Home to some of the most magnificent and spectacular wildlife, ancient and mysterious tribal communities, vast expanses of savannah, tropical blue oceans and imposing mountain landscapes, Tanzania will surpass all expectations. Big game species roam the plains and gorges where early human skeletons lie undiscovered while Mount Kilimanjaro challenges all who behold her. The waters of the Indian Ocean caress the shores of Tanzania and hold a staggeringly diverse range of species, from curious invertebrates to gigantic whale sharks and manta rays gliding silently over the coral reefs.
For all her natural beauty and wonder, Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in the world. In both cities and remote rural communities access to basic education and healthcare is limited and the dependence on subsistence lifestyles is widespread. Volunteering in Tanzania could be your chance to immerse yourself in her warm and welcoming communities while making a lasting contribution to the education and community development projects that will improve the standard of living and future prospects for those in greatest need.
Gain a lifetime of amazing memories
Experience life as a journalist or photographer in the field
Make lifelong friends
Minimum age of 18 years
Intermediate level of English
Airport pick-up on arrival (drop off available at additional cost)
Before you go
Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
Two meals a day
Airport pick-up (drop off available at additional cost)
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up
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WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
Join a local youth / arts / music oriented online publication as an intern to gain some great exposure to a small publishing firm which produces high quality Kiswahili magazines that are available to all Tanzanians. The focus is on community issues, music, arts and sports as well as producing additional corporate pages aimed at a slightly older market. The online publication needs visiting journalists, photographers, graphic designers and marketing people to help promote and develop it.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience in journalism and media design in a developing country and to develop an understanding of the process that goes into maintaining an online magazine.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Depending upon your skill set and experience your work schedule may vary and could cover a number of areas or skill sets required by the team. One thing that you can be sure of is that your days will be interesting and varied and as with any small business there will be times when teamwork and an “all hands on deck” approach is what’s needed to make things happen and meet those pressing deadlines!
You can make a lasting contribution to your school or orphanage by taking part in our book initiative. All you have to do is bring a book/books and it will be donated to the mobile library.
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
You will be collected from the airport in Dar es Salaam on Sundays by a friendly local staff member and transported to your accommodation. Once you have had time to rest the local staff will introduce you to your project and the local area. Your in-country coordinator will be more than happy to help you settle in and acclimatise and you'll feel at home in no time in this friendly, vibrant country.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
You will be staying in a volunteer eco-house on the coast, to the north of Dar es Salaam. Based within a small local village the volunteer facilities are basic but comfortable and clean. You will be sharing a single sex room with other volunteers, where you will have access to bucket showers and dry toilets. Internet access will usually be available for a small fee.
WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
You will be provided with breakfast and dinner as most volunteers are away from the accommodation at lunchtime at their projects. There are plenty of places for you to buy food in the local villages and this is an excellent way to experience true local street cuisine.
Food in Tanzania is generally simple, consisting of vegetables, beans or meat with rice or ugali, a common staple food in eastern and southern Africa made from maize flour.
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In your spare time you are sure to want to explore the natural and cultural wonders of this remarkable country. You can easily visit the picturesque harbour, chaotic markets and historical buildings of nearby Dar es Salaam, venture further afield to the famed northern wildlife-watching circuit or simply the endless miles of untouched stunning beaches, your travels will be set against the backdrop of a cultural mosaic in which over 100 ethnic groups amicably rub shoulders.
In country staff can help you make arrangements for travel and trips before and after your placement whether you want to take on the challenge of Kilimanjaro, adventure out on safari to spot Africa’s big 5, or simply relax, snorkel or dive on the beuatiful beaches of Mafia Island or Zanzibar.
To apply for this project, or to register your interest, just click on the orange "Apply Now!" button at the top of the menu. Fill out and submit a short application form and then one of our advisors will give you a call back to answer any questions and to progress your application if you wish to continue.
There is no obligation when making an application, and you do not need to pay anything at this point.