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Volunteer in Tanzania | Volunteer in Arusha

Volunteer in Tanzania | Volunteer in Arusha

Volunteer in Tanzania 

Volunteer in Tanzania with Lifted Strong  (Lisco)  and discover the highest peak of Africa! This is a great opportunity to experience life in East Africa while immersing in local culture and traditions.

Tanzania is where Asia meets Africa. You can visit local markets, buy Batik fabrics, and learn directly beside the Maasai tribe. Take in the breathtaking backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro throughout your trip. Spend your weekend on an escape to the enchanted island of Zanzibar. Tanzania is also the perfect destination for a safari with lions, rhino, and elephants in beautiful Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore! 

Our projects are based in Arusha. An ideal location to make a difference and experience local culture. We have dedicated staff who will be on-hand 24/7 to advise and support you.

Our Tanzania volunteer projects put you hands-on in impactful programs to make a difference

One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community . Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need. And volunteering is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.

Top Volunteer Program in Tanzania

Arusha Medical Volunteer Programs

Want to be a Medical volunteer in Tanzania? Lifted Strong in Tanzania runs project is an exciting opportunity for volunteers to help improve access to healthcare for low-income communities in Arusha. Volunteers gain medical experience by shadowing local professionals at either a clinic or hospital and may also be able to take part in medical outreach campaigns in local villages.

Medical Volunteer Programs with Lifted Strong


Improve access to quality health Care

Lifted Strong works as community advocates to help educate, mentor, and counsel vulnerable populations around Arusha . LISCO provides medical care and education to families who have limited to no access to basic and essential services. LISCO with Tanzania Host Experience (THE) helps connect doctors, nurses and dentists from around the world to local villages. These medical professionals help educate and pass out necessary medicines.


Women Empowerment with Lifted Strong 

LISCO sponsors ten to twelve women a year in our education classes. We provide these women with English, business, and health classes daily. We help them establish business plans as well as give them the necessary capital to be successful in their business. The women also gain life long friendships and a support network of like minded women. Our volunteers from around the world help us with the education process.

Our Programs in Arusha includes empowering women by building their self-reliance capacity. Improving their financial skills, developing entrepreneurial skills and fostering strong leadership for women. All of this is aimed at helping strong, happy and friendly communities around the world.

Whether you want to add positive results for women or travel alone with women in search of meaningful volunteer opportunities. Lifted Strong Women Empowerment Program provides cultural and compassionate culture. A behavior that is very rewarding and encourages you to do more.

WE have power to Create changes, it is never too late

Why are we volunteer for women’s rights?

In the societies we support, many women and girls face various forms of social inequality. And often do not have the opportunity to graduate or gain economic independence. Working with women in Tanzania helps to transform society and contributes to the long-term goal of creating a society where all women have equal rights to education, health care and employment.

Other Volunteer Programs in Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanga
Volunteer in Tanga

Volunteer Accommodation in Arusha Tanzania

Arusha is a city in Tanzania, east Africa. It’s located at the base of volcanic Mt. Meru. It’s also a gateway for safari destinations and to Africa’s highest peak Mt. Kilimanjaro, lying 80 kilometers northeast. The population of Arusha is 1.6 million (2018). Arusha is a multicultural community with a Tanzanian population of mixed backgrounds: indigenous African, Arab-Tanzanian and Indian-Tanzanian, plus a small percentage of Europeans and Americans. Religions of the Arushan population include Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism.

Volunteer accommodation  is an important part of your volunteering experience. Regardless of whether you stay in a hostel with other volunteers or volunteer abroad with host families, your living environment can really make or break your total experience. Having a good volunteer abroad accommodation ensures you a comfortable environment to work in and a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture. In this article, we will explain to you everything you need to know regarding your accommodation arrangements.

Volunteer accommodation in Arusha

What are the main things to do in Arusha, Tanzania?

The Arusha Region lies on the border with Kenya, being part of the Savannah and also part of the Great Rift Valley. It’s a remarkable safari destination and a center for Maasai culture. It’s also close to Serengeti National Park, which is home to precious wildlife such as lions, rhinoceros, giraffes and leopards. Every year, migrations feature huge herds of wildebeests crossing this incredible regionLake Duluti, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park are also among the highlights of this area.

Nature and wildlife preserves include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which contains the Ngorongoro Crater, and Arusha National Park, which covers Mount Meru. 

Incase, you are wondering about what to do in the next few days please do not hesitate check with the reception assistant and will be the start of exciting tips and suggestions. We have many possibilities of organising some day to day activities (excursions)  for instancecoffee tours, hiking, Maasai Village visits, swimming in the hot springs or visiting the waterfalls around Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount MeruFor Safaris, we will give you insightful tips and exciting suggestions for you to consider. Just let us know what you need! 

