Pair up with African Impact to start your volunteer experience in Tanzania, Africa! As east Africa's largest country, it holds a magnificent coastline, diverse wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and is home to Africa's largest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro. As a volunteer in Tanzania, you have the chance to make a difference at Tanzania's Local Women and Children Empowerment project.
Tanzania volunteer opportunities also take you across the sea to the beautiful island of Zanzibar where you can join the teaching projects, assist in community volunteer work or join our fantastic new Dolphin and Marine Conservation volunteer project.
Weekend and post-placement adventures can take you hiking to Africas highest peak, taking safaris, exploring magnificent snorkeling and diving spots, beautiful beaches and relaxing to the sounds of reggae island beats while sipping cocktails. Joining African Impact to do charity work in Tanzania is definitely an opportunity you don't want to miss!
The volunteer fee for our projects not only covers your accommodation, all meals, transport and resources used while on project; but it also contributes to the development of new projects in communities and areas where help is needed, and gives us the ability to sustain our projects for the long-term. We also offer you 24 hour on the ground support and will collect you from the airport when you arrive!
Why did you decide to volunteer with African Impact in Tanzania?
Stephanie: I decided to volunteer abroad because I had a hard time here in Belgium, things were not going to well, I had problems with myself, my future, everything around me actually.
I thought going to Africa would help me, make things more clear to me and of course it is a chance to help others who really need it (and are thankfull) and to see another part of the world.
Describe your day to day activities as a volunteer.
Stephanie: Everyday was almost the same routine. In the morning we taught English to adults (age 16-...) and after that we taught basic English to kids from nursery school.
Our afternoon was community project on Mondays and Tuesdays and on Wednesdays and Thursdays we did lessonpreparation for the next week. Friday afternoon was the start of the weekend. In the evening from 5 pm until 6 pm we did kidslub on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (doing educative and fun things with the kids).
The first two weeks I was very homesick, I really wanted to go home. The third and fourth week it started to change and the two last weeks I didn't wanted to go home anymore. It felt like home there... I love the African culture and way of live... Here everything is about money and work. Everybody has stress for a lot of reasons...In Africa everything is more lay back. Even the people there don't have much, they seem to be happy. And thats is what I love, that is what I want as well.
How has this experience helped you grow personally and professionally?
Stephanie: At the moment I am taking TEFL courses, because I would love to go to Africa for a couple of years and live there. If you have your TEFL you can teach abroad. So I am looking for a job now and hoping it will work. Cross your fingers for me!
About the provider
African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation which runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences and internship programs throughout Africa. The organisation was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe, and since then has grown into the Africa leaders in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent.
We're proud to offer fun, safe and structured placements where volunteers understand their contribution to responsible projects run in partnership with local communities and conservation efforts. Our journey so far has been both inspiring and humbling and we will keep pushing the horizons of what volunteering can achieve.