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  • Enjoy unforgettable medical volunteering experience coupled with unforgettable Tanzanian cultural experience.
  • Come and experience the difference passionate volunteers can make to lives of people.
  • See what the land of unforgettable experience and cultural diversity has to offer, while creating understanding and friendship with the local people.
  • Come and volunteer with us not for us, we are far more interested with your skills and desire to help than anything.
  • Experience unforgettable wilderness by visiting the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Kilimanjaro to name a few.

KIVOLEX Volunteers

Kilimanjaro Volunteers Exposure (which we shorten to KiVolEx), is a volunteering organisation based in Dar Es Salaam, in eastern Tanzania. We are a non-profit organisation, aimed at improving the lives of all those in need in the local community. Specifically, we work with underprivileged groups such as women and children through providing the needed healthcare and services from our volunteers. Established to bring Western enthusiasm, expertise and passion to tackling some of the problems which affect the most needy in Tanzania. Our ethos is that you’ll be volunteering with us, not for us. We’re far more interested in your skills and desire to help than your money.

Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania Summer 2022

What are the basis to volunteer abroad in Tanzania in the Summer of 2022? You could be asking yourself this question at this point in time. With thousands of other volunteering destination in the world, one could wander as to why destination Tanzania.  Today I am going to take you though some of the grounds that Volunteers use to pick destination Tanzania. 

In recent years Volunteer programs in Tanzania have witnessed a steady increase in the number Participants. This alone is an Important signal that destination Tanzania has something special to offer and hence one shouldn’t hesitate to decide on the preference of many i.e destination Tanzania. However KIVOLEX Volunteers went further to dig out core seasons that our Volunteers are using to deciding on destination Tanzania. Our Volunteers reasonings were grouped into five groups as seen below:-

  • Location
  • Programs
  • Skills and language
  • Tourist attractions
  • Affordability

The location

Location is an important factor in motivating participants to volunteer abroad in Tanzania in the summer of 2022. Tanzania is located in the Eastern, Southern part of Africa. Tanzania is bordering several East, Central and Tanzanian countries. These countries include Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, DRC, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique. Most of these countries are also attractive tourist destinations and hence Tanzania offers easy access to any of these Countries. On the Eastern side Tanzania is blessed to be on the shores of the mighty Tanzanian Ocean.

Tanzania is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa.  Most of our Volunteer programs are located in Tanzania’s economic capital City Dar-Es-Salaam. Dar-es-salaam is the biggest and most populous City in East and Central Africa. Located on the shores of the Tanzanian ocean and just a few Kilometers from the famous and attractive Island of Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam geographical location is ideal for volunteering and holidays in general. It is in close proximity to the equator providing constant moderate weather through the year. 

 The Programs

Our range of Volunteer programs in Tanzania is diverse. We have Over 30 volunteer programs in Tanzania distributed across three Big Cities. Our Programs locations Include Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar and Arusha. Below we are going to see just some of these Programs, however to learn more about our Volunteer Programs, kindly visit our Program page.   KIVOLEX projects for volunteer abroad in Tanzania summer 2022 programs are the same like in other years. As usual volunteers have four projects to choose from. These projects include the following.

Teaching Volunteer Program

Our Teaching Volunteer Program in Tanzania is one of the most Basic and Oldest Volunteer Program. Our Volunteer placements are distributed in both primary and secondary schools in the outskirt of Dar-es-salaam, Arusha and Zanzibar Cities. Moreover we also offer our Volunteers placements in orphanage schools. Most Schools in Tanzania are without proper and adequate teaching equipment. They also don’t have enough qualified and Competent teachers. Your skills and efforts are highly desired in this Program, to foster the improvement of education provision.  

volunteer abroad in tanzania 2018-2019 children home  

Healthcare Volunteer Program

Our Healthcare or Medical Volunteer Program in Tanzania is one of the most rewarding Volunteer Programs. This Program gives unique opportunity of experiencing and leaning to healthcare practitioners, Medical Students, Pre-medical students and even those who which to do Elective and Internship abroad. Our Hospitals and Medical Centers are carefully vetted to meet the needs and requirements of our Volunteers, Interns and students.  

