Placement dates (excluding travel time): 10 Apr 2020 - 01 Jul 2020
£2,950.00 ($3,765.38 approx)
Application deadline: 11 Nov 2019
Interviews: 29 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019 Tearfund, Teddington (GB
Pre-departure training: 14 Jan 2020 - 16 Jan 2020 Tonbridge, Kent (GB)


Across Tanzania, a lack of access to basic services like education and health care, and high rates of HIV, means that many of Tanzania’s population live in poverty. Despite some economic growth, 28 percent of the population live on less than one pound per day.

You’ll be spending your placement working in the Geita region alongside African Inland Church Tanzania (AICT). Their work includes providing higher levels of education in local schools, running health and hygiene training in schools and villages, and supporting those living with HIV.

In everything they do, AICT aim to transform lives by empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty. Alongside their other projects they have provided wells which are maintained by local churches in each village, providing sustainable access to clean water for local people.

You’ll have the chance to work with AICT, building relationship and sharing God’s love in practical ways to see lives transformed.

What will you be doing?

  • Training church members and village health committees on hygiene, water and sanitation (prior training provided).
  • Helping teachers to develop classroom resources.
  • Visiting people living with HIV to offer prayer and friendship.
  • Teaching students about health and hygiene.
  • Helping run adult Bible studies.
  • Visiting local churches and taking part in Sunday services.
  • Running Bible clubs for local youth groups.

What can you bring?

Volunteering in Tanzania, you will need to support our partners as they tackle poverty in Geita. You’ll be keen to get involved in teaching and working with schools, and invite the opportunity to grow in faith and confidence. You’ll need to be flexible, adaptable, and ready to work as part of a team of volunteers, whilst building relationships with the staff and locals.

Get a £100 fundraising discount

Do you have a friend who wants to volunteer with us too?

Once you’ve applied you can refer a friend to come on a 3 or 6 month placement in 2020. Both you and your friend will get a £100 discount!

The friend you refer has to be a brand new applicant to Tearfund. They can apply to any of our 3 and 6 month opportunities to volunteer overseas in 2020.

Simply contact us at or call 020 3906 3111 to let us know they are applying. Once we receive their application forms and their deposit we'll apply the discount for both of you.

*Please note…

The cost mentioned above includes pre-departure training, insurance, debrief, a medical package, administrative costs and in-country travel, accommodation and food.

For information on additional costs, check out our FAQ section below.

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