Tanzania – Quick Facts
- Start Dates: All Year Round
- Duration: 1-24 Weeks
- Program Locations: Arusha & Zanzibar
- Minimum Age: 17 years+
- Certificate – Offered after Program completion
All volunteer programs start on the first and third Monday of each month. Tanzania programs are fully open now!!
The country has opened for international arrivals. Programs in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Mbeya and Zanzibar are available. No quarantine requirements on arrival.
AMANI HOSTEL provide the world’s most affordable volunteer Program Fees all while delivering an award-winning support service. Using an online and modern approach we are able to provide life-changing opportunities which are often a fraction of the cost of similar organizations.
AMANI HOSTEL is also offering a wide range of affordable volunteering opportunities in two different cities in Tanzania – Arusha, and Zanzibar. Participants can choose to be a part of diverse projects including Childcare, medical, Teaching English, 2 Weeks Special, Football Coaching, and Conservation Project.
Medical and pre-med students can join the Health Care Project and work with experienced professional doctors. Apart from these, gap year travelers and backpackers looking to gain some meaningful international work experience as well as high school and college students looking for a worthy project can join the Tanzania Volunteer Summer Program 2024-2025, which not only gives a chance to volunteer but also allows you to explore the adventure trails and spot the Big 5 amidst the wilderness.
If you wish to be a responsible volunteer in Tanzania and enjoy the thrilling game drives, then get ready and join it through us!
If you are tired of expensive volunteer programs but want to make a positive contribution to the world, look no further! AMANI HOSTEL 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 and as small weekly fee as follows:
Tanzania Volunteer programs cost table for 2022/2023 and for 2024.
|Incl. introduction days|
- Accommodation (volunteer house)
- Free Airport pick up and drop off (24hrs )
- Food (Breakfast and Dinner in a day)
- 1-2days of In country program Orientation and
- Induction session to know the culture, people and city places.
- In-country support
- Free T-shirt and a cap
- Free bottled water 1.5ltrs per day provided in your room.
- Free WiFe use in the house.
- Free day trip to Tarangire National park/ Lake Manyara for a volunteer stay longer than 9-weeks and this also includes Free visit to Maasai Village and Waterfalls)
- Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
- Personalized project and Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
What’s not included?
- The Visa
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
Important things to note;
Our entire given Program does not attract registration fees to join us.
Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.
Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Tanzania generally find US$70-90 per week to be sufficient for expenses.
Independent volunteers under the age of 18 will have an additional cost of US$80 per week added to their program fee to cover extra logistical support provided by the local team.
The Medical project has an additional surcharge of US$50 per week for additional supervision, materials, and logistics involved.
The Animal Welfare project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 which covers costs involved in supervision and transport, and goes directly to the veterinarian volunteers are working with.
The Sustainable Agriculture project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 and the Construction and Renovation project has an additional surcharge of US$49 per week which covers supervision, materials and logistics involved with these projects.
A volunteer signing up for long term can pay his or her program cost with us on installment-Available on request.
NB; “We recommend that applications be submitted earlier in advance of the intended program start date and for online application go to ONLINE APPLICATION FORM”
Tips before Applying.
Determine which program you want to apply for and your approximate travel dates
Update your resume or CV. You will be asked to upload this information to your application.
Plan to travel with another person? On the application form tell us your travel partner’s name.
What Now? Applications are reviewed and responded to within 12 to 24 hours. If you are unsure if your application was submitted correctly, you can reach us at +255 784 707 352
WHAT TO EXPECT
A volunteer’s work day on this project will generally last between 4 and 6 hours and while we ask all volunteers to be flexible in this regard, a typical daily schedule is likely to go something like this:
7:00am Breakfast at the volunteer house
7:30am Bus to your project site
8:45am Pre-start meeting with project supervisor
9:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START
A tea break and lunch break will be fitted in during the day, but often the timing of breaks will
change based on the needs of the local staff and number of volunteers on hand.
3:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END
3:15pm Debrief with project supervisor
3:30pm Bus back to the accommodation
Evenings Volunteers are free to explore the local area, check out the multitude of local restaurants, bars and cafes, or relax with the other volunteers.
What We Provide
Our prices include all your food, accommodation, insurance, and backup. We have set prices on a weekly basis. See the prices for more details.
The backbone of our program is our HQ office in Tanzania which connects you to our administrative and support staff around the world.
The full organization of your project by our expert local coordinators, including a supervisor at your placement and worthwhile work to do.
Local host families are carefully selected because they are friendly, and welcoming, and will go out of their way to look after our volunteers. Where we can’t provide host families we place our volunteers together in secure accommodations.
We will ensure you are provided with 3 square meals a day. You can’t work on an empty stomach!
We have more trained staff worldwide. In every country, we have an office run by an experienced Overseas Director, trained in our head office. Staff can be contacted 24 hours a day. They are responsible for your general well-being and liaise with your placement, accommodation, and our staff worldwide.