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Tanzania Teaching Volunteer!

Are you looking to provide hope for the future for disadvantaged children? Would you like to teach English in Tanzania while exploring the breathtaking sceneries?

Then, this Tanzania teaching volunteering program is a unique opportunity just for you. It will allow you to travel abroad while also making an impact in the lives of needy students in Tanzania.

Tanzania is a stunning country highly blessed with natural attractions throughout the country. Not only is it home to a diverse array of fascinating cultures and customs

it is also home to the Maasai people known for their dressing and iconic dances.

English is a common language in Tanzania, as the country was once a British colony. Unfortunately, there is still a lack of quality English education in the country. English fluency is proving to be more and more vital due to the growing tourism industries and the increase of foreign investments in Tanzania.

In Tanzania, public schools run by government and communities are helping to educate the children of Tanzania and are looking for help from volunteers like you.

By joining volunteer teaching English program in Tanzania, you will make a significant impact on the present and future lives of Tanzanian children. The children will have the opportunity to help students learn and sharpen their English language skills that will bring job opportunities.

You can become a volunteer working with children in Tanzania for a rewarding and fulfilling experience. If you want to make a positive impact in the lives of these children and create a literate Tanzania, contact GCR about this exciting chance today.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

During your teaching English volunteer opportunity in Tanzania, you will work for 4-5 hours a day for five days a week. In Tanzania, each school usually has its own English teachers who direct our volunteers with methods and curricula, and also offer assistance with solving communication barriers in the classroom. You will be involved with:

  • Helping to develop and improve conversational skills
  • Reading to the students
  • Strengthening reading comprehension skills
  • Correcting pronunciation
  • Assisting other teacher

Tanzania has four academic terms per year: January-March, April-June, July-September and October-December.
Volunteer teaching English in Tanzania is very meaningful. Your work will allow you to actively teach and share ideas, create an interactive environment for learning. Additionally, this will give you a chance to work alongside local teachers to improve their existing level of English and create a better future for the children.

Skills and Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications needed to join our teaching English volunteer opportunity in Tanzania beyond a fluency in English. No previous teaching experience is required. You should have a love for teaching, English, and conversation. You should also be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient, and positive.

While working as a volunteer teacher in Tanzania, your days will be joyful, positive and exciting. Everyday you will be able to share your love and passion to the impoverished children and make a positive impact in their lives.

In Tanzania we work with several schools, institutions and orphanages and they all have different needs, programs and schedule, so there is not such a fixed daily schedule as tasks vary every day.  Be open to take on as many tasks as you can.

Here is sample daily schedule:

  • First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Tanzania in Teaching English Program you will be accompanied by a local coordinator to the school and introduced to the local staff. The rest of the day you will get to familiarize yourself with the duties, facilities and the children.
  • Weekdays: A typical volunteer will be something like this:
  • 7.00 to 7.30 AM​: The day will start early and bright,  you will share a delicious local Tanzanian breakfast with your host family.
  • Breakfast at the volunteer accommodation.
  • 7.45 AM: Around this time you head out to for a full day of fun activities.  Like teaching, and administrative work.
  • 12.00 PM: Lunch break, you can choose share a meal with the children or with your fellow teachers as your exchange culture and traditions.
  • 3.00 PM: Work usually ends around this time and you are free to travel back home or spend your time exploring the local area.
  • 6.45 PM: Dinner is served; you will enjoy sumptuous traditional meals with your host family as they share their culture with you.

Tanzania Teaching Volunteer: Dates and Fees

Dates: Volunteer In Tanzaia

All volunteering in Tanzania programs start each Monday, though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Tanzania Teaching Volunteer is not available in April and September, June to July 1 week, 1st week of December till 2nd week January.

Fees: Volunteer in Tanzania

Most affordable prices for quality volunteer work in Tanzania are through Global Crossroad. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer abroad in Tanzania application and registration fee cost US $299. In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. You pay your weekly fee directly to your host families and projects. This way, the fees you pay will benefit those who deserve it (not for company profit).

