Volunteering at Neema Crafts is truly a life-changing experience, we are happy to put you in touch with previous volunteers so you can hear direct from them.
While we are always looking for certain skilled volunteers to come out and help us at Neema Crafts in Iringa there may be other areas where we could use some help but have not realised it, so do get in touch if you would like to volunteer and send us your CV. Even if your skill set is not on the list below. Do come back and check this list again, it is updated whenever we have a new need.
At present we are looking for volunteers in:
Please get in touch if you feel you can help or if you are interested in hearing more at firstname.lastname@example.org
"My time volunteering in the office at Neema Crafts led to more experiences and life changing moments than I could ever have possibly wished for. It was an incredibly humbling experience. Every day I felt enormous gratitude at having been given the opportunity to come out and to apply the skills I had acquired over the years into a worthwhile project. The personal sense of achievement is enormous – the smiles on the faces of the deaf and disabled workers every morning makes such an emotional impact on me - each day I strive to give my very best and fulfill every potential so that the lives of those around me may improve.
Iringa has the highest percentage of disabled people in Tanzania, being also the poorest area. The stigma attached to having a disability will negatively shape your life forever as there is quite simply no support or assistance in anyway for people with disabilities. Neema Crafts’ advocacy work is changing this, slowly. People from all over the world stop by at Neema Crafts, none really knowing quite what they are going to expect, all leaving with a profound sense of something special. It was the best decision I have ever made to come out here and I will be very sad to leave. But I will be leaving with a new sense of self and slightly altered perception on the world. Go on…volunteer…you quite simply have no idea what you are letting yourself in for!"