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Volunteer in Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanzania

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s popular Tanzania volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Tanzania volunteer projects, including Teaching, Medical, Childcare, Women’s Education, Sustainable Agriculture, Construction and Renovation and Animal Welfare. Volunteer opportunities in Tanzania are based in Arusha and surrounding rural communities. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 115,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Tanzania.

Highlights:
  • 7 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from AU$390 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation is in either a volunteer house or homestay in Arusha

  • Incredible add-ons available, including safari, Mount Kilimanjaro and Maasai village tours

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from AU$390
Volunteer from 1 - 16 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in & around Arusha
Safari & other add-ons available
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Tanzania

Volunteer with animals

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$505

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in a mobile vet clinic
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Assist a local vet delivering mobile care to farm and domestic animals around Arusha.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$390

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in childcare centres
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Volunteer in childcare centres and kindergartens in low-income areas, helping with all aspects of supervising and stimulating local children, including in lessons, games and in break times.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$460

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based at community centres & schools
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Get involved in important renovation and building projects in kindergartens, childcare centers, schools and other community spaces in Arusha. By helping improve infrastructure in Tanzania, you'll be supporting the learning and development of local people.

Improves health & wellbeing

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$462

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in clinics and hospitals
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Shadow and assist local medical professionals in clinics and hospitals around Arusha. Observe healthcare in a developing country and learn about efficient treatment in an underprivileged community.

Conserves the environment

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$505

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based on community & family farms
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help improve sustainable farming techniques within the local community in Tanzania. Support local farmers, educate families on how to grow their own food and get involved in community outreach work around Arusha.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$390

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based in local schools
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Teach a wide range of subjects in schools in low-income parts of Tanzania. Help local teachers and lead classes of up to 50 students, delivering more focused education for underprivileged children.

Supports gender equality

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$390

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based with a local NGO
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help to elevate local Tanzanian women who come from challenging backgrounds, giving them a chance to upskill and work towards earning a sustainable income.

”I loved my placement and the people I was able to work with. Volunteering was truly a life changing experience that I will treasure for the rest of my days. My accommodation was wonderful and I felt safe the whole time. I think I learned more from the kids than I ever could have taught them. IVHQ were so wonderful through my entire experience, thank you so much for everything!”

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