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Volunteer Tanzania Orphanage!

Are you ready to change the lives of orphaned children in Africa? Have you ever dreamed of being immersed in the rich culture of Tanzania? By dedicating your time and skills to this project, you will gain incomparable life experience while making the world a better place.

Tanzania is a stunning country full of natural wonders like the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Engare Sero Waterfall, and the famous “Big Five” of African wildlife. Additionally, it is one of the few places in the

world where you can still find tribal people living out generations-old traditions right alongside a modern city.

At the same time, Tanzania is sadly affected by extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, and lack of opportunity. These dire social situations in Tanzania result in an ever-increasing orphan population. Unfortunately, resources and manpower for orphanages in Tanzania are spread thin, so there is a dire need for volunteers to help provide care for orphaned children.

This is your chance to make a difference. Yourparticipation in the orphanage project will have a lasting impact on a society that faces many challenges. Volunteer Tanzania Orphanageproject is a great way to share your love, passion and efforts with those who need it most.

Read through the details of our volunteer orphanage program and contact us today to begin planning your trip to Tanzania!

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Skills and Qualifications:

You do not need any specific training or experience to join orphanage volunteering program in Tanzania and IFRE encourages anyone to apply regardless of formal qualifications. You should however be a flexible and patient person who is used to and loves working closely with children. You should have a strong passion and love for children, and a desire to improve their lives and serve as a healthy role-model.

Volunteer Responsibilities and Impact:

Volunteers working in Tanzanian orphanages will generally spend 4-6 hours a day teaching English directly in the orphanage or at the local school. You’ll also provide support for the children with their homework in various subjects and help and educate them regarding personal hygiene and dental care in addition to general life skills you’re able to impart.

Later in the day you’ll help create a fun atmosphere for the children by organizing activities, games, sing-a-longs and dances as well as any other creative activities you can think of. When the children go to school and you’re not teaching, you will also be asked to assist with various administrative duties, fundraising, proposal writing, cleaning, cooking and gardening.

This work will be critical in providing much needed relief to the overworked and underfunded staff at the orphanages, greatly improving the quality of life for the children working there. Moreover, by giving the kids the love, attention and care they deserve, you will help bring them hope for a better future, inspiring and enabling them to lead happy and fruitful lives as adults.

  • First Day: Your time volunteering in Tanzania orphanage project will begin with an introduction to your placement by one of our local coordinators. You’ll spend time getting to know the orphanage staff and fellow volunteers you’ll be working with, as well as the children who will be in your care.
  • Weekdays: Your volunteering work starts on the second day of the project, and while each day will vary, astandardday volunteering in a Tanzanian orphanage includes:
  • 7:00 to 7:30 AM: Your host family will join you for a delicious home-cooked and authentic Tanzanian breakfast.
  • 7:45 AM: After a lovely breakfast, you leave home and travel to the orphanage. The work you will do and the hours required will be dependent on the needs of project to which you are assigned.
  • 12:00 PM: Around noon you will break for lunch, which you’ll enjoy together with the rest of the staff and the kids.
  • 3:00 PM: Volunteer hours typically conclude around this time, andyou are free to return to your host family, prepare for the next day, or head into town for some shopping, sightseeing and relaxation.

Volunteer Tanzania Orphanage: 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 Tanzania Orphanage is not available from 18th December to 5th 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 Orphanage 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 (volunteer house or 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:

  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

C permit can be received upon arrival.

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Accommodation and Meal

During your time volunteering at an orphanage in Tanzania, IFRE will provide you with safe and comfortable accommodations in the community with one of our vetted host families. There you will receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) of traditional Tanzanian cuisine. All our host families have extensive experience hosting volunteers and do their utmost to ensure that their home feels safe and welcoming to you.

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Free Time and Weekends:

The project schedule for orphanage volunteers in Tanzania allows plenty of free time to explore the various sites and attractions of the area. You can expect to spend five hours per day, Monday through Friday, working on your project, andthis allows personal time in the mornings and freedom in the evening to explore the local area. Additionally, you’ll have Saturday and Sunday to travel around the country, and go on longer tours and excursions.

