Volunteer in Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanzania: is the largest of the East Africa countries (i.e. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) and offers spectacular landscape from the coastal plains to the east; the inland saucer-shaped plateau; and the highlands and the coastal islands. The country is named after Tanganyika, its mainland part, and the Zanzibar islands off its east coast. Gaining independence in 1961, Tanzania is a stable, peaceful country with few tribal or regional divisions.

Some of Tanzania’s ecologically significant wildlife parks include the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park in the north, and Selous Game Reserve and Mikumi National Park in the south. Gombe National Park in the west is known as the site of Dr. Jane Goodall's studies of chimpanzee behavior. In addition to its stunning landscape, Tanzania is home to approximately 120 tribal groups. Tribal diversity is respected and far from being a source of separation, Tanzanians place a high value on their country’s multicultural heritage.

A Broader View programs are based in and around the city of Arusha in northern Tanzania. Volunteers support in Arusha have helped hundreds of families by working in the local pre-school, at local orphanages, in a maternity clinic, regional hospital and also with HIV awareness outreach projects. A Broader View offers programs for family volunteering, medical outreach, woman vocational support and university led service trips. Many volunteers travel to Tanzania to participate in a safari, but also help the country by contributing to a community-led program.

With housing available up to 30 volunteers, A Broader View has hosted hundreds of university student groups, peace corp alternative teens and family volunteers in our Tanzania volunteer programs. If you have a group of 5 or more interested in volunteering together, customized programs can be arranged. A Broader View Volunteers has extensive experience working with students, teachers and families providing tailor-made service trips for small groups.

Visa/Permit Notes: “Volunteer Visa” is required for all program participants. The cost is US$250. Tanzania embassy information

Overview

  • Project Length: From 1 week to 8 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Kilimanjaro (Code: JRO) for Arusha, and Dar Es Salaam (DAR)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Tourist Visa and Volunteer Permit
  • Age Limits: Minimum 17 yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 16 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: KLM, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian and Qatar
  • Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Malaria, Hep A, typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Volunteer Programs in Tanzania Dar es-Salaam

Pre Medical and Pre Nurse Students

Pre Medical and Pre Nurse Students

Thousands of Tanzanian die every year because of a lack of proper medical care and equipment. Tanzania has few qualified medical professionals; this is also a reason for the high death rate. The medical center is located in the Ukonga area Dar Es Salaam City about 30 minutes by bus from the town city center. The Hospital is the biggest in the Ukonga ward serving around 500,000 residents of the Ukonga ward. The Hospital occupies 8 doctors, 40 nurses, a laboratory service, an outpatient department, a dental department, eye department, a maternity and children clinic, a labor ward and several other hospital departments.

Premedical/nurse students can volunteer in these programs. The roles include:- Assist in taking a patient’s medical history, Assist in updating charts and patient information to show current findings and treatments, Assist in ordering tests for nurses or other healthcare staff to perform, Assist in reviewing test results to identify any abnormal findings, Recommend and design a plan of treatment, Assist in addressing concerns or answer questions that patients have about their health and well-being, Assist patients take care of their health by discussing topics such as proper nutrition and hygiene. Sometimes they might even be given administrative works.

Orphanage / Child Care

Orphanage / Child Care

Volunteering in the orphanage is quite similar to the teaching projects in the day. You’ll be helping the teachers conduct their lessons, helping with drawings, sports, games and pupil learning. However there is an added dimension - you’ll be assisting with the general care of the orphans in the orphanage. Duties such as cleaning the dormitories and clothes and helping with the cooking of meals for the children, as well as playing with and entertaining them. It’s a fuller but more demanding role than that of school volunteering, as you will be building emotional bonds of care with the children and providing pastoral support.

A typical orphanage in Tanzania is home to 60 children ranging in age from 4 to 14. A nursery school teaching program usually takes place during the day. Approximately 40 children in total will attend nursery school. Volunteers in this teaching program help teachers to do their lessons, drawings, sports, and games.

The Orphanage we place Volunteers is located in Vingunguti Area in Dar Es Salaam. It has 42 children aged between 5 and 17, has 7 staff. Vingunguti area is densely populated and among the poor communities in Tanzania with around 400,000 residents. About 60% of the population in Vingunguti are children aged 0-18 years. The project is located about 2km from the accommodation, volunteers would use DalaDala(Public Buses) to and from the Orphanage. The bus fare is 0.20$ hence 0.40$ go and return. It will take around 10 minutes to reach the Orphanage from the accommodation.

