Volunteer in Tanzania with IVHQ! With diverse NGO partnerships in Tanzania, IVHQ is able to offer a variety of highly affordable volunteer programs in Tanzania. A diversity of volunteer programs are available for volunteers, including teaching, childcare work and medical programs. Volunteers are free to join to the program anywhere from 1 week to 6 months, giving you flexibility to plan your volunteer vacation, gap year, or career break.
Current IVHQ Volunteer Programs in Tanzania:
- Childcare Work
- HIV/AIDS Support
- Medical Placement: Healthcare facilities aren't readily accessible for many Tanzanians, and this IVHQ volunteer program helps bridge this gap by placing medical volunteers in villages and townships where they are needed the most.
- Volunteer programs in Tanzania can be joined anywhere from 1 week to 6 months
- Programs in Tanzania start on the 1st and 15th of every month
- Last year, over 300 IVHQ volunteers joined projects in Tanzania, with numbers growing every year!
- All volunteers receive a cultural and language orientation upon arrival
- Volunteers will either stay with a host-family or a volunteer house depending on placement.
- Join other volunteers or explore Tanzania on your own during your free time!
- Learn more about IVHQ programs by reading the great reviews and interviews IVHQ alumni have left about their incredible experiences in Tanzania
Questions & Answers
NicholasAge: 19-24MaleFrankfurt, GermanyVictoria University of WellingtonMy Tanzanian Adventure 201501/24/2016How could this program be improved?
The food. It became to repetitive after a while on a scheduled weekly cycle.Response from IVHQ
Hi Nicholas, Wow, you had quite the volunteer experience! We are glad that your time in Tanzania was such a positive one. It's incredible where life can take you and we wish you and your girlfriend all the best in Canada. Thanks for being an IVHQer!
GregorioAge: 19-24MaleFlorence, New JerseyThe College of New JerseyLearning & Living in Tanzania01/23/2016How could this program be improved?
Transportation for the volunteers. There are drivers who work for IVHQ & TVE but we still had to pay for each ride. Although each ride was not expensive, the amount did add up to a lot; as we needed to utilize the drives 3-4 times a week.Response from IVHQ
Hi Gregorio, It's nice to hear from you. Thanks for taking the time to share a little from your experience in Tanzania. Great photos! We hope to have you on another IVHQ program again in the future.
BreanneAge: 19-24FemaleCanadaUniversity of GuelphBest decision I've ever made12/17/2015How could this program be improved?
- More variety with the food available
- Employee "Jimmy" as a TVE driver
- Ensure that placements are actually in need of volunteers (while I was in Tanzania I was placed at testimony school, there were days where the teachers did not need us, so we would travel to other placements)
StephanieAge: 19-24FemaleOttawa, OntarioUniversity of OttawaResponse from IVHQ
Hi Stephanie, It's great to hear from you! Thanks for sharing a little about your experience in Tanzania. We are so glad to hear that you felt well prepared and supported for this trip by IVHQ and our team in Tanzania. Great photos :) We hope to see you on another program again soon.
RafalAge: 18 or youngerMaleSzczecin, PolandOtherLiving my Tanzanian dream!11/11/2015How could this program be improved?
I reckon that the new Communication Manager who recently took over should be more concerned about what is going at home stays. Throughout my 3-week stay she did not pay a single visit to Mama Lis, which, I think, should have been one of her responsibilities.Response from IVHQ
Hi Rafal, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience volunteering in Tanzania. We are so glad you had such a meaningful and memorable experience which was made easier by the support of the local team. Thanks for being an IVHQer and we are looking forward to welcoming you back this year.
ShaiAge: 19-24FemaleIsraelOtherAmazing!!10/22/2015How could this program be improved?
I really had the erfect exirience! all the amazing staff and people I really only have good things to sayResponse from IVHQ
Hi there Shai,
Thanks for your awesome review and photos, we are so glad that you had an amazing experience in Tanzania! We hope to see you on another IVHQ program soon!
JulianneAge: 19-24FemaleMoraga, CaliforniaElon UniversityIVHQ Tanzania08/26/2015How could this program be improved?
There are many different volunteer placements available through TVE, and I think it may be valuable to provide the option of a rotating placement, so that volunteers can experience many different agencies. For volunteers who are staying a few months (or longer), this may be very helpful in finding a long-term placement that is the right fit.Response from IVHQ
Hi Julianne, thanks for the recommendation and for posting the photos! We are so glad that you loved the program in Tanzania and made life long friendships. Thanks for being an IVHQer!
JuliaAge: 19-24FemaleWellington, New ZealandOther
LinusAge: 31-50MaleHong KongOtherAmazing experience!04/14/2015How could this program be improved?
The language class in orientation could be better, provide some more useful daily words, but not just learning like colors and numbers.Response from IVHQ
Hi Linus, Thanks for feedback and for the photos of your volunteer placement in Tanzania. It looks like you had a great experience. Thanks for volunteering with IVHQ!
PaolaAge: 19-24FemaleCuritiba, BrasilOtherResponse from IVHQ
Hi Paola, IVHQ offers the world's most affordable volunteer programs and we are glad that this meant you were able to visit Tanzania and volunteer on our medical project. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to have you volunteer with us again in the future.
NataliaAge: 19-24FemaleWellington, New ZealandMassey UniversityMy Tanzanian Experience02/16/2015How could this program be improved?
Shorter orientation is the first thing that comes to mind. It's a little thing but it was painfully long.Response from IVHQ
Hi Natalia, It is great to hear from you and to read a little about your volunteer experience on our Teaching project in Tanzania. It definitely sounds like you had a great volunteer travel experience. Thanks for volunteering with IVHQ!
MackenzieAge: 19-24FemaleOklahomaTanzania IVHQ11/04/2014How could this program be improved?
I think the staff needed better communication. They were super nice and happy to help, but at orientation they told you what was going on and just kind of left it up to you to figure out the details.Response from IVHQ
Hi Mackenzie, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your volunteer abroad experience on the Childcare project in Tanzania. We hope to have you volunteer with us again in the future.
About the provider
IVHQ (International Volunteer HQ) provides safe, unique, meaningful and extremely affordable volunteer programs in 32 countries around the world, with a constantly expanding base. Programs are available in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific, where IVHQ works alongside local NGOs to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities. Currently, IVHQ has programs in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Morocco, Victoria Falls, Madagascar, Bali, China, Nepal, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, the Philippines, Fiji, Romania, Italy, Spain and Portugal!
Whether you're taking a volunteer vacation, a gap year, or on a career break, IVHQ has a wide variety of programs ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks to fit anyone's schedule. Browse through the programs below and visit the IVHQ website for more information.