A Life-changing, Rewarding and Affordable Tanzanian Experience!
Be adventurous and make a positive change in the lives of others! As a volunteer in Tanzania, you will undoubtedly have the experience of a lifetime. Tanzania graces visitors with spectacular landscapes and national parks bursting with wildlife. Volunteers can hike Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, relax on the beaches of Zanzibar and take a trip to the Serengeti, where lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, elephants and much more roam in stunning savannas. Regardless of your personal interests, Tanzania has an abundance of activities and attractions to offer you.
As a volunteer in Tanzania, you can enjoy a beautiful country while making a difference in the lives of others. Rustic Volunteer has exciting arrays of volunteer programs for our volunteers to choose from. You can enrich the lives of Tanzanians by providing care to orphans, teaching English, preventing HIV/AIDS, improving local healthcare or working for women's empowerment. Rustic Volunteer is currently partnering with local organizations, municipalities, schools, orphanages and clinics in Moshi and Arusha.
Our programs are meaningful and rewarding and will be a significant experience both for you and for those you help! Email Us NOW! We will be happy to send you more information about our programs in Tanzania. Your time will be undoubtedly well spent as you create forever lasting memories.
Very Important Notice: Residency Permit required to work in Volunteer Projects in Tanzaniaget more information
All volunteer programs start on the first and third Monday of each month.
If you are tired of expensive volunteer programs but want to make a positive contribution in the world, look no further! Rustic is dedicated to offering high quality, well-organized and meaningful programs at the most affordable price in the United States. We work hard to keep costs as low as possible, focusing on the effectiveness of our projects, the safety of our volunteers and the quality of participant experiences. We currently offer the most competitive price possible in today's market including an application fee (of $299) AND a small weekly fee as follows:
Airport Pickup and Transfer to Moshi (1 hour) $65
Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
Language and Culture Program fee $250
Due to poverty and disease, especially HIV/AIDS, thousands of children have become orphans in Tanzania. The country is one of the poorest in Africa and orphanages lack the resources and staff necessary to adequately care for the increasing number of destitute children. Sadly, many children end up on the street and begin to engage in crime at a very young age. Orphanages receive little government assistance and many have to rely on donations from abroad. Rustic Volunteer is partnering with local orphanages by sending volunteers to help provide food, shelter, education and love. Through our volunteers, Tanzanian orphanages can stay afloat and properly raise these children, provide proper education and help them lead decent lives. Volunteer in the orphanage project in Tanzania and provide orphans with love while teaching them the needed skills for a productive future. This is a humanitarian project that will not only benefit and enrich the lives of orphans, but also your own.
As a volunteer/traveler in Tanzania working in an orphanage, responsibilities will vary depending on individual skills and interests and the needs of the orphanage, but may include:
There are no specific skills or qualifications needed to volunteer in the orphanage project in Tanzania. Volunteers are expected to be passionate about working with children. You should also be flexible and open minded.
English is one of the two national languages of Tanzania since it was formerly a British colony. In recent years with the growth of international trade and tourism, English has gained even more prominence. As the result, it has become very important for young Tanzanians to learn English for a more prosperous future and successful career. Unfortunately, many Tanzanians attend schools which lack funding, resources and qualified teachers. This results in young children not being able to learn English effectively. Rustic Volunteer is attempting to help schools and children by sending fluent English-speaking volunteers to teach English. Volunteer teaching English in Tanzania and help ordinary Tanzanians have better futures. You can truly make a difference in the lives of your students, opening doors for them personally and professionally.
School will remain closed in Tanzania in June and December. The project is not available then but volunteers can enroll in other children projects.
As a volunteer teaching English in Tanzania, you will work 2-3 hours a day (six days a week) at the primary, secondary and or high school level. Volunteers work mostly as an assistant to the main English teacher. In Tanzania, most schools have at least one permanent English teacher and a set curriculum. Daily activities may include:
Most Tanzanian schools are closed in between semesters, during midterm evaluations, during new enrolment and on public and national holidays.
*Dates may change
There are no specific skills or requirements necessary to volunteer teaching English in Tanzania. You do not need previous teaching experience or a degree in teaching to enroll in the project. However, you should be a fluent English speaker (if you’re not a native English speaker) and be flexible, as working in Tanzania will be very different from working back home.
Tanzania, like many African countries, has not escaped the devastation of HIV/AIDS. The government has spent money and started campaigns to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, but the rate of infection continues to rise and thousands continue to perish. Illiteracy, poverty and malnutrition compound the misery and halt any attempt at stopping the rate of infection. However, many local organizations are now applying a new holistic measure to terminate the relentless advance of the disease. Rustic Volunteer has partnered with some of these local efforts and are offering volunteers a chance to contribute to this noble and effective way of eradicating HIV/AIDS from Tanzania. We invite you to volunteer in the HIV/AIDS project in Tanzania to be a part of something important, meaningful and rewarding. You will work alongside local staff on a variety of projects such as counseling, caring for the patients and promoting campaigns to raise awareness. Join the campaign and help Tanzania prevent the disease, care for those who are already affected and educate communities.
