This article is written by Richard Hobbs, a volunteer with the Tanzania Volunteer Visa Organization. When people think of volunteer organizations in Africa, they think of volunteer programs like a Red Cross.
For most volunteer organizations, volunteering is the life's work. Volunteering to do the right thing or helping those less fortunate than ourselves is what drives people to help those who are less fortunate. So if you've ever considered giving up your job for the benefit of others, then this article will help you look at a possible volunteer visa in Germany as a possibility.
Volunteer programs in Africa can be found in many countries. One of the places that is often overlooked is Tanzania, where there are volunteer programs in the thousands and the capital city of Dar es Salaam has a team of college students working with groups in various parts of the country.
The volunteer program in Tanzania is run by a group called "the Tanzania Volunteer Visa Organization" (TvuOs). Tours has been in business for a number of years as an organization that provides service to groups all over the world.
With the interest in Tanzania, TvuOs created a separate committee to ensure that their volunteers had the proper accreditation to work in Tanzania. Working with the relevant ministries and diplomatic community, TvuOs oversees the training and accreditation of its volunteers.
If you want to volunteer in Tanzania, the best way to go about it is to check into the program and ask questions of the TvuOs staff and volunteers. Their team of representatives will give you information about the program and then assist you in creating a social plan that you can take with you as you work on your trip.
If you want to apply for a Tanzania visa, this can be done through one of two ways. There is the standard tourist visa and there is the work permit visa.
The standard tourist visa will allow you to stay for up to 90 days and work only for those 30 days you have actually spent in Tanzania. If you do plan to stay for a long time in Tanzania, it is recommended that you obtain a work permit.
A work permit will allow you to work in Tanzania for up to one year after which you will need to reapply for your visa. In order to obtain a work permit, you must first pass the necessary immigration hurdles.