Volunteers from all over the world from Czech Republic, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Germany, and the Netherlands to name just a few countries come to Tanzania to volunteer and experience  Africa.

Volunteers come from all walks of life and ages (18 and over). Some are teachers and students on summer vacation, some are taking a career break...we have even had honeymooners! Each year we get more retired volunteers joining us. Many volunteers stay involved on their return from Africa supporting new volunteers, continuing to fundraise and returning to Africa.

Can't volunteer your time? You can still make a difference by supporting the wonderful work undertaken by HAPA and TLC. TLC run a child-sponsorship programme maximising your donations in Tabora. In Singida, HAPA 'fundi's' (site technicians) who lead the building work need help. Click here to MAKE A DONATION.

If you want to travel and make a difference then apply today!

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Want to find out more? Click APPLY TO VOLUNTEER and we will put you in touch with a returned volunteer so you can find out more about volunteering with these organisations.

Please note, we accept no responsiblity for your exeperience overseas.

We have partnered with Virgin Giving to enable volunteers to create their own fundraising page.

What's new?

Volunteer Africa is rated 2nd in the top 5 volunteering organisations internationally. Check out bestvolunteer.org. Also see us on Buzzfeed's 10 Trips to take that will actually teach you something.

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Why pay to volunteer?

Africa is not short of labour! Money is a different matter. Classrooms, homes, medical clinics, sanitation projects are some of the projects are made possible by the programme fee volunteers donate as well as their labour.

Where does my money go?

Who volunteers?

Volunteers come from all walks of life and countries. Their time in Tanzania is often life-changing and many stay in touch with the villages and go on to set up their own charitable projects.

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