The Idea:

The DTP is strongly convinced that voluntary services enhance global understanding among different peoples and cultures. We are currently dispatching up to twenty German volunteers to Tanzania, who either work in NGOs or teach at public schools. Since a few years, we also invite two Tanzanian volunteers each year to Germany. They will work voluntarily for twelve months in the City of Hamburg and are supported by a public scholarship. As 'cultural ambassadors', they teach young people in Germany about Tanzania, their local life style and development/sustainability issues.

Call for Applications TYC
About the Program:

'Cooperation at eye level' has been for many years hardly more than an empty catchword. A change was overdue. For the first time, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) called for proposals to faciliate a voluntary service to Germany. DTP proudly takes part in the programm and invites on behalf of the BMZ two dedicated young professionals from Tanzania. DTP faciliates volunteer services to Tanzania since 2003 and gratefully takes the chance to offer a German-based program as well. DTP will handle the organisation, funding and coordination. In Tanzania, we are represented by the Tanzania Youth Coalition, who will manages all activities in Tanzania.

For whom?We look for young and dedicated Tanzanians aged 20-28, who have at least completed Form 6 (OR Form 4 + VETA) and gained either some working or study experience. We require a good knowledge of English as well as initiative, engagement and a sincere character. No German language skills nor academic credentials are required.

When? The 2017 intake will be nominated in January/February 2017 and will subsequently undergo extensive preparartion / language training during spring. The departure to Germany is scheduled for August 2017. The participants will live and work for one year (from August 2017 until August 2017) in Hamburg, Germany.

Funding: All major expenses will be covered by DTP. The scholarship includes a monthly stipend, accommodation and travel expenses in Germany, flights from Tanzania to Germany (and return), health insurance, taxes in Germany as well language and preparation training in Tanzania. The financial background of the applicants will NOT affect the the selection process!

How to apply?If you are interested send a CV, references and a motivation letter to until 31st January 2017. Please note that TYC will selected the participants and DTP will not proceed any application.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at We are fluent in English, German and Kiswahili and look forward to answer your questions!

Hosting places, accommodation and daily work

You will be living and working in the City of Hamburg. You will be accommodated either in a hosting familiy or shared flat with other young people. The hosting places are familiar with intercultural affairs and are selected by DTP staff. The daily work will take place either at

Bramfelder Laterne - Infocenter for Global Learning
The Bramfelder Laterne is an information center, which regularly hosts school classes and student groups to educate them about global learning, sustainable development and fair trade. The volunteer will gain valuable experiences in these areas and will support the educational work by guiding visitors, developing projects and organising the exhibition.

Web: (GER only)


Kinderladen Maimouna - Intercultural Nursery School
The Kinderladen Maimouna hosts children from various religion and ethnical origins for daily care. The institution is specialised on integrating children with migration background and supports their grow-up in Germany. The volunteer will assists the daily business, care for the children under supervision by experienced teachers and organise extracurricular activities.

Web: (GER/ENG)