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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 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 initiative for empowering women through women volunteering program in Tanzania collaborates with local organizations to put an end to practices like female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful traditions targeting women.

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

Volunteer Responsibilities & Impacts

Join our women's empowerment volunteering program in Tanzania and become part of a transformative initiative aimed at ending harmful practices against women. Through collaboration with local organizations, we strive to raise awareness and provide support to combat issues such as female genital mutilation (FGM) and early forced marriages. By joining our program, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of women and girls in Tanzania.

Major responsibilities:

  • Conduct educational seminars and workshops to raise awareness about the consequences of FGM and other harmful traditions.
  • Organize sensitization and awareness campaigns in grassroots communities where these practices are prevalent.
  • Volunteer at safe shelters and day-care centers for girls, providing support and resources to those seeking refuge from FGM or forced marriages.
  • Assist in providing education and life skills training to empower young girls and women to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Skills and Qualifications

No specific qualifications needed to for you to join the volunteer opportunity in Tanzania with needy women. 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 program, 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 make a real difference in their lives.

We work with local NGOs in different centers 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 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 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 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.