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Volunteer Tanzania with Women & Orphanage Program!

Do you want to help empower women and work closely with a fascinating culture in Tanzania? Do you dream of experiencing spectacular landscapes while making a difference in the life of needy children? You are in the right place. Our volunteering opportunity in Tanzania with Women & Orphanage Program will offer you that and much more.

Tanzania is a gorgeous country in East Africa known for it white beaches, African wildlife and fascinating culture.

It is home to many kinds of wildlife including the famous African leopard, elephants and lions.

Unfortunately, like in many African countries women traditionally hold weak social and leadership positions in the communities. Most women do not have the education or knowledge to earn independent incomes. Our Maasai women empowerment volunteer program in Tanzania aims to uplift Maasai women economically with development of different income generating projects. At the same time, this project also aims to support disadvantaged children to earn a better life.

By joining this project, you will improve lives of these women and orphan children by sharing various life skills. This rewarding project gives you a sense of accomplishment that you have made positive change in the community.

Become a volunteer and work with Maasai women and children for a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity. If you would like to change lives of children and women positively forever, contact GCR and learn about this life-changing opportunity today.

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

When volunteering with the orphanage and women empowerment program in Tanzania, you will work with orphans and women. You will have all different types of roles, all of which are incredibly impactful, and responsibilities, like:

  • Teaching English to orphan children and women
  • Organizing creative activities like singing, dancing, and painting
  • Providing instructions as to how to sell handicraft goods to tourists
  • Teaching handicrafts
  • Teaching business strategies
  • Providing support and encouragement

An individual plan will be made for each volunteer depending on his or her personal interests and skills. There are so many different ways to help the orphans and women of Tanzania.

Volunteering opportunity in Tanzania with the Maasai women and children is very meaningful. You will help improve the quality of life by teaching and guiding them to create income-generating projects. Your help and support will not only fill the unmet needs of the women but also give them a ray of hope for sustainable living while taking care of their children.

Skills and Qualifications

No specific qualifications needed to for you to join the volunteer opportunity in Tanzania with needy women and orphan children. However, you should be willing to share your love, time, and compassion. Creative skills with crafts, beads, and art will prove to be highly useful. Also you need to be kind, flexible and patient because you will be working with women.

While working in Tanzania with the women and children, your days will be filled with fun and excitement. You’ll have the opportunity everyday to share your love, passion and skills with women and children and make a real difference in their lives.

We work with local NGOs in different centers and orphanages in Tanzania, and each has its own needs, program and activities. There is no fixed or exact daily schedule, however you should be ready and prepared to help in a range of different tasks and responsibilities when requested.

Here is sample daily schedule:

  • First Day: On your first day of volunteering in Tanzania, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to the local staff you will be working with. During this day you will also familiarize yourself with the facilities, the children and rules and regulations of the project.
  • Weekdays: A typical weekday will be as follows:
  • 7.00 to 7.30 AM​: Begin your day with a hearty local breakfast shared with your host family.
  • 7.45 AM:  After breakfast, get ready to set out for a rewarding day. Here you will spend time teaching the kids, working with the women as well as other administrative tasks that will be assigned to you.
  • 12.00 PM: Around midday you can enjoy lunch with the women or share with the children as you learn more about them.
  • 3.00 PM: Work usually ends around this time and this will be a perfect opportunity to go exploring and touring the nearby areas.  
  • 6.45 PM: A delicious and authentic family dinner is shared with your family and this is your chance to learn more about their traditions and culture

Volunteer Tanzania with Women & Orphanage Program: 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 with Women & Orphanage Program 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 Women Empowerment
    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

During your Tanzania volunteering program, a safe and loving host family will provide your accommodation.  The home is safe and comfortable fitted with all modern facilities including western-style toilets and running water. We work with families that are well respected, educated and able to provide you a good opportunity to learn and immerse yourself their culture. In addition, your host family will provide you with three home-cooked local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) per day.

Read more about your meals and accommodation while in Tanzania.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

During the week you will only work around 4-5 hours in a day leaving you plenty of time in to explore and discover the local area. In you free time you can go shopping, check out coffee shops in the area or even take stroll in the market streets. Over the weekend you will have 2 days to take longer trips and excursions all across Tanzania and explore the country

Read more about your free time and weekend exploration while in Tanzania.

Safety and In Country Support

Safety for you is our top priority. We select our project and project hosts very carefully with your safety in mind. Additionally, every year we travel to reevaluate the project and ensure that it is safe for all our volunteers to work. We will also support you 24/7 through our in-country coordinators who are always ready to assist you with anything you need.

Read more about our extensive safety support in Tanzania.

Volunteer Tanzania with Women & Orphanage Program: FAQs

Arrival and departure

You need to fly to the Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania. We suggest you to arrive in Tanzania one day prior to the start of the project.

We advise that you share with us your final flight details after your ticket is confirmed. Our in-country coordinator will pick you from the airport and drop you off at your host family home who will be more than happy to host you.

After your project period GCR will not offer airport drop off but if you need help your host family or our local coordinators will be more than willing to guide you. 


You will be required to secure a business visa (not tourist visa) to take part in Tanzania volunteering programs. Foreign nationals of USA, UK, Australia and Canada can get single entry visas upon arrival. Check out the following link  for more  information..


Please consult your travel doctor who is knowledgeable about current health issues and epidemics in Tanzania. You can also find the information on Center for Disease Control's website for traveler's health recommendations.

We highly recommend our volunteers to take needed vaccinations before heading to volunteer in Tanzania programs Some of the required vaccines include 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 with women and orphan children?

You will provide support and help women in fulfilling their needs

Participating in volunteering Tanzania programs you will empower women who face hardships and struggle hard to survive due to poverty and lack of support.  These women belong to the low-income families and are unable to take care of them-selves. You will provide support and life-changing lessons will improve their lives greatly.

You will lend support to the impoverished women in their fight against domestic violence

Tanzanian women often face physical abuse and are vulnerable against domestic violence. Through this project, you will support these women in combating social issues, through fundraising, community outreach, and other programs. Your timely support in their fight against domestic violence will allow them to lead a better safer and healthier life in the future.

You will provide impoverished women and their children quality care for better survival

While working in Tanzania volunteering opportunity, you will be using your skills and interests to support women and their children. This is a life changing experience not only for you but also for these women in uplifting their lives that would invariably improve the situation of their children for a better future.

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,
volunteering in an orphanage,
computer teaching project   and much more. 
For more information on our exciting programs in Tanzania, contact us today.

Women Empowerment Volunteer Programs in Other Countries

Other than this women empowerment program in Tanzania, we also offer great volunteer opportunities with women and children in many countries cross the world.

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