Top Go Volunteer Tanzania Opportunities

Whether a volunteer is working in a women’s shelterhealthcare project, working with orphans to improve their standard of living, building a community school, or just participate in the community outreaches or elderly social centre or with remote bush tribes, volunteer Tanzania opportunities arranged by Go Volunteer Africa offers the chance to discover many different aspects of volunteering and make a truly positive impact on the lives of others.

We also offer volunteer opportunities for wildlife and environmental conservation in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. School children will benefit from the knowledge you impart, your conservation efforts will contribute towards protecting local wildlife, and you will be part of preserving some of the extraordinary ways of life in this country. Teaching volunteer Tanzania opportunities and healthcare volunteer program Tanzania are our most popular programs.


Go Volunteer Africa offers in-demand, challenging, and diverse volunteer Tanzania opportunities where help is most needed. You’ll be working with marginalized and excluded people to make their lives better. Whatever you do, your input will help to shape communities for the future and improve quality of life.


Volunteer Tanzania opportunities are diverse and each brings a unique, exciting experience. We have volunteer projects in Ludewa, Arusha, Moshi, Dar-es-Salaam and Mwanza. When you volunteer in Tanzania you can help in so many ways beyond just giving aid. No matter which volunteer project in Tanzania  you chose, you will have an important role to play and your efforts will be greatly appreciated.




Go Volunteer Africa offers teaching volunteer program in Tanzania. As a teaching volunteer in Tanzania you can teach English, geography, mathematics, physical education and history at community schools in Tanzania. When you volunteer to teach you’ll be given an active role in the classroom. You can also assist students with their homework. Dedicating your time, energy, and skills as a volunteer teacher in Tanzania is a great way to spend your gap year, career break, or extended vacation. You can gain valuable work experience without any previous teaching experience, and you are not required to have a TEFL or TESOL qualification.


You can also help daycare, orphanage and school staff in daily jobs such as feeding, cleaning, clothing, teaching and playing games with the children. Our Childcare and Orphanage Volunteer work in Tanzania program focuses on providing children with a healthy learning environment through interactive games and stories. Volunteers will also be involved in various games and learning exercises to create interest in developing the children’s physical health and potential. As childcare & orphanage volunteer in Tanzania, you will have to play a significant role by providing the children with proper care, love and warmth.


Go Volunteer Africa also accepts volunteers interested in coaching games and sports in Tanzania. With our Games and Sport Coaching volunteer projects in Tanzania we allow you to discover the wonders of Tanzania, while doing meaningful and rewarding social work.  As a games and sports coaching volunteer, you will share your passion and skills for sports at the youth centre and school. You will lead sports sessions for local children to highlight the importance of having fun and getting fit at the same time!


You can also volunteer as a physical education volunteer teacher in Tanzania. This is a great way for you to get practical coaching experience while immersing yourself in the local community. All you need is a passion for fitness and a commitment to helping children and teenagers develop their physical ability!





Arusha, Moshi, Ludewa, Mwanza and Dar-es - Salaam


§  Community education (Outreaches & Sensitization seminars)

§  Environmental/Wildlife Conservation & awareness workshops

§  Community healthcare outreach

§  Education (Teaching nursery, primary and high schools)

§  Improving village infrastructure and facilities

§  Arranging extracurricular childcare activities

§  Youth/Women Development Initiatives


Your day to day involvement will depend upon the main focus of the program at the time of your visit, however, volunteers can typically expect to be involved within a range of activities which could include child care, after school homework clubs, NGO admin work, editing and contributing towards the NGO’s monthly magazine, fundraising activities, family outreach work and health awareness.


Volunteering in Tanzania placements offer you the chance to join a building, childcare, sports and/or women’s empowerment project. We also coordinate a number of school construction programs which you may have the opportunity to help coordinate and get involved with, depending on the work program going on at the time of your stay. Although the work may occasionally be arduous, it will be rewarding and fulfilling, giving you an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to make a real difference!


You will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. These volunteer opportunities do not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for both short and long-term placements, all the year round. Volunteers certainly gain an amazing life experience from their participation in our placement program. On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.


The first few days of your placement will be orientation and adjusting to Tanzanian life. After this initial period, your placement work will begin. The type of work you are involved with will be dependent on your interests, abilities, level of experience as well as your comfort levels.



A member of staff from our local partner organization in Tanzania will meet you on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport - Arusha, Julius Nyerere International Airport - Dar-es- Salaam or Abeid Amani Karume International Airport - Zanzibar and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering.


PLEASE NOTE: Tanzania is a large country and so it has several domestic airports and serve at some placements, you will be required to fly to the nearby domestic airports for easier pickups.


Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. The international airports service numerous international carriers including the national airline Air Tanzania. Tanzania has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.



Safaris, day and cultural tours can be organized at weekends for volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the famous Tanzanian wildlife. There is a lot to see and do in Tanzania.





§  Pre-departure support & documentation

§  Travel & medical advice & documentation

§  Advice on visas & equipment advice




§  Project orientation

§  Accommodation

§  3 meals a day

§  Airport pickup

§  In-country emergency support

§  24-hour HQ backup

§  Free GVA t-shirt



  • Immerse yourself in this rural, slum, semi-urban & engaging community
  • Promote sustainable community livelihoods
  • Prove the living standards of local people
  • Make friends for life



Airport pickup


Volunteer Guest house/ Host Family



Cost (USD$)


1 week


§  Placement Booking & Confirmation

§  Pre-departure support & documentation

§  T-shirt

§  Project orientation

§  Accommodation

§  Three meals a day

§  Airport pickup

§  In-country emergency support

§  24-hour international HQ back-up


2 weeks


3 weeks


4 weeks


5 weeks


6 weeks


7 weeks

$ 875

8 weeks


9 weeks

$ 1075

10 weeks


Extra week

+ $100



Flights: Flights are not included in our program costs. However, GVA has partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteer travelers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travelers.


Visas and Work Permits: The United Republic of Tanzania, a member of the East African Community, allows citizens of all African countries to obtain a visa on arrival. Citizens of most other countries are urged to obtain a visa prior to entry to Tanzania to avoid any possible inconvenience at point of entry in Tanzania. Volunteers need a Tourist Visa to enter Tanzania; you can get it at the Tanzania airport. Once in the country all volunteers must apply for a “Volunteer Permit”. All participants in the Tanzania program must secure a permit to volunteer. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one empty page. 

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Insurance: You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.


To participate in this program, you have to fill an online application form, and submit it for consideration. After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay 50% of the program fee within 14 days of your acceptance. Failure to make the placement booking and confirmation payment will lead to cancelation of your program.


Go Volunteer Africa programs are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organizations, local research institutes, academic organizations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.


We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and programs and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

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