VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN TANZANIA
Experience international volunteering at Adventure volunteer’s Tanzania Responsible Programs, located off the coast of Tanzania in Africa. Learn alongside trusted volunteer projects for child development in Tanzania.
One of the ways to get to know a country is to volunteer, but not just as any volunteer, but a different volunteer experience; where you can meet, live and feel the true essence of that place and its people. You can do this through volunteering in Tanzania.
Get to know this wonderful country for yourself, which also needs that time that you can dedicate to a social cause as important as this.
The main objective of volunteer programs in Tanzania is teaching youth, children and people with different abilities, as well as working with women.
EDUCATION AND SCHOOL REINFORCEMENT IN ZANZIBAR
We seek to empower and develop all the skills and knowledge of children and young people from low-income communities in Zanzibar.
SOCIAL CAUSES TO HELP IN TANZANIA
Needs where your volunteering in Tanzania can help in collaboration with local partners will be:
- Financial need
- School dropouts
- Drug abuse
- Food scarcity
- HIV pandemic
- Resources to go to school
- Domestic violence
REQUIREMENTS TO BE A VOLUNTEER IN TANZANIA
To be part of the volunteer programs in Tanzania, no specific training is necessary, all that is required is that you:
- Are a committed person, as you actively participate in educational and social activities that require your commitment.
- Have the will and ability to work as a team. It is important, since you collaborate with other volunteers
- Empathize (respect other cultures, or ways of life).
- Must be flexible and easily adaptable.
- Show good conduct and respect for Islam culture.
- Be of legal age.
For each project, you can consult the requirements that are specifically requested to volunteer in Tanzania.
WHERE WILL I BE DURING MY VOLUNTEERING IN TANZANIA?
The projects are developed in different areas of the country such as Arusha or Zanzibar.
- The projects are within walking distance of the volunteers’ home.
- It is necessary for us to use public transport to go to the projects, since you can walk, which is approximately 10 minutes.
WHEN CAN YOU COLLABORATE IN VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN TANZANIA?
- Teaching with young people is open all year starting January 15, it closes in the changes of trimesters depending on the school calendar.
- Closed 1st half of January and July.
ARRIVAL AT YOUR DESTINATION
The local organization will welcome you at the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, also known as Kisauni Airport, the only airport in Tanzania.
The airport is located approximately 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) south of Stone Town.
Tanzania is a tourist destination and has car rentals; personally we don’t recommend people drive alone as the roads and driving are dangerous. We will pick you up at the airport and it’s easy to get a taxi or a local driver and if you want to travel like the locals you can take a dala dala or boda boda.
Vaccines are recommended for tetanus, typhoid fever and hepatitis AB, in addition, yellow fever will be mandatory only if you have previously passed through a country at risk. (Verify with vaccination center)
- Medical certificate of vaccination and PCR with negative result within 96 hours before arriving in Tanzania (whether or not you are vaccinated) and the date of sample collection. See embassy updates for more information.
- Form to enter the country
You can be tested upon arrival and you are subject to quarantine
- List of quarantine exemptions, you can find it here
IS A VISA NEEDED TO DO A VOLUNTEERING IN TANZANIA?
To enter Tanzania it is mandatory to have a visa. It is currently done online.
- Depending on the country of origin, a visa is not necessary for stays between 30 and 90 days.
- Valid passport for at least six months.
- Economic soundness. Validate at the Embassy of Tanzania in your country.
- Round-trip ticket
- Verify information when booking and purchasing a flight
IS SAFETY TO DO A VOLUNTEERING IN TANZANIA?
As in any country you have to take certain precautions and know how to handle yourself in certain zones and areas.
In general, tourist areas are safe, but we also recommend you keep these details in mind:
- Notify your coordinator if you take any excursions or tours.
- Have the phone numbers of your coordinator and the address of where you are staying.
- Avoid giving information about the place where you are staying, the project and your colleagues (volunteers).
- Avoid bringing anyone who is not from the organization to the volunteer’s home.
- Do not go to risky areas in every place you visit.
- Travel in austerity in your daily commute and in your excursions, do not show your things.
- If you can, avoid taking your mobile phone out in public places.
- Try to use the country’s safe transportation services.
- Avoid walking alone on unfamiliar streets.
- Do not drink anything that you do not know the origin of.
HOW IS THE ACCOMMODATION IN THE VOLUNTEER IN TANZANIA?
You live with more volunteers. All the houses selected by the local organization have the basic amenities that a low-middle status family in Tanzania generally has.
There may be weird days where you’ll be the only volunteer there, but it’s rare. You will never be alone; Paula, our volunteer coordinator will be at the house as will Cosiano, our co-founder who lives nearby and you will have direct contact with him for any emergencies.
We also have two Masai (guards) who stay at the resort and are always available to help with anything minor you may need.
It’s a decent but basic work in progress at the moment. It’s comfortable, and you have common areas and a proper kitchen too. Water and electricity connectivity on the island can sometimes be a challenge, but we have installed phase 1 of a solar farm so we rarely experience blackouts. However, that does mean that we are very conscientious about the electricity we use and cannot accommodate heavy appliances such as hair dryers.
As for showers, we have fully installed bathrooms, but you will take cold showers, except on warm days when you can get “naturally heated” water.
We rely on donations to make the house more homey and if you’re thinking of bringing something to the house, we encourage you to choose something from our monthly volunteer house wish list.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THE HOUSE?
- Bed, in a room you share with other volunteers.
- Kitchen equipped for cooking (meals not included)
- Wifi (poor connection)
- Clothes washing area (only cold water and hand washing).
MEALS IN MY VOLUNTEER
Integrating into these communities means enjoying the different rhythms of life and the fantastic opportunity to make local friends. This type of accommodation offers you these possibilities.
A breakfast consisting of local fruits – mango, pineapple, banana, watermelon, peanut butter, bread/toast, and eggs is provided daily as part of your stay at the house. Also included is the following to use as needed:
- Spices (salt, pepper, spices)
For lunch/dinner, we offer a kitchen equipped with the basics so you can cook according to your needs. Upon landing we recommend you visit the local supermarket in Stone Town (the driver that picks you up will take you) to buy what you need for your stay.
The contribution in volunteer projects in Tanzania for a period of 14 days is €545. On this contribution you will have a deduction of around 50% in your next income statement .
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WHAT IS OFFERED TO THE VOLUNTEER IN TANZANIA?
- Welcome at the airport and accompaniment
- Accommodation during your volunteer stay
- 1 volunteer breakfast
- 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
- Monitoring and evaluation of the program
- Orientation and induction to the project
- Certificate of weeks completed in your volunteering
- Guide, advice and management in choosing the program
- CR and volunteer insurance
- tax certificate
WHAT IS NOT OFFERED TO THE VOLUNTEER IN TANZANIA?
- Flight to Tanzania
- Visa, if necessary
- Vaccinations, if required
- Internal transportation or excursions
- Trips inside or outside the country
- Travel medical insurance
- Drinks, diets and special meals
- Bottled water