Volunteer at the Baobab home family in Tanzania in exchange of food and accommodation

The Baobab Home works to help children and families affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Our programs include a children's home, a psychosocial support group for HIV+ youth, a breakfast program at the local hospital and a primary school.


  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Education/teaching
  • Health/medical assistance
  • Playing with kids
  • Writing
  • Filmmaking
  • Administration
  • Gardening
  • Building
  • General help
  • Social Design
  • Web / computer

How many volunteers do you usually need

We are flexible and can welcome individuals, couples, friends, students, or groups.

When do you usually need volunteers? For how long?

Any time, but a longer commitment is preferred.

How many hours are the volunteers expected to help

8 hours per day

How many days of help per week?

5 days per week

Are accommodation and food included?


What type of accommodation?

Shared rooms

What are the volunteers' benefits?

Volunteers receive a unique introduction to Tanzanian culture and life, work experience and skill development with a grassroots NGO, assistance with getting set up, Swahili lessons, or tourism around the country, the chance to make a meaningful impact in the local community, and references upon completion of a successful contract.

Extra activities during the free time

Volunteers enjoy going to the beach, playing with the children, historic tours and sightseeing around town, eating at local restaurants, going swimming at hotels, gardening, bike riding, running, or travelling around Tanzania, like Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, or on safari.

Do you charges fees? 

No, but volunteers are responsible for the costs of their visa, travel/health insurance, and transport to Tanzania.

Visa - can you provide Visa support/info?

I CANNOT provide Visa but I can offer assistance and information

Which language will be spoken

English and Swahili (volunteers must be fluent in English; knowing Swahili is not necessary, but is always welcome!).

Information about the place

The Baobab Home is located on 12 breezy acres of a solar-powered, biogas-fueled farm just outside of Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Bagamoyo is a beautiful, historic town in the Coast region of Tanzania, just a few hours north of Dar es Salaam, the country's largest city.

How to get there?

Most people fly into the international airport in Dar es Salaam, which is just a few hours drive away from us. We would be happy to pick you up at the airport and drive you to our site. If you plan on entering Tanzania elsewhere, we would be happy to arrange your transportation to Bagamoyo, at your own cost.

Is there internet access









  1. It is important that we serve our rural children with a nutritious breakfast before enlightening their minds with academic as well as human values education.

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