Youth Development Volunteering in Tanzania

Children are our future and it’s important that they’re given every opportunity to succeed in life.  Those kids who grow up in developing countries often lack access to extra-curricular activities to help promote their growth and development.  The Youth Development Volunteering in Tanzania project aims to combat that by providing children, teens, and young adults with the support they need to grow up and determine their own futures.

The Youth Development Volunteering in Tanzania project is aimed at stimulating the involvement of young people in the process of community development.  Volunteers offer an opportunity to develop the potential of the young, thus leading towards sustainable development.  Specifically, the project offers young people a series of interconnected interventions to: build skills, facilitate career choices, and identify employment and/or income generating opportunities.

Volunteers will also help the children by providing various forms support and care. They can assist with homework and learning, help them with sports, create other forms of extra-curricular activities, and reading to and helping the youngest kids with developing good hygiene habits and social skills will create a lasting impact. Talking with the older teens and young adults about other cultures will help open them up to a bigger world and encourage them to follow their dreams.

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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 | Youth Development Volunteering in 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.