Ten Reasons to Volunteer in Tanzania

Ten Reasons to Volunteer in Tanzania

Currently, we’re looking for volunteers who are interesting in helping our outreach efforts in Tanzania. As a 501(c)3 US-based nonprofit organization, we use all of our funds to helping give back.

Want to find out more about why you should volunteer in Tanzania? Check out our comprehensive guide for the top ten reasons to volunteer in Tanzania below!

Great Need

Possibly the most compelling reason to volunteer in Tanzania is that the country is in such great need. Many in Tanzania are living under the poverty line—in fact, this figure could be as high as 49.1% by some estimates.

But that’s not all. Tanzania is afflicted with a number of third-world problems that have become endemic. For instance, the country is currently experiencing an HIV/AIDS epidemic that even affects kids.

Volunteering efforts, combined with reforms in the nation, however, have seen the poverty rate drop by six points from 55% over the past twelve years. This illustrates the importance of dedicated volunteer work in the community.

By working with these highly-impoverished communities, you can start to make a real difference in their lives. And by choosing A Broader View, you can be certain that you’re maximizing your difference.

With men, women, and children all needing support, Tanzania is one of the best places to volunteer for those who want to make a difference where it counts. Take it from us—you’ll never regret your time volunteering in Tanzania.

Programs That Matter

And that’ snot just because the need is so great. A Broader View works to bring you the most from your volunteering experience, and we’ve done that through the creation of several tailored programs.

These different programs offer various opportunities to give back to the Tanzanian community. Great for those in all walks of life, our programs are perfect for those who want carefully-structured volunteering opportunities.

What’s more, we make sure that you put your skills to best use. For instance, if you’re a medical or nursing student, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the best physicians in the country assisting those in need. Not only does this help you give back to the community, but it provides much-needed experience as well.

But that’s not all. We also work closely with children infected with HIV, helping bring them the medicine and the care they need to live.

In short, our programs are, quite literally, life-changing and life-saving. By volunteering in Tanzania with A Broader View, you’ll be able to do your part in uplifting this famed African nation. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to volunteer in Tanzania with A Broader View!

Largest Country in East Africa

But volunteering in Tanzania doesn’t have to be all work and no play! In fact, you may be surprised to find out that Tanzania is home to some of the largest cities in East Africa.

That’s likely because it’s one of the largest and most developed countries in the entire region. With a population of 55 million, this famous African nation is home to a wonderful mix of large cities and untouched rural landscapes. This makes it one of the most interesting and beautiful countries on the continent.

Because of this, you can be sure that you’ll never have to be bored. Because of its size, there’s always something to do in Tanzania—you just have to know where to look. The good news is that our convenient volunteering locations never put you too far from the action.

What’s more, you’ll be staying with a wonderful homestay family that can help suggest some of the nation’s best attractions for you. In this way, you can experience all the best that Tanzania has to offer while still making a difference. And because A Broader View offers the weekends off, you don’t have to worry about not having “you” time.

Great National Parks

It’s not just Tanzania’s metropolises that they’ve become famous for. In fact, they might even be better known for their world-renowned natural animal safaris.

And for good reason.

These incredible safaris cover acres and acres of land, preserving some of the region’s most admired wildlife. For instance, Tanzania is home to some of the most sought-after wildlife in the world, including tigers, lions, and elephants.

Ten Reasons to Volunteer in Tanzania

But unlike in many nations, where these animals are confined to restrictive zoos, these animals run free in their natural habitats. Not only that, they remain protected from poachers and others who are looking to harm them.

This all means that you’ll be able to experience untouched African wildlife like no other with a trip to one of these incredible safaris. And you don’t have to feel guilty about doing it. Make sure that you take some time to visit these wonderful natural parks during your stay in Tanzania.

In doing so, you can see a beautiful natural African landscape, as well as some of the region’s most famous animals.

Amazing Food

While volunteering with A Broader View in Tanzania, you’ll have access to three great meals a day through your homestay family. If you do choose to eat out, however, you can be sure that you’ll find a number of popular options.

Though many homestay families are well-versed in cooking classic Western favorites, you’ll find a number of local eatery options. Here, you’ll experience the wonderfully-rich cuisine that Tanzania has become known for.

With many food options containing beef, rice, vegetables, and porridge, Tanzania boasts a flavorful cuisine that you simply must try. Not only that, you can expect to find many great spicy food options, as well as great seafood. As a coastal city, Tanzania has fresh seafood that’s sure to delight.

