Volunteer Tanzania


Volunteer Work Tanzania

Tanzania is a great place to volunteer. Formed in 1964 by the merger of Tanganyika and the island of Zanzibar it is a stable democracy attracting inward investment and is in 163rd place out of 189 countries and territories in 2019 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country. With a population of 58.01 million (2019), Tanzania is nevertheless a country facing many challenges, few of which are unique to sub-Saharan Africa. There is wide-spread poverty, water access can be poor and life expectancy is 65.02 years (2018) not least because of poor health care provision and access with one in every six children in Tanzania dying before their fifth birthday. AIDS/HIV is also a major concern with a staggering two million children in Tanzania orphaned by the virus. Fortunately the stability of the country makes its attractive to volunteer work projects which mainly focus on working with orphaned, marginalized and abandoned children; developing AID/HIV awareness and rolling out treatment programs, and promoting education particularly amongst girls and young women whose take up rate is traditionally poor in a country where three million children do not attend any education. If you do volunteer in Tanzania remember its also an awesome place to visit for tourist activities when you are in the country from the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and, of course, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Tanzania have been put on hold because of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefuly they will be back up and running soon. In the meantime, if you run or know of a volunteer work project in Tanzania let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Baobab Home

Volunteer Work Tanzania: The Baobab Home

Long or short term orphanage or school based work with volunteers with a specific skill set.

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Hostel Hoff

Volunteer Work Tanzania: Hostel Hoff

A range of community projects from orphanages to schools and vocational training centres.

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Children's Village

Volunteer Work Tanzania: Children's Village

A range of community based programs that improve the lives of marginalized children in Tanzania.

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Art in Tanzania

Volunteer Work Tanzania: Art in Tanzania

They perform self-sustainable community work in multiple programs assisted by volunteers and interns.

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Volunteer Work Tanzania: Help2Kids

Help2Kids runs fifteen volunteer work placements working with children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Volunteer Work Tanzania: Saidia

A locally based volunteer work initiative in developing community strengthening and empowerment.

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AV Tanzania

Volunteer Work Tanzania: AV Tanzania

Volunteer work with children in Maasai country in communities around Arusha and Machame, Tanzania.

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African Impact

Volunteer Work Tanzania: African Impact

Volunteer work in Tanzania from dolphin research to public health, teaching and empowerment projects.

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Tanzania Profile

Tanzania Profile

Find out more about Tanzania, its people and what daily life is like there in our Tanzania profile pages.

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