Why volunteer in Tanzania?
Home to some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife and spectacular tourist destinations, including the Serengeti, Zanzibar and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is located on the east coast of Africa, to the south of the equator. However, despite its abundance of natural resources, Tanzania is still one of the poorest countries on earth.
Raleigh International runs expeditions across Tanzania from our field base in Morogoro. As well as taking part in a challenging adventure, volunteers will have the opportunity to work alongside local participants on community and environmental projects, helping to make a genuine and sustainable difference.
- 90% of the population live on less than $2 a day
- Only 54% of the population have access to improved water supplies and only 24% have access to adequate sanitation
- On average, women and children spend over two hours a day collecting water, and up to seven hours in remote areas.
Raleigh Tanzania is working with local project partners to expand access to education, improve health and sanitation facilities and introduce alternative energies to remote communities. Our environment projects will work in national parks and remote rural areas to assist with research on animal migration to protect wildlife and educate local communities on practices to reduce the impact of human and animal conflict.
How can I get involved?
We have volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds, on both Core Raleigh Expeditions and Raleigh ICS. To find out more about our work in Tanzania please read our blogs, attend one of our open events or contact us directly on 0207 183 1270.
Other facts about Tanzania?
- Over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania, the main one being Swahili
- Tanzania has over 100 different tribal groups
- Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is located in Tanzania at 5,895 metres above sea level
- The extinct Ngorongoro Crater, in Tanzania, is the largest complete crater in the world. Over 2 million animals pass through the crater every year on their annual migration
- Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania is the world's second deepest lake
- The earliest remains of humans - including the legendary 2 million years old Homo habilis – were discovered in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
- Tanzania borders 8 African countries.