Affordable Volunteer Programs in Tanzania from $270

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Are you ready for a meaningful adventure in Tanzania? Join International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most trusted and affordable volunteer abroad organization, in Africa.

You can choose from 5 volunteer project options based within villages and urban communities in and around Arusha. Your program fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in either a volunteer house or homestay, with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so before you even depart for Tanzania, you’ll receive outstanding personalized service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager.

If you thrive on authentic experiences, a vibrant culture, an abundance of opportunities to grow, exciting adventures and real connections, then volunteering in Tanzania is for you.

Current IVHQ Volunteer Programs in Tanzania:

  • Teaching
  • Childcare
  • HIV/AIDS Support
  • Medical
  • Animal Welfare
Highlights
  • IVHQ’s Tanzania program is available year-round, starting on the 1st and 15th of each month.
  • Highly affordable fees from $270 for 1 week - including airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support.
  • You’ll be joining between 30 and 60 other IVHQ volunteers who start in Tanzania each month.
  • Our outstanding safety systems and track record set us apart - we are the world’s safest organization and you’ll have 24/7 in-country support.
  • Your volunteer efforts in Tanzania will have a positive impact because our programs are community-driven with a focus on supporting long-term local needs, while your weekends are free to explore Tanzania with fellow volunteers.

Questions & Answers

Unfortunately according to their website, you cannot volunteer if you are under 18. The only exception is if you go volunteer with a guardian. Here's the link for more questions: https://www.volunteerhq.org/faq#114

Reviews

97%
based on 45 reviews
  • Impact 9.2
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.5
  • Value 9.4
  • Safety 9.5
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elizabeth
10/10

Tanzania July 2017

I have wanted to teach in Africa since i was a young child. I've researched many volunteer programs and IVHQ was the most affordable. Before the program start, I was in contact with the tanzanian coordinator, volunteer directors in tanzania, recent volunteers, and the tour coordinator. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the local team at the airport. I was escorted to the volunteer house, to town, and to my placement for the first time, allowing me to feel confident and safe in my environment. This program was an extremely rewarding experience. I have made many life long friends. My entire outlook on life has dramatically changed. I would recommend IVHQ to anyone.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for sharing! We are so glad to hear your time on the program in Tanzania was rewarding, safe, and helped to change your outlook on life. Thanks for your recommendation and for being a great IVHQ volunteer!
Will – IVHQ Tanzania Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kelly
10/10

A Chapter of Life in Tanzania

78 days ago I left what has been the most impactful experience of my life. As I sit here staring at this computer screen, I struggle to write a review on my time volunteering in Tanzania. I have already written multiple journal entries and blogs, told numerous stories to friends and family, but how can I possibly find the words to suffice how important this trip was in a review. The truth is I can’t. I can’t convey such an experience into words, but I can try.

After four busy years getting my degree at Michigan State University, I decided I needed a mental break before I started medical school. I took the plunge and signed up for 3 months of volunteering alone in Tanzania, not knowing at all what I was really getting myself into. I remember standing at the door of the Twiga volunteer house, suitcase in hand, nervous to walk through the door. The current volunteers were nothing but warm and welcoming and I was even convinced to climb 19,341 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro over New Years.

Not a day goes by where I do not think about Kilimanjaro and my time on that 7-day hike. Through the shivering nights, the laughs shared from the food tent, and the long, slow 8 hour summit hike through the snow during a whiteout, I became family with a group of strangers. Kilimanjaro is like nothing else. It pushed me until I cried, showed me the astounding beauty of 5 different climate zones ranging from jungle to tundra, and provided me with the best climbing guides I could imagine. Never have I felt such a liberating moment than when I stood on top of Uhuru peak, and I am always longing to be back.

