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Tanzania Community

4.8(98 reviews)
Experience
Volunteer
Destination
Tanzania
Duration
4 to 26 weeks
Ages
18 to 85

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Oct 2022, and closing very soon.

From $2,145

$495
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Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience the authentic East African lifestyle whilst making a real difference to a range of Tanzania’s local communities. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer in the safari capital of the country and invest your time into your choice of teaching, women’s empowerment or childcare. Picture yourself empowering local communities of women, improving the education of disadvantaged children whilst exploring the African culture and wildlife and contributing to important, real-world community projects.

We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we have joined with exclusive project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to the local communities with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from visa assistance to airport pickup, volunteer accommodation, onsite training and so much more.

Make a sustainable impact on local Tanzanian communities, make new friends from all corners of the world and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and provide opportunities for the disadvantaged locals whilst channelling that friendly lifestyle at the same time.

Inclusions

Volunteer project placement

We’ll score you a guaranteed volunteering placement so you can start on your journey to make a difference to our planet. You can choose from one of the following three projects; teaching, women’s empowerment and social work.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and are ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip visa guidance

Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Global Travel Cover

This trip comes with Global Travel Cover insurance to keep you safe and looked after for the duration of your trip, for up to 4 weeks, and includes Covid-19 medical coverage. 

Arrival airport transfer

To take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Arusha.

Comfortable accommodation

Relax in a shared room in a house with other volunteers, located just outside Arusha surrounded by incredible nature and wildlife, complete with a TV, free WiFi, kitchen, living room and laundry facilities.

‘Welcome to Arusha’ orientation

Get familiar with your new town’s local public transport, visit the main market and shopping complex, banks and ATMs.

Meals

Enjoy breakfast and dinner in the lodge dining area every weekday, prepared by the staff.

Local cultural experiences

Join other travellers as you take part in all or some of the cultural activities, including Swahili language classes, Zumba classes and a movie night at the lodge each week. You’ll also have volunteer accommodation for you in Zanzibar if you choose to head there on your days off.

$200 Global Tour Voucher

We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience, and, it goes very well with your future resume. Employers will love this addition!

Ongoing local team support

Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.

Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Tanzania Community Volunteer trip is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement, accommodation, meals and ongoing support throughout your entire journey.

Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Trip location

You'll stay and volunteer in the city of Arusha.

Trip itinerary

Day 1

Once you’ve touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Arusha.

Day 2

Head to your full-day orientation with the other volunteers to get familiar with Arusha. A local English-speaking guide will take you into town where you’ll visit the main market and shopping complex and be introduced to the local public transport, banks and ATMs.

Day 3+

7.00am: Rise and shine, it’s time to start the day. Join the other volunteers for breakfast in the lodge dining area, prepared by the staff. 8.00am: Take the bus into Arusha with the other volunteers. 8.30am: Head to your chosen volunteer project (teaching, women’s empowerment or childcare) for your morning shift. Teaching - Your responsibilities could include assisting teachers with classes, teaching some classes yourself (Math, English, Art, PE & ICT), marking and grading homework, preparing lessons and extracurricular activities. Women’s empowerment - You could be helping out with daily chores, assisting at the pre-primary school, teaching computer skills, developing websites, newsletters and social media platforms, joining the outreach program with tasks such as prepping and logging, mentoring, educating & spreading awareness about human rights, HIV prevention and treatment and microfinance. Or, you could be doing activities such as beading, arts and crafts, cooking and teaching English to the women. Childcare - You could be responsible for counselling, childcare, supervising, preparing activities and playing with local children, helping with community outreach programs and preparing meals. 12.30pm: Enjoy a well-deserved lunch break. Take a packed lunch or dine in at the huge array of local trendy cafes and restaurants. 2.00pm: Spend the afternoon partaking in more important volunteer duties. 4.00pm: Wrap up your volunteer tasks and commute back to your accommodation via bus. 4.30pm: You’ll have some free time before dinner. Chill out at the lodge, head to the bar for a couple of drinks with the rest of the volunteers.  6.00pm: Have dinner in the dining area with other volunteers. Weekends: You’ll have every weekend off, which gives you the perfect opportunity to explore. Head to Zanzibar with the other volunteers and enjoy relaxing on the exotic beaches.

Ongoing

Our dedicated team will check in regularly and keep in touch with you throughout your stay but, if at any point during your trip you need travel advice or assistance, we’ll be here to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can always jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

Reviews

Shontay S
Absoulately perfect customer service from Jacob, felt very comfortable, relax, answered all my questions and pleasure to talk with. Made me feel safe, secure and excited about making my first trip overseas on my own, knowing I have them helping me with it all. Thank you, Jacob and global co team
Kelsey H
Awesome company! Great way to get you pumped for your new journey! Informative, energetic and positive people!
Jovana A
Nicole was such a bright and lovely person! She gave me useful and detailed information for the trip and was so positive and welcoming, she also made me very excited for this trip, cannot wait! My conversation with Nicole has made me looking forward to my experience!
Katherine S
Jess has been fantastic- a huge help in getting my volunteering organised!
Lilly M
Global Work Travel Abroad seems like a really good organisation. Very friendly service.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I travel now?

Yes! Almost all countries are now open and accepting tourists or work visa holders, with some requiring vaccination against Covid-19 and others not. But travel is very much back, and our team is fully staffed and ready to help navigate this exciting new adventure for you. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already) will be open and ready to go.

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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