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Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania

Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania

Home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in AfricaTanzania is a land of national parks and reserves. Travellers who dare to venture the depths of this magnificent country can experience unspoilt nature, such as the mighty Serengeti and the breathtaking Ngorongoro crater.

Volunteers interested in embarking on a meaningful travel can choose to support many local causes. Vulnerable communities in Tanzania are still struggling with challenges in the fields of education, healthcare, agriculture, childcare, and more. Even with these daily struggles, Tanzania continues to be one of the few nations in Africa to be politically stable.

Volunteer Abroad with Local Non-Profits

Volunteer in Animal Care

Foundation for Humane and Social Link

We are a non-profit sharing and non-political organization which is based with rising income, economic empowerment, social life skills and entrepreneurship and provision of social services to the communities.

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Lerangwa Nature Conservation

To inspire positive culture of people and environmental conservation for being visited by others for better community and world.

Volunteer in Childcare

Women empowering and entepreneurship development organization (weedo)

We are non profit organization that provide counselling program for the young girls, entrepreneurship skills for both women and girls , we are also educate community about environment awareness,

3 Reviews


Blue Tanzanite volunteer charity Limited is a registered Tanzanian Charity with registration number 133371. Our charity is not affiliated with any political, religious, governmental or ethnic institutions. Blue Tanzanite Volunteers charity limited is non-profit charitable organization based Mirerani

4 Reviews

Volunteer in Conservation Work

Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS

YAAPHA (Youth in Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS) is a non-profit organization working in Tanzania mainland. Established in 2010 and got registered in July 2011, YAAPHA operates in Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Kigoma Regions.

23 Reviews

Grand Tanzanian Love

We effectively and strongly assisting in the provision of education and healthcare services through volunteer work with the focus of reducing poverty in Tanzania

3 Reviews

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

One Bike Tanzania

One Bike is a community-based social enterprise of bicycle enthusiasts located in Mount Kilimanjaro area and our mission is to improve the lives of people in our community and to promote responsible tourism through bicycle lifestyle.

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We aim to build bridges between Africa and the world through telling transformative stories from African communities and hence change narratives about African continent.

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How to Volunteer in Tanzania

How to find volunteer opportunities in Tanzania

Visitors who enter Tanzania for volunteer work get to experience Africa at its best. With plenty of safaris and protected wild life reserves, it’s difficult not to see Africa’s big five in their glorious natural habitats. With more than 126 local languages, volunteering in Tanzania allows travellers to experience unique tribal cultures and customs. The country offers a long list of diverse volunteering opportunities. Health care nonprofits are in constant need of people who can provide general care and help them combat the spread of HIV. Youth programs in Moshi, Dar es Salaam and Mwanga are popular among volunteers who help spread awareness about HIV, provide healthcare and conduct elementary school classes.

Best time to volunteer in Tanzania

Tanzania does not experience four seasons; it actually has a dry season and a wet season. The country experiences two rainy seasons, one between October and December and another one that starts from March and ends in May. The temperature during the dry season can set the mercury soaring above 35 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Tanzania is between June and August when the day time temperature remains relatively cool.

Essential information about Tanzania

People interested in joining volunteering projects abroad must possess the right travel documents. Volunteers can enter Tanzania with a tourist visa but on arrival, they need to apply for a class C volunteer permit. The permit remains valid for 3 months and costs $200.

Tanzanians in urban and semi-rural areas can communicate in English. However, many Tanzanian citizens can only understand and speak Swahili. Apart from Swahili, there are about 126 other languages spoken by locals residing in various parts of the country.

Being a tourist destination, Tanzania is not as cheap as some other African countries. A three course meal for two at a mid-sized restaurant can cost about $25.