NGO Meru, Tanzania

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Join us and teach your language while having a wonderful time

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Help a sustainable project
7 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
12 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
11 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Child Care
Caring for, playing with, and spending time with children.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Teaching Languages
Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.
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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

The Experience

We are a local family lived in Arusha on the slope of Mount Meru. We welcome you in our Local school all volunteers and travelers to share with us different skills and knowledge to our children! We also have preschool classes you can support our local school by helping to teach under staffed classes. In the evening you can join the evening classes and helping them in different activities/stories, photography, cleaning ect

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 12 Meeting locals
  • 11 Immersing in the local culture
  • 10 Developing social awareness
  • 9 Get in touch with nature
  • 8 Meeting international travelers
  • 7 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 7 4. Quality education
  • 4 1. No poverty
  • 1 2. Zero hunger
  • 1 6. Clean water and sanitation



The organization and Juliette were very friendly and made me feel welcome. Julie is a great cook! Because I was the only volunteer and the school was not open all the time I felt a bit lonely but the organization arranged a safaritrip for me..This week school will start again so there will be more for me to do. The children and the teacher are great! the organization has started this project since three months now and wants to expand so I wish him all the best!

2 months ago

Osward replied

Thank you for being with us it was a pleasure to have you in our community, it was a great support for our NGO's and community.

We will never go un appreciated



It was one of the most remarkable experiences of my life. The children are adorable, very affectionate, they just need care, attention and love. The teacher is a heroin, looking after 30 children completely on her own. I was working in a more deprived school, in the middle of a very poor community, where I was able to connect with the locals, living the real life of these people. Juli, the organization and Fred, the people responsible for my experience and stay, were very kind to me, the accommodation is very good, the room very comfortable, the food excellent.

4 months ago

Osward replied

Thank you for staying with us and helping our community in large actually what you did for this children it was unforgettable love, we will still remember you in many ways hope we will meet again in future. We will make sure we are developing day by day



I would extremely recommend the Zion project; the time I spent with the children and all the staff at the school will be memorable forever. The kids are full of love and energy; they have a big desire to learn. the organization is always ready to help or solve any doubt, and you can ask him for any activity in your free time. This was my first volunteering, and I couldn't have chosen better. The staff and teachers are doing an excellent job. I will keep these kids in my heart forever and the fantastic people I met there. Thanks to all the lovely people in the hostel and school for all the support.

5 months ago

Osward replied

Thank you for your appreciation we really enjoyed staying with you, we will miss you and welcome again again in future. Asante sana



My experience at Zion Care has been absolutely fantastic. From the moment I arrived, I immediately felt welcomed and at home. The cultural immersion experienced in this place is simply incredible. Each child you interact with has something unique and valuable to teach you. I sincerely recommend this volunteering opportunity. It is a transformative experience that leaves you with unforgettable memories. However, I must warn that the only risk you run by joining Zion Care is that you will fall so in love with this place that you won't want to leave. It truly is a treasure!

5 months ago

Osward replied

Thank you for your appreciation Ana Maria, it was a pleasure to have you in our school and community we are welcoming you back again in the future. We will miss you



My stay at the organization was absolutely fabulous. The homestay is amazing, everyone is very welcoming and always here to help. The other volunteers I met there made this stay even more amazing. Thanks to Osward we did some amazing tours like safaris or waterfalls hike. The children are so sweet, spending my day with them was so fun. They are always down for some activities : go to the river, play games, dances…. The 2 weeks there flew so fast… Thank you to everyone I met there for making of my stay here an incredible experience. For sure I will be back sooner or later.

12 months ago

Osward replied

Thank you for your appreciation for sure we have enjoyed staying with you, welcome again

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