As a teaching volunteer in Tanzania you will be helping to provide lessons to children in one of our local partner schools. These schools are often underfunded and consequently under-staffed. This is where you come in! Whether you are a qualified teacher or a student, you could help to make a big impact on the lives of underprivileged children in as a volunteer teaching in Tanzania.
Tanzanian schools are very vibrant places with most pupils extremely willing to learn. Working in a school in Tanzania, you may be asked to take lessons in English, maths or science, but don’t worry if you feel your strengths lie outside these areas – the children you teach will benefit from your enthusiasm and your ability to construct sentences in English. Games and sports are another important part of school life, so please be prepared to get involved with these as well.
If you like you can spend the first few days working alongside a local teacher or established teaching volunteer, but we also encourage our volunteers to bring their own ideas and to get stuck in! You can make the classroom your own with your own rules and decoration. This will help to develop your skills as a teacher whilst providing help to those most in need.
If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at a school in Tanzania, apply now to hear from our specialist trip adviser.
Tanzanian volunteers stay in our lovely volunteer hostel in the city of Arusha. It’s a comfortable and fun place to live same and you’ll generally be staying in a same-sex dormitory. Bed linen is provided but you please bring your own towel. The hostel has hot showers, WiFi, and plenty of communal space for you to share with other volunteers. Breakfast and dinner will be provided for you as part of your programme fee.
Dedicating your time, energy, and skills on our teaching volunteer program teacher in Tanzania is a great way to spend your gap year, career break, or extended vacation. You can gain valuable work experience without any previous teaching experience, and you are not required to have a TEFL or TESOL qualification.
Your language abilities and enthusiasm are all that is needed to make a difference in schools where there is a lack of conversational language teaching. The impact you will have on your students will be obvious as they start to develop their language abilities, but you will also be part of a much larger network of volunteers, which is making a positive and ongoing contribution to the wider communities in Tanzania.
Many volunteers also become actively involved in fundraising. You can also help the administration and be part of cleaning campaigns. Africa volunteer teaching placements require you to work between four to six hours per day from Monday to Friday.