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Job Opportunity at The Small Things, Families and Futures Coalition Volunteer Officer

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Key Responsibilities:

This role will be primarily responsible for day to day support and management of volunteers at TST and the coalition hub site at Silverleaf school, and supporting the education coordinator in their work at the afterschool enrichment program. This role requires a lot of afternoon, evening and weekend work, with more during the rest of the week. It is an ideal role for an extrovert who is passionate about welcoming new people to Tanzania, and who wants to make sustainable change for children.


Volunteer Coordination (40%)

Support education coordinator with all incoming volunteer and intern applications and correspondence

Plan with admin officer for logistics for all individual volunteers, visitors and school groups who come to the hub, including making budgets and creating itineraries

Provide an orientation and support volunteers with relevant logistics

Ensure all volunteer, visitor and school group visits run smoothly

Coordinate airport pickups and drop-offs for volunteers and visitors

Teach basic Swahili classes to volunteers


Preschool (20%)

  • Help screen volunteers to select those who will do well at TST preschool
  • Provide day to day support for volunteers placed in the preschool and oversee any projects they undertake


Silverleaf Afterschool Program (20%)

Support volunteers and student teachers in implementing daily afterschool program

Help coordinate purchase of supplies and materials for afterschool program as requested


Site Management (20%)

  • Support update, supply and maintenance of volunteer housing at Silverleaf and TST
  • Liaise with Silverleaf as needed to handle any issues arising around the shared site**


Required Candidate Qualifications

  • Tourism or volunteer support background and relevant experience
  • Fluent spoken and good written English
  • Willing to work more flexible, unusual hours in exchange for significant time off during the usual work week
  • Comfortable using Google Drive and Google Docs/Word and Google Sheets/Excel
  • Extensive cross-cultural experience


Preferred Candidate Qualities

  • Energetic, extroverted and friendly with new guests
  • Good to excellent Kiswahili knowledge and ability to teach basic classes OR willingness to quickly learn
  • Able to handle conflict and mediate between groups with competing needs
  • Drivers license or ability to drive manual vehicle


How to apply

Please send your resume/CV and cover letter to reubensamwel@thesmallthings.org. Due to the large number of applications we generally receive, we regret that we are unable to personally respond to every applicant

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