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Tanzania Environmental, Health and Disability Services Organization

Tanzania Environmental, Health and Disability Services Organization

Mwanza, Tanzania

TEHDSO runs a flexible volunteer/ intern program with assignments built around the specific interests of the prospective volunteer.  Placements available include:

  1. Health programs

  2. Environmental conservation through tree planting campaign (tree nursery raising and distribution to the communities) and cleanliness campaign program into cities.

  3. Orphans support and Vulnerable Children.

  4. Programs for the disabled and sick people

  5. Programs for Information Communication Technology (ICT)

  6. Education programs through vocational training and job creation programs.

  7. Youth and Women’s empowerment programs for economic sustainability and self-reliance

  8. Nursery teaching especially English, Mathematics and art work for children aged 3-6 years.


TEHDSO volunteer programs are hands-on learning experiences that vary in length. We encourage volunteers to stay for at least three weeks, but volunteers are welcome to sign up for any length of time. Long-term stays of over six months/one year are welcomed. Many volunteers combine their stay with time spent doing more traditional tourist activities elsewhere in Tanzania - such as safaris, climbing and beach holidays. No matter how long you decide to volunteer, you will have a remarkable experience and will gain a firsthand understanding of how Tanzanians live their daily lives.

There are many ways in which our volunteers choose to spend their time and contribute towards TEHDSO. Most volunteers spend a proportion of their time with planning activities, outings and projects. Whilst specific job roles and activities are flexible, according to your talents and preferences and TEHDSO needs, volunteers often adopt one of the following job roles during their stay with us.

In practice, each volunteer brings their own skills, interests and experience, and can offer their own personal contribution and fresh ideas. It is ultimately up to the volunteer to decide what they would like to do for TEHDSO, and most end up having multiple roles and projects. Volunteers are welcome at any time of our projects.


Most of your volunteer work will be conducted during the day, Monday through Friday, and volunteers are encouraged to explore Tanzania and its nightlife during the evening and weekends.  

Mwanza is another starting point for visiting many of Tanzania's national parks and volunteers can easily arrange   safaris to famous parks such as the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater as well as many others. Mwanza is located a few hours by bus or flight from Musoma. Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Mwanza is the second largest city in Tanzania.

You may also want to visit the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere (Tanzania’s first president) Museum on the outskirts of Musoma town where you can observe local dances and customs, or participate in Cultural Tourism programs that provide a unique look at village life.


TEHDSO has the ability to create a customized volunteer program that matches your interests, skills and time. Volunteers are responsible for obtaining a return ticket, health insurance and the appropriate visa before their departure to Tanzania.

 If you are interested in becoming a TEHDSO volunteer/ intern, contact us by stating:

  • Your age and Interests,

  • A resume of your relevant education and experience,

  • A description of the types of projects that interest you, and

  • The time estimates that you would be available. 


    No program fees will be charged to you; however we encourage you to be creative and innovative for the project to be successful.

  • Office facilities (photocopier machine, printer, computer etc)
  • Minibus for transport
  • Video camera for documentary make up
  • Accommodation for volunteers. The organization encourages the volunteers to raise funds through your community, friends, family, place of work or local religious establishments to cover your own expenses during your stay. However, the organization are responsible for security of the volunteer until the end of his stay while trying our level best to make sure that our volunteer could find low-priced house(for the long stay)/lodges/hotels for economical fund raised use. 
          Can you help us change a little life today!!!!! 

For further information contact:

Executive Director,


P.O. Box 401,

Mwanza, Tanzania.

Mob: +255 768 402 996

           +255 785 924 890

Email: tanzaniaenvirohealthdisability@gmail.com

 Or visit our Offices at:

Usagara Village,

Misungwi District

Mwanza, Tanzania.


Come and Volunteer with Us!!!