Volunteer in Tanzania
Volunteer in Tanzania

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Volunteer in Tanzania and choose from a wide range of program options including Childcare, Teaching, Healthcare, Summer Programs, Conservation & more.Programs located in Arusha, Zanzibar and Mtwara



Tanzania - Quick Facts

Start Dates : All Year Round

Duration : 1-24 Weeks

Program Locations : Arusha, Mtwara & Zanzibar

Minimum Age : 17 years+

Certificate : Offered after Program completion


At a Glance

Currency Used : Tanzanian Shilling

Language : Swahili & English

Travel on Weekends to: experience wildlife safaris in Serengeti & Ngorongoro Region

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Volunteer in Tanzania

Be a volunteer in Tanzania with Volunteering Solutions on a wide range of affordable & meaningful volunteer abroad programs including Childcare, Teaching English, 2 Weeks Special, Coral Reef Restoration, Sea Turtle Protection and Summer Impact Volunteer Program 2024. Medical and pre-med students can join the Health Care Project and work with experienced professional doctors. Volunteer opportunities in Tanzania are located in 3 different locations - Arusha, Zanzibar and Mkindani, Mtwara. VolSol is one of the best volunteering organizations in Tanzania & trusted by thousands of past volunteers for the last 17 years.


  • Programs based in and around Arusha, Zanzibar and Mtwara in South East Tanzania
  • Experience host family living in Zanzibar
  • Low-cost volunteer projects starting from $295 per week, including meals and accommodation
  • Incredible weekend add-on tours to explore the adventure trails and spot the Big 5 amidst the wilderness or longer hiking trips to Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Great destination for medical and nursing volunteers
  • Experience authentic Tanzania away from the crowded and tourist areas in Mikindani, Mtwara
  • Help in Turtle Protection and Coral Reef Project in Mikindani, Mtwara


Best Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania

Patricio - Volunteer in the Summer Program in Arusha, Tanzania
"I recently went with my friend to the 3 week summer program in Tanzania and had an amazing time. The best part is the excellent synergy between all volunteers and local staff who always were very friendly and helpful in all ways. Thanks again and looking forward for the next adventure."

Patricio - Volunteer in the Summer Program in Arusha, Tanzania View

Sandra - Volunteer in the Childcare Project in Arusha, Tanzania
"I volunteered as a teacher at a children's home in Arusha, Tanzania. It was everything I wanted and more. The people I worked with were so giving of their time and energy to care for the children, and the children were so thankful and full of life. It was a wonderful experience."

Sandra - Volunteer in the Childcare Project in Arusha, Tanzania View

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Weekend Travel Options

While volunteering in Tanzania, you can never miss going for a safari to spot Africa's Big 5. Keep yourself free for a weekend, just to explore Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Apart from that, there’s so much to do in Arusha that you’ll surely fall short of time. Volunteers also go to the beaches to relax. In Zanzibar, you'll get a lot of things to do, including water sports like snorkeling and Scuba diving. Volunteers in Arusha also head out to Masai village to witness the life of the Masai people and can also take a day trip to Hot Springs or Coffee Plantations near Arusha. There’s actually so much to do in Tanzania, that you might just fall short of time - it’s good to plan your weekends beforehand, to keep time for everything that you wish to do!

Go ahead and choose your weekend tour. In case you have any doubts or wish to customize your trip, simply write to us at and we’ll help you plan your weekend!

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