Animal Welfare Volunteering in Tanzania - Arusha


Provide care for domestic and farm animals.

Time Commitment

Select from 1 to 16 weeks.


Volunteers must be 16 or older; families are welcome.

Program Costs

Starting at $460 for one week.

Commencement Dates

Programs begin on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Volunteer Work Hours

5-6 hours daily.


Reside in a volunteer house or with a host family.


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Program Overview

This program is perfect for women passionate about animal welfare, whether or not they have prior experience in animal care or veterinary training. You’ll work closely with a local veterinarian, making a real difference in the lives of animals.

Project Details

Are you interested in caring for animals and ensuring their well-being in Tanzania? Join Perfect Vision Women’s Animal Welfare project, a fantastic opportunity to assist a local vet in treating farm and domestic animals. Volunteers gain hands-on experience in animal care by helping in a shelter and visiting farms and homes around Arusha, delivering veterinary care in a developing country.

What to Expect and How You'll Make an Impact

The Animal Welfare project offers a unique and exciting chance to help treat farm and domestic animals, gaining insight into veterinary care in a developing country. As a volunteer, you’ll work with a local veterinarian treating animals such as:

  • Donkeys
  • Chickens
  • Cows
  • Other livestock
  • Dogs and cats

Why Volunteer with Animal Welfare in Arusha?

By volunteering with Perfect Vision Women, you’ll contribute to the local community while developing personal and professional skills:

Volunteers requirements

This diverse project involves working in a basic clinic, a shelter, and traveling with the vet to farms and homes around Arusha. Learn about common diseases and ailments in Tanzanian animals, assist in small procedures and surgeries, and support tasks like vaccinations, treatment delivery, and neutering.

Each day brings new experiences, including dog walking, washing, feeding, and playing, aiming to get pets adopted. Volunteers are recommended to get a Rabies vaccination for hands-on work with some animals, though participation is possible without it, albeit with some limitations.


The program is based in Arusha, a small city near the Serengeti and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Despite its attractions, many Tanzanian communities lack necessities. Volunteer projects help improve access to healthcare, education, and childcare in rural and urban areas around Arusha.

Arrival and Orientation

Orientation begins on the 1st and 15th of every month.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) the day before orientation. Airport pick-up is included in your fee. Orientation covers essential information about Tanzania, including customs, language lessons, safety, travel opportunities, and project details.

Volunteer Schedule Example

First Day:

Escorted to the project and introduced to the staff.


07:30 AM: Breakfast

08:00 AM: Travel to placements

1:00 PM: Work ends, free time for shopping or sightseeing

6:30 – 7:30 PM: Dinner


Explore Tanzania’s wildlife, markets, Mt. Meru, Maasai, and Meru tribes, or take a short flight to Zanzibar for beaches. Save time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Accommodation and WiFi

Volunteers stay in dorm-style houses or homestays in Sakina, Arusha, with basic living conditions, running water, and electricity. Meals are provided, and a SIM card for local data is recommended. Additional accommodation can be arranged for $35 per night.


Enjoy three meals a day featuring Tanzanian cuisine influenced by Indian flavors. Meals include rice, ugali, chapatti, beans, and fresh fruit. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with prior notice.


DurationProgram Fee
1 week$460
2 weeks$610
3 weeks$815
4 weeks$1,030
5 weeks$1,245
6 weeks$1,460
8 weeks$1,890
10 weeks$2,320
12 weeks$2,750
16 weeks$3,610

Important things to note

A Registration Fee of $329 and a 5% international banking fee apply. Independent volunteers under 18 have an additional $80 per week for extra logistical support.

Join Perfect Vision Women’s Animal Welfare project to make a difference while experiencing the beauty and culture of Tanzania.