Projects Abroad volunteers in Tanzania can see wildife like elephants during their time overseas.

Volunteering in Tanzania

Support community development in the shadow of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro

Volunteer in Tanzania with Projects Abroad, and become part of ongoing efforts to support local communities in the region. This is also a chance for you to experience life in East Africa while immersing yourself in the culture and traditions.


We have several different volunteer opportunities in Tanzania, so you’re sure to find something you’re passionate about. You can support early childhood education and teach English at a rural Maasai school, or help build classrooms at that same school. Or raise awareness about women’s rights, and empower local communities.


Our projects are based in Arusha and Moshi. These are both ideal locations to make a difference and experience local culture. In both towns, we have dedicated staff who will be on-hand 24/7 to advise and support you.


Volunteering in Tanzania will give you a unique insight into the variety of cultures in this region. During your free time, you can visit local markets, buy Batik artworks, and learn about the Maasai tribe. Tanzania also has so much to offer in the way of nature and wildlife. With lions, rhino, and elephants, it’s the perfect destination for a safari.


Through all your activities, you’ll be working with Mount Kilimanjaro as your breathtaking backdrop!

Projects available in Tanzania

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Teaching volunteers and children sing English songs together at our volunteer Teaching placements in Tanzania

From $3,045 NZD

Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania
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Live in East Africa and gain practical experience by helping disadvantaged children learn English

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteer helps to build a wall during her construction volunteer work in Tanzania

From $3,370 NZD

Building Volunteer Work in Tanzania
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Build classrooms and other school buildings for children in a Maasai community

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Teenage volunteers doing construction work in Tanzania carry bricks needed for a wall.

From $4,095 NZD

Building Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Tanzania
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Team up with volunteers your age to build classrooms for disadvantaged children in a Maasai community

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Dentistry interns pose with a local healthcare staff member during their Dentistry placement in Tanzania.

From $3,690 NZD

Dentistry Internship in Tanzania
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Learn from experienced dentists and observe complicated dental procedures up-close

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A student is assisted by a Projects Abroad staff member during her Human Rights internship in Tanzania.

From $3,840 NZD

Human Rights Internship in Tanzania
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Get practical legal and human rights work experience while helping protect the rights of women and children

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A doctor explains how to take healthcare measures on our medical internship for high school students in Tanzania

From $3,970 NZD

Medical Internship for High School Students in Tanzania
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Gain valuable medical experience learning from professional doctors and nurses in vibrant Tanzania

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Local medical staff with a group of Projects Abroad Medicine interns doing work experience placements in Tanzania.

From $3,690 NZD

Medicine Internship in Tanzania
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Learn directly from doctors and do health checks during outreaches in this vibrant African country

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad interns gain micro-finance work experience in Tanzania advising entrepreneurs

From $3,370 NZD

Micro-finance Internship in Tanzania
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Support female entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities in Tanzania and help them secure financial independence

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Gain midwifery work experience whilst on an internship with Projects Abroad and assist and learn from local doctors.

From $3,690 NZD

Midwifery Internship in Tanzania
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Learn directly from midwives in the maternity department of a hospital in East Africa

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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Can't find what you're looking for?

We have the expertise and staff on the ground to create a custom project for you, or simply help you find the best option.


Speak to one of our Tanzania experts on:

09 889 0587

or email:

to start planning your project

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.

Where we are based in Tanzania

Our volunteer opportunities in Tanzania are based in either Arusha or Moshi. Our main local office is based in Arusha, about a three-hour drive from our placements in Moshi. However, we do also have dedicated staff based permanently in Moshi.

Arusha

Arusha is a city nestled at the foot of Mount Meru. It is home to over 400,000 people. With a mix of highrise buildings and less modern developments, volunteering here will give you an insight into many different aspects of life in Tanzania.


During your free time, you can enjoy the buzzing city centre. At local markets, you can buy souvenirs, like Batik artworks, or sample local cuisine. The nearby wildlife reserve gives you the chance to connect with nature during exciting safaris. You’ll even have the chance to learn more about the Maasai tribe while visiting a traditional Maasai village.

Moshi

Moshi is a beautiful town with rustic buildings and lush vegetation. It is located in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and is home to around 200,000 people. Communities here are often rural, with many people leading a more traditional lifestyle.


This is the ideal setting for nature-lovers to volunteer in. Volunteering in Moshi gives you the chance to unwind amidst the African bush. You can spend your free time spotting animals in nearby wildlife reserves or hiking around the base of the highest mountain in Africa. A short trek through coffee plantations and homesteads will lead you to the towering Materuni Waterfall.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Tanzania Arrival Procedures page.

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