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Volunteer Tanzania Orphanage!

Do you have a soft spot in your heart for children and thirst for adventure? Are you looking for a safe way to travel and experience beautiful Tanzanian wildlife in their natural habitat while helping those in need? Then this Tanzania Orphanage Volunteering Program is a perfect fit for you.

Tanzania is a beautiful country located in the Eastern Africa best known for its natural stunning scenery, white beaches and wildlife. Its culture is fascinating and diverse with influence from the Arabs, the Portuguese and the ancient Chagga people

At the same time, Tanzania is a developing country affected by extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS pandemic and many social injustices. This has led to migration of children from the villages to the cities in search of better lives and a renewed sense of hope. Sadly, many of these children's hopes are destroyed as they become wrapped up in the chaos and exploitation in these fast-paced cities.  This affects children greatly.

In Tanzania, various organizations, churches, and individuals are constantly establishing new orphanage homes to assist and protect these neglected children, seeking to give them invaluable opportunities for love, stable homes, education, and opportunities for self-development. These efforts urgently need people like you to join their orphanage volunteering opportunity in Tanzania today.

When you join this orphanage volunteer program in Tanznaia, you will not only be rebuilding lives of underprivileged children but also be fulfilling your personal goal of positively changing lives.

Become a volunteer in Tanzania orphanage for a truly memorable and rewarding travel experience while sharing your love and passion for children deprived a chance to be with their parents. Contact GCR today to learn about this rewarding program.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

When you join orphanage volunteer program in Tanzania, the focus will primarily be on offering formal and informal education opportunities, in addition to offering the children a safe and happy home. There are many areas in which you can support the ongoing activities of these orphanages. However, you help though; it will make a huge difference. Depending upon the individual interests and skills, volunteers may be involved in any of the following activities:

  • Teaching basic conversational English
  • Developing creative free-time programs such as dance, arts, music, and other physical activities
  • Helping the children with various health and personal hygiene needs
  • Teaching life-skills
  • Housekeeping as well as cooking and serving food to the children

Joining this orphanage volunteering  program in Tanzania is very impactful. This is because many orphanages and children centers in Tanzania are greatly lacking resources, disorganized, and understaffed. As a result there is constant struggle to facilitate, maintain, and improve their programs. There are many areas where you will be able to harness your education, skills, and time and to make meaningful and lasting contributions in the lives of these orphaned children. You will also instill positive lessons to help them rebuild a brighter future and live positively in the country.

Skills and Qualifications

No specific qualifications are required in order to volunteer in Tanzania at an orphanage,. What orphanages will expect from you is love, kindness and passion for children.>

While in Tanzania, your days will be fun, exciting with new experiences. You’ll have great opportunities everyday to share your love, skills and passion for children to impact real changes in the community.

Here is sample daily schedule:

First Day: On your first day of volunteering in orphanage program in Tanzania, you will be escorted to the orphanage by a local coordinator who will introduce you to the local staff you will be working with.  You will have the rest of the day to familiarize yourself with the country, safety and rules and regulations of the project,

  • Weekdays: This is what you will typically expect your day to look like in Tanzania:
  • 7.00 to 7.30 AM:​ The day will start positively with a delicious traditional local breakfast shared with your host family.
  • 7.45 AM:  After breakfast its time to leave for a new day full of experiences ranging from teaching to administrative duties and extra curriculum activities. .
  • 12.00 PM: At noon lunch is usually served. You can enjoy the meal with the children or colleagues at the orphanage.
  • 3.00 PM: Work usually ends at this time. You can now spend your free time exploring exotic surroundings of Tanzania.
  • 6.45 PM:After a long day its time to settle down and take it all in with sumptuous dinner, It will also be your opportunity to learn more about Tanzania and its rich traditions and culture

Volunteer Tanzania Orphanage: Dates and Fees

Dates: Volunteer In Tanzaia

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

Volunteer Tanzania Orphanage is not available from 18th December to 5th 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 Orphanage
    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 volunteering in orphanage program in Tanzania, a loving, friendly and respectable family in the community will accommodate you. They will serve you with three delicious local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a day and make sure you are safe and comfortable in their home. You will experience great comfort as the home offers modern facilities including cozy bedrooms, running water and western-style toilets. 

Your host family has a proven track record of hosting international volunteers who are 100% happy. Be ready to enjoy your new home and learn new culture and Swahili language.

Learn more about your amazing host families and the meals they offer in Tanzania.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

There will be enough time to explore while working in our Tanzania orphanage volunteering program. You will work for 4-5 hours, from Monday to Friday, leaving you plenty of time during the week to check local places around you and experience diverse animal and human culture. You will be able to travel far across the country during the weekend from hiking mount Kilimanjaro to taking a Safari in the Serengeti.

Read more about your free time and weekend travel destinations in Tanzania

Safety and In Country Support

Your safety is our priority, and here at GCR we ensure that you always feel safe and comfortable during your entire volunteer project. We will support you to take necessary vaccinations before travelling to Tanzania and while in the project you will have an in-country coordinator assigned to assist you any time should need any help. We also offer a comprehensive insurance and evacuation plan to ensure your safety.

Learn more about our commitment to your safety in Tanzania.

Volunteer Tanzania Orphanage: FAQs

Arrival and departure

You will be arriving at the Kilimanjaro International Airport to participate in our Tanzania orphanage volunteer opportunity. We recommend you arrive in Tanzania a day before your actual assignment begins.

Global Crossroad will arrange airport pick up services for you. Please send us your final flight details after your ticket is confirmed. Our airport representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your host family.

However, we do not provide any kind of airport drop off services but your in-country coordinator or your host family will be more than happy to assist you get transportation.


When participating in Volunteer in Tanzania orphanage program you need to obtain a business visa (not tourist visa). National of USA, UK, Australia and Canada can obtain visas on arrival at the airport. However, it is always advisable to apply in advance at the nearest Tanzanian embassy.

Please visit the following link  for more information in details.  


There are certain types of vaccinations that you will need to take while joining orphanage volunteering program in Tanzania. It is always advisable to refer to the Center for Disease Control's website for traveler's health recommendations. These are CDC recommend 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.

Why Volunteer Tanzania Orphanage?

You will help provide a safe haven to the orphaned kids

Due to poverty and abandonment the impoverished children are deprived of a safe and secured childhood, which they ideally deserve. You will take care and give love and protect to these kids for healthy living. These efforts will allow them to grow thrive and prosper in the future.

You will make the needy children confident and change their lives  

While participating in Tanzania orphanage volunteer program, you will devote your time and make an effort in transforming their lives. You will guide support and the underprivileged children helping them to grow and be confident enough to fend for them in later life.

You will take part in the daily activities of the orphanages

The orphanages in Tanzania are often under resourced and lack enough manpower to carry out their daily activities. You will ideally be filling the gaps and make sure that the activities run smoothly in the best interest of the disadvantaged children and the organization as well.

Mentor the impoverished kids and teach them creative life skills

While volunteer in Tanzania orphanage, you will act as a mentor and impart creative life skills that are vital to their existence. You will include various creative programs such as games, music, art, and painting and make sure that they take part and learn allowing them to find their feet in the world.

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,
teaching English,
volunteering with HIV/AIDS victims,
computer teaching project,
women empowerment project and much more. 
For more information on our exciting programs in Tanzania, contact us today.

Orphanage Volunteer Programs in Other Countries

Other than this orphanage program in Tanzania, we also offer great volunteer opportunities with orphans in many countries cross the world.

Check out some of our most popular volunteering in orphanage programs below.