STEP Africa

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4.8

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33

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10

Years in business

STEP Africa is a Tanzanian social enterprise founded in German-Tanzanian cooperation. We offer a variety of volunteer projects, internships and culture-sensitive travel.

Our programs are based on the principle of learning with and from each other in an increasingly globalized world. Broadening your horizons and looking outside the box is one of the most valuable experiences that will shape your future life. A trip to Africa opens your eyes to other realities and ...

Review Description

Our programs are based on the principle of learning with and from each other in an increasingly globalized world. Broadening your horizons and looking outside the box is one of the most valuable experiences that will shape your future life. A trip to Africa opens your eyes to other realities and perspectives. We firmly believe in the power of change through intercultural exchange. With our programs we promote and demand equality and cultural tolerance. We know and love Tanzania like no other country and can tell exactly what is important when organizing your stay. As a sustainable organization, we support, with the help of our volunteers, selected projects and initiatives in Tanzania.

Step Africa - Exchange for Change Limited was founded in 2014 in German - Tanzanian cooperation and is led by Kira Uher as its on site director in ArushaWhile Kira works hand in hand with her administration team behind the scenes, our volunteers are accompanied through their time in Tanzania by a wonderful German-Tanzanian team of supervisors. Our entire team is based on-site in Tanzania, eliminating the need for expensive administrative structures.  

Meaningful Volunteering

We only place our volunteers into projects in which they can gain a lot of valuable experience for their future. Our volunteers do not replace local workers. Volunteers are assistants who offer support to employees. They also use their expertise to teach their target groups new skills and to open new perspectives.

Reducing Prejudices

What many of us have learned about Africa in the media doesn’t always reflect the truth. In Africa there is more than just poverty and misery. Tanzania is a country full of ideas and resources, politically stable and of breathtaking beauty. 

STEP Africa wants to give people of every age the chance to get to know the beauty but also the difficulties and challenges of Tanzania with their own eyes. Internships are a wonderful opportunity to meet people and small aid initiatives on an equal footing, to learn how to work, to assist the local workforce and to develop long-term and sustainable friendship and cooperation through intercultural dialogue.

We know what we are talking about! Our team combines relevant qualifications and many years of experience in education and social work in Tanzania. 

Our team is looking forward to welcoming you in Tanzania!


Contact Person

Juliane Döhler

Spoken languages: English, Swahili, German
  Excellent response rate

STEP Africa reviews

During my time as a volunteer at Mwanzo Daycare I experienced a lot. Most of the time I played with the children and it’s priceless to laugh with them and see their smiling faces! Over Christmas I was at Jitambue Kwanza, a daycare that is still under construction, and was able to help on the ...
Pauline Wolters rating4.8

2024 at Best of Tanzania - Volunteer & Travel

I was lucky enough to spend 2 months in Arusha and, thanks to Step Africa, to be able to actively participate in 2 projects. And here's what I'd like to share: Step Africa is the opportunity to make an impact in the right way, Step Africa is support before, during and after the stay, Step Africa ...
Unforgettable, eventful time that I wouldn't want to miss! Four weeks were too short, the time just flew by. Great encounters with wonderful people. The Simba Safari, the Moshi Tour and the Maasai Tour were perfect. There was a contact person available at all times . A time that shaped me and made ...
Nina Ewald rating4.6

2024 at Baby Safe Home - Childcare & Support

During my stay I met the most wonderful people! I got an idea of what life is actually like and was inspired to become a midwife through my work in the project. I've never seen so much heartwarming smiles before! Leaving Tanzania, I carry not just amazing memories, but a newfound appreciation for ...
Freja Mågård-Hansen rating2.8

2024 at Dog and Cat Shelter Assistant

*****Statement of the organization below***** Even though I had a good time and met a lot of wonderful people, then I would never recommend StepAfrica to someone who is not from Germany. If I knew almost everyone was from Germany, then I would definitely have found a different organization. ..
Anna Smrekar rating5.0

2023 at Baby Safe Home - Child Care Worker

the staff was extremely kind and helpful. at times there were too many volunteers but the issue resolved itself by now. working with the children was really nice and fulfilling. i enjoyed my time there a lot. ..

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Good Health And Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Life On Land
  • Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions