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Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania with IVHQ

Volunteer in Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanzania with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects, including Teaching, Medical, Childcare, HIV/AIDS Support and Animal Welfare. Volunteers are based in Arusha with volunteer projects located in local rural and urban communities. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organization in Tanzania.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 5 meaningful project options
  • Program is based in Arusha with placements located in local rural and urban communities
  • Accommodation is in either a volunteer house or homestay
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from US$270 (approximately CA$349) for 1 week
  • Between 30 and 60 volunteers start in Tanzania each month
  • Convenient program add-ons, including safari tours, Kilimanjaro hikes, Maasai village visits and other adventures

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!

IVHQ Volunteer - Bethany Duane
Bethany Duane
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 21
Destination: Tanzania

Volunteer opportunities in Tanzania

Volunteer with animals

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$453

  • 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 CA$349

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

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

Improves health & wellbeing

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$414

  • 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.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$349

  • 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 CA$349

  • 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.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Tanzania to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Tanzania will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Tanzania with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!