Teach & Educate Children

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Coordinator | Tizia
Coordinator | Tizia
Book with Flex Option! Choose new departure dates or change to a different volunteer program at no extra costs.


Teach the children the subjects of your choice
Tutor the children and help them improve their grades
Play, sing or do handicrafts with the kids after school
Experience the challenges of everyday life for children up close
Explore Tanzania by day trips, safaris or mountain climbs
Help children achieving their goals and escape from poverty. Only through good education you can have a better future. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The project

Like everything in Tanzania, the level of education someone can achieve usually depends on the parents’ income. Schools in Tanzania can not be compared to the ones in Europe or North America. Pre- and primary schools work differently than the ones in your home county, with frontal teaching and monotonous copying from the blackboard being the norm. However, after class there is also time to play with the children and do some recreational work.

The preschool and the primary school are in the same compound so that you can either choose one project or switch between them. In the preschool, 56 children are being taught by five teachers divided into a baby class, a middle class, and a preparatory class. In this primary school, more than 60 pupils are taught by ten teachers. The children are divided into six classes, reflecting a good ratio of teachers to students. You can step in wherever your help is needed and wherever you feel comfortable to support the teacher’s daily routine.

Please keep in mind, that schools in Tanzania are being run differently than in your home country. Things like corporal punishment and poorly equipped classrooms are normal. The language spoken in both is English, which all of the teachers speak fluently.

Your work

The school is located only ten minutes walking distance from the volunteer house. Usually work starts at 8am in the morning. You will support the teachers in the classes where they need you the most: teaching English, mathematics, history, geography, arts, sports, or biology as agreed with the head master. You will support the teachers during the lessons, making sure that the children listen and follow. Since some children need intense individual support, you can decide to do some one-on-one teaching. The preschool ends at 12:30pm and the primary school at 3pm, with 40 minutes lunch break in between. In the afternoon, you can play with the children, help them during tuition and homework, or help fix things in and around the school. If you are interested, you can receive Swahili lessons from some of the students. Furthermore, you can help prepare food for the students and beautify the school. Your ideas are welcome, and you can let your creativity run freely and be active wherever you wish. You choose if you will only work in the preschool, only in the primary school, or support both schools with your passion and knowledge.

Typical day

The school is located in 10 minutes walking distance from our volunteer house. A typical day starts at 8:00 am in the morning when you are asked to be at the school. From 8:00 am you will support the teachers in the class where they need you the most, teaching English, mathematics, history, geography, arts, sports, and so on.
You will support the teachers during every lesson, making sure that the children listen or also do one on one teaching with children who need more support. The preschool ends at 12:30 pm and the primary school at 3:00 pm, with 40 minutes lunch break in between.
In the afternoon you can play with the children, help them during tuiton and homework or help fixing things in and around the school. 
Your ideas and input are welcome at the school!

Free-time activities

We offer a wide range of activities at affordable volunteer rates like: 

1. Hiking/Walking tours to waterfalls, through forests and around a lake. 
2. Swimming in paradise like hot springs with a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 
3. Cultural tours to Maasai markets and the possibility to visit different ethnic groups. 
4. Coffee plantation tour to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product. 
5. Safaris to the national parks of the Northern Circuit (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area). 6. Climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. 
7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers!

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV, picture of the volunteer and police clearance certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No previous skills is needed
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Viva Tanzania
All pre-arrival support, two airport transfers, orientation tour in Arusha,  being taken to the project on the first day, donation to the school in form of our Viva Tanzania volunteer fund, 24/7 in-country-support, accommodation in a dorm, daily breakfast and dinner, lunch is usually provided in the project.
Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Two airport transfers are included on the program fee. Your driver will pick you up from the airport on your arrival and take you to your accommodation.
After your stay with us we will take you back to the airport for the farewell.


Our hostel has dorms and private rooms; each contains comfortable beds and shelves to store belongings, the maximum is four to six people in the big dorms. Single and double rooms are available for a surcharge. The house is equipped with hot water showers and the possibility to use the kitchen throughout the day. Breakfast and dinner will be served by our chef.
The hostel is located 30 walking minutes from the city centre. We also host tourist and travelers from all other the world so there is always something going on. Furthermore, our hostel has a pool and a roof top with private bar that invites you to enjoy your time with us.
Furthermore, we offer you the possibility to stay with a host family. Choosing a local family will get you the unique experience of sharing your daily live with and in a Tanzanian family. In their house you will have your own lockable room, featured with a bed and access to the living room, kitchen, bathroom and the beautiful compound. If staying with a host family, we will of course still provide our 24/7 in-country support by our staff members. For further information, please let us know that you are interested in staying in a host family within your application on Volunteer World.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

During your stay with us we provide you with breakfast and dinner.
In the hostel all meals are prepared by our chef who can cater for any dietary restriction or allergy. In the morning we serve tea, coffee, bread, margarine, honey, jam, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and usually a local Tanzanian breakfast dish.
Dinner will be international as we cook Tanzanian as well as Western Food.
If you are not eating in your project you can cook in the hostel's kitchen where you can store your groceries in the fridge or the cupboards.
Also the host families can handle all dietary restriction and allergies, here you will get to know a lot of different Tanzanian dishes.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

You can start working at this project any day of the week that suits you.
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) your driver will take you to your accommodation (hostel or host family). You will recognize him by his Viva Tanzania shirt and the Viva Tanzania sign.
On your first day we will do the orientation and town tour showing you Arusha, how to use the public transport, where to find ATMs, exchange money, local market and supermarket and get you a sim card with mobile data.
The next day our volunteer coordinator will take you to your project making sure you are safe and know how to get there.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$191 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Viva Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Viva Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teach & Educate Children

Help children achieving their goals and escape from poverty. Only through good education you can have a better future.


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