Ujamaa Hostel is a hostel for travellers and volunteers located in Arusha, Tanzania. We provide fun, safe accommodation where you can meet like-minded people, check out the Tanzanian culture and free volunteering in the local community.
It is our belief that if you want to volunteer you shouldn't have to pay for the experience so at Ujamaa Hostel we offer free volunteering opportunities with local organizations in desperate need of help. (Please see our Volunteering page for further information) We welcome short-term visitors as well!
Ujamaa is the Swahili word for "extended family" or "family hood" which in Africa means that every individual is in service of the community. It is the belief that a community should be based on cooperation and that the advancement of the whole is the foundation for each individual's existence. This ideal is the basis for the "Ujamaa Hostel" where people can come together to share their skills, expertise and enthusiasm with those in need in the local community…and have a whole lot of fun while doing it!
Free voluntary work opportunities available
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