Join an Expedition in Tanzania

Volunteer for 5, 7 or 10 weeks

Experience Africa at its most real. Come and volunteer with Raleigh International in Tanzania. Although home to Mount Kilimanjaro, 12 national parks and, 13 nature reserves there is a lot more to this East African country than just its wildlife and stunning scenery. Most significantly its incredibly friendly people. You will live and work alongside them and it’s their lives you will be helping to change for the better.

What will I be doing?

By joining a Raleigh Expedition to Tanzania, you will have the opportunity to take part in three extraordinary projects in different locations: community, environment and adventure.

A volunteer demonstrates how to use a tippy tap in Tanzania


Live alongside a remote Tanzanian community, this is your chance to become part of village life. As part of a team of volunteers from around the world, you will be working to improve the community members’ lives. You might be helping improve access to clean water or building sanitation facilities and running events to promote hygiene awareness. We work very closely with schools so there will be the chance to meet other young people in Tanzania.

Volunteers cross a river while trekking in Tanzania


You will also get the opportunity to join an exhilarating adventure trek, into the rarely explored Southern Highlands of Tanzania! You’ll learn camp-craft and survival skills, sleep under the stars and trek through stunning landscapes. Whilst on your trek, you will get the chance to visit the Ruaha national park, learn about conservation issues and see some of Tanzania’s incredible wildlife first hand.

A volunteer tends to seedlings in Tanzania


On your environment project, your team will be focused on helping with reforestation. As well as planting tress themselves, you will also be working closely with local communities to raise awareness of this important issue. Don’t worry you needn’t be an expert in this area, we’ll support you every step of the way.

Apply now to volunteer in this spectacular country

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Did you know?

  1. The country is diverse – over 120 different tribes can be found in Tanzania and over 100 languages spoken.

  2. Tanzanians follow “ujamaa”. This Swahili term is all about caring and showing concern for your neighbours.

  3. Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometre in the world.

Don’t just take it from us

“An unforgettable, once in a lifetime opportunity doing some life changing work with some incredible people. The things I’ve seen and what I’ve experienced over a very packed 10 weeks has definitely changed my life for the better and I have a better perception of the world as a result. Would recommend a Raleigh Expedition to anyone, and will try persuading others to do one.”

– Harry, Tanzania volunteer

When can I go?

We run Tanzania Expeditions throughout the year. Our next Expedition depart in Autumn 2017:

  • 9th October – 16th December: 10 weeks

  • 9th October – 25th November: 7 weeks

  • 31st October – 16th December: 7 weeks


The fundraising targets for our Tanzania Expeditions are:

  • 10 weeks: £3,450

  • 7 weeks: £3,050

  • 5 weeks: £2,350

We support you every step of the way with this. Once you sign up you will be allocated a dedicated volunteer coordinator who will be able to support right from your application being processed to arriving at your project site. Find out more about fundraising.

Get your Expedition Guide

Our guide is packed full of pictures from the stunning countries we work in, inspirational volunteer stories and information about the impact and adventure that our volunteers have when they join our Expedition teams around the world. Fill in your details to download your copy.