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 160th place out of 191 countries and territories in 2021 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country.

With a population of 63.59 million (2021), Tanzania is 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 66.41 years (2020) not least because of limited 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 it 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, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara National Parks and, of course, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Tanzania were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the permanent closure of some volunteer opportunities and restrictions on others. Hopefully things are now beginning to return to normal. If you run or know of a volunteer work project in Tanzania let us know by contacting us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Volunteer Work Tanzania

Volunteer Work Tanzania

Volunteer Work Tanzania

Volunteer Work Tanzania


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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Volunteer Work Tanzania: STAESA

Renovation work at the Tanzania orphanage together with teaching, befriending and child care.
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Volunteering Projects in Tanzania: FutureSense

Volunteering projects in Tanzania focussing on educational, livelihood and child welfare support.
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Volunteer Work Tanzania

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