moja Tanzania is supported by international and local volunteers in Tanzania and remotely. Volunteering at Umoja is incredibly rewarding and you will directly see the impact you are having. Volunteer play an important role in ensuring Umoja’s ability to provide free education to the disadvantaged youth of Tanzania.

Volunteer With Us

If you think you have a skill that could benefit Umoja, then please do get in touch with us to discuss further. There are opportunties to volunteer at The Umoja Centre in Tanzania, or remotely from your home or though our partner, Umoja UK.  We value our volunteers and their expereince and believe that there are mutual benefits for both the volunteer and the organisation. If you are looking for a role where you can really make an impact, get involved with decision making, planning and training - then please Contact Us!

International Volunteers:

International volunteers complement the local staff team and do not take employment opportunities away from Tanzanians.Umoja welcomes volunteers in a wide variety of areas including: Education / Teaching, IT, Sewing / Tailoring, Medical, Youth/Social Work, Administration, Marketing / Communications, Business / Entrepreneurship, Fundraising / Grants Management, Management / Leadership, Administration and Accounting. The amount of time  needed to commit depends on the individual assignment and the availability of work/volunteer permits. If you have a skill to share, please contact us to discuss more. In addition there are opportunities for student tuition and teaching Global Studies and Spoken English.

Please note: we do not offer any payment or stipend for International Volunteers, but there is no fee to volunteer with us.

Below are the current vacancies for International Volunteers at Umoja, but please do get in touch if you think you have a skill to share with us!

IT Professional 

Umoja is looking to recruit a volunteer IT professional to support our work. The position would involve:

  • IT Curriculum development and teaching support
  • System support  / development
  • Website / database support


Grants Manager 

We are looking for an experienced Grants Manager to assist Umoja with our fundraising.

Tasks include:

  • Maintaining and building donor relations
  • Securing new funding
  • Training current staff


Teacher Mentor / Education Advisor 

The main focus of this position is to work closely with our local teachers to assist them in delivering a good quality educational programme to Umoja's youth.
Tasks include:

  • Training workshops
  • Individual Teacher mentoring
  • Curriculum Development
  • Teacher Development
  • Teaching Spoken English


Marketing and Communications Coordinator

We are looking for someone to develop our marketing and communications activities, enabling us to tell our stories more effectively. Tasks include:

  • Manage all communication strategies and activities
  • To ensure all communication material is correct and consistent with current strategies and objectives
  • Develop and implement communication strategies, marking promotional materials and tools to build awareness of the organization
  • Create social marketing and fundraising campaigns
  • Support our social media campaigns including website updates, e-newsletter, Facebook, Instagram
  • Train Umoja staff



Unfortunately Umoja currently does not have accommodation available (until we move into our new site!) and volunteers are required to find their own in Arusha. Depending on the length of time of your stay and your personal requirements, accommodation ranges from hostel rooms (from $15 per night) to apartments ($500 per month). 

For more information about volunteering at Umoja and life in Tanzania, please download our Volunteer Handbook.

If you would like more information or think you can help, please contact Caroline Goody: [email protected] 

Local Volunteers

If you are a Tanzanian citizen there are often voluntary opportunities at Umoja to assist in a variety of fields, but mostly teaching and tuition. These positions are extremely competitive and we receive daily enquiries about volunteering at Umoja, however positions do become available, so if you think you have a skill to share, please do get in touch. 

Please note: we offer a small stipend to the majority of local volunteers who support our programmes.

If you would like to apply to volunteer at Umoja, please send your CV and covering letter to Director, Hilda Lema - [email protected]