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.

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 (Construction) Volunteering in Tanzania

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


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

Special Considerations | Volunteer Teaching in Tanzania


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

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