Volunteer in Tanzania
Geographically, Tanzania is comprised of an elaborate collection of natural reserves teeming with incredible African wildlife, a picturesque coastline, bordered by aquamarine waters and thriving indigenous and culturally diverse communities.
In terms of landscape diversity, Tanzania must be in the top 3 of all Africa has to offer, from the island life of Zanzibar to the largest city of Dar es Salaam all the way to the savannah gateway of Arusha, there isn’t much you won’t find.
Almost 80% of the close to 48 million people that inhabit the stunning country live in rural areas and unfortunately the unemployment rate is to far off from this number either. The country and its people encompass and represent the best of both the old and the new - with the bustling city of Arusha located in close proximity of indigenous Maasai communities comprising of age old warriors and Maasai women adorned in beads who live in thatched huts.
Regardless of where your interests lie, volunteer work within this stunning country is always highly sought after. Every volunteer will make a marginal impact - be it in education, community development or conservation efforts. With such a selection of volunteer abroad opportunities, Tanzania is a perfect fit for anyone looking to make a real difference. During your time in this diverse and exciting place you will encounter warm people and a real sense of the African landscape - wild animals and the true savannah. You will be met and embraced with warmth and will undeniably walk away with a greater insight and understanding, not only if the vast continent but of the beautiful people and creatures that inhabit it. Over and above this new world view you will walk away with a sense of achievement and a full heart knowing you have inspired and made a real difference in the lives of many.
If breathtaking scenery, treks and wildlife, African tribal culture, adventure living and the feeling of giving back to unique and worthwhile projects are your thing - now is the time to start planning your volunteer experience in Tanzania. You won’t regret it! read more close
I was lucky enough to be teaching the Masai, who were adults in the local tribe trying to learn to read and write Swahili and speak small bits of English which would help in the tourist industry. Many of them worked as guards or for a local hotel which meant it was good to know some English as well as Swahili. They were all lovely, and were always excited and willing to learn; it was amazing seeing how happy they were after we would tell them they had got something right.