My placement was at Hillcrest Nursery School, where I spent my time in a class of about twenty 5-6 year old kids. I remember the first day arriving to the school after a 20 minute walk through a nearby village. The kids instantly ran up to me and the other two volunteers showering us with hugs and hands to hold, screaming, “Teacha! Teacha!”. Over the 3 months I was overwhelmed with the students compassion, eagerness to learn, and curiosity for the world. The teachers at this school are some of the most wonderful, hard-working women I have ever met, and I am thankful for the time I had. I was able to see the progress of the students’ work and noticed how proud and happy I had become. Though some days could be tough, these children are the future and have overall provided me with the most pure happiness I have ever felt, while teaching me to become more patient and committed. These kids whom have much less than you and me, still have the biggest of hearts in the smallest of people.

Aside from my wonderful experiences with the students, Kilimanjaro, and Safari, I made friends that will last a lifetime. Living in the volunteer house allowed me to meet people from all over the world. I feel that there is something very special about befriending people from different countries. It was interesting to trade culture and language differences, but the friends I made also brought about parts of me I have never noticed before. It is amazing to have friends who have been a part of such a meaningful experience in your life and I feel lucky to have friends worth missing, whom I can now visit.

I think back on the person I was before Tanzania, and to the person I have now become. A more independent me: without that comfort person from home, I was forced to expand my comfort zones as I made friends and did things alone. In Tanzania I learned the concept of “African Time” and noticed things do not always happen on time, and sometimes things happen hours later. I became more easy going, as I realized I need to have the ability to adjust expectations in life and take things as they come. Whether it was drinking goat’s blood, taking the public transportation to town to meet a friend alone, or dancing in the rain, I learned the importance of “living in the moment”. Life is to precious to be occupied thinking about the future, or dwelling on the past. We should be focusing on the now, and since Tanzania I have made it my mission to say “yes” to as many safe opportunities that come my way, no matter how silly. Life has so much to offer if you let it.

78 days. It has been 78 days since I left Tanzania. Although the post-travel depression has come and gone and I am adjusted to life back at home, I am always thinking about Tanzania and its beautiful people and versatile landscape. I feel it is so important to experience a new culture in a country that is different from our own, and I recommend volunteering abroad to anyone, as you will find giving back provides you with a sense of purpose. This experience has only made me more competent and ready to take on the world, and I know that one day I will be back.

How can this program be improved?
Perhaps stressing the importance of volunteers needing to be open-minded with their placement. If you feel that you aren't as useful as you would like to be at your placement, you must take initiative and find a way to be active, whether that is planning a program for the children, building a project, or even asking what else can be done to help.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Kelly, What an incredible review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about the lessons you learnt from climbing Kilimanjaro, your teaching placement, and meeting other like-minded people from all over the world. It is awesome to hear that you have become a more independent, confident, competent, easy going and adaptable person due to the experiences you had in Tanzania. We have really enjoyed your review and would love to have you join us again in the future.
Will – IVHQ Tanzania Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ailish
10/10

Best Time of my Life!

When I heard about IVHQ I was really impressed by the cheaper fees for their volunteer programs. I chose to go to Tanzania for 8 weeks and I am beyond happy that I got to go! The staff were so supportive and answered my concerns, I got to stay in a volunteer house that was a lot of fun and I made a lot of friends, and my volunteer program was life changing. Working as a teacher with primary school kids was so much fun and I learned a lot about Tanzania. I will miss this experience so much because it changed my life and opened my eyes to a whole new world. I can't wait to do another program with IVHQ!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Ailish, Thanks for sharing. We are so glad to hear that your experience in Tanzania was life changing, eye opening and fun. We can’t wait to have you volunteer with us again!
Will – IVHQ Tanzania Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Van
10/10

Once in a lifetime

I'll keep this brief--I believe everyone is a little apprehensive when they enter the unknown continent of Africa for the first time, based on preconceived ideas of what it's like there. I would be lying if I said I wasn't one of those people. At the moment of arrival I was anxious about the culture, the natives, the other volunteers, the food, getting sick... By the second week, I had come to love everything about Tanzania. You have to be open-minded if you are going to survive here. And by "survive" I mean getting along with your fellow volunteers, getting around town, and experience everything this beautiful country has to offer. The mamas' cooking was excellent, the sights: Moshi (waterfall + hot spring), safari, Zanzibar, Maasai village were all breathtaking, and the nightlife at Via Via with my new friends were unforgettable.
What I'm trying to say is, be in the moment--every second of it--because although it's not what you're used to, that's what makes it awesome. Appreciate the kids you are teaching, embrace their hugs, and return their smiles with yours because it means more than you can imagine. Enjoy sitting around the table with new friends from all over the world and share your life with theirs'. Before you know it, your last day will come and you'll wish you had more time!

