Tanzania Community

4.8(92 reviews)
4 to 26 weeks
18 to 85
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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.


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.
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.
Covid-19 Medical Insurance
For a limited time only, all our Volunteer trips come with medical insurance for the duration of your trip, which also covers Covid-19, for added peace of mind.
Arrival airport transfer
To take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Arusha.
Enjoy breakfast and dinner in the lodge dining area every weekday, prepared by the staff.
‘Welcome to Arusha’ orientation
Get familiar with your new town’s local public transport, visit the main market and shopping complex, banks and ATMs.
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 $200 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 support from our local team
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.
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?
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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.

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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.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn 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.

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 and have the chance to take part in a Swahili language class at the lodge.

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 and staying in provided accommodation.


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.

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Shontay S
Booked in Aug, 2019
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
Booked in Aug, 2019
Awesome company! Great way to get you pumped for your new journey! Informative, energetic and positive people!
Jovana A
Booked in Mar, 2019
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
Booked in May, 2018
Jess has been fantastic- a huge help in getting my volunteering organised!
Lilly M
Booked in Jun, 2018
Global Work Travel Abroad seems like a really good organisation. Very friendly service.
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If you’re affected by COVID 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 work with a travel insurance company that provides COVID protection, and people going on Volunteer trips will get this for free currently!

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