Volunteer in Tanzania & Zanzibar

About the program in Tanzania & Zanzibar

Volunteer in Tanzania & Zanzibar where you can join our volunteering program from a short term 1-week program up to 8 weeks with different wonderful projects to choose from including a Culture Week, Teaching English, Maasai Tribal Immersion, Medical Projects, Women Empowerment and Environmental Conservation Projects.

Join the best volunteer trips in Tanzania with various volunteer abroad opportunities including teaching English at a school, community activities, and construction projects for short term 1 week or 2 weeks up to long term or on a gap year for young people, students, couples and adults international volunteers who want to help to make a difference and give their free time and effort to local children and people with ethical volunteering work programs in developing countries with legitimate development organisations overseas in summer and throughout the year with no qualifications required.

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Tanzania Program Summary

Location: Tanzania & Zanzibar
Start Dates 2020 : 6 January, 20 January, 3 February, 17 February, 2 March, 16 March, 6 April, 20 April, 4 May, 18 May, 1 June, 15 June, 6 July, 13 July, 20 July, 27 July, 3 August, 17 August, 7 September, 21 September, 5 October, 19 October, 2 November, 16 November, 7 December, 21 December
Duration: 1-8 weeks

Why Join with GapXperience ?
  • Experienced and Trusted Organization – Established over 14 years ago, we have grown to become one of the world’s leaders for Gap Year & Volunteer Abroad Programs with over 200 programs in over 30 countries around the world, having placed thousands of participants abroad.
  • Most Affordable Prices – our fees are the some of the most affordable for quality volunteer travel that you will find with just one low fixed fee without additional registration or application fees.
  • Responsible Projects – Our volunteer projects abroad are run responsibly and have a positive impact on local needs of the local people.
  • Great Support – Before you go and throughout your stay, you will have the support and guidance of our team and the local coordinators who will provide you with assistance. Checkout our reviews to see the wonderful feedback we have received from our participants.
  • Make Friends – Meet up with the friendly locals and like-minded travelers during your program abroad and make life-long friends during your trip.
  • Explore on Weekends – You have the weekends free to explore the local area and travel around and create some great travel experiences.
  • Self Development – We see volunteering as an essential part of personal and career development, playing a key role in building on life and work related skills.
Program Info

Doing a volunteer program in Tanzania provides a unique and worthwhile experience. Help children & communities while experiencing the culture and beauty of this fascinating country. You can start every Monday from a short term 1 week to 2 weeks program up to 8 weeks.

Culture Week

You have the option to start with the Culture Week, this will ensure that you get the most out of your stay by learning about the local culture and customs. This week is not compulsory but highly recommended.


There are several projects available and you can build your own schedule and choose which project(s) you want to join and you can also combine different projects!

On your first day you will start your program with an introduction to the area, accommodation, facilities and a cultural introduction.

Accommodation & Meals

The accommodation is shared based on single gender rooms.

There are three meals included from Monday to Friday and two meals during the weekend.

More info on accommodation and meals are in the brochures below.

Arrival Details

You need to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) on Sunday , the pickup times are at 10.00 or 14.00. Make sure you arrive at least one hour and a half before the pickup time. You will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation.

Departure day is on Saturday of your last week.

Requirements to Join
  • Participants need to be minimum 18 years to join
  • Participants need to be in good physical and mental health
  • You need to have your own travel insurance, including health and 3rd party liability coverage
  • Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

Testimonial Tanzania

Bring involved in the teaching program for two weeks in Tanzania was amazingly fun. I had such a great time teaching, interacting with the students and being helped out by the program facilitator, Michael. I really enjoyed learning and putting to use the Swahili I was taught and communicating with locals. Listening to the children laugh and sing nursery rhymes was so nice and just how happy they were to have me there. It was a very welcoming and warm experience and would recommend it to anyone interested. Thank you for your communication in preparing to leave and setting up the placement.

Liam McEntee

the volunteer programs in Tanzania

We have programs in 3 areas in Tanzania and Zanzibar :

  • Monduli
  • Arusha
  • Zanzibar

The holidays in Tanzania : Holidays-Tanzania.

For info on the accommodation in Monduli click here.

For info on the accommodation in Arusha click here.

For info on the accommodation in Zanzibar click here.