Volunteer Education / Teaching

Volunteer Education / Teaching

Children are at the heart of every community in Tanzania. Education of these children is incredibly important, and Tanzanian families are becoming aware of the social mobility that can be achieved through education. However, there are many problems standing between a child and his or her education in Tanzania. Class sizes are extraordinarily large- 90 to 120 pupils per classroom is not at all uncommon at the primary level.

The majority of the schools we place volunteers with are constantly understaffed and are always in need of teaching support. Individual children suffer from a lack of personal support and attention, and their education falters as a result. It’s clear that volunteers can provide much-needed assistance with large class sizes, and help provide exposure to fluent native English. Working with teachers, you’ll help improve children’s education not only in English, but subjects like Maths and Geography are universal as well, and you’ll be looking to help out the pupils’ development in all areas.

Working with other volunteers and resident teachers, you'll build on the work of previous volunteers to help the children progress in all areas of the curriculum, through traditional teaching methods, and fun activities such as games, art, and physical activity. Working with children is fun anywhere in the world, and it is a great privilege to help a child towards a brighter future, one we’d like to share with all our volunteers. Primary school students in Tanzania range from age 5 to 13 years.

This project will help people of the Kipawa area in Dar Es Salaam. Kipawa area is in close proximity to Dar Es Salaam International Airport. Kipawa area has an estimate of around 90,000 inhabitants and around 60 percent of these are children below the age of 18 years old. The project is located around 1KM from the volunteer accommodation. Hence it is just a walking distance, around 10 minutes walking. If one is tired of walking then it is possible to use a bodaboda (motorcycle) which will only cost $4.

Special Needs Project

Special Needs Project

Most special needs schools in Tanzania have few qualified teachers and lack enough learning equipment. Volunteers need to understand that special needs children’s centers are a very new concept in Tanzania. There are very few special needs children’s centers in Tanzania and most of them are without qualified caretakers. The children do not stay in these special needs centers; they arrive in the morning and return home in the evening.

The centers lack the skilled personnel and relevant equipment to deliver the special care and attention needed to provide these children with a stimulating environment. They need volunteers to help with education and providing one on one stimulus and motivation. Volunteers may also be required to help with motion, lifting and handling, personal hygiene and other days to day tasks that the children simply cannot perform on their own.

We place volunteers at Special need school located at Kinyerezi in Dar Es Salam. The school has 40 students and 7 staff. The children range from age 5 to 8 year old. Kinyerezi is an area with about 100,000 residents, about 20 minutes from Dar Es Salaam City center. The project is located about 3km from accommodation, volunteers would use DalaDala (Public Buses) to and from the Center. The bus fare is 0.20$ hence 0.40$ go and return. It will take around 15 minutes to reach the center from the accommodation.

Medical / Nurse Internship

Medical / Nurse Internship

Thousands of Tanzanian die every year because of a lack of proper medical care and equipment. Tanzania has few qualified medical professionals; this is also a reason for the high death rate. The medical center is located in the Ukonga area Dar Es Salaam City about 30 minutes by bus from the town city center. The Hospital is the biggest in the Ukonga ward serving around 500,000 residents of the Ukonga ward. The Hospital occupies 8 doctors, 40 nurses, a laboratory service, an outpatient department, a dental department, eye department, a maternity and children clinic, a labor ward and several other hospital departments.

The hospital accepts volunteers who are medical/nurse students or medical/nurse professionals. Pre-medical students can also be accommodated. The roles include:- Assist in taking a patient’s medical history, Assist in updating charts and patient information to show current findings and treatments, Assist in ordering tests for nurses or other healthcare staff to perform, Assist in reviewing test results to identify any abnormal findings, Recommend and design a plan of treatment, Assist in addressing concerns or answer questions that patients have about their health and well-being, Assist patients take care of their health by discussing topics such as proper nutrition and hygiene. Sometimes they might even be given administrative works.

he project is located about 4km from the accommodation, volunteers would use DalaDala (Public Buses) to and from the Hospital. The bus fare is 0.20$ hence 0.40$ go and return. It will take around 15-30 minutes to reach the hospital from the accommodation. Volunteers are needed in Tanzania especially in Dar Es Salaam were the population is high and the ration of a patient to a physician is very poor. Tanzania offers the best environment for Western medical/nurse volunteers to experience working in a local African environment. Moreover, medical volunteers are given the best opportunity to help and share their skills by treating local needy patients.

