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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 139,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Tanzania.

Highlights:
  • 8 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from AU$559 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$559
Volunteer from 1 - 16 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in & around Arusha
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Safari & other add-ons available

Volunteer opportunities in Tanzania

Volunteer with animals

5-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$714

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Diverse work across a clinic, a shelter and home visits
  • 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$559

  • 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$635

  • 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.

Develops cross-cultural learning

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1103

  • Duration: 2 - 4 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based at a village in remote Maasailand
  • Volunteers aged 18+, and 14+ accompanied

Live like the Maasai people on this truly unique cultural immersion experience. Help in the village with farming, teaching, bead making or building to support the learning and development of local people.

Improves health & wellbeing

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$637

  • 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

Up to 8 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$714

  • 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 by implementing sustainable practices to ensure food security.

Increases access to education

5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$559

  • 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$683

  • 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.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Zach Cooke
11 Jul 2024

I had an incredible time volunteering in Arusha with IVHQ, the local staff are incredibly happy, friendly and supportive. Very approachable and facilitating. The food was as described and always enough, special shoutout to the soups every afternoon.

My placement was close by and easy to get to with great kids and directors. I feel I made an impact and will miss the children I met over 3 weeks. The other volunteers really made the experience and were always so easy to get along with.

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Evan Lee Dowling
11 Jul 2024

If you have the slightest idea to do something like this, book the flight, sign up to the program. You will meet some of the best people in the world, experience different parts of the worlds, get to immerse yourself in a different culture, live and make lifelong friends with people from all over the world. You won’t regret it!

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Addison Monken
11 Jul 2024

I went into this experience terrified to travel across the world alone. The people I met in my house became a comfort for me, we became such a close group of 20 people and are already thinking of a reunion. I couldn’t have imagined this experience without them. The children taught me more than I could ever teach them and that’s to find joy in the little things. Life is all about what you make it!! Going into this experience with an open mind is extremely important but it will end up being the most rewarding thing you will ever do.

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Jessica Peers
11 Jul 2024

My trip to Africa was everything i dreamed of and MORE! The people i met made it extra special and the kids at the daycare were absolutely precious. The happiness they brought was infectious and i was absolutely gutted to leave such a carefree atmosphere where everyone is so grateful for what they have and what they receive. I could not of had a better time. amy advice is to just GO FOR IT! It’s daunting at first but everything about the programs makes the nerves so worth it!

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Luciana Montealegre
08 Jul 2024

My experience was incredibly enriching and contributed greatly to my personal growth. The entire local team is wonderful; they are always there to support, recommend, and brighten the days. It was an amazing experience that I would undoubtedly repeat.

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Alex Pitchford
08 Jul 2024

I gained a massive amount of respect for those working within the women’s education program and for the women it helps. I made fantastic friends and had the best time in an incredible country. Go for it even if you’re the tiniest bit hesitant - everyone makes you feel SO welcome !!

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Free-time experiences & tours in Tanzania

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Tanzania! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Tanzania program.

Kifaru Safari
Kifaru Safari

A 2 day safari in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater where you will have the opportunity to see amazing wildlife in their natural habitat.

AU$540
Maasai Village Tour
Maasai Village Tour

Gain an authentic insight into the Maasai way of life on a full day tour to Maasailand.

AU$178
Moshi Trips
Moshi Trips

An opportunity to visit Moshi Town, the last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park. Volunteers can choose between 1 or 2 day trips.

From AU$108
Kifaru Safari
Kifaru Safari

A 2 day safari in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater where you will have the opportunity to see amazing wildlife in their natural habitat.

AU$540
Maasai Village Tour
Maasai Village Tour

Gain an authentic insight into the Maasai way of life on a full day tour to Maasailand.

AU$178
Moshi Trips
Moshi Trips

An opportunity to visit Moshi Town, the last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park. Volunteers can choose between 1 or 2 day trips.

From AU$108

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