Volunteers are the lifeblood of our project and an integral part of our growth plan. We are passionate about education, and about seeing our students succeed and become truly global citizens. We are looking for like-minded individuals to help us turn our vision into reality. We collaborate with multiple volunteer organizations, so if you are interested in a formal, longer-term placement please visit their sites for additional information. 

Our Partner Organizations

We are proud to partner with the following volunteer placement agencies

Anywhere Opportunities


We are looking for enthusiastic individuals and civic groups who would be willing to organize or host fund-raising events, book drives, assemble classroom materials, and promote on-line campaigns for the Ikirwa School Project. Just by sharing our story and a link to our Global Giving page  via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and word of mouth you are helping us out !


Grant Writing

We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping us identify potential institutional donors and in preparing grant applications and proposals.

Classroom Modelling

We are looking for teachers currently teaching English as a Second Language, as well as kindergarten and first grade teachers who would be willing to allow us to videotape them as they work.  The areas of emphasis would be teaching phonics, reading, math, as well as English as a Second Language.  Videos would be made available to Ikirwa School staff as part of their instructional resources. 

On-Site Opportunities

Artists and Carpenters

As we add classrooms and students we need bookshelves, teacher desks, tables, benches and supply cabinets so we are looking volunteers with carpentry skills to help us build those.  We also would welcome guests with background in art to design and paint murals for the school and decorate the classrooms.


We are looking for volunteers with kindergarten and first grade teaching experience to work alongside our staff for a period of one month to one year, to model modern classroom teaching methods with emphasis on independent study, collaborative learning, and alternatives to rote teaching.

English As A Second Language (ESL)

We are looking for volunteers with experience teaching English as a Second Language to spend one to three months working in Tanzania with the school staff and adult students, teaching English to both groups and modeling teaching methods to the staff. 

For more information on volunteering with Ikirwa School please email