• Tanzania
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Host Family Hostel
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo


Starting Price
Price Details
IFRE is a 501(c)3 organization, so your program fee will be tax deductible. IFRE Volunteers is proud to offer the world’s best fee.
Our programs are now more affordable than ever. We are proud to focus on the humanitarian aspect of our business, not on profit. We work very hard and smart to keep our costs down, especially for the volunteers because we know the value of your donated time and efforts.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Some Activities Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Transportation Visa
Jul 15, 2019
Jan 22, 2022
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About Program

Do you want to explore a new country while also giving back to the local community while you are there?

Volunteering overseas in Tanzania is an opportune way to do both. As a volunteer, you will enjoy the spectacle of East Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro or roam through the inspiring National Park of the Serengeti. Challenge your preconceived notions, broaden your horizons, and enhance the depth and breadth of your life.

As a volunteer in the beautiful country of Tanzania, you can change your life and the lives of others by volunteering in the healthcare project, teaching English, helping out in the orphanage project, or promoting HIV/AIDS awareness. IFRE’s volunteer programs in Tanzania allow you to help others while you’re savoring the special flavor of a special country! Travel with us to Tanzania by requesting more information today!

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Program Highlights

  • The world’s most affordable volunteer programs – starting at $175.
  • Low Fees are paid directly to host families and projects with absolutely no middlemen!
  • Experience the personal satisfaction of improving the lives of those in need who desperately need assistance.
  • Your one-time low fee cover accommodations, food, project costs, and support by expert and trustworthy local staffs.
  • Your safety is our utmost priority. We fully understand it can feel intimidating to be far from home in an unfamiliar country. But you’ll never feel alone with our 24/7 expert support staff and services.

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Program Reviews

9.46 Rating
based on 13 reviews
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  • Impact 9.1
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.6
  • Value 8.9
  • Safety 9.4
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Tanzania volunteering

We volunteered at SJH hospital in Moshi. It was a great experience- staff were very friendly and made us feel comfortable. It was eye opening to see the contrast between the hospitals in the western world and Africa abd how the staff there improvised to provide care with limited resources. Accomodations were good and Mama Alice was a wonderful host! TZ is great for outdoor activities with Kili and all the national parks. Our safari experience was truly memorable! Hope to go back again sometime.

13 people found this review helpful.
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Moshi, Tanzania & Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center

I returned from Tanzania one week ago, where I volunteered and traveled for one month. I am a nurse in training and it was an incredible experience to work alongside nurses and doctors at KCMC. Everyone is so kind, welcoming, and supportive. My host mom, Mama Alice, is wonderful, incredibly supportive, and so kind. The volunteer house in Moshi is beautiful, and very very safe. I spent three weeks there, 4 days on safari, and one week in Zanzibar. I would highly recommend this program to anyone .

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking thing for me was having to get a covid test regardless of vaccination status before my return flight, because I was not sure whether or not I would test positive. However, so many people helped me to figure out where and when to get the test, and I tested negative with no problems and returned home safely. It is a bit nerve-racking to travel during a global pandemic, but as long as you follow precautions and are vaccinated, you will be fine.
23 people found this review helpful.
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My friend and I had a great experience in Tanzania, we loved so much the landscape and the culture of it. We had a nice staying e we miss the kids so much! The volunteer experience was amazing and we are very glad we did it.I reccomend to organise Safari one you arrive for petter offers. Also lovely day trips that are recommended in what they send you. We also built some friendship with the others volunteers that we hope to keep in the future. Met so many people and heard really interesting stories.

21 people found this review helpful.
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Incredible Adventure and Volunteering Experience

Staying with Mama Alice and her daughter Ana was a very fun and safe way to volunteer and explore the Kilimanjaro region. We were able to do lots of extraordinary things such as attend a local wedding, explore hidden restaurants and organize massages at the house! It was great to have built in translators and guides who soon became close friends. Definitely organize a safari on arrival (one of my absolute highlights) and a trip out to Zanzibar if you can make it. In terms of the volunteering, KCMC is a very busy hospital and I enjoyed observing several departments. I gained insight into a very different medical system to my own, and to very different diseases and injuries. I would highly recommend volunteering in Tanzania to anyone visiting the country, as I believe it's a truly unique way of understanding a culture and meeting fascinating locals.

26 people found this review helpful.
Response from IFRE Volunteers Abroad

Dear Lys,

We would like to thank you for volunteering with us and also talking out the time to write us a feedback.

We wish you all the best for your future endeavours and hope to see you again someday!

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Great African Experience

Highly recommend this program to the nursing or medical student. There are lots of opportunities to observe doctors and nurses and ask them questions. We found this program to be less useful for certified professions. If you are a certified professional, make sure you check out the exact details of how you will be volunteering first.

