Projects Abroad volunteers in Tanzania can see wildife like elephants during their time overseas.

Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania

Support community development in the shadow of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro

Volunteer in Tanzania with Projects Abroad and discover the highest peak of Africa! This is a great opportunity to experience life in East Africa while immersing in local culture and traditions.

Tanzania is where Asia meets Africa. You can visit local markets, buy Batik fabrics, and learn directly beside the Maasai tribe. Take in the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro throughout your trip. Spend your weekend on an escape to the enchanted island of Zanzibar. Tanzania is also the perfect destination for a safari with lions, rhino, and elephants in beautiful Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore! 

You'll be based in the cities of Arusha or Moshi. You'll live with a local family and be exposed to a totally new way of life. The guidance of our dedicated staff will be available to you 24/7.

Our Tanzania volunteer projects put you hands-on in impactful programs to make a difference. You can:

Discover what you're capable of and how you can contribute as a volunteer in Tanzania!



Projects available in Tanzania

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A doctor explains how to take healthcare measures on our medical internship for high school students in Tanzania
Medical Internship for High School Students in Tanzania
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  • Price: $3,005 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $530 USD
  • Start Date: Summer/Winter Break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
Local medical staff with a group of Projects Abroad Medicine interns doing work experience placements in Tanzania.
Medicine Internship in Tanzania
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  • Price: $2,800 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $330 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 16 or over
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On the Projects Abroad Public Health Internship for teenagers in Tanzania, Projects Abroad staff and students run an outreach for locals.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Tanzania
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  • Price: $3,105 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $580 USD
  • Start Date: Summer/Winter Break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
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Where we are based in Tanzania

Our volunteer opportunities in Tanzania are based in Arusha or Moshi. Our main local office is in Arusha, which is a three hours’ drive from our placements in Moshi. We have dedicated staff based permanently in both locations.


Arusha is a city nestled at the foot of Mount Meru. It’s home to over 400,000 people and has a mix of high-rise buildings and less modern developments. With our volunteer opportunities in Arusha, Tanzania, you’ll have exposure to many different aspects of life in Tanzania!


During your free time, you can enjoy the buzzing city center. Visit local markets and buy souvenirs like Batik artworks, or try out local cuisine. There are nearby wildlife reserves which give you the chance to connect with Africa’s amazing nature during safaris. You’ll even have the chance to learn more about the Maasai tribe while visiting a traditional village.


Moshi is a beautiful town with rustic buildings and lush vegetation. It’s located in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and is home to around 200,000 people. Communities are mostly rural with many people leading a more traditional lifestyle.

Moshi is ideal for nature-lovers. You’ll get a chance to unwind in the African bush. You can spend your free time spotting animals in nearby wildlife reserves or hiking around the base of Africa’s highest mountain. Just a short trek through coffee plantations will lead you to the towering Materuni Waterfall!

Airport pickup, flights and visas

When you arrive at your respective airport, a member of Projects Abroad staff will be there to meet you. You can find more detailed information on arrival airports, orientation, and visas on our Tanzania Arrival Procedures page.

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Safety and staff support

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.

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