What is a Maasai Boma? What to expect living with the Maasai

Going on a Gapforce Expedition is like no other opportunity. We have incredible links with the communities we support and we’re proud to see our volunteers continually be welcomed into their cultures with such open arms. Our Tanzania project in Africa is particularly popular due to the opportunity to live and work with Maasai, whom we have been working with … Read More

Volunteering in Tanzania with the Maasai – Harry’s thoughts

Harry took part in our Tanzania Volunteering project, giving him the opportunity to live and work with the Maasai, volunteer in local communities by teaching and supporting care homes and orphanages, go on safari and visit the beautiful island of Zanzibar. This is what he had to say… I had the best time ever in Tanzania!! Tanzania was definitely the … Read More

Volunteer Stories: Rachel in Tanzania

Well Tanzania… where to start! Arrived late at night, so in the morning Joe took me for a great walk around the area and introduced me to some locals and the adorable kids. Felt really welcomed by everyone in Uchira, and they really do appreciate the work we contributed to the place. The trips we went on were well organised and lasted … Read More

Staff Stories: Internships with Greenforce – Joe In Tanzania

Here at Greenforce we understand that sometimes the best field staff can be those people who’ve worked their socks off to fundraise, save, beg and borrow money to head out to some amazing locations around the world and make a vital difference to conservation and humanitarian projects. Therefore did you know that on some of our projects we offer internships … Read More

Welcome to the new look Gapforce Blog!

  We heard that some people sure do like hearing about our volunteers and all the crazy stuff they get up to on our projects, so we thought we’d launch our brand new Gapforce Blog to do just that! Expect ex-volunteer stories, new projects and general ramblings. As well as that we’ll have info on our London office and the … Read More

Volunteer Stories: Lucy from Tanzania

Some great feedback about the Tanzania project from our girl Lucy. See what she thought below: Cheers for the feedback Lucy!! If anyone else wants to find out more about the Tanzania Expedition you can see the project here. Or if you’d like to chat to someone at Gapforce like Lucy did, then pop us an email at blog@gapforce.org or … Read More

Tanzania Expedition – Update

5th October – First day of living with the Masaai tribe. We met all of their neighbours and wives. There were so many tiny children wanting to hold our hands and climb on us, so we were all carrying them around at some point. We explored the Masai ‘bomas’ and huts. The only problem now is learning Masai as well … Read More

Tanzania – End of Programme Update

So in the first three weeks we stayed and worked in Uchira, which was great fun! We taught English twice a week in a school, which was really rewarding, painted a hospital ward (which we offered to do, and pay for the paint, because they couldn’t afford it), planted trees, and our overall project for the three weeks was an … Read More

Volunteer Stories!! Julia in Tanzania

“The first there weeks in Moshi were great, to say the least. It was the perfect introduction to life in Africa. Everyone we met, including both the villagers and the staff, was welcoming and helpful. The work was hard but rewarding. At first I was hesitant because it seemed like our individual projects weren’t going to be relevant to the … Read More

Tales From Tanzania

Thanks to Jay and Fran for these wonderful exceprts, full of vitality and wonder: Close Encounters Although we see numerous Elephants countless times in the Ranch during our sat camps and it’s always a treat to see them close up at our base camp of Emunyani. Whilst returning from a scouting hike into the Esilalei mountains above camp I began … Read More