How can this program be improved?
More information regarding the placement of volunteers in terms of teaching. We kind of get thrown in the middle of it without any concrete details about the kids' level of education. There were times where I felt like it was pointless for me to be there, and many of the other volunteers shared the same sentiment. If the directors can send us some sort of important data to consider simultaneously with the e-mail about where we will be placed 2 weeks before arrival, that would have helped immensely. "Classes are structured between ages 3-5, 5-6, 7-8..." "English knowledge is minimal, subjects taught include: English, Vocational Skills, Science..." "Be prepared to copy from the book a lot, unless you prepare your own lessons."
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Van, Thanks for sharing such honest and important advice with other potential volunteers. We are so stoked to hear that you came to love everything about Tanzania and made the most of your experience. We will be sure to take your feedback on board, as it is important for all volunteer work to be meaningful. Thanks for being an IVHQer!
Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Emma
10/10

Christmas day

Never will I ever forget the Christmas I spent in Tanzania, it was nothing like the snowy holiday I was used too. It was amazing in a way I never expected my first Xmas away to be like. We got to placement early that morning to get all the kids ready and loaded up into a bus. To take them to lake Duluti for the day they were so crazy excited, dancing and running around. We even cooked them a special Christmas lunch which was delicious. After lunch they all went and jumped into the lake and splashed around for over an hour. And then we played pass the parcel so that they all could get a little present. Which then turned into a great dance party with more treats and toys. Once the kids were dropped off back at the school. All the volunteers headed to Twigga house to help make Christmas dinner. Then we all sat down together to eat, I think we even got those Christmas crackers. It was just so surreal being surrounded by people from all over the world and sharing a holiday together.

I cant say one bad thing about my entire trip everyday was amazing.
Thank you

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Emma, Thanks for sharing. What an incredible and special Christmas to share with the children at your placement, and other volunteers from all around the world! We are so stoked to hear everyday in Tanzania was amazing. Thanks for being an IVHQer!
Will – IVHQ Tanzania Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alex
10/10

Tanzania IVHQ

Traveling all alone to a completely foreign country you've never visited before is intimidating. It's so intimidating that I almost didn't go. I have dreamt about exploring Africa for years now, but I always made excuses about why I couldn't go. It's too much money, or there's not enough time, or I don't want to go alone. If this sounds like you then I want to encourage you to GO! Step outside of your comfort zone and I promise you won't regret it. IVHQ made this trip so easy for me. I was still nervous of course, but all my nerves left me as soon as I met Elizabeth and Johanna at the airport. They made me feel so comfortable and welcome! The other volunteers and staff make the house feel like home. The staff helped us every step of the way! They arranged our placement, brushed us up on our Swahili, made sure we got to placement safely, cooked us breakfast, lunch and dinner (the food is so yummy!), and helped us arrange our weekend trips. Safari was the experience of a lifetime! You can't leave Tanzania without seeing the Serengeti or Ngorongoro crater. Zanzibar was completely unreal. It is hands down the most beautiful and unique island I've seen. And the Masai village is a must-see! Overall, I would give my experience in Tanzania a 10/10. The people you meet and memories you make will stay with you forever. I can't wait to go back one day!

