Since Independence in 1961, VSO has been bringing people together to fight poverty in Tanzania.
We’re motivated by impact. Recent independent evaluations of our projects have shown maternal and neonatal deaths reduced by up to 30%, school literacy and numeracy results improved by almost a third compared to control schools, and farmer incomes boosted four-fold through our support.
Huge challenges remain. Tanzania needs an educated workforce to reach its potential, but has the second lowest secondary school completion rates in East Africa. Malnutrition means 50% of children have stunted growth.
Our projects are making real progress, and I’m excited to see what we will achieve in a time of national growth of industry and opportunity.
If you’d like to support our work and be part of the transformation in Tanzania, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
Volunteer abroad with VSO
If you are an experienced professional of any age, you can find out more about volunteering with us on this page.
We also have programmes for 18-35 year olds (ICS) and for organisations interested in providing corporate volunteering opportunities for their employees
If you are interested in volunteering locally, please contact the VSO office in your country of residence.
Have you volunteered with, or worked for VSO?
We'd love to keep in touch by sharing with you the latest news from our programmes worldwide, updates from volunteers, as well as offer you the chance to further support our work.
Your contribution towards the fight against poverty is valued by all of us at VSO and even though your volunteer placement or employee role is over, you can still help work towards a world without poverty. If you are interested in finding out more please enter your details in to the form below, indicating which areas you are most interested in hearing about.
VSO needs former volunteers to help make the case for of UK Aid. Add your name to our open letter or find out more here.