Women's and Community development projects are most suited to volunteers who can come for a minimum 3 month period.

goextra mile safaris company believe in equality and that why the company decide to focus on women empowernment,by addressing sustainable goals no 5 our target is to Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws create a sustainable of providing knowledge based on economic, as a company we are running “stuka mwanamke” we work with local community government, to ensure that why we reach out to the women in commmunity who are passionate about entrepreneurship, helping them on how they can come out with their own ideas and make a living, There are many women’s groups in the area affecting change at a local level. The women that create these groups are often widowed or looking after the children of deceased relatives. These groups generally focus on helping at a very local level to empower those around them. Common activities include educational and microfinance projects to assist women in becoming self-sufficient, supporting local orphans in the form of access to free education, and raising awareness of important health issues. We are working with a number of such groups which are at different stages of development. Volunteers are needed to support various on-going activities such as microfinance projects, education or administration or helping with long term funding. Volunteers are placed according to their skills and length of time here, as some groups are looking for very specific skills, whilst others can use help at a more basic level. Contact us directly for information. Women’s groups also undertake local community based projects such as surveying in local villages, running community health seminars or discovering new ways to assist a particular village.

Volunteer Now!

We arrange volunteer placements at a variety of different projects falling under a number of categories.  You can chat to past and current volunteers if you wish.  They can be contacted through our Facebook page, Hostel Hoffers.  Most of these projects are working towards long term sustainability.  We have a set number of placements at each project, according to their needs.  Please read through the placements listed to get an idea of what we do, but for a more detailed description please contact us via email.  The earlier you book, the wider range of projects there will be to choose from.   There is no obligation to fundraise, but if you do manage to raise some money you can put it directly into the project where you are volunteering. Here you can see exactly how your money is being used to help.

Living Costs

This obviously varies from person to person, however expect to spend USD$50- $100 per week on lunches, internet access, transport, day trips, spending money etc.  You need to allow more if you plan to undertake activities such as safari, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or travelling to Zanzibar.   Money Tanzanian Shillings is a soft currency, which means it is only available in Tanzania. There are many ATM's around Moshi and a lot of volunteers use these to withdraw cash. Please ensure you notify your bank that you are travelling as sometimes they can block accounts when they see unusual activity. Alternatively, you can bring US Dollars or Euros from home and exchange these at one of the bureaus. Please ensure any USD notes are printed on or after 2003, because notes printed before this are not accepted anywhere in Tanzania.

Why Choose Us

Your Safety is our primary priority

As we are a fully independent tour operator company, we are not tied to working with any specific accommodation supplier and have full flexibility to suit any budget and schedule. We are client-focused, and, as such, we work with our clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their requirements in order to ensure that our customer service exceeds their expectations.

Our services

Safety & Travelling Alone

Tanzania is a relatively safe country however, as with all developing countries, there are some precautions you should take.  Upon arrival we will give you a safety briefing, however below are the most important precautions to be aware of.  

  • Dressing conservatively is encouraged as this will reduce unwanted attention and show respect to the local culture.  This is especially important when volunteering at projects.
  • Limit how much cash you carry around with you and keep it well hidden, along with other valuables.  We provide everyone with a lockable drawer at the hostel for storing valuables. Please bring a small padlock from home.
  • Do not walk around the streets after dark, take a taxi.
  •  Do not accept drinks from strangers at the local bars.
  •  If going out at night, stick together with your fellow volunteers.

Volunteer visa costs

To volunteer in Tanzania for 1-3 months you will require two visas.  A Business visa USD$200, along with your Tourist Visa USD$50 (USD$100 for American passports).  Both of these are available upon arrival at the airport or border crossing in Tanzania. Please do not try to sort your visas out prior to in country arrival as it will only complicate the process.   To finalize your visa process you will need to have with you upon arrival:  STUKA MWANAMKE TANZANIA Volunteer agreement, which will be emailed to you after finalizing your booking  
Volunteer visa payment of USD$250 (USD$300 for American passports) valid 1 to 3 months.   
This visa fee is implemented by the Tanzanian government and it is mandatory to anyone volunteering within Tanzania. It is completely out of our control.    
For volunteer opportunities longer than 3 months please email us at  to enquire about additional visa requirements.    
Booking procedure / conditions To book, please contact us directly via email stuka255@gmail.com.  At this time we will email you a booking form and additional information.  Once booked, cancellation fees may apply.    
Please note that if bringing USD notes, make sure they are printed on/after 2009 as any older notes printed before this, are not accepted anywhere in Tanzania