Family & Social Work

Family Social Work @WLM

The NGO Waridi La Matumaini (WLM) assists children from marginalised households and members of their families. They aim for sustainable support to fight poverty through creating responsible adults. WLM supports children with basic needs, life skills, education, experiences and empowerment through inclusive approaches. They support through family assessment, counselling, school visits, fundraising, contributing donations and health insurances. The project expects the interns to participate in following tasks:

  • Supporting the social worker and counsellor in doing family visits, counseling, school visits and other jobs.
  • Organizing projects for the supported children.
  • Getting insights in the work of a Tanzanian NGO.
  • Cooperating with donors (Rose of Hope Tanzania e. V.) in Germany.
  • Fundraising for the project.
  • Technical advice for the project (social media, publicity work, brochures, etc.).

The interns are required to be enrolled in a course of Social Work at a University.


Youth counsellor & guardian @SCH

Shaloom Care House (SCH) is working with and for all people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and orphans. The extensive services offered by Shaloom Care House include psychosocial support, health care, education, material support, and legal advise to people living with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, the projects establishes groups of beneficiaries for them to participate in sharing life skills, experiences but also starting income generating projects. The project expects the volunteers/interns to participate in following task:

  • Conducting school and home visits of the supported children,
  • Tutoring the children and supporting them with homework in the library,
  • Offering English lessons for the children and their parents,
  • Planning and conducting educational excursions,
  • Creating projects in art/music/dance/sports/etc.,
  • Fundraising for the project
  • Technical advice for the project activities

Patient counsellor @SCH

Shaloom Care House (SCH) is working with and for all people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, their families and orphans. The extensive services offered by Shaloom Care House include psychosocial support, health care, education, material support, and legal advise to people living with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, the projects establishes groups of beneficiaries for them to participate in sharing life skills, experiences but also starting income generating projects. The project expects the interns to participate in following task

  • Supporting the counsellors in caring for people with HIV,
  • Organising awareness sessions,
  • Technical advise for the project activities.

Therefore, the interns are required to have prior knowledge and/or work experience in the field of counselling.


Social work assistant for sustainable development @AHIRD

Awakening Horn for Inclusive Rural Development (AHIRD) is working with marginalised women, young girls and children through education, illustration of their challenges, funding financially and mobilising the community. The project expects the interns to participate in following tasks

  • Relationship building to understand the needs of the clients and being able to advice them,
  • counselling and social work with families,
  • Planning activities;
  • Writing and filing reports;
  • Liaising with other social workers, officials and local government;
  • Strengthening local knowledge and community ties;
  • Spotting new and changing needs of the community;
  • Providing information and support to clients.
  • Cooperating with other Volunteers and staff to create fundraising for the project.

Therefore, the interns are required to show experience in working with people of all age groups.