Alego Young turks members after feeding fish in their cages. Lake Zone. Tanzania
Nicholaus Jackson

Volunteering in Tanzania

VSO have been active in Tanzania since 1961. We currently operate in seven regions in mainland Tanzania, as well as on Zanzibar. Join us.

Volunteering in Tanzania

Volunteers in bee keeping suits

Volunteers in Tanzania are training youth in more environmentally friendly income-generating activities these women can take part in, including beekeeping.

Our work in Tanzania encompasses building healthy communities, strengthening education systems and supporting people to provide for themselves and their families.

We run a number of programmes and require volunteers with a range of specialisms.

With more than 50 years’ experience supporting volunteers you’ll be in good hands. We’ll do all we can to help you settle and make the biggest possible difference.

See all our current volunteer roles

Volunteer stories from Tanzania

Emeka and Dotto
Emeka Enwe

The sweet benefits of cross-cultural volunteering

Emeka Enwe, a Finish citizen, and Dotto Joseph from Tanzania might normally live over 4,000 miles apart from each other, but through VSO’s blended volunteering model, they’ve joined forces. Today they’re working together on a beekeeping project in Tanzania.

Woman miner crushing stones
Nicholaus Jackson

Helping women benefit in Tanzania’s male dominated mining industry

Women stand to gain much from Tanzania's male dominated mining industry. Find out how a VSO project is supporting women - and youth and people with disabilities - to access equitable opportunities in the sector in Geita and Mara.

Khamis Mohamed
VSO/Nicholaus Jackson Abwene

Disability is not inability: Khamis’s story

Khamis is thriving against the odds thanks to VSO projects in Tanzania. Watch his journey in this short film by young filmmaker – and VSO volunteer – Nicholaus Jackson Ambwene.


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