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Community Arusha, Tanzania

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Build a community center / library for our local village

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Expand your social consciousness
8 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are building a community center / library to support the education and needs of our local community. If you choose this project you can help us to build and set up the running of the center. This will include building work, DIY and painting, gardening, project support and planning, IT support and setting up educational programmes and resources. We love working with our volunteers to find out new ways of doing things.

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Additional Fee Required

IMPORTANT INFORMATION • Cost If you are interested in coming you can come almost at any time and stay as long as you want. Your stay at the host family will cost you just 10$ per day, to provide the cost of food and accommodation and to give a support to the family. Most volunteers Stay between 2 weeks and 3 month


  • Intermediate English or Fluent English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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37 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

8 Developing social awareness

8 Meeting international travelers

8 Meeting locals

8 Creating true social impact

8 Immersing in the local culture

7 Practicing English



I had an unforgettable experience during my stay in Arusha. The Kissiri family is warm and pampers you in any way they can. I got to learn a lot about how to treat the different seasonal crops with the help of James and his family. Schedules are pretty flexible, no one rushes you to do your tasks, and during the afternoon you usually have spare time. The food is delicious, so you also get to taste some traditional dishes.

4 months ago



We had a truely amazing time at Kuzuri Tanzania. James is a great host and his family helps you with everything you need and make you feel part of them. They are also super guides to experience local culture and for trips on the weekend and to the city.

Although we came during school holidays there were plenty of things to do at the family farm and we spent a lot of time with the kids in the neighbourhood and also at the orphanage. The kids are really smart and we hope that future volunteers can teach them valuable things for their future while learning a lot themselves:)

7 months ago



Our experience with kissiri Family couldnt be better, we dont have words to describe what We have been feeling this time, they make us feel that we are another member of the family, they share with us his culture, values and essence of tanzania. We have visited a lot of beautiful places, waterfalls, hotsprings...They were all time taking care of us, giving us all that we need to be comfortable and happy, they teach us swahili, showed us the city and give us all their love. The kids are so Lovely. We worked at the library, at the farm, and we plant and collect vegetables. We love this place.

7 months ago



i love my stay with the family. everything was very good. if you want to feel the experience of local life you should choose this place. the naibouherhood also very good. Thanku all members of family its feel like home.👍👍

12 months ago



James and his family are the most welcoming and nice hosts I have ever seen. I felt at home since the first day I met them. I could learn so much about Tanzanian culture and their daily duties. My plan, first of all, was to help the school with English and sports activities. But since it was at the end of the school year, I could only help them for a couple of weeks. The other two weeks I was able to work on the family farm, which had helped me to learn more about it and also to see the family routine. It was an amazing experience that I recommend for everyone.

about 1 year ago

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