Community Development (Agriculture) Volunteering in Tanzania

Do you have experience in sustainability, agriculture, entrepreneurship, or development?  If so, our Community Development – Agriculture project needs your help!  Farmers in Tanzania face food security challenges and need help to best utilize their available resources, expand their knowledge base, and improve their financial situations.

Disclaimer:  I (Justin) have not yet had the opportunity to spend time volunteering with this NGO.  They approached me via social media and asked for a partnership.  Based on my conversations with the team, and reviewing their program; I’m confident that this is an ethical organization and have decided to pursue the partnership.

In the interim, as it falls outside of the normal GOAT standards in terms of me (Justin) visiting / volunteering with the local NGO prior to representing them, the normal application fee is reduced from $250 to only $150 for the first 2 volunteers.  These trail-blazing volunteers will be asked to provide GOAT with a review of the project as well as photos/videos for use on this website & social media to help encourage future volunteers.  With a wide array of projects, this is an organization that can help Tanzania in a variety of ways with the help of motivated and intrepid volunteers!

Community Development (Agriculture) Volunteering in Tanzania

In Tanzania, families engaged in subsistence farming (about 70% of the country) often live in chronic poverty and malnutrition.  They typically lack the skills to get the most out of their small patches of land. Others have seen their livelihoods wiped out by drought.

The Community Development – Agriculture project focuses on economic development and engages government, market and community leaders to improve families’ economic well-being.  In doing so, this gives the farmers the ability to invest more on healthcare, education, and food for their children.  Volunteers are tasked with assisting these entrepreneurs in accessing new markets, helping communities form their own savings and loan groups, and preparing adolescents and youth for economic opportunities.

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Room & Board

Your project fee for projects in Tanzania covers your room and full board in the NGO’s volunteer hostel or with a local host family.

  • Shared, single-sex dorm rooms (2-4 volunteers per room) with shared washroom
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
  • Hot water is usually available (not guaranteed in host family homes)
  • Orientation and 24/7 local support

Fees

As with all GOAT Volunteer projects, there are 2 primary fees associated with volunteering: the application fee paid to GOAT and the project fee paid directly to the NGO after they accept your application.

DurationCost
1 week$250
2 weeks$350
Additional weeks (each)$150
Prices for projects in Tanzania are in US Dollars; please check the current exchange rate for costs in your local currency (www.xe.com).

Included: Airport arrival transport • Orientation on arrival • Shared accommodation in the volunteer hostel / home-stay • 3 meals per day • 24/7 local staff support • Project Donation

NOT Included: Flights • Visas • Vaccinations • Travel insurance • Local transport • Return airport transfer • Personal expenses • Bank/wire transfer fees • WiFi / Internet access

 

Tanzania projects incur a discounted $150 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.

Special Considerations | Community Development (Agriculture) Volunteering in Tanzania

Tanzania

For special considerations regarding the project in Tanzania, please visit the Tanzania page.

Criminal Record Check

GOAT Volunteers requires a criminal record (background) check for all projects working with children.  Inquire with your local police department to see if they offer this service (many do for free or a small fee).  U.S. citizens can visit the U.S. Department of State website for additional information.

The criminal record check must be submitted to GOAT Volunteers after the prospective volunteer’s application is accepted and at least 30 days prior to the project start date.

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