Volunteer as a teacher in Tanzania and help disadvantaged children improve their English. You’ll support local teachers in primary schools, and you can also teach at a school in a Maasai community. You’ll get plenty of practical classroom experience, which could help your future career.
You’ll work with experienced local teachers to create lesson plans and plan games and activities to keep children engaged and actively learning. Your main focus is teaching English, but you’ll also have the opportunity to teach subjects like music, art, or sports.
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 01 571 5080 for more info.
When you apply you only pay €295, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 01 571 5080 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 16 can join
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do at my Teaching Placement in Tanzania?
As a Teaching volunteer, you'll work at a school alongside experienced local teachers. These are some of the tasks you can expect to do on this project:
- Teach English to children and make classroom learning fun and interesting
- Assist teachers with extracurricular activities such as music, sport, art and drama
- Work with teachers to prepare lessons that are both exciting and practical
- Help out at the local Maasai school
At your volunteer teaching placement in Tanzania, your work will focus on the following areas:
Improve the standard of English
Your main role is to teach English to primary school children. You will help students to understand the basics of grammar and pronunciation through exercises and spelling bees. You are encouraged to use games, flash cards, and other fun techniques to keep lessons interesting and teach the children new words. Ultimately, the goal should be to get students to practice speaking as much as possible.
Help teachers with extracurricular activities
Outside of teaching English, you can get involved with extracurricular activities in the afternoons, like art and sports. These classes are a wonderful opportunity for the children to embrace their creative sides, and teachers will definitely appreciate the extra help.
It is very important that every lesson is clearly planned, with a particular goal in mind. You will be expected to lay out these lesson plans, clearly defining the goals and objectives of each class. Lesson planning is an important skill to learn, and will look great on your CV.
We run regular workshops for all of our Teaching and Care volunteers, where you can get advice, ask any questions that you may have, and discuss any challenges you are facing. You will also have access to online resources where you will be able to see sample lesson plans and activities.
Help out at the local Maasai school
Projects Abroad has also set up a school for the Maasai children living on the outskirts of Arusha. These children have little or no access to education. We depend on volunteers like you to teach classes, so we can support their education. If you teach here, you’ll prepare and teach all of your own lessons. You’ll focus on improving literacy and teaching basic English.
Where will I be working in Tanzania?
You will be placed at a local primary school in either Arusha or Moshi, or at the Maasai school just outside of Arusha. All of these areas will be less developed than you are used to, with dirt roads and rustic buildings.
Arusha is a lively city located below Mount Meru on the Eastern edge of the Rift Valley, not far from the Serengeti National Park.
In Arusha, you also have the option of teaching at a Maasai school, a 30 minute drive outside of the city. You’ll be placed here automatically if you can only teach in Tanzania for two weeks. This school is fully funded and run by Projects Abroad. We rely on the support of volunteers like you to keep it going. The areas is underdeveloped, so you can expect conditions to be very basic.
Moshi is a municipality located on the slopes of Kilimanjaro mountain, and is considered to be the cleanest town in Tanzania. This city is less developed than other cities in Tanzania, allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty of the area without the hustle and bustle of big city life.
We set out the aims and objectives of our projects in documents called Management Plans. We use them to properly plan the work you’ll do. They also help us measure and evaluate our achievements and impact each year.
Ultimately, our Management Plans help us make our projects better. This in turn means you get to be part of something that makes a real impact where it’s needed. Read more about our Management Plans.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Having never taught before, it was quite a daunting prospect at first but one which I loved from the start. Initially, the children were apprehensive as to what this Mzungu (foreigner) was like but they soon warmed to and trusted me.
Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania
Project Abroad staff provided a very personal and caring service; people travelling with Projects Abroad were all generally happy with their host families, found the projects interesting and enjoyed the weekly socials and trips organized by them.
Volunteer Teaching English in Tanzania
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