The host, Mama Alice, is fantastic! She will help you to get anything done. It is very useful to have her help in times of miscommunication. She definitely makes you feel safe and a part of her family! We stayed with other volunteers and the occasional tourist.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure to plan for a safari. We did a remarkable 5 day safari that included the Serengeti.
29 people found this review helpful.
Response from IFRE Volunteers Abroad

Dear Austin,

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that enjoyed your host family and safari. We hope you were able to have a good experience in the program.

We wish you all the best for your future endeavours!

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Trip of your life!

Volunteering in Tanzania has been an amazing adventure for me and my friends. As my first ever volunteering experience abroad it surpassed all of my expectation. Before I arrived I expected hostile to foreigners environment, but after spending time there I can call this country my second home. Kids in the orphanage are so nice and friendly that you will never forget about them and the time you spend together.
The host family in which I been staying become a second family for me. Mama Alice is wonderful women which will always help you to arrange any trip or solve any problems. I loved this adventure so much that I'm planning to come back in a few years and visit them again. I highly recommend this program and promise you will enjoy it!

26 people found this review helpful.
Response from IFRE Volunteers Abroad

Dear Aleksandr,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We greatly appreciate you for taking out the time to volunteer with us and are happy that you enjoyed the project and also your enjoyed your stay with Mama Alice. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

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An amazing experience

My friend and I took a month long trip to Moshi, Tanzania. We went through IFRE Volunteers. This program is very trustworthy and safe. We had the time of our lives!

We stayed with Mama Alice and it was better than what we could have hoped for. She opens up her home and life to volunteers from all over the world. This woman will truly change your life. She is amazing. Her housing for volunteers was incredible. So spacious. So beautiful. You live amongst a huge garden and feel right at home.

Monday through Friday, we volunteered at Upendo Children’s home. An orphanage with 50+ children ranging from 5 months to 12 years old. For the greater portion, we cared for 20 two-year olds. We played with them, fed them, and loved them. These children don’t have anything except love in their hearts. It’s truly a blessing to see the smiles on their faces.

During our stay, we did many things that we never thought of doing. We watched the sunset with friends from town, made coffee on the side of a mountain, swam under a waterfall, and danced in an African style wedding.

This trip was absolutely life changing. Every person needs to stay with Mama Alice. She will make you a better person. You will find a family in Moshi.

What was your funniest moment?
We would have huge family dinners outside every night. Wonderful memories were made there. So many laughs.
28 people found this review helpful.
Response from IFRE Volunteers Abroad

Dear Annie,

Thank you so much taking our the time to write us a feedback. We are very happy to know that you and your friend enjoyed the volunteering and cultural experience in Tanzania, and that you enjoyed the company of Mama Alice. She really is a great person.

We wish you all the best fr your future endeavours and hope to see you again some day!

Yes, I recommend this program

An Amazing Experience

As a new traveler, I was super careful about what program to sign up with for my trip. When contacting IFRE Volunteers with all my questions and concerns they were on the ball with following up and making sure I had no worries. They were so proactive and helpful over the months before my departure. The country coordinator for Tanzania was also contacting me separately to make sure I was prepared and reassured for the upcoming trip. I left for Tanzania with no hesitation because of all the help I received from this program.

The house we stayed at was clean and the family made sure we had everything we needed to live comfortably. We were provided three meals a day and Mama Alice made sure we were full and had enough to eat every time. The property was gated and safe and the family made sure we had proper transportation if we traveled far away or somewhere during the night. The town of Moshi was exciting to explore and primarily safe. We were able to explore waterfalls, hot springs, nearby cities, coffee plantations, and shops in town. We felt comfortable and like we belonged in Moshi just after a few days.

From the day we arrived in Tanzania I was greeted with such love from Mama Alice and right away felt like family. She helped us get everything sorted and made sure we were comfortable to start our life for the next month. I couldn't be more grateful for all the help and love we received on our trip because it made it the most impactful and heartwarming experience. We even extended our stay because of how great it was going. The Children's home we worked at was excellent and the kids we met were incredible. The day we left was so sad and tears were shed because of how amazing our trip had been. This trip overall was life-changing and I am so grateful for the family I gained in Moshi.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would recommend staying for longer than 2 weeks because of the area and the people you will meet you will need time to explore and really establish yourself there. If you stay a short amount of time you won't be able to reap the benefits of this beautiful area and family you will meet.
29 people found this review helpful.
Response from IFRE Volunteers Abroad

Dear Bryn, we thank you for your wonderful feedback. We feel very happy to know that you enjoyed your time in Tanzania. We feel very blessed to have you in our Children's project. Hope to see you again!

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