Social Project Arusha, Tanzania

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Build a community center / library for our local village

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
4 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
23 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
23 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.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION • Cost If you are interested in coming you can come almost at any time and stay as long as you want. Your stay at the host family will cost you just 10$ per day, to provide the cost of food and accommodation and to give a support to the family. Most volunteers Stay between 2 weeks and 3 month

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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.
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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Stay at least
2 weeks

The Experience

We are building a community center / library to support the education and needs of our local community. If you choose this project you can help us to build and set up the running of the center. This will include building work, DIY and painting, gardening, project support and planning, IT support and setting up educational programmes and resources. We love working with our volunteers to find out new ways of doing things.

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Social Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

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

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

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



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!

6 days 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 🇹🇿

about 1 month ago



This was one of the best experiences of my life ❤️✨!! The family is incredible and you will feel at home with them!! The work is flexible based on what you like to do and the food in the house is good!! This was my first experience volunteering and I absolutely loved!! I also had the chance to meet amazing people from all around the world and truly experience the local culture!! I couldn't be happier with all the memories I had there 🇹🇿❤️✨

about 2 months ago

james replied

Asante sana rafiki

United Kingdom


We had the most amazing time at the project. After telling James the wrong time our flight was getting in, he came to the airport twice to get us! The whole family was really welcoming and helpful. The food was delicious and there were many volunteering options, with the opportunity to mix and match. We got immersed in the local culture, seeing areas such as Moshi and playing basketball with locals. 10/10 recommend the Krissi house!

3 months ago



The Kissiri-Family is amazing! I was welcomed with open arms and could have stayed definitely longer. James and his family are always eager to help and show you around or parts of their culture. Whether it is a day-trip, a safari or just some nice coffee places, James can organise or might join. Don't hesitate to ask, I felt the door was always open to talk. Will definitely come again. Asante Sana James & Family!

4 months ago

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