Orphanage Volunteer Program

To many the rational of Volunteering Abroad is giving back to those who don’t have. Orphans are classified as being into a group of children that lack basic needs and necessities. This notion is without a doubt making our Orphanage volunteer Program one of the Core Volunteer Programs. Your decision to volunteer abroad in Tanzania in summer 2022 is in most cases based on wanting to give back. Hence if such is a case then our Orphanage Volunteering Program is offering you that Opportunity.  Our Volunteers helps with the general well being of  Orphans and the Orphanage. Volunteers would assist in conducting classes, cleaning the children, feed them and any other activity that would require their skills and expertise.

Special Need Education Volunteer Program

Our Special Needs Volunteer Program has always achieved the status of being the Most rewarding Program of all. If you ever looked for a Program that will take you down to earth, then this is the Program. Our special needs program places volunteers into special need schools, that accepts mentally retarded Children. Teaching them how to feed themselves, how to Speak and how to walk is the best way of leaving such a big mark in the world. It is a great way to make a difference into the lives of those so unfortunate.

The skills & language

Unlike other volunteer abroad opportunities were emphasis is focused on volunteer’s skills, ability and command of a specific language, our Programs puts less emphasis on those attributes.  We believe that every individual has the right to participate in volunteer Programs. Lack of a specific skill shouldn’t hinder Ones desire to giving back. No matter how unskillful you are, we will somehow find something for you to be useful. Moreover you don’t have to be a native English speaker to be considered in our programs. 

Tourist Attractions

Tanzania on being one of the tourist giants of Africa has also contributed to volunteer’s preference over destination Tanzania. Tanzania offers you the most efficient way to Travel, by doing both Charity work and Tourism at a go. Generally most volunteers have decided on destination Tanzania as their preferred Volunteering destination because of what Tanzania has to offer in term of tourist attractions.  The Great Mt Kilimanjaro, The Serengeti, The Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar Island, these are few of many tourist attractions in Tanzania.  


KIVOLEX is a locally based organization with only support staff in the western world in term of past volunteers. This has helped us to avoid large Administrative cost and hence lower volunteering cost. Unlike other volunteer abroad organizations based in the western world and remotely control programs Abroad, we are on the group and on site.  These Organizations charge large sum of volunteering fee usually hidden in Administration fee. You will only get to know about such fees, when you sign for the programs. This is very different with KIVOLEX, we are a locally based organization, we live the programs we are recruiting volunteers for. We don’t charge anything in excess, we only charge for your living expenses and you Program donation. Hence our prices are always affordable for all Volunteers.

Where will you stay?


There are two types of accommodation available in Dar Es Salaam, Home Stay Accommodation and Volunteer House. 

Volunteer House 

The Volunteer House is a western-style house with 6 bedrooms (all shared accommodations with bunk beds). It has 2 bathrooms with western-style toilets and occasional hot water for showers. The house also includes one double bedroom, and this room is generally reserved for married couples. The house is safe and secure, with a security guard and a large gate. In the volunteer house, there is a cook who cooks the meals for the volunteers. 

(Please note that spaces in the volunteer house are very limited and can only accommodate 18 to 24 people).

Home Stay Accommodation

Living is basic but all the Home Stays have electricity and running water and accommodate volunteers in safe and secure homes (some rural home stays may not have electricity or running water during times of drought). All home stays have been inspected thoroughly by local staff and chosen because of their safety and security. Most volunteers love their home stays and feel that they get a more authentic Tanzanian experience by staying there.