    Duration Teaching
    1 Week $205
    2 Weeks $360
    3 Weeks $515
    4 Weeks $670
    5 Weeks $825
    6 Weeks $980
    7 Weeks $1,135
    8 Weeks $1,290
    9 Weeks $1,445
    10 Weeks $1,600
    11 Weeks $1,755
    12 Weeks $1,910

Note : 50/week surcharge for medical project

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »
How your fee is allocated?
Please apply for volunteers visa since volunteers are not allowed to use tourist visa to work as a volunteer,

Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (volunteer house)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Government medical permit
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Airport pick up
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Business visa fee. Pleases see volunteers visa requirement in Tanzania http://tanzaniaembassy-us.org/?page_id=76
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foo
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

C permit can be received upon arrival.

Accommodation and Meal

While in volunteering in teaching English program in Tanzania, you will be hosted by local family. This family is properly vetted and they are highly respected in the community. The family is welcoming and ready to love and respect you as well as provide you with a secure comfortable home featuring running water, electricity and western-style toilets. They will also provide you with three local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day.

Read more about our amazing host families and food they offer in Tanzania.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

There will be enough time for you to spend explore Tanzania. You will have plenty of free time every day after work since you only work for about 4 to 5 hours per day Monday through Friday. Over the weekend this will be the time to travel to the rest of the country to explore the amazing scenery and experience the Tanzania culture.

Learn more about your free time and weekend exploration options while volunteering in teaching program in Tanzania.

Safety and In Country Support

GCR’s top priority is the security of our volunteers. We will support you from the time you land in Tanzania to when you finish your project. Additionally, you will be assigned to an in-country coordinator who will be available to help you if you need anything. We also offer Comprehensive Insurance and Evacuation Plan to ensure you are safe at all time while working in our volunteering project.

Learn more about our commitment to your safety in Tanzania.

Tanzania Teaching Volunteer: FAQs

Arrival and departure

You will be flying to the Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania. It is advisable to arrive in Tanzania one day prior to the start of your project. Global Crossroad provides you with the airport pickup service.

Kindly provide us with your finalized flight details once they are confirmed. Our airport representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you safely to your host family. However, CGR does not provide airport drop off services but your in-country coordinator will be happy to advice you the best way to get to the airport


When you come for volunteering in Tanzania in teaching English program, you will need to get a business visa (not tourist visa). Citizens USA, UK, Australia and Canada get visas on arrival at the airport. You can get a visa from the nearest Tanzanian embassy. Check out this link for detailed information.  


You must get vaccinated before coming to Tanzania. We recommend that you refer to the Center for Disease Control's website for traveler's health recommendations. These are some CDC recommended vaccinations for Tanzania: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza and few more.

Why volunteer to teach English?

You will make English education accessible to the children of Tanzania

The impoverished in Tanzania struggle to learn the English language. Due to poverty and negligence they fail to go to good schools to learn and improve their language. You will contribute in teaching them the language by reaching out to as many children as possible. This Tanzania teaching English volunteering experience will benefit you along with the children to learn English easily.

You will get international exposure in teaching

When you participate in teaching English project you will have global exposure in teaching the impoverished children. The time spent here volunteering in Tanzania teaching English to these children will help you in determining your future career prospects.

You get to know about the education system of Tanzania closely.

When you join Tanzania teaching English volunteer opportunity, you will get an opportunity to understand and gain knowledge about the new and different education system that exists in Tanzania. This allows you to get closer and understand in-depth about the existing education system in Tanzania.

Other Volunteer Opportunities Available In Tanzania

No matter your passion or interests, we offer a variety of life-changing, volunteer programs in Tanzania such as
work provide healthcare,
volunteering with HIV/AIDS victims,
volunteering in an orphanage,
computer teaching project,
women empowerment project and much more. 
For more information on our exciting programs in Tanzania, contact us today.

Teaching English Opportunities in Other Countries

Other than this teaching English program in Tanzania, we also offer great volunteer opportunities teaching English in many countries cross the world.

Check out some of our most popular English teaching programs below