Additionally, there will be costs for

    • short-term stay: volunteer visa US$ 250 (90 days), or
    • long-term stay: student visa US$ 250 (multiple entry for two years),
    • additional language classes (if you want to do more than the 60 hours, which are included in the one-time costs),
    • your vaccines (check with your health insurance what they will cover),
    • an insurance abroad (we advise Dr. Walter), which costs around 40€/month,
    • your flights from your hometown to Mwanza (usually between 700-1000€ for a round-trip),
    • additional food (at the weekends), drinks, etc.,
    • transport costs to go to town, your language class, your project etc.,
    • spare time money for travelling, going out etc.

    Accommodation in Mwanza

    We are planing to welcome the first Volunteers in January 2023. Until then, we will find a beautiful accommodation for the Volunteers. It will be located in Mwanza, close to the city center and the projects we cooperate with.

    Latest one month before your arrival we will share all the information with you.