Volunteer opportunities with the Livingstone Tanzania Trust are available to school groups and other teams of people. Groups are asked to fund raise for a particular project which they will then get involved with.

Volunteers work primarily on school or community construction projects -- alongside local builders, never instead of them. Whilst working volunteers can engage in conversation and games with local students but will never be asked to teach.

Working and living in the schools, volunteers experience the vibrant, hospitable, and happy culture of Manyara’s communities as well as the ever-present challenges of daily life. Cultural exchange and open communication form a key part of the experience. Volunteers learn practical and social skills, including cement making, bricklaying, leadership and communication.

Volunteering with the Livingstone Tanzania Trust is a two-way experience. The volunteer brings with them their funds, their culture, their humour and their willingness to participate and learn and takes away a new perspectives on life, a vision of life without the material wealth that so dominates western culture and a sense of satisfaction that they have left something behind that the host community want, need and will benefit from. It can be a life changing experience for volunteer and host.

LTT works exclusively with Inspire Worldwide, an ethical and professional social enterprise that organises tailor-made volunteer trips for groups of people, aged 16 and older. The volunteer groups all receive full briefings and training before they leave and again on arrival. These briefings include Swahili lessons, cultural awareness, risks, what to pack, a classes on poverty and development, fundraising, leadership and team building. The trips are led by experienced and qualified leaders who provide group leadership and guidance.

We constantly review the way we operate to ensure that the community and the volunteers have a positive experience. Behaving in an ethical and responsible manner is an underlying principle and ensures that neither party feel unfairly treated. Each volunteer is required to sign a copy of our Volunteer Charter which outlines the responsibilities they agree to prior to coming to Tanzania.

Working with the Livingstone Tanzania Trust gives a real insight into development in rural Africa. The charity works with people in an innovative and responsible way, supporting community initiatives and encouraging self help. As a micro charity, every effort is made to account for all resources. As a charity partner their commitment to an ethical and sustainable programme is both inspirational and intelligent. I have worked with LTT for two projects (2011, 2013), and both have been amazingly positive experiences for everyone concerned. This is in no small part to the leadership of the charity and the relationship they have with the people of Babati
— Patrick Glavin, Head of 6th Form, St Dunstan's College

If you would like to learn more about volunteering or about how you can bring a team to Babati, please contact us below

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A massive thank you to you all - we had an absolutely amazing time thanks to all your efforts.... seeing all the students grow so much during the trip and the peace of mind of having such a great team of people looking after us.... I can safely say it’s the best school trip I have ever done and I cannot wait to work with you again. Thank you so much.
— Helen Richards, Teacher, Portland Place School.Tanzania 2013

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