Get involved with great projects across the country, many are perfect for both first time volunteers and seasoned travelers wanting to put something back and get to know this incredible country up close. Our projects welcome anyone over the age of 18, and a few are open to volunteers who will be 16 on arrival. Popular projects include teaching, building, sport, healthcare and conservation. We also offer many more project opportunities than are listed on our website. If you have a particular skill or interest which you cannot find please contact us so we can advise on a suitable project which can make use of your skills or knowledge.
VOLUNTEERING IN TANZANIA
Would Volunteering make any Difference?
Everyone has something to offer the project they visit as there is still so much need in Africa. Whether it is extra hands to complete a building project, a specific skill you want to share to simply acknowledging a vulnerable child’s existence, you can be confident you will make a big difference to the community you work with.
You have the opportunity to work at orphanages, schools, vocational training centres, women’s groups, centres for children with disabilities, hospitals, community development projects and environmental conservation projects. There is a minimum 1 month stay which is to ensure all volunteers are truly valuable to the project they work in. Internships are also available.
Whilst you are volunteering, you won’t forget the array of activities that can be done in Tanzania. On weekends or before/after your volunteering, you will find volunteers going on Day trips, safari, climbing Kilimanjaro, travelling to Zanzibar.
Volunteering Projects in Kilimanjaro:
Help to stop the HIV/AIDS virus in its tracks! In Tanzania, the rate of the HIV/AIDS infection continues unabated. Due to this deadly disease, many families have been plunged into poverty as they lose their sole breadwinners. There have been campaigns to stop the rate of infection but many have been unsuccessful. New Hope works with the grassroots communities that are actively initiating programs that are creating awareness halting the spread of the disease. With your help, these organizations can reach out to more people through awareness and prevention campaigns. This project aims to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS and provide support to those infected, focusing on adolescent reproductive health and disease awareness and prevention. Volunteer in Tanzania, and be part of the team that contributes to the fight against the virus. While you’re there, take the opportunity to explore the renowned wildlife safaris or hike the breathtaking Mount Kilimanjaro!
If you’re interested in teaching or want to broaden your educating experiences, there’s no better place to do so in Tanzania! Tanzania was once a British colony, and English is a common language now. However, the quality of education in the country is unfortunately lacking. With the growth of tourism, globalization and increase in trade and commercial activities worldwide, English has become a very important subject for the young children of Tanzania to learn. Often, a good ability to read and write in English will mean they can secure seats in good universities and later get well paid jobs. Many schools in Tanzania, however, are not well-funded and neglected. The schools lack well-trained teachers, and the children often find it hard to improve, especially in the English language. New Hope partners up with local schools to provide qualified English teachers to schools attended by children from deprived and needy families. Teach English in Tanzania, so that the children can have a brighter future ahead of them. While you there, take the opportunity to explore the world-renowned wildlife safaris and climb Mount Kilimanjaro!
Do you have passion for children? Volunteer in Tanzania in the Orphanage project and give much love, care and attention to orphaned children! Poverty, lack of education, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic are persistent and widespread problems for Tanzanians. With very little help from the government, many children are left homeless, and they only have orphanages to turn to. The orphanages are doing their best to educate, clothe, house and feed the children, but they are also underfunded and lack enough manpower to properly care for the orphans. New Hope partners up with the orphanages to lessen their burden and help them reach out to more children. By volunteering, you’ll be helping these orphanages to provide more care and attention to the children. Be a beacon of hope for the Tanzanian children, while discovering the exquisite wildlife and the majesty of Kilimanjaro!
If you’re a medical professional or student, looking to gain experience in the healthcare industry in a third world country, this is the perfect project for you. Most of the poor in Tanzania are still deprived of the most basic of healthcare, as medical facilities are expensive and not widely available. This is even more prevalent in rural areas where most of the poor indigenous people live. Not only is healthcare expensive, it is also hard to find, such that people have to travel long distances to receive the essential care. It is little wonder people in the remote parts of the country still succumb to diseases which are curable. There is an obvious lack of manpower and resources in the local hospitals, which are located in the outer city areas and villages and urgently, need volunteers. As a medical volunteer in Tanzania, you will work in these rural health posts and community clinics. Volunteers will provide support to doctors, nurses, therapists and other medical professionals, who could always use the assistance to be able to treat as many patients possible. Be part of the movement to make healthcare accessible to those who need it, and in your free time, discover the many attractions in Tanzania while practicing your Swahili!
Our Aim is to:
To help people to help themselves
That after our help in the beginning people can survive without us and help each other
That people or societies don’t become dependent on us .
To provide great opportunities and challenges to all students to make their internships an experience of a lifetime
To help people to start their own businesses and careers
To provide facilities instead of giving money
To help both organizations and individuals
To create business contacts between countries through practical training
To increase people’s knowledge about Tanzania’s problems and advantages so that they can better help the society.
WHERE WILL I STAY?
As you’re looking for a good and comfortable place to stay, The Better inn Moshi will suit your needs. Book and nesting in one of the best Lodges under the slopes of Kilimanjaro mountain throughout the year.
The Better inn Lodge provides a countryside environment within a city. It is surrounded with local hut lounges bordering a beautiful plantation with enough spacious rooms and a rooftop balcony designed to make your stay comfortable and memorable, all on a single story building.