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Community Arusha, Tanzania

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Help a local school to educate the next generation!

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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
This host contributes to building a better and more sustainable future for all!
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 week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
Teaching Sports
Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.
Teaching Languages
Teach a language to 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.
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 living in Arusha, north of Tanzania, that works to enhance the quality of life of our community. We focus on improving education of our kids, as one of the biggest concerns of the country is the low rate of children finishing secondary school. You can support our local school by helping to teach under staffed classes and encouraging the children to learn and have fun at the same time!

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Additional Fee Required

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


  • Beginner English or Beginner Swahili
  • 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
2 weeks

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47 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


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



It's been an amazing experience! I really felt the connection with the environment and the people, and fell in love with it. James and his family will do their best to make you feel comfortable and like "at home".

12 days ago



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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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 :)

5 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! :)

8 months ago

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Hosted by james

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