Volunteer Programs in Tanzania Arusha

Volunteer Programs in Tanzania Kibaha

Country Info

Tanzania Introduction

Are you ready to help people in need, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and culture of a new country and have the experience of a lifetime? With poverty, disease and a lack of skilled providers putting a strain on important services such as health and childcare in developing countries across the globe, there are many corners of the world which rely on the help of volunteer travelers like yourself.

Volunteer in Tanzania with A Broader View Volunteers a top rated non-profit charity organization, which works tirelessly to support our wonderful volunteers and serve the local communities where our volunteer programs are located. Placements in Tanzania are based in the  city of Arusha.  Program placements are tailored to the volunteers different interests and skill sets, but still allow volunteers time to explore the African local culture and activities during their free time.

The type of programs in Tanzania vary widely, offering everything from education to health care. Volunteers can choose between 15 program opportunities in the orphanage. International volunteer help is not only appreciated by the local community, it is severely needed by the millions of Tanzanians living below the poverty line.  With thousands of children living and working on the streets, as is so often the case in developing countries like Tanzania, our volunteer programs are designed to support the needs of local teens and children in desperate need of assistance.

Many of our volunteer abroad programs cater to underprivileged women and children’s care, education and health requirements. Our extensive range of social programs near Arusha, Tanzania programs include: Orphanage Care, teaching, Medical, HIV awareness, Pre Medical/nurse students, women development and many more,. To help you settle into your placement.

Volunteering in Tanzania is an incredibly rewarding experience.  We welcome volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds to join us. Whether you’re seeking volunteer abroad programs for college students or voluntary work for over 60s, as a trusted non-profit organization which prioritizes the safety of our volunteers, we are the go-to for volunteers across the globe. We also offer customized programs with flexible arrival dates to best suit the needs of the remarkable volunteers we depend on to help us make the world a better place.

If you’d like to volunteer, Tanzania is just one of the countries we’ve taken under our wing, supplying a steady flow of volunteers and providing year-round financial support to local projects in near Tanzania. Wherever you decide to volunteer, A Broader View give you the opportunity to participate in meaningful community service work, learn a foreign language, make lifelong friends and discover that one person really can make a difference. Your search for the best volunteer abroad programs ends here – volunteer in Tanzania with us and gain A Broader View of the world.

Coordinator

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Welcome to Tanzaia! 🇹🇿. Our Names are Fatima, Nelson and Innocent and we are your ABV coordinators while you are staying in Arusha. Our country has one big city, Dar es Salaam. But you will be working in Arusha. We will be ready for support 24/7 in case you need to contact us urgently. We will introduce you to your volunteer location and staff. You are most welcome to seek our assistance and don’t hesitate to ask us questions while in country.

You are most welcome to seek our assistance and don’t hesitate to ask us questions while in country.

Safety and Security

The safety of our volunteers is paramount for A Broader View Volunteers. The majority of ABV Volunteers travel and serve without major incident.  However, programs are based in some of the least developed countries and in some of the most remote areas in the world, health, safety, and security risks are an unavoidable part of life and international service. To address these concerns and to safeguard the well-being of our program participants, A Broader View has safety protocols and security procedures for all programs:

Volunteer Safety
  • Security: All project sites, local in-country staff and accommodation sites have gone through a rigorous filter and have been hand selected. ABV has spent almost 11 years cultivating and strengthening of our local partnerships & host family relationships. In-country staff visits, daily research of local conditions, as well as weekly checkup of our host families and accommodations are conducted. Site selection is based on criteria including; access to medical, banking, postal, and other essential services; access to communication, transportation, and local markets; availability of adequate housing and living arrangements.
  • Pre-Departure Guide: Your ABV account will have a detailed volunteer guide. Volunteers are provided country information, packing lists, customs and language information, and much more. ABV also provides information about visa requirements, vaccinations, climate, weather, and safety and security issues specific to the country.
  • Volunteer Summary: A full month before traveling volunteers are provided a detailed account of their volunteer project (including supply/donation list), arrival procedures, emergency contact information, accommodation details and the full name, phone and email of their local ABV Coordinator.
  • Overseas Staff and communication:  Our local staff support is immeasurable in their professionalism and dedication to the volunteers under their charge. The majority of ABV staff coordinators have been involved since the very start (over 11 years) and are well experienced handling the unexpected such as situations where volunteer students become ill, suffer accidents, are the victims of pick pockets. ABV staff is trained to react in a responsible and levelheaded way when emergencies do arise. They will do whatever is necessary to assure this, whether this means obtaining prompt and appropriate medical attention, embassy intervention or local authorities.
  • Host Families and accommodations: Our local volunteer guesthouses, onsite project dorms and host families have been hand-picked. A Broader View accommodation have specific standards for the hygiene, cleanliness, location and comfortable living conditions for our volunteers. Telephone access is available 24/7 and most sites have internet access. Volunteers have to follow the curfew of the host accommodation.
  • Arrival Meeting/Orientation: ABV programs provide a customized arrival plan.  We can arrange your arrival/pick up at the airport, bus station or local hotel.   Start your program with peace of mind, having the local ABV staff meeting you when you arrive in-country.  Volunteers are provided orientation before starting their program.  Orientation schedules vary from country to country but will include acclimation tours of the local town/city, accommodation neighborhood, geolocation map description, program location, main interesting points in the city or area. Emergency and medical protocols will be discussed and also address safety and security issues specific to the community volunteers live and work in.

