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Volunteer in Tanzania

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 3-6 Months


Group departures available in early September and January for 3 to 6 months. There are flexible individual departures throughout the year. We are now offering a summer placement.


  • English

Cost in US$:

From $2156 for 1 month

Program Fees Include:

* Interview and informal briefing
* UK pre-departure course covering medical, safety and placement advice
* Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst in Tanzania
* Advice on obtaining a visa
* Finding you a suitable work placement in Tanzania
* Accommodation for the duration of your placement
* The Oyster local representative who will meet and welcome you on arrival
* Induction course in-country to orientate you and brief you on local matters
* Basic Swahili training
* Transportation to your school from the airport
* Assistance and support from our representative during your placement
* Oyster is able to offer volunteers an optional 4 day luxury safari for around GBP 550. This is a fraction of the cost of booking from the UK
* Excludes food (approx. GBP 1 per day)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Age Range

Our voluntary placements are open to anyone over 18 and we always welcome career breakers of any age.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Scholarships are Available

Limited scholarships are available for people that can demonstrate financial hardship.

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day from recepit of form to booking interview

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home