Volunteer in Tanzania with Childcare and Development Program - from just $26 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Location : Arusha
Duration: 1 week to 1 year
Approx Costs: 250 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

Want to help improve the lives of Tanzanian children? This program is for you!

The mission of this program is to care for the orphaned, abandoned and impoverished children of Tanzania. The orphanage Love Volunteers works with in Tanzania is home to over 20 children between the ages of 2 and 14. This family-run orphanage was set up by an older Tanzanian couple who took in their first child many years ago and it has grown from there. As the project has grown, they have moved into a larger premises in order to accommodate and support more children. The orphanage is government registered but sadly receives no government funding whatsoever, so relies heavily on support from volunteers. The children at the orphanage require a lot of care, attention and most importantly, companionship. Volunteers spend their time caring for the children, helping with their education, playing games and arranging fun activities during leisure time. Attention and companionship is what the children need the most. For volunteers who truly want to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children, those orphaned or abandoned and impoverished, this program serves to protect and care for those who need it most. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide essential care to vulnerable children of Arusha, Tanzania
  • Improve the future prospects of orphaned children in Tanzania
  • Give impoverished children quality care, compassion and a sense of hope
  • Enable inter-cultural exchange which benefits both locals and international volunteers alike.

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.


Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to assist in the development of Tanzania's next generation. While this highly rewarding project does not require participants to have a background in the field of childcare, as there are many ways you can assist, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. All applicants must of course display a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

Emergency contact
Police check

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