Join the Culture Week in Tanzania

Join the Culture Week and immerse yourself in the local culture of Tanzania.

English Teacher in Tanzania

Teach English in Tanzania and help improve the English of the local children,

Environmental in Tanzania

Help in the conservation work in Tanzania as a volunteer to make a difference.

Join the Medical Program in Tanzania

Join the medical program at a hospital in Tanzania alongside local professionals.

Maasai Tribal Immersion in Arusha

Immerse yourself with theMaasai people in their traditional customs.

Empowering Village Women in Arusha

Help the Maasai Tribe communities women to develop themselves.

Culture Week in Zanzibar

Join the Culture Week in Zanzibar for an amazing experience!

Teaching Program in Zanzibar

Teach as a volunteer in wonderful Zanzibar to help the local kids.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find an overview of the frequently asked questions about our programs. If you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Are the program fees subject to change?

When you apply, we will email you your acceptance to the program together with a price quotation. When you confirm your booking paying your deposit within one month from the date you applied then your program fee will remain unchanged, even if the fees might change on the website during this time.

What is the average age of participants?

We have participants of different ages. Most are between 17 and 35 years. But we also have participants who are older. The programs are suitable for both younger volunteers and older volunteers.

What is the support like overseas?

We believe our support at our destinations is excellent, just check our testimonials and reviews to see what our customers said. We have full-time staff in each destination. It is their job to set up and coordinate your placement, check out your accommodation, meet you at the airport and provide you with any support you need.

Can I also join my friend or family member?

Yes, you can book any of our programs together with one or more people. We will then organize your program together. Just let us know when you sign up and you will each receive a discount of £35/US$45/AU$60/€40.

Can I participate for a short period?

Yes you can participate from one week (from 2 weeks for some programs). You have a choice of different projects where you can gain a fantastic experience.

How well should my English be?

Anyone who can understand and speak reasonable English and express themselves in English can participate in the program. The level of English of the children you will teach is usually low.

Is travel insurance mandatory?

Yes this is mandatory. You are responsible for yourself if something happens to you abroad. That is why you have to take out travel insurance yourself before you leave.

Will I be picked up from the airport?

Yes, you will be picked up from the airport by the local coordinator. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange this for you.

Can I choose what type of project I want to work at?

Yes you can certainly do that. During your registration you can let us know which project (s) you want to join. You work about 4-5 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. At the weekend you are free to travel or to discover the surroundings.

Are your programs suitable for an internship?

yes that is possible for some projects. In the past we have had several participants who have done our program as an internship. Contact us if you have specific requirements for your internship.

Can I combine different countries?

Yes you can combine different countries. That is a great way for a unique experience of different cultures in one journey.

Can I still travel around after the program?

Yes, you can do this, we have several volunteers who travel around after their program has been done or before their program starts.

Will other volunteers be present on the project?

The number of volunteers can vary depending on the period, the country and the project. We can not guarantee the presence of other volunteers on the project.

Do I have to reserve my flight myself?

Yes you book yourself for your flight. Once you book we will let you know the details of your arrival and then you can book your flight. Let us know your flight details and we will arrange your pickup on arrival.

What to do in case of difficulties on the spot?

In the event of difficulties on the spot, you should first contact the person in charge of the project on site to inform that person about your situation. If the problems persist, contact us so that we can help if needed.

When can I register?

The earlier, the better it is to be certain of your place on a project on the dates of your choice. You can still register up to 4 weeks before departure, we will let you know within 24 hours if the program is still available.

Prices of the Program in Tanzania

Prices in Pounds
1 week :  385 Pounds
2 weeks : 670 Pounds
3 weeks : 745 Pounds
4 weeks : 950 Pounds
+1 week : 215 Pounds

Prices in US$
1 week :  480 US$
2 weeks : 695 US$
3 weeks : 925 US$
4 weeks : 1195 US$
+1 week : 270 US$

Prices in Euro
1 week :  395 Euro
2 weeks : 585 Euro
3 weeks : 775 Euro
4 weeks : 995 Euro
+1 week : 225 Euro

*There is an extra cost of £90/US$125/€95 per week for the Culture Week & Zanzibar Programs
*There is an extra cost of £190/US$230/€195 per week for the Medical Programs

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information

Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses

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