Creating Sustainable Employment

Our Volunteers

The focus of Trade Aid's work is the town of Mikindani, situated in the southern region of Mtwara.

Poverty in Mikindani is endemic. There are very few jobs, no social security system and limited medicines. One out of every five children will not live to see their fifth birthday.

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Our Volunteers

The need in developing countries for mature volunteers, who have professional qualifications and skills such as accountancy, IT, construction and teaching, has never been greater.

The opportunity to share these skills, knowledge and enthusiasm with those less fortunate is an extraordinary privilege, and can be a life-changing experience for all concerned.

The variety of projects that involve Trade Aid in Mikindani means that we have need of volunteers who are trained accountants, hoteliers, IT specialists or teachers, or those who are trained in business management, construction and building conservation, marketing and the tourism industry.

Our  volunteers go to the projects with a specific skill, where they advise and train locally employed staff in that skill.

We believe that by training local people we can help them to find work to support themselves and their families. In this way, we are helping to tackle poverty through sustainable employment.

If you would like to find out more about the opportunities of working with Trade Aid contact:

Trade Aid
11 Glasshouse Studios, Fryern Court Road,
Fordingbridge, SP6 1QX

Tel: +44 (0)1425 657774.

Read more about our past volunteers by clicking on the case study panels.


Find out more about Trade Aid's current volunteering opportunities.

David Wedick

After four years working at an Investment Bank in London I decided that it was time for a new direction in my working career...

David Wedick

Simply being immersed in another culture and language is enough to develop your character and skills...

Len Coleman

Trade Aid offers a unique opportunity because as volunteers we don't head back to our camp at the end of each day...

David Wedick

After more years than I care to remember working in a variety of accounting roles, 2007 seemed the right time to take a break from corporate life...