Placement dates (excluding travel time): 10 Jun 2020 - 09 Sep 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)


See for yourself how the local church and the local community are working together to bring about incredible change.

You’ll be supporting the work of the African Inland Church Tanzania (AICT- MUD), partnering with people at the grassroots to tackle poverty together.

AICT’s programmes support people to become self-sufficient and cut the limiting ties of dependency. As a result of AICT’s work there are now affordable medical clinics for local people, and agricultural schemes which enable farmers to increase their yields. Communities that once had no running water not only have a well but are also able to educate their children.

Three months with AICT will see you involved in a range of programmes. You will experience how the local church is at the heart of tackling poverty and injustice, and learn how initiatives such as self-help groups are the key to unlocking potential and bringing change.

What will you be doing?

  • Visiting the Care for the Children project which works with 3000 vulnerable children.
  • Visiting local health clinics and the HIV home-based care programme.
  • Supporting the self-help programme running in local communities.
  • Teaching at the local primary and secondary schools.
  • Supporting and developing youth programmes including drama, worship and children’s ministries.
  • Getting involved in the Church & Community Mobilisation Process (CCMP).
  • Participating in the life of the local church; helping to run discipleship programmes, Bible studies and initiatives with women and young people.
  • Sharing your IT skills, to help improve AICT’s staff members IT skills.
  • There may also be an opportunity to help with church maintenance and construction projects.

What can you bring?

We’re looking for people who are willing to serve where the need is greatest. You’ll need to be flexible, adaptable, and ready to work as part of a team of volunteers, supporting AICT as they empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

Swahili is the main language spoken across Tanzania so it would be helpful to learn a few basic words before you go.

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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