Placement dates (excluding travel time): 16 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
Cost: £1,350.00 ($1,754.92 approx)
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2020
Pre-departure training: 14 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020 Kennington, Ashford (GB)


Join the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro (DMK) as they work to provide education and empower local churches and communities.

Part of the Anglican Church in Tanzania, DMK is located in North Eastern part of Tanzania covering the Arusha, Manyara and Kilimanjaro regions. Although Tanzania has seen some economic growth, 70% of the population still live in the cycle of extreme poverty. Recognising the power of education in breaking this cycle, DMK have set up a number of schools in Arusha and Kilimanjaro providing both accessible and quality education for local communities.

Passionate about displaying God’s love, DMK also look to connect with people through both discipleship and outreach. A key part of their mission is empowering and encouraging people in their relationship with God, working through local churches to share the good news of Jesus.

Spend two weeks living and learning alongside DMK as you join them in their mission to share God’s love in practical ways.

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting community training sessions on agricultural practices and income-generation.
  • Local church activities including Sunday services, Sunday school, outreach and evangelism.
  • Teaching in schools and helping to construct classrooms in Babati or the Masailand.
  • Serving and working with the Diocese of Mount Kilimanjaro staff to meet community members and gather stories for research and evaluation.

What can you bring?

Volunteering in Tanzania you will be supporting DMK as they tackle poverty. You’ll be keen to get involved with visiting 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, while building relationships with the staff and locals.

*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.


Worried about costs?

When we first meet you at an interview day or at pre-departure training, we will give you some ideas about fundraising. If you would like more inspiration, check out Tearfund's fundraising webzone and Nia’s blog with eight fundraising tips.

We don’t ask you to pay the whole cost all at once!

When you apply you are required to send in a non-refundable deposit. The deposit covers the administrative costs of processing your application, interviewing and/or assigning you to a team.

After we have confirmed your place and selected you, we will ask you to send in a further deposit. This is for administrative, preparatory, in-country and other costs that have to be paid in advance, and again, this is non-refundable.

You will need to pay the final balance a month before you travel.

What will I be doing?

All sorts! It totally depends on which country you chose and which partner you volunteer alongside. But we’re normally correct when we say...

  • You’ll be learning loads
  • You’ll be supporting our partner to keep up their fantastic work
  • You’ll be making new friends
  • You’ll be growing in your relationship with God

Here are some recent examples.

In Cambodia: Tearfund’s partner CHO, works closely with children, providing education. Volunteers have brought their personal education experience to help teach english, run sports and lead bible studies. CHO also has an incredible Social Enterprise called Destiny Cafe where the volunteers get an opportunity to work alongside locals and develop new innovative ways to expand business in the area.

In India: Tearfund’s partners have invited prayer teams to join them for two weeks. Volunteers bring their fresh enthusiasm and commitment to prayer, coming alongside partners and beneficiaries, often resulting in a fresh awakening of God’s power at work.

Where will I stay and what will I eat?

This totally varies from team to team, but we can guarantee that you will have a mattress under you and a roof over you! You may be sleeping in a church, house, school, or simple guesthouse. Two-week teams tend to live in a guesthouse with running water. Food will usually be a mixture of local food and English food. It's hard to predict what you will encounter so you need to expect the unexpected. Our most common complaint from teams is that they are treated too well!

How do I contact you if I have more questions?

Sometimes it's hard to navigate your way around new sites, so we'd love to chat to you over the phone or email. 

Contact us