Africa Bridge

VOLUNTEER

“A GOOD HEAD AND A GOOD HEART ARE ALWAYS A FORMIDABLE COMBINATION” – nelson mandela

Africa Bridge volunteers are passionate, talented and willing to donate one of life’s most precious commodities: time.

Currently we have volunteer positions open for those who have experience with nonprofit or corporate administration, public relations, marketing, social media, program development and education. At times, Africa Bridge also recruits skilled interns to manage high-level projects.

In order to match your skills, abilities and interests to the needs of Africa Bridge, please download, complete and return an application for consideration. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you with options for getting involved.

Please note that Africa Bridge does not have a formal overseas volunteer program; however, if you are traveling to Tanzania and/or have experience in international program development, please contact us.

Sarah and Isa in Mbeya

Sarah and Isa in Mbeya

Sarah Van Dyke started volunteering with Africa Bridge in April, 2014.  She found Africa Bridge after looking for a volunteer position and was intrigued by its model and approach.  Sarah hoped that her experience in Africa as well as her organizational, program management and other skills gained through working in nonprofits would be helpful.

 

Armed with a degree in Marine Fisheries, Sarah joined the Peace Corps and was stationed in Tanzania from 1989-1991.  Her site was located in a remote village in the hills east of Mafinga. Her job as a Fisheries Extension officer meant she traveled throughout the area on a motorcycle, working with village farmers in building ponds, and then stocking, feeding, and harvesting Tilapia.  One of her favorite memories is of making popcorn and sharing it with a circle of neighborhood children on the grass in front of her house.  Even though she was prematurely evacuated from Tanzania due to the first Gulf War in early 1992, her time there continues to impact her life.

 

Sarah works with Africa Bridge staff and volunteers assisting with events, writing and editing articles for the agency blog, participating in planning, and generally pitching in where needed.