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The Olive Branch for Children recognizes the ongoing debate around ‘voluntourism’ in developing countries. While volunteering internationally can be a very exciting and meaningful experience for the volunteer, if done incorrectly, it can actually be detrimental to local communities. TOBFC provides opportunities to visit ethically with us in Tanzania. To help ensure that the time spent is mutually beneficial for the communities we require participants to participate with ongoing projects ONLY.


We offer Unpaid Internships, Cultural Exchanges and Mentorship opportunities. Want more information on opportunities in Tanzania?  Email allison@theolivebranchforchildren.org If you are interested in volunteering in Tanzania, you will receive our Ethical Volunteer Guide.

Please note, that ALL volunteers must apply to volunteer and provide the following documentation PRIOR to arriving in country. 

1. Criminal Background Check, no later than 4 months prior to arrival

2. Signed declaration form

3. Signed declartion form that you participated in our online Ethical Volunteer Training and read our Ethical Volunteer Guide


You can also make a donation by clicking the button “Support Us Today”

before you apply to volunteer in tanzania, we ask you take the time to critically think about your intentions, and why you chose to volunteer in tanzania. 

download our ethical volunteer guide to understand our expectations of volunteers.

here are some key points.


we understand most volunteers will want to take photos of their time with us. tobfc has a strict photo policy that all volunteers must adhere to. 


below are some things to keep in mind when posting a photo. 


Volunteer opportunities in canada

TOBFC is interested in filling positions for the Operations Team. The Operations Team is a group of dedicated volunteers working alongside the Donor, Volunteer, and Social Media Manager, to host mini-events and connect new individuals to TOBFC. The Operations Team meets once a month virtually via zoom.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Attend and participate in monthly operations team meetings via zoom

  • Engage with Operations Team Members to plan a minimum of 2-3 mini fundraising events per annum

  • Engage with Operations Team Members to connect Kubuni Centre handmade products to Artisan stores in Canada, when applicable

  • Assist Donor, Volunteer, and Social Media Manager with other fundraising activities of TOBFC that may include: grant writing, social media campaigns and others, when applicable


Time Commitment varies depending on the roles selected by volunteer. Roles currently available:

  • Kubuni Link Volunteer (4-5 hours per month, excluding monthly meeting)

  • Events Manager (Time commitment varies month to month. Months where there are events 5+ hours per week, excluding monthly meetings)

  • Events Sub-Committee Member (Time commitment varies month to month. Months where there are events 2+ hours per week, excluding monthly meetings)

  • Monthly Donor Coordinator (2 hours per week, excluding monthly meetings)




  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office

  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong time-management and organization skill

  • Team Player


We are committed to ensuring our volunteer base is made up of a diverse group of individuals. We encourage all interested applicants to apply.
email allison@theolivebranchforchildren.com to apply!