As a volunteer in the HIV/AIDS project in Tanzania, your responsibilities will vary with your education, skills, experience and qualifications. While partnering with local clinics and organizations, daily volunteer activities may include:
There are no specific skills or qualifications needed to join the HIV/AIDS awareness project. However, volunteers are expected to be flexible, patient and have passion and love for people. You should also be open-minded and flexible during the project.
Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a majority of the population living without adequate healthcare, sanitation and other facilities that people in the Western world take for granted. Tanzania does not have sound primary healthcare and the doctor to patient ratio is one of the lowest in the world. The poor are suffering the most, as private clinics cater exclusively to the rich and government run hospitals and clinics offer substandard treatment and care. To help low-income Tanzanians, Rustic Volunteer has collaborated with local initiatives and invites you to volunteer in the health/medical project in Tanzania. Participating in the healthcare project opens tremendous opportunities for volunteers to experience new opportunities in their lives and careers. You have the opportunity to immerse yourself into another culture, increase the quality of life for Tanzanians and provide a positive contribution to poor communities.
Each volunteer in Tanzania working in the community health/medical project will have varying responsibilities and tasks and volunteer projects will depend on one’s qualifications and certifications as a medical professional. Duties may include:
A certification or an ID stating you’re a medical professional must be furnished prior to volunteering as this is strictly a volunteer project for medical professionals. Medical students can also participate by producing an ID or a letter stating they are in the process of acquiring a medical degree. If you are flexible while volunteering and remain open minded about most things, you’ll have a highly successful time.
Tourists from all parts of the world travel from thousands of miles to witness the Masai culture and their heritage. They pay large sums of money for the journey and are fascinated with how the Masai tribe is still living. Unfortunately, the Masai tribe is economically very weak and has not seen the benefits of tourism. The women in the tribe have especially suffered. Rustic Volunteer is partnering with a local NGO so that the Masai women are now taught to read, write and market their traditional products like beads, clothes and handicrafts. Rustic Volunteer invites you to volunteer in the women’s empowerment project in Tanzania and contribute to the enrichment of the lives of Masai women. It’s a wonderful opportunity to work with a unique tribe. Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime and enroll now.
Most Masai women are uneducated, lack direction and do not know the finer skills of marketing their own products. As a volunteer in the women’s empowerment project in Tanzania, your responsibilities will vary with your education, skills, experience and qualifications. While partnering with local organizations, daily volunteer activities may include:
No specific skills or qualifications are required to join this project. However, volunteers must have enthusiasm to change the lives of Masai women for the better. You must also be patient, flexible and open-minded, as working conditions and people’s mentality in Tanzania will vary from what you’re used to back home.
Rustic Volunteer arranges volunteer meals, accommodations and strong field supervision for the duration of projects and optional travel packages. In Tanzania, most volunteers stay in our home base, a permanent home established for our volunteers in Moshi/Arusha located about 30km from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our home base in Tanzania is located in a very safe and clean neighborhood. There are internet cafés, restaurants, local bus stations, a police station and supermarkets near our home base. The home base provides a comfortable place to relax after a long day. There are several bedrooms (which may be shared with a same-gender volunteer) and community areas. There is a shared kitchen, television and shared bathrooms, which have running water and "western-style" toilets.
Depending on the influx of volunteers, accommodations could be with a host family or a hostel. Host family accommodations are simple and clean homes in safe neighborhoods. Volunteers usually have a private bedroom, but occasionally rooms will be shared with a same-gender volunteer. Our host families are well screened and are respected members of their communities who live in affluent neighborhoods. Most of our host families have experience with hosting international volunteers. Host family stays are a great chance for cultural immersion and exchange. Hostels are located in safe and secure neighborhoods and are chosen for their proximity to projects.
Volunteers receive three local meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). We can provide vegetarian meal options, but needs must be detailed in a volunteer's application. Snacks and beverages outside of mealtimes are not provided; however, there are local restaurants and grocery stores near the residences in which we place volunteers.
Rustic offers unparalleled field support to volunteers to ensure a safe and rewarding experience. There are many layers of support for you. The most important support comes from our country coordinator/field staff. The secondary support comes from the host project staff and members of host families and/or a home base staff. Volunteers will have access to our country coordinator's mobile number and they are available 24/7. Throughout the volunteer project, our local staff stays in contact with volunteers either with face-to-face visits or via email/telephone. Our field staff will visit regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to make sure things are going well and as planned. However, if placement is far from our local offices, staff members will stay in touch via email/ phone. Volunteers are also welcome to stop in the offices at any time.
Specific details regarding accommodations, food and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to arrival.get more information
Orphanage projects are available in Moshi (home to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park) and Arusha (close to Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro and Great Rift Valley). Tanzania is renowned for its beautiful natural landscapes and its fused African culture with more than 120 different ethnic groups. Tanzania is full of distinction from it rural traditional culture and history to its modern infrastructure and amenities you would expect from any city.
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