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Volunteer in Tanzania and enjoy its contrasting, colourful landscapes. See the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, wander along stunning white sandy beaches, and immerse yourself in the tribal culture of tranquil coastal villages.

Intern & Volunteer in Tanzania

Although rich in beauty and culture, unfortunately the majority of people in Tanzania are living in poverty. Advances in the provision of and access to health care, education, and opportunities for girls in particular, are needed. Volunteering in Tanzania through our impactful projects will offer vital support for ongoing initiatives which tackle these pressing issues.

Kaya’s volunteer projects are based on the paradisiacal archipelago of Zanzibar or near the fantastic Mount Kilimanjaro. If you want to contribute to community projects, such as teaching and community work, we offer a high-impact program which is located right on the shore! If you are interested in assisting in Tanzania’s marine conservation and working with dolphins, we offer a great marine conservation project in Zanzibar. Or, if you would rather stay on the mainland, you can join our volunteer teaching placement and provide valuable language skills to empower communities in Moshi.

If you’re volunteering in Moshi, you can go on the popular Kahawa Shamba coffee tour on the weekend to fully immerse in Tanzanian culture, or step back in time at the Kolo-Kondoa Rock art sites, a series of ancient caves carved into the hillside. If you are working on the island of Zanzibar, you can go on a Kawa cycle tour to the island’s interesting spice plantations on the weekend. Tanzanian cuisine is an interesting fusion of Indian, Middle Eastern and local African ingredients, but definitely make sure you try Ugali, their authentic maize-based national dish.

Join Kaya on one of our volunteer projects or internships in Tanzania. Whichever project you choose, you will be able to do hands-on work and see the larger impact you are helping make possible.


  • You can become an intern or volunteer in Tanzania on one of our projects for anywhere from 2-12 weeks.
  • Kaya’s internship and volunteer projects in Tanzania are available to start throughout the year. 
  • All of our projects work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Kaya provides all volunteers and interns with accommodation for the duration of their trip.


  • Population – 64.7 million (2023 estimate)
  • Languages spoken – 125 different languages are spoken in Tanzania, some are English, Swahili and Maasai.
  • Religion – Christian, Muslim and tribal religions.
  • Currency – Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
  • Climate – Tanzania has a comfortable climate all year round, resting between 20 to 30 degrees celsius and a dry season from June to October.


The country’s name combines two separate states in Africa, Tanzania (Tan) and Zanzibar (zania).

Teaching & Community Volunteering in Zanzibar

Volunteer in Tanzania on a teaching and community work project based on the island of Zanzibar, located just off Africa's Tanzanian coast.

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Dolphin & Marine Conservation Volunteering in Zanzibar

Volunteer on a Dolphin and Marine Conservation project on the island of Zanzibar and help preserve the habitats by monitoring tourist and wildlife interaction.

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Easy 4-step application process


Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.


Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.


Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.


When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.