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Volunteer in Tanzania
Volunteer in Tanzania

About

From wild expanse of Lake Victoria, to mesmerizing safaris in the savannas of Serengeti and other parks where wildlife in abundance roam freely, trekking on snow-capped mountain of Mount Kilimanjaro, to relaxing on pristine beaches, Tanzania has so much to offer visitors. Despite the growth in tourism and increase in trade, poverty remains ubiquitous in Tanzania. This situation, however, offers an ideal opportunity for a volunteer to empower the lives of the poor and experience an amazing country. Our volunteer program placements are located in Arusha and Moshi, both in Tanzania situated on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Our programs in Tanzania include orphanage work, Teaching English and computer skills, healthcare and HIV awareness.

Highlights
  • Contribute in the way that is most meaningful to you by volunteering in a project of your choice.
  • At $175, ours is the world’s most affordable volunteer program available.
  • Your fees directly benefit your host family – there are no middlemen.
  • Partner with others just like yourself–people who know that a better world begins with changing a single life.
  • Your safety is always our priority… every volunteer location has been thoroughly vetted.

Questions & Answers

Reviews

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  • Value 8
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Luke
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

St Joseph’s hospital July 2019

St Joseph’s is a relatively small hospital, but there’s still opportunities to get exposure and be useful. Important things for future volunteers to know/ recommendations: -learn basic Swahili, at least greetings
-learn at least numbers 1-10
This will ensure you get treated fairly around town and make you more useful in the hospital.
Be proactive and don’t be afraid to speak up to get opportunities around the hospital. If you can see an area for improvement, approach it gently with respect and consider their culture before actioning anything.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about their culture by working in a team and interacting with local patients. Some of the experience I had at st Joseph’s I’ll cherish forever. There is periods where things are slow which can leave you feeling unhelpful, remembering the term ‘pole pole’ is important. Also using this time to research local diseases and educating staff on different things is a good idea.
Your hours at the project forms only part of your volunteer experience. Tanzania is truly spectacular. The culture is peaceful, sure there is crime like any developing country, however overall it’s very safe. Moshi in particular is such a great place to explore, a very underrated country.
Staying with Deo in his volunteer house was a great experience, I can’t speak highly enough of him and his staff. Honestly these people will help you however they can, their hospitality and genuine kindness is beautiful. This experience in itself is worth the money.

What would you improve about this program?
Honestly this is very difficult to answer. The only thing I would say I hope improves, is the standard of people volunteering here in Tanzanian healthcare. I hope more qualified clinicians come and assist rather then the huge amount of students that come here to learn, placing further workload on the local staff. However this is no reflection on RCDP, as none of these unskilled volunteers I witnessed were part of this organisation.