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Alex, Thanks for your excellent review! We are so happy that you pushed through your reservations and joined us on the IVHQ program in Kenya. It sounds like the program went smoothly and you were very well supported by our fantastic local team. Thanks for your recommendation and for being an awesome volunteer. We would love to have you join us again!
Will – IVHQ Kenya Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Briana
8/10

Positive Impacts

Hello fellow travelers and lovers of the world! If you're thinking about visiting Tanzania, stop thinking and go! Tanzania is a beautifully diverse and exciting country that offers something for everyone. There's hiking (including Africa's tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro, among others), outstanding safaris, exotic national parks, hidden oasis', eclectic shopping experiences, vibrant nightlife, and welcoming locals everywhere you go! While in Arusha, I volunteered doing HIV/AIDS Support at a small local non-profit called Positive Love for three months. This is an amazing organization that offers women who are affected by the virus to find their individuality and be proud of who they are and what they do, in addition to learning new skills and becoming financially stable. Positive Love is combatting the stigma against people affected by HIV in Tanzania and being a volunteer for them was a truly life-changing experience. I came to love the women of Positive Love. While there, my friend and I raised donations to complete building and furnishing a shop for the women to sell their goods in, we created a campaign to sell the products in our home country, and we helped to start a garden in which the women can grow and sell the vegetables. Positive Love is flourishing and I am so happy I could be a part of this non-profit as a volunteer. Thanks to IVHQ and Tanzania Volunteer Experience (TVE) I will never forget what a wonderful time I had volunteering for 12 weeks.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Briana, Thanks for sharing this awesome review! It is inspiring to hear of all the worthwhile initiatives you were involved in with Positive Love during your 12 weeks on the program. We couldn’t agree more that Tanzania has it all - Kilimanjaro, outstanding safaris, national parks, hidden oasis', vibrant nightlife, and welcoming locals. It has been great having you as a volunteer and we like your encouragement to “just go”!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Harriett
10/10

A truly, cultural sensory overload

The first time stepping foot into Africa, was the beautiful country of Tanzania. I have no idea why I chose Tanzania but I thank my lucky stars that I did. It is a country that offers so much, whether it is a safari, camping in the wilderness with lions and hyena's keeping you awake until the early hours of the morning, or the tallest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro that takes your fancy and let's not forget a quick flight to Zanzibar to experience some of best beaches in the world, where the ocean water is almost warmer than the pool. It truly is an incredible country. Yet what really holds a special place in my heart, is the people. Never will you find such generous, loving people than you will in Tanzania. I was volunteering just outside of Arusha, in a town called Usa River, where poverty is rife but the kindness and love is ever-present. Once I traveled approximately an hour and twenty minutes on the dala from Arusha, I would then walk about twenty minutes through this town, Usa River. I think the saying, 'the less you have, the happier you are,' holds to be very true particularly with my experience here in Usa River. This community has very little, living in huts that trap the heat, with dirt floors, never did I feel so much warmth, walking through the village to my school where I was greeted by all the locals passing by with "Mambo or Hapari", children I had never met before would run up and take my hand and walk with me through the streets, like I was their best friend.
The school I volunteered at had 56 children, ranging from three to seven year olds. Again, the love and gratitude they show to you is overwhelming, as soon as you walk into to school you are greeted with a huge bear hug from at least 7 different children. I must say personal space was not known here, but nor would I want it to be because these beautiful children have so much love to give.
You may be teaching and helping these children learn the basics of English, but without a doubt you will come away from this experience learning a lot more than what you've taught. Just the simplicity of immersing yourself into this lifestyle, you will observe and learn so much about this culture, it's pole pole lifestyle and generosity and tolerance it embodies.
Asante sane, Tanzania! I'm so very grateful for the time I have spent here.

How can this program be improved?
I truly think this program is great, I really think you get your moneys worth and straight away you are immersed into a true Tanzanian lifestyle, one that you will remember for your lifetime.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Harriett, Thanks for posting such a beautiful review! Tanzania is a place full of adventure and we are happy to hear that you were able to experience camping in the wilderness, Kilimanjaro and the beautiful Zanzibar beaches. The description of your volunteer placement is lovely and we are sure this reflects the care and warmth you would have provided. We can thank our lucky starts that you volunteered with IVHQ and we would love to have you join us again in the future!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Yuki
10/10

International Volunteer HQ Tanzania Childcare program

My time in Africa was unforgettable. Hands down, it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. To the heart warming people, to the support and people I met; I truly believe that I came back a different person. I loved working with the children everyday, and seeing how such the 'little' things in life, make that much of a difference. Getting to know their names, personalities and stories made my whole trip worth while. I also had the gratifying opportunity to meet friendly locals and build long lasting relationships with my fellow volunteers in my home.

