Build a community center / library for our local village

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The Exchange

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.


25 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

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.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: 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.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Fluent English or Beginner Swahili

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

You will stay with a local family in a little village 15 min motorbike ride away from Arusha. You will be helping the family to build a community center / library to support the community with education and much needed emotional support. This can use whatever skills you have at your disposal, be that building / gardening to IT support, project planning or educational programme development.

In the afternoons and weekends you will be free to do explore and do whatever you like. If you want to explore alone then you are free to do so but we can also help to arrange trips and activities for you. There are many things you can do such as safari, climbing Kilimajaro / Mount Meru, go to the hot springs and waterfalls, visit a Masai village or spend time with the kids from boarding school or from the orphanage. It is completely up to you, whatever will make your trip amazing!