Volunteer on sanitation and safe water projects in Tanzania this summer

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Country: Tanzania,
Type: Humanitarian & Community Development , Manual work / Construction, Medical & Health Care, Working with children,

Less than a third of the population in Tanzania have access to improved sanitation, with this figure much lower in rural areas. Poor sanitation and lack of access to clean drinking water is the leading killer of children below 5 in Tanzania. In 2014, Raleigh International would like to reach over 500 children in Tanzania, providing sanitation and water systems and raising awareness within families and communities. But we need your help to do this.

Volunteer in Tanzania this summer, Raleigh’s newest expedition country. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to a crucial time in Tanzania’s development.

Raleigh International is looking for volunteer managers to take part on our 8 and 13 week summer expeditions in Tanzania. If you like a challenge and are looking for something new and exciting, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. 

Spend this summer working and living in rural communities leading and supporting young people on sustainable development projects. Less than a third of Tanzania’s population have access to adequate sanitation and even fewer in rural areas. By improving sanitation such as building toilets close to a local school enables girls to continue their education; many are forced to drop out when they reach puberty due to lack of these basic amenities.

As well as a sanitation project, you could also work on a community resilience project, helping to build Early Childhood Development Centres for rural communities and thereby improving access to education and healthcare. Alongside the infrastructure element of all our projects, you and the volunteers will be carrying out awareness raising activities and events in the local community to help contribute towards long-term behavioural change.

You may also have the chance to lead your team on an adventure challenge in Tanzania’s stunning southern highlands. The expeditions are diverse and the exact work that you will be doing is determined by the local needs of the project area and can differ from time to time.

We have numerous opportunities for volunteer managers both on our project sites and in our local headquarters in Morogoro;

  • Project Managers
  • Adventure Project Managers (must be Mountain Leader qualified or have extensive experience in trekking or other outdoor activities)
  • Medics (doctors, nurses and paramedics who must have two years post qualification experience)
  • Administrators
  • Communications Officers
  • Logistics Coordinators
  • Photographers

Apply today for this exciting opportunity to support worthwhile development projects and build a stronger future in one of the poorest countries in the world. 


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52 Horseferry Road



Telephone 1: 020 7183 1295

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