IVHQ was an amazing organization that made me feel at Ease, friendly and very professional. From the emails and updates on my trip prior to my departure, to when I touched down in Africa, I always felt safe and taken care of. My communal "Twiga" home away from home was always kept clean, had food and was completely safe! The Mommas at the homes were incredible, with endless stories to always keep you engaged.

I loved meeting new people, getting to know the culture in Tanzania and connecting with adults & kids. It truly was an inspiring visit, and I highly recommend it to anyone who needs a break from work or life or who wants to give back. It was quite the humbling adventure and I would go back in a heart beat! Thank you so much IVHQ for all that you did for me, I will be back next year! #hakunamatata #asante #naukependa #IVHQ

- Yuki

How can this program be improved?
The only thing that I would suggest about this program is, I wish I could have been at my placement for longer. The school I was at was only half day, which is most of the schools however I wish I could have volunteered longer with the kids!
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Yuki, What an awesome review! We are stoked you found the service provided by IVHQ friendly and professional, and felt safe and well taken care of by our local team in Tanzania. It is inspiring to hear about your unforgettable experience getting to know the children at your placement, the Mommas, and the other volunteers. It has been a joy to have you volunteer with IVHQ and we can’t wait to have you back!
Will - IVHQ Tanzania Program Manager

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jasmine
10/10

You get more than you give

When I arrived in Tanzania I was unsure of what to expect. I was very nervous, as this was my first time overseas. When I arrived the local staff was incredibly helpful supportive and ready to help me feel comfortable and succeed in Tanzania. My first day at placement , I was again nervous, but the support of the fellow volunteers as well as the local staff eased my worries. My time in Tanzania was beyond words. When people ask me how was your trip I honestly am at a loss for words on how to respond. I know that I made a difference in the lives of the women who rely on IV HQ and TVE, however it's beyond true when they say you get more than you give. Tanzania showed me a side of people that I've never experienced before. The amount of kindness and love that I felt was overwhelming. I will forever be grateful for the lessons Tanzania taught me and for the beautiful people I met there. They will forever be a part of me and will definitely influence my life forever. Asante sana

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Jasmine, What a beautiful review! We are thrilled to hear that you were well supported by the local team and other volunteers to overcome your nerves. It sounds like you had a really incredible time filled with beautiful people and kindness. We are so grateful to have had you join us in Tanzania. Thanks for being an IVHQer!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rebecca
8/10

Street kids

Going to tanzania with IVHQ I had the chance to meet a bunch of amazing people, at my house, at my placement, doing activities, in the streets, everywhere. I met people that made the biggest impact in my life. Not only we would go at the orphanage during the day, but we had the chance to go hang out with street kids at night with the IVHQ staff connections. We learned about their everyday life, got to know them and helped them as simply as buying them and talking to them. Kelvin, one of these guys litteraly changed my life by my way to see things. They don't have an easy life and we already knew that. But seing it with your own eyes, realising that you could help him long term simply by doing one less thing back home. I had to. A friend and I brought him to the hospital after he got burned by oil sleeping in the street, and after seing him in his hospital bed there were no way he would go back sleeping in the streets.
I didn't meet Kelvin through the program, but the program helped me being comfortable enough in this country to want to help more, to make me see how much these people deserve it.