Even better, you can expect to find a number of local food varieties throughout the nation. This means that you’ll have the opportunity to try many great dishes as you travel during your free time. Make sure that you taste everything Tanzania has to offer by not missing the opportunity try any new dish.

We’re confident that this wonderful local cuisine will be one of the best parts of your stay! So make sure to volunteer in Tanzania with A Broader View—you just may find a new favorite dish or two.

Jumpstart Your Volunteering Career

Even if you don’t have any previous experience volunteering abroad, you can find something of value in our Tanzania programs.

In fact, for many, volunteering in Tanzania can be a wonderful springboard into a longer volunteering career. Because there are so many program options available in Tanzania, volunteers can get a taste for international outreach programs.

What’s more, this has inspired many to continue their volunteering in Tanzania or in other at-need countries across the globe. Touched by the difference they make with people in need, volunteers also gain invaluable experience that helps them give back in the future.

So if you’re looking for the perfect place to start volunteering, Tanzania is perfect for you. With a number of options available, including working with men, women, and children, Tanzania is the perfect training ground for new volunteers.

Want to find out more about how you can get started with volunteering in Tanzania? Check out our wonderful programs today! We’re sure that you’ll find one perfectly suited to your skillset—giving you the power and the flexibility you need to really make a difference.

And who knows? It could be the start of an unforgettable volunteering journey.  

Chance to Learn Swahili

Interested in learning one of the most-spoken languages in the world? Get the most out of your volunteering experience in Tanzania by learning one of the local languages—Swahili.

This popular African language holds a special place in the hearts of the local population. Why? Because after centuries of Western oppression and colonization, it remains one of the only widely-spoken native African languages. In a land where many native languages have been replaced with English, French, and other European tongues, Swahili stands high as one of the continents most enduring cultural legacies.

Because of this, Swahili proves to be one of the most important languages in the world. And if you’re looking to find out more about the language, all you need to do is volunteer in Tanzania. Here, you’ll have the chance to practice Swahili with the native population. This provides the perfect opportunity to improve your skills—even if you’re starting from scratch.

Major in Swahili or study it in school? Volunteering in Tanzania provides the perfect chance for you to put your skills to the test. With programs that put you up close and personal with the locals, A Broader View gives you the chance to improve your language ability like never before.

Gain Perspective

Despite having some of the largest cities and best safaris in all of East Africa, Tanzania still has a major poverty problem. And when confronted with such issues, many find that they gain a new perspective on life.

Living life in developed countries can make many of us take daily necessities for granted. However, when traveling to a country with a high child HIV rate—and where many have little or no access to healthcare—many gain a new appreciation for the things we take for granted.

This perspective proves to be important both in your personal and in your volunteering lives. With this new perspective, you’ll be able to better enjoy what you have, as well as understand others who are less fortunate. This growing compassion proves beneficial in various aspects of life and can lead to greater personal fulfillment.

Use this new perspective as you continue your volunteer work or in just how you treat others. No matter what, we’re sure your volunteer experience in Tanzania will offer a powerful eye-opener for your benefit.

The People

Of course, we can’t talk about reasons to volunteer in Tanzania without mentioning the wonderful people. Tanzanians are known for their hospitality, and by volunteering with A Broader View, it will be your pleasure to work to make their lives better.

With our programs, you can connect with and help locals in need. During this time, you’ll get to experience the rich cultures of the region.

And that’s saying something. Tanzania is home to a thriving diverse population. For instance, though the majority of the population is Christian, Muslim and other native religious minorities exist. What’s more, you’ll find a rich cultural variety throughout a number of things during your stay—the food, for instance.

Getting to know the people of Tanzania will be one of the most rewarding parts of your stay—and we’re proud to say that our programs make this easier than ever.

Great Art Scene

Finally, volunteering in Tanzania has a thriving cultural scene—and this includes a collection of world-renowned artists. These painters have made a name for themselves throughout Africa and the rest of the world, and you can find their work scattered through museums across the nation.

During your time in Tanzania, be sure to see these paintings—many of which feature traditional African landscapes with a unique style and flair.

The Bottom Line

Volunteering in Tanzania often proves to be a life-changing experience—both for you and for those you’re helping.

By volunteering with A Broader View, you can maximize the difference that you make. Our programs are carefully tailored to meet the skills and needs of our volunteers, and we work hard to provide safe accommodations and great meals during your stay.

Not sure if volunteering in Tanzania is right for you? Keep the above guide in mind as you consider everything that Tanzania has to offer. Decided to join us? Be sure to check out www.abroaderview.org for more information on how to sign up!

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