Orphanage Volunteer Program in Arusha, Tanzania

Trip code: OVPAT

Trip Highlights

  • Add some happiness to the lives of the children at the orphanage in Arusha.
  • Immerse yourself in the authentic culture and lifestyle, learn more about the land and its people.
  • Explore the local markets and don't forget to buy traditional African masks and wood carvings as souvenirs.
  • Spot the lioness and her cubs apart from other animals while enjoying thrilling game drives and safaris at the world famous Serengeti National Park.
  • Go for a weekend trip to the gorgeous Zanzibar island, which is just a 2 -hours boat ride from the mainland.

Tour Details


Perhaps the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Tanzania is the African wildlife! Undoubtedly, you'll get a chance to experience the thrilling safaris to spot the Big 5 at Serengeti and Ngorongoro, but the best part of your gap year journey will be the times that you'll spend with the adorable children at the orphanage while volunteering. Being a developing country where there's a huge underprivileged population, and children have been brought to the orphanages to give them adequate care and love. Explore the tribal Maasai villages, apart from indulging yourself in other activities that'll keep you on your toes during your gap year in Tanzania.


Roles and Responsibilities
  • Your main role as a volunteer will be to work alongside the existing staff to care for the children in orphanages.
  • Teach basic lessons to the kids and keep them engaged in activity-based learning.
  • You will have to assist the staff in carrying out the daily work such as washing clothes, feeding the children and making suggestions to the staff for improvement etc.
  • You might have to do administrative work as well.
  • Use your creative ideas and try your hands in adding some more colors to the entire environment, by renovating the center, along with your peers.
  • Show as much love as you can to the kids and help them live a better life.
What you can do in your free time?
  • A wildlife safari is a must! Feel the chills while exploring the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • You can also visit Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara.
  • Head towards Zanzibar if you are interested in watersports like snorkeling and Scuba diving.
  • Visit the Masai village to witness the life of the Masai people and can also take a day trip to Hot Springs or Coffee Plantations near Arusha.

Dates & Cost

Price Includes
  • 24/7 Assistance and support from Staff
  • Comprehensive Pre- Departure Information
  • Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro Airport or Bus station in Arusha
  • Orientation
  • Food as mentioned in Pre- Departure Information
  • Accommodation at the volunteer house/ homestay
  • Travel & Medical Insurance (Available at an extra cost)
Price Excludes
  • Return Airfare
  • Visa Fee 
  • Return Airport Drop (Can be arranged at extra cost)
  • Local Transportation 
  • Vaccinations
  • ​Any other personal expenses