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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

Hockey Hearts Organization

The Hockey Hearts Organization Improves the lives of vulnerable children in Baraa - kwamrefu Village, by creating a bright future through our provision of health, education and social support.

6 Reviews

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.

2 Reviews

Volunteer in Childcare

New Chapter Development for Youth

We are empowering vulnerable children, Youth, women and people with disabilities.

1 Review

Ahadi For Excellent Development (AFED)

We give back to community because we know the pain of having nothing. We are doing voluntary work through initiating projects/Programme which aim in addressing Social and Economic challenges in setup of Work camps and Long Term project/programme which brings together volunteers who what to do something to community.

5 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.

25 Reviews

Arise Of Village Development

We help and feed children from poor families more so for those who doesn't have three meals a day in this COVID 19 crisis.

1 Review

Volunteer in Teaching related activities

Companion of Women and Children Empowerment (COWOCE)

COWOCE is a Non-partisan, Non-Religious and Non-profit Organization geared at promoting human rights and Community Development.

1 Review


Moita enaboishu maa women initiative we are focus on educating training and economic development opportunities for women of all ages and children in moita word our mission is to help women empowerment to develop skills and self confidence especially to maasai society women and girls they don't have any write girls are forced to get married from 9

6 Reviews

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.