Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania
Tanzania is the Africa that many dream of. Home to the towering snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the wildebeests and gazelles of the Serengeti, and the legendary spices of Zanzibar, it’s no wonder that Tanzania has captured the imaginations of many. Although it is a rising star on the tourist map, Tanzania is still a predominantly rural and agricultural society, and it has struggled to improve basic infrastructure and educational and healthcare systems. World Endeavors volunteers in Tanzania make a difference in the lives of the Tanzanian people through hard work and a commitment to promoting a brighter future for this extraordinary country.
Live in Arusha, Tanzania
The city of Arusha is located in mountainous northern Tanzania, right under Mount Meru. Once a backwater and center of colonial administration, Arusha is now a thriving city and a popular starting point for trips to Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s also an important diplomatic center, as the East African Community of Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda is headquartered here. Coffee, wheat, and maize are grown in the nearby countryside and can be found for sale in the city’s busy marketplace. On their time off, volunteers can sample the city’s varied restaurants, offering Tanzanian, Ethiopian, Western, Indian, and Chinese food; and on weekends, it’s easy venture out to explore the area’s natural wonders or take a trip to the storied island city of Zanzibar.
We offer volunteer placements in Tanzania in the following fields:
Housing: World Endeavors volunteers in Tanzania stay in a volunteer house during their programs. Volunteers share common space with fellow volunteers from around the world. Typically, rooms will be shared with others of the same gender but single rooms may be possible. Housing accommodations are modest, safe, and clean, but may differ from Western norms in terms of space or amenities.
Dates: The volunteer program in Tanzania is flexible in duration. Admissions are rolling, and programs can begin on any Monday throughout the year.
Duration: Participants can choose any duration between 2 and 12 weeks.
Cost: See our website for program fee information
How to Apply: Our application deadlines are set at 12 weeks prior to your desired program start date. Visit our website at http://worldendeavors.com/apply to start your application.
**Always check our website for the most up-to-date program information.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL JHU APPLICANTS
There is a dual application process for this program:
Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website. Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.
APP FEE NOTE:
Hopkins students do not need to pay the World Endeavors application fee. Complete the online application through the second page and then click 'Save & Exit'. This will bring the application to the attention of a World Endeavors advisor, who will reach out to you via email by the end of the next business day to collect additional information.