Getting to Arusha Tanzania

Getting to Arusha by Flight:

Arusha is easily accessible via two airports. Arusha Municipal Airport (ARK), a domestic airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Hotels in Arusha are about 15-60 minutes away from these two airports.

Arusha Airport (Domestic)

Most popular option for tourists to get to Arusha is to take a flight to Arusha airport (ARK). It has daily flights from various local destinations and has connections from almost all major airports and airstrips in Tanzania.Arusha airport has multiple flights from major cities like Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar everyday. The flight costs range from $100 to $300 per person. You can find & book flights to Arusha airport on Kayak.

Kilimanjaro International Airport

You can also fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) which is the nearest international airport to Arusha and has daily flights from local, African and international airlines. Arusha hotels will be about 1 hour drive from JRO.JRO has regular connections from major cities in Tanzania like Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar, along with major East African cities – Nairobi, Entebbe, Kigali and Addis Ababa. It also has flights from some large cities in Europe and Asia like Amsterdam, Istanbul, Dubai and Doha.

Arusha airport to Arusha Map
Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha Map

Volunteer in Tanzania FAQ

5 Things to Consider Before Volunteering
  • 1. Why am I volunteering? 
  • 2. What are my strengths and weaknesses?  
  • 3. How much time do I have?
  • 4. Will this experience help me in the future? 
  • 5. What causes are important to you?

10 Mistakes Every Volunteer Should Avoid:

  • 1. Not Having an Aim
  • 2. Choosing the Wrong Project
  • 3. Choosing the Wrong Destination
  • 4. Joining a Short Term Project
  • 5. Not Being Open Minded
  • 6. Not Packing the Right Things
  • 7. Not Getting Ripped Off or Scammed
  • 8. Not Learning the Local Language
  • 9. Thinking You Can’t Make a Difference
  • 10. Not Recommending the Experience to Others

Volunteering in Tanzania will give you a unique insight into the variety of cultures in this region. During your free time, you can visit local markets, buy Batik artworks, and learn about the Maasai tribe. Tanzania also has so much to offer in the way of nature and wildlife.

Yes, Volunteer opportunities in Tanzania are based in Arusha and surrounding rural communities. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 125,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Tanzania.

  • 1. Give you a sense of achievement and purpose.
  • 2. Help you feel part of a community.
  • 3. Help you feel better about yourself by improving your self-esteem
  • 4. Help you share your talents and  learn new skills a
Volunteering in Africa helps to change perceptions and stereotypes about its people and its problems, while it provides local communities with an exchange of culture, mindsets and ideas.

Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need.

Compassion. Helping others or supporting a cause is the foundation of volunteering. You need to have compassion when serving others by considering their perspectives and situations. Your compassion can help you realize that everyone has different opportunities and that you can make a difference in their lives.

The volunteer’s responsibilities include completing tasks assigned by the supervisor, upholding the organization’s values, and maintaining a high degree of professionalism with all stakeholders. You should arrive on time, follow instructions, and improve the overall operations of the organization.

Volunteers bring a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge to your organisation. This builds on the resources it already has and can help achieve its mission and goals.

Low cost, fully hosted volunteer abroad programs
10 weeks$1,650Equivalent to $24/day
12 weeks$1,980Equivalent to $24/day
16 weeks$2,640Equivalent to $22/day
20 weeks$3,040Equivalent to $22/day

Because it comes with the great opportunity to learn about local life from a Tanzanian family. Many people who volunteer in Tanzania choose to stay with a local family for a portion of their placement or for their entire stay.

Volunteering in Africa allows you to give back to local communities and conservation efforts, but it lets you immerse yourself deeper in the culture and essence of the place you’re visiting than the average tourist.

The main challenges are managing the diversity of the volunteers integrating into life in the community with different cultures, beliefs, and languages. We give a full induction for volunteers, and include cultural awareness, helping them to fit into community life well.

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Safaris & Tours

Tanzania is one of Africa’s top safari destinations. The wildlife viewing is out of this world and big cats are especially easy to see. All members of the Big Five can be found in various Tanzanian parks and reserves, and all five are present in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.

Mountain Climbing

The most frequent expeditions are obviously to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, but there are also other destinations such as the Crater Highlands. Trekking companies will happily put together an itinerary that suits your preferences and all other important details for your comfortability.

Beach Holidays

Unguja/Zanzibar Island, is the main island in the Tanzania. Stone Town, part of Zanzibar, is an old trade center, with mosques and winding lanes. The 1883 House of Wonders is a former sultan’s palace with a clock tower. The Old Fort now houses a cultural center and a stone amphitheater, The best beaches!

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