How can this program be improved?
I wish we could go in orphanages that needs more help than the one we actually went in. we needed to be in registered orphanages but these one had a better budget than other I had the ''chance'' to visit because of connections with 50 kids and 1 or 2 adults. Some places need the staff to help them, need the money even more.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Rebecca, We are so glad to hear that you met amazing people while on the program in Tanzania. Thanks for being an amazing volunteer and going above and beyond!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jaiden
10/10

If you are thinking about it, pursue it

Tanzania will change you.
Tanzania will push your limits.
Tanzania will help you grow.
I have hundreds of stories but Im going to narrow it down to just a few moments that were worth the trip.
Day 1 I gave the teacher enough rice and beans for a month and she fed all her students and she found their starving parents from down the street. Back home I would of spent that money on one sit down dinner.

Day 8 One child had shoes 3 sizes to small I took 5 dollars and bought her her first new pair of shoes. She had the biggest smile Ive ever seen.

Day 15 Ususally only 3 of 28 kids have food to eat at lunch. We brought in chocolate. best day ever for those 6-8 year old beauties.

Response from International Volunteer HQ - IVHQ

Hi Jaiden, Wow, these moments can really change your perspective. Thanks for providing insight from your time on the program in Tanzania. We hope to have you join IVHQ again in the future.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Nicholas
10/10

My Tanzanian Adventure 2015

Every beginning is tough. I headed for Tanzania with time on hand, an open mind, a craving for new experiences and a desire to contribute where I can.

I could tell you about my time as a volunteer teacher for a third grade class at an orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania; I could talk about my majestic journey on safari in the Serengeti; or I could tell the tale of how I struggled to haul my arse (excuse my french) up Mt Kilimanjaro for 6 days. But you would probably find similar stories from others. I'm going to talk about the unique experience I made being part of the volunteer house, Twiga house (Swahili for giraffe) in Arusha.

When I first got to the Twiga house, everyone was sick with food poisoning and a water-born parasite known as Amebas, lying spread across the living room watching 50 shades of grey. Yes, I know. It was a pretty picture. I was one of only 4 boys in the house and for me that was great, since there was about 13 girls there. Oh yeah.

After settling in to the house in the following days, everyone started to recover and gain some spirit. What I noticed straight away, was that this group was very much like a family and the dynamics were very open with individuals from all over the world. I started to bond with the group. A girl caught my eye and we hit it off from the start, despite her spending most of her days sick, crying on the toilet from sheer desperation and sickness. Oh yeah.

The next few weeks, as I fell in love with the country of Tanzania the individuals in the house and a young girl, I began to change my views on life and what matters most to me. The longer I removed myself from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life back home, the more I felt free from the shackles of western society. I began to believe in people making a difference. Seeing kids smile even though they have absolutely nothing to hold onto in their lives gave me a sense of hope. It not only changed my perspectives but opened me up to grow as an individual.

Having spent nine weeks in Tanzania, I left with no money in my pocket, my mind blown from the unique experience, a growing thirst for further travel and a one-way plane ticket to my new girlfriend in Canada, whom I met in Tanzania. Oh yeah, you guessed it. That sick girl who spent our first three days on the toilet. She's a keeper.

How can this program be improved?
The food. It became to repetitive after a while on a scheduled weekly cycle.
Response from International Volunteer HQ - 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!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Gregorio
10/10

Learning & Living in Tanzania

While taking the Dala to my volunteer placement, The Charity School, I was looking out the window to see something that would summarize Tanzania in a nut-shell. I saw a man running to help a women and her young child carry their bags/groceries. Every one in Tanzania was happy, smiling, and would go out of their way to say hello. The atmosphere, the culture, is one that emphasizes togetherness, collective, and sharing.

How can 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 International Volunteer HQ - 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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Breanne
10/10

Best decision I've ever made

I would head back right this moment if I could. While in Tanzania I met the most incredible people, every day was a new adventure. I think about the children and the other volunteers that I met almost everyday. One weekend we went to the hot springs, on our way our "tuk tuk" got stuck in the mud various times and popped a few tires (to say the least), so we had to stop off in a near by village for a while. During our stay we conversed with locals, played with the kids, and forgot about the fact that we were headed somewhere. The entire trip was so inspiring and enjoyable that it made me want to run on "Africa time" forever!

How can 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)
Yes, I recommend this program

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