Community Development (Construction) Volunteering in Tanzania

Calling all engineers, builders, craftsmen/women, trades workers, and anyone not afraid of a hard day’s work!  Communities revolve around people, but those people require strong buildings and structures to facilitate various activities to pursue development.  If you don’t mind working with your hands and getting a little dirty, come help build a something local Tanzanians can be proud of.  The Community Development (Construction) Volunteering in Tanzania project needs hard working volunteers to help local communities.

You may find that the way you’re used to working on building projects back home can be very different from this experience; the materials used are often more simple and there can be limited tools for construction. There are no specific qualifications to volunteer in this project. However, engineers and volunteers with skills in construction, cultural conservation and community leading are highly valuable.

If you want to help actually build & maintain communities, this is the project for you! 

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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



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.

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 (

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


All projects incur a $250 application fee.  Please see the The Fine Print page for more information.


Special Considerations | Community Development (Construction) Volunteering in Tanzania


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


Volunteers participating in the Community Development (Construction) project must be fit and physically capable of working in an open environment.  Experience with hand tools and construction/building techniques or trades is preferred.