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Volunteer in TanzaniaOur Tanzania Volunteer Program is an Affordable, Life-Changing Adventure!
From the snows of Kilimanjaro to the plains of the Serengeti, Tanzania is a land of strange beauty. Let Global Crossroad show you how you can volunteer in Tanzania and have a experience you will never forget!
The game reserves and exquisite national parks of Tanzania have long been prized tourist destinations. More and more people, however, are discovering Tanzania’s greatest treasure – her people. Tanzania is home to 120 ethnic people groups who practice peaceful coexistence and dignified hospitality.
The global effect of HIV/AIDS and other preventable diseases has been especially devastating for these noble people. Although the tide is turning, mortality among young adults is high. Almost half the population of Tanzania is under fifteen years of age, and the orphan crisis is immense.
Global Crossroad’s Volunteer in Tanzania programs are designed to allow you to offer a helping hand to underprivileged children and women, or serve in desperately needed health care projects. Contact us today for information to begin your life-altering Tanzanian adventure!
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer abroad programs and a very affordable price. We always strive to keep costs low in order to share these savings with our volunteers. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion and we are dedicated to perpetuating low-cost programs that enable as many volunteers as possible to cross borders and embrace the neediest souls of humanity.
Global Crossroad's application fee: US $199. The application fee covers our cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. The weekly program is required to cover the cost of international travel insurance, airport pickup, transport to project, meals and accommodation, salary of local staffs, rent of local offices, hostel/home base and utilities, and other field costs
Tanzania Volunteer Program: Accommodations/Meals/Field Support
While volunteering in Tanzania Global Crossroad’s weekly fees include management of volunteers’ meal plans and accommodations throughout projects and travel options. Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided and will consist of local ingredients and feature traditional cuisine choices for Tanzania. Our meal program can accommodate vegetarian needs; however, we are not able to provide for other dietary restrictions. Food and drinks outside of mealtimes are the volunteer’s responsibility. In most cases, there are restaurants and markets nearby the homes in which our volunteers stay.
In Tanzania, most volunteers stay in our Homebase. This concept is a permanent residence set up especially for international volunteers. There are several bedrooms at our Homebase and volunteers will normally share a room with a same gender volunteer. There are community rooms and a television. The environment is very relaxed and social and a great place to unwind after a busy day. The kitchen and bathrooms are shared, and there is running water and “western-style” toilets. The neighborhood is very safe and clean. There are many amenities nearby like internet cafés, grocery stores, restaurants and mass transit stops. Orphanage volunteers in Tanzania might have the opportunity to stay with the children as many orphanages provide private rooms for international volunteers. These volunteer rooms will normally be shared with a volunteer of the same gender.
If there are a large number of volunteers during your timeframe, you will stay with a host family. Volunteers staying with a host family usually have a single bedroom, but may occasionally share a room with another volunteer of the same gender. Our host families are chosen carefully and are esteemed community members, who have experience in the realm of hosting international travelers. Host family residences are in comfortable, clean and safe neighborhoods and rooms are simply furnished and tidy. Staying with a host family can offer the support system a volunteer will crave during their program and it is a great way to learn about a host country’s culture and customs.
A unique and important part of Global Crossroad’s successful volunteer abroad programs is our volunteer support in-country. We put safety and comfort first as we deliver enriching and consistent experiences for our international travelers. Our support is multi-faceted while volunteers are in Tanzania and our staff is in contact with our volunteers on a regular basis either with face-to-face visits or via phone/email. Key support comes from our country coordinator and in-country field staff. These individuals are employed by our company and committed to ensuring your experience the best it can be. Your chosen project staff and host family offers support as well, and they are familiar with working with international volunteers and accustomed to answering questions and providing guidance. Volunteers also have access to our country coordinator’s mobile number for emergencies. With longer assignments, our field staff visits regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to ensure the experience is meeting your expectations. Sometimes an assignment may be too far to visit physically, so staff members will touch-base via phone/email. You are also welcome to stop in the offices at any time. You are never alone.
Specific details regarding accommodations, food and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to arrival.
Frequently asked questions - Tanzania
- When should I apply for a volunteer/internship assignment in Tanzania?
- What happens once I submit my documents and application to Global Crossroad for volunteering in Tanzania?
- How long does it take to process my application to process to volunteer in Tanzania?
- What documents do I need to submit with my application?
- Who manages the volunteer projects in Tanzania?
- What are the daily schedules of the projects?
- Where are the projects located?
- What is the language spoken in Tanzania?
- When are the Tanzania based assignments available?
- How long can I volunteer in Tanzania?
Arrival and Departure Information
- Who will arrange my flight to Tanzania?
- At which airport should I arrive?
- If my assignment begins on Monday, when should I arrive in Tanzania?
- Will someone pick me from the airport? If so, how will I know who they are and where they are?
- What should I do if my flight is delayed?
- How can I get to my accommodations from the airport, if I did not connect with Global Crossroad's local representative in the airport?
- What do I need prior to departure from my home country?
- If I want to arrive earlier than when my assignment begins, where do I stay and who will organize the accommodations?
- When should I depart from Tanzania?
- Who will bring me to the airport for my departure?
Living Accommodations Information
- Who will arrange my accommodations and what are they?
- Are single rooms available?
- If I arrive with my friend, or girlfriend/boyfriend, can we stay together?
- Will there be other foreign volunteers/interns at my placement?
- What are the bathroom facilities like?
- What are the laundry arrangements?
- Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
- Who manages my meals?
- Can you accommodate special diets?
- Is the running tap water safe for drink?
- Are there hot and cold-water facilities available?
- Will bottled water be provided?
Health and Safety
- How safe is Tanzania?
- What are the principle health risks in Tanzania?
- Is the food safe if I buy it from a street vendor?
- What are the sanitary conditions in Tanzania?
- Are ATMs easily available?
- If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
- What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
- Where should I exchange my money?
- How much money should I bring with me?
- Is it safe to carry cash with me?
- How do I contact with Global Crossroad's local coordinator?
- How do I contact my family and friends once I arrive in Tanzania?
- How can my family members contact me?
- Can I bring my telephone from my home country?
Culture and Custom
- Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Tanzania?
- What should I know about religious conduct in Tanzania?
- How do I respect the people of Tanzania?
More Information about Tanzania
- What is weather like in Tanzania ?
- Required Clothing
- Official Tanzanian Holidays
- What about tipping in Tanzania ?
- Materials to Bring
NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information.