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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 136,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Tanzania.

Highlights:
  • 8 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from CA$427 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 CA$427
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

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$543

  • 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 CA$427

  • 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.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$498

  • Duration: 1 - 16 weeks
  • Programs start on the 1st and 15th of every month
  • Based at community centers & 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 CA$746

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

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 CA$499

  • 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 CA$543

  • 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 CA$427

  • 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$427

  • 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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Alice Kendrick
17 Apr 2024

I have wanted to volunteer for many years but was always too nervous. I pushed myself this year after a recommendation from a friend to go with IVHQ. The local team is amazing and I have felt supported and safe since day 1. I feel blessed to have met the mammas, to hear their stories and enjoy their company in the house. I was lucky enough to have been placed at my daycare centre. The staff there and the children welcomed me with open arms and showed me nothing but love since day dot. The staff is a true inspiration- their selflessness is admirable and commendable, I feel so lucky to have met them. Volunteering in Tanzania is definitely a core memory that will stay with me for life. Asante sana!

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Ellyn Hayes
10 Apr 2024

This was a fantastic experience! Everyone with the local team was so great! My host family was very welcoming and so accommodating. All the coordinators and the team were so helpful and kind. Everyone at our placement was so gracious and wonderful. We had a great experience with our childcare placement!

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Analía Dávila
10 Apr 2024

I volunteered in the Women's Education program. It was an experience that changed my life. I would like to say that people that want to volunteer at women's education don't need to have a certain degree in teaching or business. You learn everything from the beginning so there is nothing that you couldn't do without some research. The local women deserve to have an education and every skill you can offer will help them out.

The women at my placement were always so excited to learn. It was hard work because I had to plan every lesson but I truly loved teaching them. They never had the opportunity to go to school due to their realities, but they found my placement and they got an opportunity to learn and create their own business. With volunteering you will give these women a second chance, you will give them education and they will be learning In a safe place.

I left Arusha with a full heart but also with a bittersweet feeling because I wished I could have stayed longer. I would recommend this volunteering program to every person that wants to empower women and make them feel that their existence has a purpose because it does. They are so smart and capable of achieving everything if they are giving a chance in this world.

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Natasha Foster
10 Apr 2024

The preparation guidance from IVHQ was very good and helped make this process a lot easier. The local team was very accommodating and made me feel very safe and well looked after. I had a really good experience volunteering in one of the local health care centres. I was only there for 2 weeks but I got to see the difference in healthcare and supplies compared to my home country.

This trip was one of the best things I have done so far and I am looking forward to doing it again in the future. I was nervous at first about meeting new people and adapting to the new environment, but all of the local staff and the other volunteers were lovely and made you feel right at home.

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Rebecca Smith
03 Apr 2024

I learned of the hardships people in Tanzania are going through which makes me feel incredibly grateful for what I have in England. I was also inspired by the attitudes of these people who still have a smile on their face and are some of the kindest people I have come across.

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Keith Morris
27 Mar 2024

IVHQ's support was timely, regular and extremely comprehensive . The local team were always present and extremely helpful. The placement exceeded my expectations and, as a (much) older volunteer, it was easier to participate than expected. The accommodation was well kept and the food was always sufficient and available. And the bonus of cheerful kitchen staff!

I gained the satisfaction of a meaningful contribution, and the cultural immersion through the opportunity of a very wide range of extra curricular activities.

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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.

CA$504
Maasai Village Tours
Maasai Village Tours

Gain an authentic insight into the Maasai way of life. Volunteers can choose between half or full day trips.

From CA$115
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 CA$101
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.

CA$504
Maasai Village Tours
Maasai Village Tours

Gain an authentic insight into the Maasai way of life. Volunteers can choose between half or full day trips.

From CA$115
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 CA$101

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