Help parents improve nutrition by demonstrating how to use garden produce for the most nutritious meals. Teach the basics of raising poultry. Help assemble, plant and harvest household container gardens – “Bustani za containa”.
Registration is quick and easy and your Tanzania volunteer program contribution is tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers! (1) Below, select the length of program and year you prefer. (2) The available departure dates that match your query will display. (3) Click on the program you prefer. This will take you to the online form. (4) Complete the form and hold your place on the volunteer program with a $350 deposit. Or, call a volunteer coordinator at (800) 487-1074 for assistance. If you prefer, you may submit a text application by mail or fax. Teens under 18 complete a minor registration and travel with a parent or adult legal guardian.
Lodging is double-occupancy, with a single room option for an additional fee. However, there are limited single rooms, and they are reserved for volunteers who serve for 2 or 3 weeks. So register early if you want a single room in Impalamwa. Click for single room fees.
“I’ve never met happier, more welcoming people. The children run up to us, hold our hands and walk wherever we’re going. People invite us for tea and generously share what little food they have.”
“I attempted to read a few paragraphs of gratitude in Swahili, and had a terribly hard time holding back tears. Every child in my class smiled, listened intently and responded with their own thanks, and came up for hugs. It was the most memorable event of the week.”
“Tanzania was amazing, and hands down the best trip I’ve been on!! I can’t wait to go back!”
“I was surprised by how appreciative and eager the students are to learn. Their respect for the teachers is something I’ve never before witnessed. I learned so much from them about their lives and the village. I have a great deal of respect for Tanzanians.”
“The experience allowed me to re-assess what’s truly important. These people may not have material wealth, but they have a cultural richness and a closeness that could never be bought or owned. I taught children who barely had clothes covering their bodies who were happy and laughing.”
“I have worked with the Tanzanians, sang and danced with them and together we have discovered that the world is the same and that life is not always easy and that we cannot give up and we can succeed and we can follow our dreams and aim for the stars because everything is possible if we focus, work and persevere.”
“The music at the church service left me speechless. Though words cannot do justice to all we felt, I heard murmured after the service, ‘resonant, inspirational, mesmerizing, tears- and chill-provoking’. It was a beautiful experience… I will be forever grateful.”