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Volunteering in Tanzania

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

Dawn Hoyle
Country Director

Volunteers in Tanzania

Youth volunteering in Tanzania with ICS

 

VSO ICS volunteers ready for the Community Action Day held for local members of the community in Lindi, 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 ICS volunteers worked, there is an 84% increase in student satisfaction with the introduction of 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: vsotanzania@vsoint.org

UK nationals interested in youth volunteering can apply through our ICS youth volunteering pages.

Our team

Dawn Hoyle – Country Director
Innocent Augustino – Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Frank Girabi – Livelihoods Programme Manager
Rachel Newberry – Head of Programmes
Esther Sinkala – Head of Finance
Doris Kibassa – Head of People and Operations
Bonavitha Gahaihi – ICS Programme Manager
Justus Ndenzako – ICS Programme Manager

Volunteering opportunities in Tanzania

Below is a list of all our current volunteer opportunities. Some of these jobs are available to nationals only. Others are available for candidates from anywhere in the world.

The application process at a glance:
Simply search for a role, click on the title and fill in our application form. Once we’ve received your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email explaining next steps.

Please note that our capacity does not allow us to accept CVs via email or to contact unsuccessful applicants personally.

Title Town Apply by
Business Development Service Officer – HSE. Iringa and Mwanza 28 May 2019
Business Development Service Officer - Gender Equality Mtwara, Iringa,Mwanza 28 May 2019

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