Learn more about some of the exciting things you can see and do while volunteering in Tanzania.

Safety and in Country Support

Your safety is our first priority, and IFRE assures the safety of all volunteers by carefully vetting host families, keeping them connected with in-country coordinators and local field staff, and supervising their volunteer project.

Additionally, IFRE provides in-country support to volunteers throughout their stay. This begins from the time you arrive at the airport and includes a detailed orientation, community connections through your host family, and a safety net of fellow volunteers. Your in-country coordinator will be available 24/7, should you need help with anything or if something comes up that makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.

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Volunteer Tanzania Orphanage:FAQs

Arrival and Departure

All of our volunteers should arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport for our orphanage volunteer work project in Tanzania. You will need to make your own flight arrangements and must provide us with your correct flight details prior to your departure.

Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off

IFRE organizes airport pickups for international volunteers who are participating in our Tanzania orphanage volunteer projects. A local representative will be waiting at the airport for you when you arrive and will escort you to your host accommodation.

Please fly into Tanzania only after consulting with our local country coordinator and arrive one day prior to the start date of your volunteer project. If your flight is delayed or you’ve somehow missed your flight, please inform our Tanzanian coordinator immediately so that they can change the pick-up schedule.

Please be aware that we do not offer airport drop-off services at the end of your project, but your in-country coordinator or host family will be more than happy to help you arrange this.


You need to have a business visa (not tourist visa) to participate in our orphanage volunteer program in Tanzania. You can obtain a business visa from the Embassy of Tanzania in your home country.

You can also obtain a visa on arrival after landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your volunteer program. Citizens of USA, UK, Australia, Canada and most European countries can get their visa on arrival.

Visit the website of Tanzania’s Immigration Department for more information.


Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, hepatitis B, malaria, Rabies, yellow fever, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and polio are the most recommended vaccines by the CDC for those planning to work as a volunteer in Tanzania orphanage project for one week or more.

Get more information about these vaccinations:

You should always consult with your medical doctor prior to taking any vaccinations.

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Volunteer Health and Safety

Safety Tips for Your Volunteer Abroad Trip

Why volunteer in orphanage project in Tanzania?

Help provide a safe and secure environment where orphaned children can thrive

Volunteers involved in ourorphanage volunteering project in Tanzania will have an opportunity to give children a secure and safe childhood. These efforts will not only have a long term positive affect on the lives of theorphans but will change your life as well.

Dedicate your time to a humanitarian cause

This Tanzania Orphanage volunteer program allows you to entirely dedicate your time and effort to changing the lives of orphaned children in need. You will guide, support, and nurture them so they can grow under healthy and purposeful conditions.

Take an active role in daily activities at the orphanage

Volunteers in Tanzania orphanage projectfill a gaping hole in the early childhood experience for many orphans in Tanzania. As these orphanages are resource-poor, your timely help and involvement to run the day-to-day activities is very much appreciated and valued. From cooking and cleaning to mentoring and teaching, all your activities as a volunteer will greatly improve the quality of life for the children.

Develop long-lasting relationships with children

The attention, care and guidance thatyou can provide to these orphaned children helps them feel loved so that they can thrive as individuals. Your time volunteering will go a long way towards providing thema secure childhood, andthrough your presence and attention, the children you work with will learn kindness and generosity, along with many other soft skills that will shape them for the rest of their lives.

Help orphanages in their struggle to look after deprived children

Participating in Tanzania orphanage volunteer program opportunitiesdirectly helps the orphanages. Yourwork may include assisting the local orphanages in reaching out to more children in need, andwith your help, orphanages in Tanzania can provide adequate care to a greater number ofchildren in need, allowing them to pursue a normal childhood and a better future.

Teach children new life skills and lead them to brighter futures

While working in Tanzania orphanage volunteer projects, your creativity and unique skills will enhancethe programs at the orphanage. You’ll be able to organize games, music, art, and other crafts to provide the children with a means of self-expression and accomplishment.

Other Volunteer Programs in Tanzania

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

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