Transportation within

We will provide you with reliable Taxi drivers phone number,which you could use in case you want to move around. However you could also use Daladala these are buses, public transport that most people use to travel locally on daily basis.  There is also an option of using bodaboda these are motorcycles that are used as taxis. Other volunteers choose to walk whoever if you also choose to do so like any other new environment we encourage you to be very careful with thieves and pick pocketing   

Visa and Permit

A volunteer is required by the government to pay for a Visa and a permit to be allowed to volunteer in Tanzania. Kindly contact us for more information regarding this.


Midwives Associates!

Optician Assistant!

Typical day

In general, expect to work 4-6 hours per day. Volunteers usually wake up early, around 7 or 8 and have breakfast. After breakfast, their workday begins, usually somewhere between 8 and 10 AM.

 Your workday will usually end around 2 or 3 PM.

Although you will be expected to be at your work placement every weekday, the rest of your time in Tanzania is essentially left up to you to decide how to use it.

Your daily schedule may change, as well, so you’ll need to be flexible and ready to adjust.

Free Time Activities and Trips

KIVOLEX anticipates and encourages your desire for travel and adventure. Your time away from volunteering is open for you to decide your activities. You may decide to take advantage of the local culture and spend time within the community over the weekend. Otherwise, there is ample opportunity to explore Tanzania and all it has to offer. Long weekends can be taken to go on safari or to travel further afield to places such as Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Kenya or Uganda. If volunteers wish to volunteer over the weekends they can join local teams and visit other children organizations to spend time simply playing with and entertaining the children.

Tanzania is a big country full of exciting adventure. If you want to stay on in country after volunteering, we’ll help you arrange any number of trips and activities. You can go on safari through the Serengeti or Ngorogoro- which has the highest density of safari animals anywhere on earth. You can relax on the spice island of Zanzibar, taking in non stop sun, white beaches and clear blue seas. Swimming with dolphins, PADI dive courses, spear gun fishing, sleeping in hammocks strung between palm trees on the beach.. We like Zanzibar! If physical adventure is more your thing, Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world is right on your doorstep. A five day climb, and nearly 4 miles high, with temperatures down to minus 25 at the summit, it’s not for the faint of heart, but it can be done.

Free-time activities


Dar es salaam City Tour
Spend a day getting to know one of the greatest cities in East Africa.

Dar Es Salaam Zoo
Want to see all of the animals of Africa, but don’t have time to leave the city? No problem! Take our Dar es Salaam Zoo tour.

Mikumi National Park
Want to venture out of town and see some wildlife in its natural habitat?  Then come with us to Mikumi National Park which is alive with wild animals and birds.

Saadani National Park
Sadaani National Park is the only wildlife sanctuary in East Africa right on the Tanzanian Ocean, and is the closest safari from Dar es Salaam. The bush meets the beach in Saadani and the wildlife is abundant making it an amazing day trip.

Zanzibar Day Trip 

This beautiful Island of Africa is one of Tanzania’s popular tourist sites. It has vibrant Islamic culture and beautiful white sand beach 

Volunteer Requirements

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)

Education Requirements Health or social care related disciplines at High school/University level

Required Documents CV, copies of certificates and related documents

Nationality Restrictions No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.

Time Commitment Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 – 15:00.

Services by KIVOLEX Volunteers

Volunteer Program fee covers the following

  • Volunteer placement facilitation-full program scheduling and supervision
  • Pre-arrival support & preparation of your project/work placement
  • Airport pick up 
  • Orientation (usually begins on a Monday
  • Accommodation Room & Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Housekeeping
  • Daily in-person availability of a local coordinator


  • $150 USD contribution to placement facility
  • Airport transport on departure (can be arranged)
  • VISA and PERMIT fees
Airport Pickup at Julius Nyerere International Airport
We do pickup of volunteers from Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar Es Salaam or anywhere else within Dar Es Salaam.




