Social Project Arusha, Tanzania

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Help a local school to educate the next generation!

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.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
26 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
26 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Teaching Sports
Teaching or assisting the host, guests, or local communities in practicing sports or physical activities.
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.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 10

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Benefits for travelers


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

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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, 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.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
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
2 weeks

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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  • Beginner English or Beginner Swahili
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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61 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Social Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 26 Immersing in the local culture
  • 26 Meeting locals
  • 22 Developing social awareness
  • 22 Meeting international travelers
  • 21 Get in touch with nature
  • 21 Creating true social impact

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 7 4. Quality education
  • 5 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4 5. Gender equality



This was my first volonteering experience and I would definetly recommend it to everyone. The host family is amazing and will make you feel welcomed as soon as you land. You get to imerge in the culture and learn from the locals, from the food to the language this is the best way to truely experience any country. You get to spend your days in the school with the kids and in the afternoons have fun at town. You will not regret it!

18 days ago



I'm here to tell you that this is the volunteering you've been looking for! If you are still hesitating wether to apply or not, just apply, because you won't regret it. The Kissiri family is lovely, they welcomed me warmly from the first day. James is a spectacular host, it's clear that he has experience with volunteeers and I felt safe from the first day. He cares a lot about making you feel comfortable. The facilities are great and so is the food. I miss chapati already :( I just hope to be able to visit you again as soon as possible. I have lived a dream and I am grateful about it!

30 days ago

Korea, South


Thank you so much to the Kissiri family. Thank you for allowing us to come into your home and treating us like family. This was the best experience. I learnt so much, and had a lot of fun. I was helping on the farm, learning some new gardening skills, learning many Tanzanian dishes, and also learning about other cultures from the other international volunteers staying. If you have any questions about the experience, feel free to message :) One thing to future volunteers: you are here to help! Please try to help in every way possible!!! I am desperate to return, and I definitely will ♡

about 1 month ago



This has been my first time volunteering with Worldpackers and I hope all my next experiences with the app could be as positive as this one. Everything from arrival to stay was very well organised! James has been doing this for years and had 250+ volunteers in his house, so he definitely knows what he's doing. You can ask him anything and him and his family will always try to make you feel at home! One thing I wish I knew beforehand, if you do decide to come and have any colouring pencils, erasers,… bring them. The children will be infinitely thankful! For more specifics, feel free to text me!

2 months ago

james replied

Asante sana for your amazing feedback I will definitely change the teacher now to improve more



What an unforgettable experience! Going to the project with my girlfriend was a dream come true. We met diverse volunteers worldwide, forming strong friendships 🫶 Working with curious and English-speaking children was a pleasure. We preferred to volunteer outside of their class hours so as not to replace the lessons they already have at school with good teachers! The moments in the library were extraordinary, and I would have loved to stay with them :) Though there were some negative (write to me), I recommend it! Can't wait to return to the kind and attentive people of Arusha 🇹🇿

3 months ago

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