Our heart, and goal together with you is to serve the Tanzanian people and break through the oppression of abandonment, abuse, and poverty. To bring hope and joy to the people of Tanzania. All of our volunteer opportunities are thus focused to serve the people first and foremost and provide them with tools for a lasting life change and opportunity. Rather than start a self-contained independent group, we saw great need and have made it our goal to partner with established Tanzanian groups and join them toward achieving their missions.
For volunteers from outside of Tanzania Kilimanjaro Volunteer Foundation provides a connection between you and the Tanzanian people in the greatest need. We offer a personalized experience, full logistical support, accommodation, and hospitality. A key component of the KVF is our commitment to relationships with our partner groups and creating an experience for you to serve and create lasting relationships with the Tanzanian people. We come alongside the local people, honoring them and their culture by laying down our lives and ideas and being quick to listen and slow to speak while being quick to love and serve as Jesus lived, taught, and instructed we do the same. We do not use a cookie cutter approach, rather we will provide an experience that "fits you" and uses your gifts, bringing the most fulfillment to the people you are serving. Serving alongside Tanzanian volunteers is a great experience and will change the lives of the people you serve while being life changing for you as well.
The KVF Mission: to connect people with the Tanzanian people to bring love, life, and hope to those in poverty who have been abandoned, abused, and oppressed.
How we are accomplishing our mission:
1. Creating relational connections between you (volunteers), local Tanzanian volunteers, and former orphaned and abused kids of Tanzania as well as offering other volunteer opportunities which serve the people. This is accomplished through YOU coming to Tanzania to volunteer with our partner groups and connect with the kids and creating lasting relationships. It is said, “It takes a village to raise a child” and now the village is worldwide and coming together in providing love, funding, and opportunity for these kids. Outcomes include sponsoring projects in our partner children’s centers (food, micro agriculture, clothing, hygiene, school supplies, and education).
2. Serves alongside several partner children’s centers to assist in achieving their missions and exceeding goals. The first visit to Tanzania the great need of these groups and the dream God had put in the heart of the Tanzanians who started these groups gripped our heart. So KVF has made its mission to support these groups through projects, volunteers, and partnership. Our children’s center partners house, feed, care for, and educate over 200 children with varying stories, with one whole center being children abandoned at infancy. KVF also works with other centers where need is identified.