In Tanzania and other parts of the world, there are a lot of volunteer agencies that charge exorbitant fees for volunteering opportunities. Even though many volunteers have amazing experiences, it’s evident that they wind up spending thousands of dollars for a few weekends, which frequently doesn’t benefit local Tanzanian projects or the local economy. For this reason, we felt compelled to establish ANGONET, a resource for anyone seeking low-cost volunteer opportunities in Africa. While it is not required, you can donate any money you can raise to the project for which you are helping. Here, you can see the precise way in which your donation is being put to use. You pay for your place of residence with ANGONET.

We encourage national and international volunteers who are interested, dedicated, hard-working, optimistic, open-minded, insightful people to work with us. Volunteering placements are flexible and our need for intake is on-going.

Please email info@angonetz.or.tz if you are interested.

Internships serve as an opportunity for individuals to contribute to their carrier and ANGONET’s programs/activities. We welcome applications from recent Tanzanian graduates and the rest of the world. Internships are normally for three (3) months and can be extended to six (6) months upon requests. We encourage applications from interested, dedicated, hard-working, optimistic, open-minded, and insightful young people to serve as interns.

Please email info@angonetz.or.tz if you are interested.

Learn Swahili While Volunteering
Volunteering Projects In Tanzania

Starting a volunteer trip in northern Tanzania offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Tanzanian culture and gain more than just service hours. Embracing and using the local language, Swahili, is a key part of this enriching experience. Discover the numerous benefits of learning Swahili while volunteering and see how language can enhance your interactions and impact.

Cultural Connection: Dive Deep into Tanzanian Life Learning Swahili goes beyond language fluency; it provides a window into the heart of Tanzanian culture. You'll not only learn words but also understand the rhythm of daily life, cultural customs, and the nuances that make Tanzanian communities unique. Swahili will guide you on a journey of comprehension and connection, allowing you to build stronger relationships based on mutual understanding. Whether you're a nurse or a teaching intern, speaking Swahili ensures your efforts are genuinely received and appreciated.

Build Lasting Relationships: Swahili as the Bridge of Friendship Language turns strangers into friends. Volunteering with Swahili allows you to form meaningful and lasting connections. Conversations go beyond project details, sharing dreams, goals, and personal experiences. Swahili serves as a bridge, uniting people and creating lasting bonds within Tanzanian communities. The most rewarding part of your journey will be the volunteer placements arranged by ANGONET - Arusha NGO Network, which provide deep cultural integration and impactful service.

Overcome Challenges: Embrace Growth The first week of volunteering in Tanzania may come with language barriers and culture shock. However, these initial challenges are well worth it as you grow comfortable with your project and understand how you can contribute effectively. By embracing Swahili, you pave the way for a more fulfilling and impactful volunteer experience.

Ready to Make a Difference? Join us in northern Tanzania and experience the true essence of cultural exchange and volunteerism. Embrace Swahili, build lasting relationships, and make a meaningful impact.

Start your volunteer journey today with ANGONET!

Contact Us to learn more and get started!


Tanzania experiences two main seasons: summer (the dry season) from June to November and winter (the wet season) from December to May. In northern Tanzania, rainfall is bimodal, with short rains from November to December and long rains from March to July. Visitors are advised to bring jackets, as it can get cold.

Our staff will meet you at the Kilimanjaro airport with an A4-sized laminated ANGONET sign. From there, you'll take a one-hour taxi ride to Arusha City, followed by transport to your host family or local hotel. You'll have time to unpack and settle in after your journey.

Prospective learners should obtain a tourist visa, typically lasting three months, with possible extensions. While you must secure your visa independently, ANGONET can offer advice and assistance upon request. Once obtained, please provide ANGONET with a copy of your identification documents.

The day after your arrival, our staff will pick you up from your host family and take you around Arusha. You'll visit the ANGONET office for essential information, including safety and security measures. You'll also be shown important locations like internet cafes, the post office, and money exchange points. Most interns/volunteers stay with host families, offering a genuine Tanzanian home-stay experience.

Your safety and security are our top priorities. Before placement, we provide detailed safety information. We maintain regular contact with host families and volunteers, ensuring all arrangements are satisfactory. Our staff conducts ongoing monitoring to ensure your accommodation and placement are secure and comfortable.

Yes, course The Swahili for Foreigners program can arrange homestays with local families, enhancing your language and cultural immersion. You'll have an independent room with breakfast included, and potentially lunch and dinner, at a rate of US$ 50 per day. Induction includes information about local amenities and customs to help you settle in confidently.certificates are issued to acknowledge successful participation. Certificates are typically awarded upon completion of at least two to three weeks of studies.

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