Volunteering Program

Volunteering and Home Stays in Moshi, Arusha and Rombo Districts in Tanzania

We have organized home stays and placements in Dar Es Salaam, It is now possible to volunteer with us in Dar Es Salaam

ACWF Handles volunteers as one of its projects,

VOLUNTEERING AND HOME STAYS  is one of responsible and economical ways of exploring by  outreaching, it offers a slowed down exposure to local way of life while also giving enough time and choices for exploration of wild life and many natural treasures of this country. You get the best of cultural and game tourism while being useful to the local communities. Your labor and experience is put to a good use and portions of the Fees Charged Shall go to help communities you will be attached to and you may be caught up in the FRIENDS OF AFRICA, FRIENDS OF ACWF forever? For a good while at least.

By handling we mean the following services,

  • VISA: (This means upgrading your tourist visa to a working VISA class C or Visitors CTA pass depending on how long you are planing to work. CTA visa gives a maximum of two months while a class C Visa allows up to six months),  After making inquiries and have made up your mind, it is always easier to get into the country with a tourist Visa which is stamped at the point of entry (airport or border crossing) and have it upgraded to a working Visa at class C 550USD or a CTA pass at 225USD. If you are living near a Tanzanian Embassy you may organize a class C. This may take your time and energy to fill in confusing forms, but will save you whatever fees you would otherwise pay for a tourist Visa.
  • VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT (This means organizing a work or training placement), We currently have the following as placements MAIRIVA SECONDARY SCHOOL IN ARUSHA, KIBO SECONDARY SCHOOL IN MOSHI, DESTINY  CHILDREN HOME which is an orpharnage in Moshi, KWANGAO PRIMARY SCHOOL IN Rombo, ACWF offices in Moshi and Rombo. But depending on your specific need and wish we can organize other placements in Arusha, Moshi and Rombo and probably but not preferably further within Tanzania.
  • HOME STAYS (this means getting you a bed and all meals in a local selected family or a hostel) and generally manages the volunteer within Arusha, Moshi and Rombo IDistricts. We have facilities run directly ACWF in Moshi, Rombo and Arusha. You will therefore have a choice to be in a family outside these. We shall give you information to help you make a decision and allow you to change your mind so long as there is an available space.
  • While attached to one of the homes or placements you will have a chance to kind of be a guest to the rest of active placements and homes.

The NGO has successfully handled 16 (October 2013) , Volunteers  in four cycles originating from Norway (1), Sweden(6) and Denmark(8) and Germany(1)  who worked  in Schools, orphanages and Hospitals in Moshi and Arusha and we are at various stages of contacts with other mainly North European Volunteers and schools wishing to establish partnerships with Tanzanian Schools.

To get an insight on their experience we shall post some pictures and stories willingly shared by some of them. See galleries

See rates below (also reproduced on the next sub page), The rates do not include your ticket to and out of the country and your travels to the National parks, the coast and elsewhere in the country which is a must do after you have come all the way here.

ACWF Volunteering Rates (same rates are in the next sub page)

Volunteering Rates


Base Rates in USD Indicative Euro Indicative DKK Indicative TZS
Rate1 Rate2 Rate1 Rate2 Rate1 Rate2 Rate1 Rate2

  1. Rate 1  does not include meals, Rate2 does
  2. All rates covers home stay and work placement
  3. We also receive non volunteers or volunteers organized by others at the same rates.
  4. Other holiday makers can use our facilities with prior arrangement.
  5. All rates does not include your ticked into the country,
  6. Rates does not include Visa. We can easily upgrade your tourist Visa to Residence permit Class C at USD 550 and CTA pass at 225USD.
  7. This is our standard Rates mainly applicable to short term volunteers and tourists, Other arrangements may be discussed on a case to case basis.
  8. We shall charge at USD,  Rates in other currencies are only Indicative intended to give a feeling in the currency you are used to, but actual payments shall be made using the USD rates or conversions based on it at exchange rates of transactin day.
  9. You are expected to make inquiries so that your specific needs are addressed and replied to properly. Once you make up your mind you shall be sent more literature to prepare you for life in this country. It is simple but you need to look before you leap.
  10. You will be expected state your requirement clearly and once your are accepted you will have to  deposit some advance payment as a commitment to confirm your appointment, this shall be agreed on the course of the requisite prior e-mail engagement.
  11. For Inquiry please e-mail  through one of the following addresses, Eng. Bernard Kavishe e-mails begins with greenkavishe, you shall get a reply or at least a response within 24 hours.

Our mobile phone numbers, preferably for text or alert for e-mail are +255752060791+255752060791 or +255764912957+255764912957 , in East Africa We pay with our phones, the VODACOM simcard after some registration becomes M-PESA which  functions like a mini bank account with a debit card capable of sending receing and actually storing funds

Post office box  ACWF Trust.  P.O.BOX  2322, MOSHI,  TANZANIA