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Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania!

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and provide them with vital skills to compete in the job market? Have you ever wanted to see the beautiful scenery and exotic wildlife Tanzania is famous for? By joining this program, you will get to do all that and more.

Tanzania is a stunningly beautiful country, famous around the world for sights such as the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro and an abundance of fascinating wildlife including lions, elephants, wildebeests, primates and much more.

Despite English being a daily language, a quality English education is nothing but a dream to many young Tanzanians, due to inadequate manpower and resources in rural and disadvantaged areas. With the tourism industry being one of the country’s most important economic sectors, fluency in English opens many doors for young people starting out their careers.

Thus, volunteers are badly needed to bridge this gap in resources and provide disadvantaged children with a fighting chance in the job market in the future. Through our Teach English Tanzania volunteer project, you will teach English to kids of all ages, and not only will you contribute greatly to improving the lives of the children, but also get a once in a lifetime experience yourself from travelling and working in this fantastic country.

Reach out to IFRE today for more information about this exciting opportunity to discover a faraway land and make a difference in the process.

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Skills and Qualifications:

There areno specific qualifications or experience needed to join the Tanzania teaching English volunteer programbesides a fluency in English. Native speakers those with prior teaching experience are appreciated, but anyone fluent in English is welcome. Most important is that you have a deep love and appreciation for children, and a passion for helping them secure a better future for themselves. You should be flexible and patient and enjoy tackling exciting new challenges.

Responsibilities & Impact

Volunteers will work as an English instructor in a local primary school. Generally, volunteers will spend 2-3 hours a day teaching, with the rest of the day spent organizing creative activities and assisting with other administrative work as needed. As most schools have a local English teacher on staff, you will work in close conjunction with them and assist them in various ways during teaching.

As these English teachers are unable to cope with the ever-increasing demand for a proper English education in Tanzania, your support will provide much needed relief and greatly improve the quality of the children’s education. Fluency in English has become a vital skill in the Tanzanian job market, and as such your contribution will go a long way to ensuring that the kids are able to find a job and lead fruitful adult lives.

  • First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your teaching placement by your in-country coordinator and given the day to get to know your colleagues, students, facilities and duties.
  • Weekdays:You start teaching on the second day of the project, and while your days will be varied they will generally look something like this:
  • 6.00 to 7.30 AM: Your morning starts with a delicious home cooked breakfast together with your host family.
  • 7.45 AM: You leave your host accommodation and set out to your placement for a fulfilling day of teaching English to disadvantaged children.
  • 12.00 PM: Break for lunch around noon, which you can enjoy together with your fellow teachers and volunteers, as well as with your students.
  • 3.00 PM: Your teaching for the day ends around this time, and the rest of the day is your free time to do as you wish.
  • 6.45 PM: At the end of the day you will get to enjoy another lovely meal together with your host family, allowing for plenty of cultural exchange.

Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania: Dates and Fees

IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.

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

Our Fees

Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

We believe in 100% transparency.

Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.

Volunteer Program Fee (US$)

Duration Teaching Projects
  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

Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day ( below 28 years) and $4.49/day ( above 28 years) »

Please apply for volunteers visa since volunteers are not allowed to use tourist visa to work as a volunteer,

How your fee is allocated?

Program Fees Cover:

  • Accommodation (host family)
  • Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
  • Program Orientation
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers

Program Fees Exclude:

C permit can be received upon arrival.

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Accommodation and Meal

While volunteering as an English teacher in Tanzania, you will stay with a local host family. These families are highly respected, educated and have significant experience hosting many satisfied volunteers. They take their responsibility very seriously and consider your security and comfort their utmost priority.

Read more about our wonderful Tanzanian host families.

Free Time and Weekend Exploration

While improving children’s future by providing them with vital English skills, you will also get a life changing experience travelling in Tanzania. You will have free time every day to explore the local area of your placement, and weekends will be yours to take longer tours throughout Northern Tanzania, famous around the world for its spectacular scenery and amazing and diverse wildlife.

Learn about some of the exciting things you can do with your free time while volunteering in Tanzania.

Safety and in Country Support

IFRE takes your safety seriously, and with more than 22,000 satisfied volunteers we know how to keep you safe, secure and comfortable every step of the way. We will support you with everything from the moment you book until the very end of your volunteer work, including a in-country coordinator who will be available at all times of day should you need help with anything.

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Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania: FAQs

Arrival and departure

You should fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport for your volunteer English teaching work in Tanzania. We recommend informing our local country coordinator in Tanzania about your flight itinerary before your flight departure.

Airport picks up and Drop off

We do organize airport pick-ups for our international volunteers working in our Teaching volunteer projects in Tanzania. We advise all our volunteers to provide our staff with their correct flight details so that our local representative can be at the airport on time.

In case your flight is changed, or you miss your flight to Tanzania, inform our country coordinator immediately. That way we will be able to reschedule your airport pick up time.

IFRE does not arrange airport drop off services at the end of your project, but your host family and coordinator will be happy to advise you on how to best book this.


It is compulsory to obtain a tourist visa in order to be eligible for our teaching volunteering programs in Tanzania. It’s better to get a tourist visa before coming to Tanzania by visiting the Embassy of Tanzania at your home country prior to your departure.

You can also get a tourist visa on arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. For visa-on-arrival, you need to have passport with a validity period of at least 6 months. You can extend your visa for 3 more months by visiting the Tanzanian immigration offices in Dar es Salaam.

Citizens of countries such as Canada, the UK, most of Europe, and the United States, can apply for visa on arrival for volunteer teaching work in Tanzania. You can check out this website for more information.


The CDC and WHO recommends the following vaccinations for Tanzania: Tetanus, typhoid, polio, malaria, Hepatitis A, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, diphtheria, Rabies, yellow fever, Hepatitis B, and cholera.

However, you must visit your local doctor and ask them for proper advice before actually taking all of these vaccinations for your volunteering trip to Tanzania. You can visit this site to learn more.

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We like to encourage volunteer teacher to come with books, pencils, pens and other supplies instead of buying them here. It is often more affordable to bring supplies rather than buying them in Tanzania.

Why volunteer in Tanzania in teaching English program?

Work with underprivileged children and local teachers

Our Volunteering in teaching English Tanzania project allows you to actively teach in community run schools. You will be sharing ideas and create an interactive environment of learning whilst spreading the love of English language amongst the underprivileged children.

An opportunity to get a global classroom experience

Taking part in ourTanzania teaching English volunteer program you will get a good chance to teach English to underprivileged kids and gain valuable real world experience. You get an opportunity to encounter a different classroom environment with local curriculums, and tackle pressures and problems giving you the experience of a lifetime.

Get experience teaching internationally

Teaching English volunteering abroad in Tanzania benefits not only the children but the volunteers as well. It helps you to gain valuable work experience teaching in a foreign country. Thishands-on practical experience will have a positive impact in shaping your future career prospects.

Making English education accessible to children of Tanzania

A majority of Tanzaniansstruggle to learn the English language due to poverty, as it’s either too expensive or out of their reach. So, by volunteering in Teaching English Tanzania project you’ll be making English easily accessible to the underprivileged kids and elevate the overall level of education in Tanzania forever.

Understand the Education System of Tanzania

Teaching English in Tanzania gives the volunteers a chance to learnabout a new and different education system which is an enriching and distinct experience for the volunteers.

Other Volunteer Programs in Tanzania

No matter what your passion for volunteering is, IFRE offers variety of volunteering opportunities such as work in orphanage, teaching computer education, HIV/AIDS volunteering program, women empowerment, medical volunteering, summer volunteering in Tanzania

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