Animal Welfare in Tanzania

Location: Tanzania: Arusha

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland 2679 New Zealand


International volunteers who wish to help vulnerable animals in Africa should look no further than this fantastic program from Love Volunteers. The animal welfare program, an education and care-based initiative, is based in the city of Arusha in the Meru district of Tanzania. The program makes a true difference to the lives of abused and abandoned animals, with volunteers able to work ona number of projects working on an animal welfare program or based in an animal shelter.

The work will be varied and working towards the aim of stopping animal abuse and neglect, and creating happier lives for animals. This is an amazing program for animal lovers, as volunteers have the opportunity to work on helping animals through the program, which is located close to the famed Serengeti National Park. Here they can view wild animals in their natural setting, from wildebeest and zebra to gazelle, buffalo, elephants, and lions.

Depending on time, volunteers may even catch the iconic annual migration, when six million hoofed animals pound the open plains. For a volunteer this is a wonderful experience and a trip of a lifetime.


Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, have a good grasp of English and a genuine willingness to help wherever help is needed most. Whilst experience in teaching or working with children will certainly be advantageous, it is not a prerequisite for these programs. The main thing is that volunteers are responsible, enthusiastic, compassionate and ready to have some fun. Initiative and self-motivation are qualities that are greatly welcomed.

Love Volunteers in Tanzania is more than happy to accept applications from individuals, couples, families, students, researchers, and groups (whether from churches, colleges or student associations).

NOTE: A volunteer permit is required to volunteer in Tanzania. The cost of the work permit is US$200. We can liaise with the Immigration Department to obtain the work permit for you within a day or two of arrival, or you can obtain this from your nearest Tanzanian diplomatic mission before you travel. If we are arranging your permit on arrival you will be required to buy a single entry visa from Immigration. Volunteers participating without a permit could make our local partner liable for heavy fines.

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Dedicated pre-departure support
Access to the LV Dashboard
Airport pick-up on arrival
Orientation and safety briefing on arrival
24/7 local support network
Program supervision
Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
The opportunity to make a REAL difference!

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Wildlife
  • Veterinary Science
  • Conservation
  • Animal Welfare
Typical Volunteer
-Provide day to day care to dogs and cats (playing with, caring for and walking dogs) -Design animal welfare education programs -Write marketing materials -Work on fundraising campaigns and initiatives -Educate children in schools on animal welfare
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Guest House

Participants Travel to Tanzania

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded