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Projects Abroad has established a variety of volunteer programs in Tanzania since 2009 and these are long term thoughtfully planned projects, all led by local people. By taking part in our programs promoting the early childhood development, education, human rights, or women’s empowerment, you will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
When you are not working or learning something new, you'll have the opportunity to take an incredible safari or even climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania boasts the largest concentration and diversity of animals in Africa.
We look forward to seeing you in the field!
- Choose a project you are passionate about that fits your interests
- Select your own start date and duration
- Get 24/7 support from our local staff
- Live and work in the local community
- Have fun exploring the country and its culture over the weekends
Build classrooms and school buildings to give rural Masaai children a safe, proper learning environment. Before we started this project, young children on the outskirts of Arusha had little to no access to early education to prep them for primary school. When classes were taught, they were held in a damaged church building. Our Building volunteers are working hard to build a strong foundation for their education, followed by our Teaching volunteers who then teach English in the new classrooms.
Help give disadvantaged children in Arusha the opportunity to learn English. English is one of Tanzania’s official languages, making it an important skill for people to learn. English skills can open the door to better employment opportunities in business or tourism.
Live and work in Arusha and coach sport at disadvantaged schools, helping children develop their fitness. The schools we partner with have limited resources and funding, and cannot afford to hire a dedicated physical education teacher. This means that the children miss out on regular physical activity, and aren’t able to learn to play different sports. Help our volunteers provide regular, structured sports and fitness classes to promote team work, health, and a love for sports.
Experience day to day hospital life first-hand while shadowing Doctors and Nurses through a variety of departments, and get hands-on while providing health checks to groups of impoverish and isolated people in Tanzania who do not have access to routine medical treatment. This will add valuable experience to make your resume and Medical School applications stand out and provide a safe avenue to lend a helping hand to disadvantaged communities in East Africa.