Volunteer in Tanzania: An Introduction to Kilimanjaro

"Little by little, a little becomes a lot." Tanzanian Proverb

Nestled in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's most epic peak, you'll find the small town of Moshi. And this topographical giant is just one of the incredible wonders of nature that you'll find in the region. During your time as a volunteer in Tanzania with the Chagga community, the people of Moshi, you'll be working in a landscape full of waterfalls, coffee plantations, and banana fields.

You'll be working among a landscape full of waterfalls...

Among the most prevalent issues that local people in Moshi deal with are those presented by the lack of resources, residual effects of a colonial past, and the impact of HIV/AIDS. As a Cross-Cultural Solutions volunteer in Tanzania, you'll have a chance to work side by side with local communities as they work to address these social issues and work toward a more economically independent and sustainable future.

As a volunteer in Tanzania, you'll assist with the growth and development of children, improve education for children, improve the quality of care of people with disabilities, or support those affected by HIV/AIDS. With CCS, you'll experience a culture like never before. With constant opportunities to immerse yourself in the local community, discover your surroundings, and engage in genuine cultural exchange, when you volunteer in Tanzania you'll see the world as you never have before.

Check out this video for a firsthand look at the CCS Tanzania experience:

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FACT SHEET

Avg. Annual Temp.
73°F
/
23°C
Language
Swahili & English
National Food
Ugali
Currency
Shilling

Your Kilimanjaro Staff

THEA MUSHI
Born in the Kilimanjaro region, Thea came to CCS after serving as Country Director for eight years at the Irish Agency for Personal Service Overseas (APSO). She’s been with CCS since 2003, and has plenty of experience working with international volunteers like you. She is a trained accountant and social and community development worker, and is particularly passionate about the power of education on her community’s youth. Mama Thea, as she is called, loves to dance and has a huge, warm smile. She’s known for her contagious laughter and beautiful singing voice.
Country Staff