• Tanzania
    • Arusha
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round


Starting Price
Price Details
Registration fee is only $149 and covers marketing costs, pre-placement support from our staff, a complete country information guide, volunteer training booklet, fundraising guides and tips, administration costs, travel to run inspection visits in all locations, communication costs, and office staff.

Program fee varies according to the duration of the program and covers: Airport pickup, 1 day orientation & city tour, welcoming booklet, accommodation in a new hostel, 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner), support from the local staff, program supervision, in-country 24/7 support throughout your program, in-country administration costs and donation to support your project.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 11, 2019
Jan 15, 2018
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About Program

Iko Poran offers a wide range of safe, exciting and affordable volunteers programs in Tanzania

Our variety of programs includes childcare/orphanage; teaching English; Sports; a dance program and a special women project in which volunteers train young women in many vocational skills to empower them for employment.

- Volunteers can join the program from 1 to 12 weeks;
- Programs start every Mondays; volunteers should arrive Sundays;
- Volunteers are lodged with other likeminded volunteers from all over the world in a fully equipped new hostel close to everything in Arusha, the city in the best location of Tanzania.

It is hard to believe what it is like to volunteer in a foreign country – the local people you will meet, experiencing a new culture from a local perspective, working & living in amazing landscapes and sceneries.

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Program Highlights

  • Volunteerism should not be expensive for the ones with good hearts that want to lend a hand;
  • Volunteers receive an orientation upon arrival. Extra weekend activities planned;
  • IKPVS is the only Volunteer Abroad Organization based in a developing country; Other providers are profit-oriented traveling companies based in First World nations.
  • All money charged is used to further achieve our mission and contribute to our local programs.
  • Most affordable registration fee, only U$ 149.

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  • Impact 4.5
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Safety 4.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

A great experience

I´m Nadir, from Br4azil.
I’ve had three unforgettable weeks working as a volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania.
To be in a foreign country, especially in a continent so different from our western life was the first impact.
The second impact was the institution “The Orphanage” with many children that wanted affection. Besides the affection they’ve wanted to learn more.
On the other hand, the great variety of necessities of this institution: food, clothes for children, didactic materials, many things to do such as cooking, doing the dishes, cleaning, etc.
But that’s what I’ve thought.
And now I only can say: thank you so much because I was able to learn, teach, support to teacher, play with children and help a little in the daily routine.
I only have positive points about the program: the whole organization, support with information, suggestions, safety recommendations and many ​other ​things.
I also consider very important to comment the accommodation: Localization, home, amenities, food and the care of people who work at the home.
At the end, I have to say thank you for the touristic information and program that I did.

Thank you so much!

24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering Program in Arusha Tanzania

The Royal School is a primary school in Arush, in a poor neighborhood.
I personaly taught English, Math, Music and dances, in several grades (2 to 7th)
I had a very good relations with all the school personel and the kids.
The satisfaction of helping the school is very good.
The children need a lot of love, help and support and give you their love back...
The school needs more volunteers and also financial support in order to improve its conditions.

What would you improve about this program?
The preparation before arrival in order to meet expectation of all sides (the volunteers, the organization arranging the program and the organization receiving the volunteers)
23 people found this review helpful.
Response from Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad - IKPVA

Dear Yair,
So good to know more about your experience in Tanzania. We are very happy to know that your experience was full of love, support and respect. We truly believe that a volunteer experience should be a win-win situation where you put time, energy and love and get the same back from the project (kids).
We would love to hear your suggestions about how to improve the pre arrival details so the next volunteers can have an even better experience. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly.
We wish you all the best.

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