Volunteer Programs in Tanzania

Volunteer Programs

Volunteer programs in Tanzania are located in and around Arusha in the north of the country. Love Volunteers’ along with our local partner and on-going support from volunteers are working together to make a difference in one of Tanzania’s poorest communities.

Projects are available within schools, orphanages, and the wider community. With a strong focus on community development and environmental conservation there are plenty of areas for volunteers to get involved. Placements in this stunning country can often be customized to suit the profile of the volunteer. Past participants have volunteered in primary and secondary schools, with women’s development groups, in orphanages and community centers, as well as assisting with sustainable gardening, tree planting, clean water projects and recycling.

So why volunteer in Tanzania? When you volunteer here, you get to see on a daily basis how urgently your help is needed. Your efforts directly impact on the lives of people affected by political unrest and poverty. 

The programs on offer require support from volunteers to continue providing valuable support to communities. You can get involved in childcare and development, community development programs, animal welfare, medical internships in clinics and hospitals that are sorely underfunded and under resourced or women's empowerment programs that make a massive impact on the lives of the women participating. 

In Tanzania the people you come into contact will be eager to involve you in their world. You will need to use your initiative and judgment when volunteering here, but you will no doubt be touched by this fascinating country. You may also find your previously-held values have changed as a result of your stay here. 

With volunteer programs starting from $199, this is a country where a little can go a long way. For those who are passionate about Africa and unfamiliar with Tanzania, investigate our programs to discover how you can make a difference today. 

Programs

6 programs
  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 529
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This wonderful program works in a number of ways to raise awareness of and stop the abuse and neglect of animals, while also providing hands-on care for animals in need. Volunteers can choose to work on the animal welfare campaign, or in the animal shelter – or do both! The need of more adequate animal care and education of the population in…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 199
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

The mission of this program is to care for the needy and impoverished children of Tanzania. The community childcare center Love Volunteers works with in Tanzania supports over 20 children between the ages of 2 and 14. This family-run center was set up by an older Tanzanian couple who took in their first child many years ago and it has grown…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 199
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This is an amazing grassroots project that anyone can participate in and makes a real difference to those who need it most. Volunteers on this project can become involved in tree planting, sustainable gardening, water hygiene and recycling projects, and many other amazing community-based initiatives.  A lot of this work occurs in schools where…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 1 week
  • Guest House
  • from USD 199
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English speaking abilities of children in Arusha and to help with other subjects and activities. English is an essential language in the area, and important for securing future employment. An ability to speak English is hugely beneficial to youth, allowing them to pursue…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 639
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This amazing program has a huge impact on the lives of those less fortunate in Tanzania. It is based in the Meru District Hospital, a large hospital for the area, with a capacity of 110 in bed patients. On average, 200 patients are provided with medical care daily. The hospital covers all areas of modern medical care, including paediatrics, HIV…

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  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • from 2 weeks
  • Guest House
  • from USD 529
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

The mission of this program is to support the women of the Arusha area who have suffered from abuse.  The Women's Empowerment program aims to assist these women offering them a refuge to escape the violence and a safe place to re-group and plan for a better life. The program was founded in 2006 to fight human trafficking and other injustices,…

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