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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

Jean van Wetter
Country director

Volunteers in Tanzania

Youth volunteering in Tanzania with ICS


VSO ICS volunteers ready for the Community Action Day CAD 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 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:

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

Our team

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

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
Research Volunteer Dar es Salaam 26 Sep 2017
Research Volunteer Dar es Salaam 26 Sep 2017
Radiologist Mtwara 29 Sep 2017
Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Kigoma 29 Sep 2017
Electrical Installation and Maintenance Adviser Lindi with occasional travelling to Mtwara 30 Sep 2017
Youth Council Representative Mtwara and Lindi 2 Oct 2017
Video Producer & Editor Dar es Salaam 2 Oct 2017
Environment, Health and Safety Advisor Mtwara with occasional travelling to Lindi 2 Oct 2017
Research Volunteer Resilience Dar es Salaam 2 Oct 2017
Researcher Social and Gender Exclusion Dar es Salaam 2 Oct 2017
Communication Specialist Dar es Salaam 2 Oct 2017
Youth Council Representative Zanzibar, with frequent travel to Dar Es Salaam 2 Oct 2017
Youth Council Representative Mtwara and Lindi 3 Oct 2017

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