Living is basic but all the Home Stays have electricity and running water and accommodate volunteers in safe and secure homes (some rural home stays may not have electricity or running water during times of drought). All home stays have been inspected thoroughly by local staff and chosen because of their safety and security. Most volunteers love their home stays and feel that they get a more authentic Tanzanian experience by staying there.



The Volunteer House is a western-style house with 6 bedrooms (all shared accommodations with bunk beds). It has 2 bathrooms with western-style toilets and occasional hot water for showers. The house also includes one double bedroom, and this room is generally reserved for married couples. The house is safe and secure, with a security guard and a large gate. In the volunteer house, there is a cook who cooks the meals for the volunteers. 
(Please note that spaces in the volunteer house are very limited and can only accommodate 18 to 24 people).
Food & Beverages


You will be provided with 2 meals daily. Breakfasts generally consist of Chai (tea), toast, cereal, fruit and mandazzi (deep fried dough). Dinner usually sees traditional food such as ugali, chapatti, boga and irio accompany the meat and vegetables.
Internet Access
You will have to pay for Internet Access.

What’s NOT included?

Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar Es Salaam. 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.

Details on arrival

Our program run throughout the year but Volunteer arrival is usually Friday of every week and the program start day is Monday of every week. Unless there is a special arrangement. The arriving airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar Es Salaam.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 – 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
Length of Program Program Fee
2 weeks $570
4 weeks $880
6 weeks $1,280
8 weeks $1,685
10 weeks $2,085
12 weeks $2,355
Registration Fee $210
Additional Week $120



Martin C, United Kingdom. Volunteered in 2020

To sum it all up, it was a memorable and valuable experience, the rotation of work at the hospital was very nice; examination, scaling, fillings and extraction were among the activities we did. It was so nice to learn of the Tanzania dental clinic setup. Accommodation was very fine bedroom, food and bathrooms were all in good condition. Innocent our local coordinator is a very friendly and nice person. He helped us with almost everything and made our stay in Tanzania very comfortable. We also had a wonderful experience going for Safari and learning of the local culture.


Katie A, Australia. Volunteered in 2021

Loved my experience with KIVOLEX. I got to help out in the emergency department, pediatric/male/female wards and the maternity department of the hospital. I witnessed/assisted with natural births, as well as witnessed c-sections in theatre. The people at the hospital were fabulous, as was Innocent and Angel (at the volunteer house). The food was excellent, as was the accommodation. Lots of activities to do in spare time, I went up to Arusha to do safaris, and Kilimanjaro, and spent a lot of time with coworkers at the hospital. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was getting the bus to and from work – if you can organise a driver then I would recommend doing that. I would do this experience again, without a shadow of a doubt, and highly recommend it!


Heidi L, Denmark. Volunteered in 2021

The people at KIVOLEX are kind and helpful. My friends and I had a good time as KIVOLEX volunteers. It was my very first trip to Africa, and I would definitely want to go back. It was my dream to one day work in Africa and in exact environment KIVOLEX took me. As a nurse student I had not only a learning experience but also a working one, although supervised but at times they would let me practice as a nurse and get that feeling of being registered and licensed nurse. The hospital is a very good place to learn and grow as a junior nurse from abroad. If you are looking to learning and get experience in a different environment outside your comfort zone, then Tanzania is a place to be. Cardinal Lugambwa Hospital introduced to almost everything I wished to experience.


Sarah W, USA. Volunteered in 2021

This trip is a life changing and it actually made me believe there is a whole other world outside the United States. Life is completing different in Dar Es Salaam, everything about it. The food, the people, traditions and overall dynamics are different from the USA. At the clinic the kinds were wonderful; they changed me in several aspects. Kids with their parents visited the clinic for treatment but to see them having fun with a big smile on their faces was just wonderful. I integrated with these kids and created a very strong bond and I am so grateful for that. Recording their vital sign like heart beat, temperature and taking their weight was just amazing. I strongly recommend this trip to anyone who likes to deal with kids in a child and maternal health department of a hospital.


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