Sports Volunteer Projects in Tanzania
By taking part in a voluntary sports project in Tanzania you can help teach children and young adults the importance of sport and inspire the next generation of sporting talent. You can volunteer on a sports coaching project in Tanzania without any previous experience in coaching, although it is fantastic if you already have some.
Volunteers are welcome no matter what stage of life they are at – during a gap year from education or a career break or even as an alternative holiday. All we ask is that you have a passion for sport and a desire to help others develop their own sporting ability.
Football is widely played all over the country and you will often see young children kicking around homemade footballs in local villages. Even though football is the most popular sport in Tanzania, you can get involved with a range of different sports including netball and volleyball. Children are really keen to participate in a wide variety of sports so feel free to come up with new ideas.
Whichever sports you enjoy, if you have a passion for developing sports in schools you can help to coach children and young adults as a volunteer sports coach. Sports volunteers work in primary and secondary schools in USA River, a small rural community on the outskirts of Arusha town.
As a volunteer, you will be working throughout the school term teaching sports alongside local teachers. In the mornings you will usually help with the basic physical education lessons ensuring that each student gets involved in a diverse range of activities both individually and as part of a team. You will be working with children and students of all ages depending on when their physical education lessons take place.
In the afternoons, the work will involve coaching teams of school children of different levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced) with the long-term goal of preparing the students to take part in local tournaments.
Volunteering Abroad on Sports Projects in Tanzania
Helping to involve children and teenagers in sports in Tanzania means that they become fitter and healthier, as well as giving them a sense of belonging to a team with a shared passion and goal. This in turn has positive benefits for the wider society by engaging many of the youth in sports outside of school, which can keep them away from less wholesome activities, and give them vital structure and purpose.
While volunteering abroad you could dedicate your time to the sport you love or help with a range of lessons. Just let us know where your interests lie once you have applied and we will match you to a suitable placement.
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 these International Programs, 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 a 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.