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Volunteer Accommodation in Tanzania

Would you like to volunteer in Tanzania? Do you have concerns about your safety or the quality of accommodations and food that will be available? With IFRE, you can rest assured that all your needs will be met. We go to great lengths to ensure the safety, comfort, and well-being of our volunteers.

Welcome to Your Home Away From Home in Tanzania

When you volunteer in Tanzania, you will be living in a host family. Life with your host family will be a motivating and fun experience. You will quickly begin to consider it your home away from home, as you are warmly welcomed and treated just like a member of the family.

We believe the support of a sincere, compassionate family within the community is essential for you to adapt to and make a difference in a new country. Therefore, IFRE works to cultivate strong relationships with host families in Tanzania. With the security of

a caring family atmosphere, you’ll have the confidence to make a difference through volunteering, experience the culture, and discover everything the country has to offer.

The host families we work with are educated, responsible, socially respected and experienced with hosting international volunteers. They are carefully chosen with the safety of our volunteers in Tanzania first in mind, along with the family’s ability to provide comfort, friendliness and cultural exchange. We get tons of feedback from volunteers who say their stay with one of our host families was an amazing way to experience unique Tanzanian traditions and day-to-day life.

Each host family has multiple comfortable bedrooms with modern facilities including a television, sitting room, and dining room. All rooms are equipped with single beds with a mattress, bed sheets, a pillow, a blanket and a mosquito net. In most situations, you will share a room with other volunteers of the same gender, but single rooms are also available, depending on the number and flow of the volunteers. Couples get first priority for single rooms.

While participating in a Tanzania volunteer opportunity, you can expect access to modern comfortable restroom facilities with a western style flushing toilet and showers equipped with hot and cold water. 

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About the Community

Your host family is located in a neighborhood that is safe, secure and clean. Essential amenities such as grocery stores, internet cafes, healthcare clinics, restaurants, and more are all located near your accommodation.

We work with host families located 2-15 miles from your project placement, giving you easy access to your workplace. You’ll be able to commute to and from the project in public transportation called Dala-Dala, and you’ll have plenty of time to visit local sites and immerse yourself in the Tanzanian culture during your stay.

Facilities and Features:

  • Multiple comfortable bedrooms (shared with same gender)
  • Single beds with bedding
  • Comfortable bathroom (Shared) with running water
  • Western style toilet
  • Access to essential services nearby
  • Safe and secure living environment
  • Mosquito net
  • Television
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Drawers for each volunteer

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Experience the Flavor and Culinary Traditions of Tanzania

In Tanzania, you will be provided with 3 local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) each day for the entire duration of your volunteering work in Tanzania program. You will experience delicious Tanzanian dishes cooked with a full range of local ingredients. 

Breakfast typically consists of coffee or tea, toast, bread, a boiled egg, chapatti, or pancake. Lunch and dinner typically include a traditional dish called ugali, along with cooked banana, seasonal vegetables and red beans. 

Tanzanian cuisine is influenced by several flavors and cultures. Tanzanian people traditionally eat a very light and simple breakfast. For example, tea and bread is the most popular morning meal, with millet porridge, white bread, and mandazi being other popular breakfast choices.

Generally, individuals volunteering in Tanzania project take their lunch at around noon. For lunch, Ugali and rice are the staple foods in Tanzania, and they are commonly accompanied by vegetables and beans (mchicha), as well as flatbread like chapati. Grilled meat, grilled or fried fish, fried chicken, stewed meat or curry are also popular in Tanzania.

Dinner in Tanzania is similar to what is served at lunch but with the addition of sauces and grilled meat or ugali blended with spices. Green vegetables and beans are also standard dishes for dinner. In Tanzania’s coastal areas, coconut and banana are famous flavors, and a plate of fresh fruit is often served for dessert. Tea is also commonly served just before going to bed.

Volunteer Programs in Tanzania

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


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