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Building and construction work in Tansania

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Are you ready for a unique experience? In our construction project you can use your manual skills and help communities in need at the same time. Whether you are a skilled craftsman or just want to get stuck in, we welcome you. Together with our local experts you will work on exciting projects, learn new skills and make a direct contribution to improving local living conditions. This experience will not only enrich the communities, but also shape your life in a unique way. Are you ready to create something great?

  • get actively involved in building and renovating facilities that benefit communities in need
  • share your craft skills and knowledge with others or learn from local experts
  • immerse yourself in the rich Tanzanian culture by meeting the local people, experiencing local customs and traditions and gaining deep insights into everyday life in Tanzania


Buche jetzt dein Projekt

From 970.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


As a volunteer you will play a significant role in our construction project by supporting us in various construction projects and renovation work. Our focus is on helping initiatives that are either newly established or looking to expand their facilities to help even more people. Your tasks are varied and range from preparing building materials such as cement to cleaning construction sites and renovating rooms. Vehicles have to be loaded and unloaded, rooms painted and new interior furnishings procured or built.
Our vision is to improve the quality of life of those who benefit from the projects. Be it building schools, women’s shelters or other important facilities that are essential to many communities. You are an incredibly valuable support not only providing physical labor, but also sharing knowledge and skills. Your manual skills or interests are invaluable. Whether you are a bricklayer, carpenter, electrician or a professional in any other field, we can make good use of your help. Even if you don’t have specific experience in construction, you can play an important role by helping with simpler tasks or starting fundraising initiatives. Our vision is to create lasting change in the communities we work in and you can be part of it!


We make sure that you can start your adventure abroad without any worries. Both we – your contact persons at Jamso Trainee – and our local supervisors are always there for you to support you in all matters.

  • Arranging the project
  • Contacting the local supervisors (we will let your local contacts know when you are arriving and pass on any important information or special requests you may have)
  • Help with flight bookings (our partner travel agency will be happy to advise you and help you find the best flight at a good price)
  • Support with travel preparations (visa, packing list,…)
  • Pick-up from the airport in Arusha or Kilimanjaro (Let one of our drivers pick you up from the airport)
  • 2 meals a day from Monday to Friday (Enjoy freshly prepared food during the week)
  • Accommodation in the volunteer accommodation (volunteer house)
  • spend your free time with other volunteers and explore the area together
  • Certificate of participation


Living arrangements

You will be accommodated in shared rooms in our volunteer accommodation. This also includes 2 meals a day during the week. There is a bus stop in the immediate vicinity and many shopping and leisure facilities are within walking distance. At the weekend the city is a popular starting point for many excursions that you can also experience. Whether it’s a visit to Kilimanjaro, a safari, a stop at one of the impressive waterfalls or a visit to a Maasai village – the surrounding area will make the heart of any Africa fan beat faster!

Volunteer house: Shared room

Meals: 2 typical meals from Monday to Friday

Typical day in a project

Your daily routine depends entirely on the projects you are currently working on. Of course this changes all the time. You are therefore welcome to ask us which construction projects are being worked on during your stay before you apply. We will then make every effort to provide you with comprehensive information and assign you to a project that matches your skills and interests. The project usually takes place two days a week and can be combined with another project such as Day Care or the social work project.


On site: language course and excursions such as safaris can be booked.

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Tanzania - Country Information

Tanzania - The country in East Africa lies between Lake Victoria and the spice island of Zanzibar. Whether it's a summit success on Kilimanjaro, a safari in the Serengeti, a visit to the Maasai villages or pure relaxation on the beautiful beach on Zanzibar - Tanzania is always worth a trip! HAKUNA MATATA

Official language





945.087 km²


63,59 million (2021)


Tanzanian shillings (TSH), you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Tanzania.

Tanzania is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Tanzania all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, you can join some classes after your program. Your host is happy to support you with all.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Tanzania, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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