Small Business Development Volunteering in Tanzania

Are you interested in supporting grassroots enterprises in a developing country?  Do you have a business background and an interest in travel and tourism?  If so, the Small Business Development project could be a perfect fit!  With such close proximity to the Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro, there are few places in the world as ripe for adventure & safari small business opportunities.  The locals have plenty of local knowledge, but they need guidance from a business perspective.

Small business development volunteering is an exceptional way to help build and strengthen communities.  Volunteers help individuals and entrepreneurs living in rural areas by teaching them good business practices, assisting with securing with loans and micro-financing, and provide ideas on how to improve their marketability as either an employee or a business. 

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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 | Small Business Development Volunteering in Tanzania


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