Welcome to Tanzania, a fascinating and friendly place to live and work, and where we at VSO have been active since 1961.
This is a geographically massive and diverse country with potential to match, but one facing many challenges.
Ranked #151 on the Human Development Index, more than a third of households here get by on less than $1 a day. Maternal and neonatal mortality rates are high, and only around four in ten children finish their secondary education.
Could you be part of bringing positive change to Tanzania?
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.
All the best
Jean van Wetter
Education has to be the root of everything
Paul Jennings has been working as a teacher facilitator in one of the most deprived regions of Tanzania for the last 18 months. He’s supported teachers across 12 secondary schools to help them keep students engaged and attending school. As his placement comes to an end, he reflects on what he’s managed to achieve.
Discovering a wealth of opportunity in Tanzania: Sandy's volunteer story
Sandy Hung, 28, left behind a high-powered role to volunteer with disadvantaged businesswomen in Iringa, Tanzania.
“I am very proud to volunteer with ICS. The project helped me to improve my personal development skills. I am not the same as before: I am comfortable to work anywhere in the world and make it better”.
Nasir Bakari, VSO ICS Volunteer, Tanzania.
We have fully-funded opportunities for young people aged 18-25 to volunteer on projects lasting around 10 weeks on our International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.
ICS volunteers work in Lindi region and Zanzibar on projects working to improve conditions for farmers, entrepreneurs and SMEs. Not only do ICS volunteers say it is useful in helping gain further education and employment, they are making a difference:
- 10 youth groups supported by ICS saw a 500% increase in income
- In five Tanzanian schools where ISC volunteers worked, there is an 84% increase in student satisfaction with school clubs and the use of teaching aids
If you are a Tanzanian national interested in volunteering with ICS please contact our local office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK nationals interested in youth volunteering can apply through our ICS youth volunteering pages.
Jean van Wetter – Country director
Edward Masuzya – Head of finance and operations
Muhaiminah Mbululo – People manager
Russell Gates – Head of programmes
Rosalia Marandu – Health program manager
Rose Tesha – Livelihoods program manager
Maria Kinyonge – Education program manager
Imisa Masinjila – ICS project manager
Roy Mushobozi – Partnerships and innovation manager