Every staff member of A Broader View is committed to providing volunteers with the support they need to successfully meet the challenges they will face to have a safe, healthy, and productive service. The success of each ABV volunteer is our prime goal. We rely on volunteers to exercise personal responsibility and demonstrate both a keen awareness of the world around them and a willingness to adjust their behavior in a manner that will enhance their safety and well-being. In the end, your efforts will be rewarded with an incredible, unique experience.

The emergency lines are staffed by an A Broader View:

  • Communicate late/missed/flight connections during travel days
  • Notify a Volunteer of an emergency (e.g. critical illness or death of a family member)
  • Respond to family questions about a Volunteer's status (if problem occurring in-country)

Weather

What's the best time to go to Arusha in Tanzania? Here are some annual weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • On average, the warmest month is February.
  • On average, the coolest month is July.
  • The average annual maximum temperature is: 77° Fahrenheit (25.0° Celsius)
  • The average annual minimum temperature is: 55.4° Fahrenheit (13.0° Celsius)

What's the best time to go to Arusha in Tanzania

Reviews & Multimedia

Reviews

Personally, I found this program to be very worthwhile as this trip turned out to be one the best experiences of my life. It was very eye-opening and gave me a boost of motivation to continue my studies and inspiration for my future career.

Dr. Shithila Siriwardhana at the Medical program
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Nationality: USA

Age: 32

This trip was incredible and I don’t regret coming for a second. Our trip was a month long and I think that is a perfect amount of time for first time travelers. Changing sheets, cleaning the bed frames, and washing patients will most likely take up all your time.

Ann Olsen Volunteer in Arusha Tanzania
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Nationality: USA

Age: 59

This trip was incredible and I don’t regret coming for a second. Our trip was a month long and I think that is a perfect amount of time for first time travelers. Changing sheets, cleaning the bed frames, and washing patients will most likely take up all your time.

Alexis Stribbling Volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania
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Nationality: USA

Age: 36

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Prices for Tanzania

Program Fees

Since A Broader View Volunteers is a 501c(3) charitable organization, You can fundraise (optional) for the expenses of the trip after you get confirmed in our programs. Prices are per person and in US dollars (US$).

Length of programProgram Fee $USD
1 week $960
2 weeks $1100
3 weeks $1250
4 weeks $1400
5 weeks $1550
6 weeks $1700
7 weeks $1850
8 weeks $2000

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Volunteer House
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • Orientation: Project Overview On-Site
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Extra costs: Flights. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Start Dates

Most of our programs run year round, you can start any volunteer/internship program on any day. When you apply you will lets know your start and end dates. Our programs run year round and have volunteers arriving almost every day from many different countries.

Since our programs sometimes depend on the local holiday calendar, there are brief occasions when normal programs work is suspended. For example, schools/daycares often close for long winter/summer vacations. During these times, we arrange for alternative work programs that are similar in substance to our ongoing programs, but address the short-term, direct needs of the local communities.

If you would like to arrange your start and end dates around the local holidays, please call us at 1.866.423.3258 or email us at [email protected].

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.

How may we help you?!

How may we help you?!

Our staff has extensive travel and volunteer abroad experience. We have the answers to all your questions about volunteering with ABV. We can customize any of our programs to your needs and dates.

Call/chat with our team members:

(1) 215 780 1845 [email protected]

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* Price in US dollars
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