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Orphanages in Northern Tanzania

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


Throughout the year

Minimum Education

High School


  • English
  • Swahili

Cost in US$:

Starts at USD 795 for 2 weeks. Contact us for details.

Cost Includes:

  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

Pre-departure Support: ELI's staff is very knowledgeable and happy to help volunteers and interns to prepare for their travels.

Airport Pickup: Volunteers are met at the Kilimanjaro airport and provided with transportation to the volunteer house

In-country Orientation: Each volunteer program starts with a two to three day orientation which covers important topics on the logistics of living and working in Tanzania, city tours, and help with transportation.

In-country Staff Support: ELI's Tanzania coordinator has years of experience working with visitors to Tanzania. He is very resourceful and on call 24/7 in case of emergency.

Accommodations: Volunteers will stay in a volunteer house with the coordinator and his extended family. The house is very comfortable and a refuge from the stresses of village life. At the same time, volunteers get a taste of Tanzanian family life.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Arts
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Cooking
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Orphans
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.

Age Range

18 and up

This Program is open to

Worldwide, American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European and Kiwi Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays
  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Written Application
  • Online Application