From 2 weeks
Arusha or Dar es Salaam
Voluntary Care work in Tanzania is a rewarding way to help improve conditions and the level of education for local children. Volunteers with qualifications and experience are welcome but you do not need to have either to volunteer. Energy, passion and a commitment to the children that we work with should see you through.
You will also receive bush craft training, learning key skills and helping rangers with vital game reserve management.
We have a variety of volunteer options for you in Tanzania, working in care centres, care or special needs homes and kindergartens with children aged from 0 to about 14 years old.
Our Care placements are located in and around the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania and in the vibrant coastal city of Dar es Salaam.
Whichever volunteer Care project you join in Tanzania, the children will keep you busy and demand your full attention.
Some placements are more challenging; there may sometimes be children in your care who have health problems or who need special attention due to disabilities.
The Projects Abroad team in Tanzania organise regular workshops for Care volunteers in both Dar es Salaam and Arusha.
The content of the workshops varies and can focus on cultural differences in placements, learning key vocabulary in Swahili, reflection and feedback sessions between volunteers or practical ideas for care activities.
Some workshops are held at the placement itself so that you can learn from the local supervisors and share ideas.