Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania - United Planet: 2-12 weeks

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Address: 11 Arlington Street Boston, Massachusetts United States
Phone Number: (617) 267 - 7763

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Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania - United Planet: 2-12 weeks
Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania - United Planet: 2-12 weeks
Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania - United Planet: 2-12 weeks
Volunteer Abroad in Tanzania - United Planet: 2-12 weeks

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Children and Education
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Local Community
Ages for Volunteer: 18+
Hours of Service: 80 - 480
Minimum Hours of Service Required: 80
Days of Service: 14
Languages: Please visit unitedplanet.org with respect to your Quest of interest.
Languages used as a Medium: English
Experience Required:

Previous international travel experience recommended, but not required.

Travel Arrangements:

Host Families:

  • Many people (extended family) live on the same land/compound in Tanzania
  • Volunteer will have their own room.
  • Located in safe areas
Application Process:

Applications must be completed 60 days prior to departure.

Visa Requirements:

Business Visa required (up to 12 weeks)

Program Highlights:

United Planet invites you to slow down in Tanzania. One of the most popular and exotic tourist destinations on the planet, Tanzania is also brimming with opportunities for volunteers to give their time. Between the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti desert and the turquoise waters of Zanzibar, Tanzania's landscape is a marvel of nature. While Tanzania has avoided political strife and has a stable democracy, the country faces many economic and social issues. These, coupled with a limited healthcare infrastructure, result in large numbers of HIV/AIDS orphans.

As a volunteer in Tanzania, you can choose to work in the bustling city of Dar es Salaam or the relaxed, country setting of Iringa. Adventure awaits with either choice - and so do smiling faces and friendly locals. Opportunities abound to work with children and youth in teaching or healthcare capacities.

Mission Statement:

To foster cross-cultural understanding and address shared challenges to unite the world in a community beyond borders.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

"In today's world, global challenges transcend borders. To address these challenges-poverty, global health, climate change, involuntary migrations-we need to work together as a global community. We are constructing the upper stories of a building in efforts to effect change without focusing on the foundation…the foundation necessary to solve these global challenges is in building stronger relationships and greater understanding across cultures."-David Santulli, Founder and President, United Planet

Program History:

United Planet was founded by David Santulli who lives and works within a high-impact concept he created--that of Relational Diplomacy, a practical approach to achieve what is acknowledged as the great mission of the 21st century: to create a genuine global community. At the turn of this century, Dave recognized that generations are now born into instant and constant cross-communication, yet the intractable issues of our day--poverty, global health, climate change, political and social unrest resulting in involuntary migration--continue to persist, even in the context of significant global efforts to make positive change. This work is immensely relevant today with the increase in nationalist sentiment threatening to decrease global exchange and understanding. In 2001, Dave founded United Planet, an international nonprofit based in Boston, Massachusetts, whose mission is to enhance crosscultural understanding while addressing shared challenges so as to create a community beyond borders. The organization is preparing a generation of globally minded leaders through bringing gap year, international service learning, and leadership development programs to students and adults around the world. In partnership with secondary schools, universities and corporations, United Planet is unlocking the potential of every person as a global citizen and catalyst to create a more peaceful, cohesive, and sustainable world. In establishing United Planet, Dave seeks to create a world in which all people understand, respect, and support one another. United leaders and volunteers have dedicated over 1,000,000 hours to education, health, and environmental sustainability, while immersing themselves in diverse cultures, building their global leadership competencies, and forging closer intercultural relations.

Additional Information:

CNN (2007)

CNN selected United Planet as one of only ten nonprofit organizations in the world for their "Be the Change" initiative

United Planet blog, "Meet United Planet's Founder", (March 2016)


"Live with Purpose," David Santulli, 2013
"In Remembrance of Memorial Day,"David Santulli, 2013
"From Boston with love,"David Santulli, 2013
"New Year's Resolutions: Don't Forget the Missing Ones," David Santulli, 2012
"Want a Job, Volunteer Abroad," David Santulli, 2012
"Happy Birthday, Chocolate," David Santulli, 2012

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