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Community Arusha, Tanzania

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Help in our farm and experience local Tanzanian life

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Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
15 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
14 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are a local family that lives in Arusha, north of Tanzania, our home is a farm. We are looking for help from people around the world to do farm activities, like plant vegetables and fruits and take care of the animals (cows, pigs, chicken and dogs). You will live with a Tanzanian family and experience the traditions, language and culture of the country at first hand.

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Additional Fee Required

Volunteer can contribute $10 per day to maintain food and accommodation.


  • Beginner English or Beginner Spanish
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week

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46 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

15 Meeting locals

14 Immersing in the local culture

14 Developing social awareness

13 Get in touch with nature

13 Creating true social impact

12 Meeting international travelers



Had a great experience, really recommend it! The kids are amazing and really happy with our presence at the school and at the orphanage. Also, I felt really welcomed at Kissiri's house.

10 days ago

james replied

Thanks so much Ana



Had a really nice time at kissiri house! Such a great way to immerse into the local culture, and to taste local dishes and share experiences with others.

about 1 month ago



Amazing and unforgettable experience! Thanks to James and his family, I really felt as a part of them. If you want to feel real Arusha and to make some social impact, this is the perfect place.
…and when you arrive there, please don’t be afraid of Rambo, he is just a big baby :)

about 2 months ago



My experience at the Kissiri house was incredible! Very nice place with all kind of things needed and lovely family, allways attentive and willing to help. I really felt welcome as one more in the house :) Also the projects to volunteer were very nice and I really felt that I was contributing to something good. Full flexibility to decide when and in wich project to help and also to organise the leisure trips. I am definetly looking forward to repeat!! Asante sana James and Kissiri family! :)

5 months ago

United States


I certainly had an amazing stay, was fed so well the food was delicious and comforting. I enjoyed being on the farm on a nice cool sunny day without distractions…just picking crops and learning what it takes to be self sustainable. Definitely recommend this Host!

6 months ago

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