Volunteer Programme Fees
The prices quoted below in USD include shared accommodation, 3 meals per day served at the main house, and access to all of our facilities including; gated compound with 24 hour security, clean drinking water, electricity, toilet, shower with hot water, satellite TV, DVD-player, washing machine (2$ per load) and Internet (2$ per hour). Taking into consideration the rural environment in which Peace Matunda is situated, our facilities are very generous and well functioning. However, we cannot guarantee a 100% efficiency at all times and ask volunteers to understand and be prepared for power outages.
Note to volunteers:
As of the beginning of 2012 the Tanzanian government increased the price of a volunteer permit required for volunteer placements from $120 USD to $550 USD for 90 days. As an organization that relies heavily on our volunteer program we want to encourage volunteers to continue to come to Peace Matunda by opting to share some of the cost of this permit. Our volunteer fees have been adjusted to include the price of the volunteer permit that will be arranged by our staff the first week of your arrival. We have also adjusted the minimum length of volunteer placement to be 2 weeks. For those who are interested in visiting the project for less than 2 weeks we encourage you to partake in our Cultural Week. During the Cultural Week you will be able to get acquainted with the project as well as participate in the activities featured in the Cultural Week such as trek to the waterfall, learning how to make traditional coffee, and taking Swahili lessons, please see the tourism page for more information and prices for the cultural week.
Changes take effect March 1st 2012. Please see below.
- 2 week stay: $900 USD ($450/week)
- 3 week stay: $1,200 ($400/week)
- 4 week stay: $1,340 ($335/week)
- 5 week stay: $1,425 ($285/week)
- 6 week stay: $1,560 ($260/week)
- 7 week stay: $1,680 ($240/week)
- 8 week stay: $1,760 ($220/week)
- 9 week stay: $1,890 ($210/week)
- 10 week stay: $2,000 ($200/week)
- 11 week stay: $2,145 ($195/week)
- 12 week stay: $2,280 ($190/week)
*Note that volunteer fees do not include the price of an entry visa into Tanzania as the price of a visa varies by nationality.
The Tanzanian government requires an entry visa, that you must apply and pay for at the Tanzanian embassy in your home country prior to your departure OR purchase in the international airport upon arrival, as well as a volunteer permit (as mentioned above) that will be arranged by our staff upon your arrival at Peace Matunda and is including in your volunteer fees.
All of these costs are optional but we recommend you consider these in advance as many will be beneficial to your stay here in Tanzania.
Transport / Pick-up (recommended):
We will meet you personally upon your arrival in Tanzania at your choice of destination and bring you to Peace Matunda.
- $100 for pick-up and drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport
- $70 for pick-up and drop off at Arusha Airport
- $40 for pick-up and drop off at Arusha bus station
Language and Culture Week:
A Language and Culture Week is offered for those who wish to start their stay in Tanzania with an introduction to Tanzanian culture and the Kiswahili language. During this week you will also learn about the Arusha region through excursions in the area. The aim of the language and cultural week is to offer you the best experience possible in the time that you’re here.
This five-day package costs $250 in supplement to your volunteer programme 1st week fee and includes:
- 5 hours of Kiswahili lessons
- A Tanzanian cooking class
- Excursion to Arusha city
- Excursion to Tengeru local market
- Excursion to Lake Duluti and Lodemi waterfalls
- Shared accommodation and access to all of our facilities
- 3 Meals per day prepared in the volunteer house
During these excursions you will get the chance to interact with the locals and see first hand the ‘real Africa’.
We highly recommend this week, as it will help maximize your free time during your volunteer period. By the end of the week you will be your own guide to the surrounding areas and have the confidence to explore freely by yourself or with other volunteers for the rest of your stay.
We welcome applications from everyone. If you are interested in applying for our volunteer program or have any additional questions please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for the application form for you to complete and return to us.
What Happens Next?
Once your volunteer placement has been confirmed, we will send you the orientation package in order for you to prepare your trip. This orientation package contains information such as basic facts about Tanzania and Arusha, packing list, vaccinations guidelines, weather descriptions, arrival/departure information, in-depth information about the life at the orphanage, visa procedure and everything else you need to know before coming to Tanzania. You will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of $200 when your placement is confirmed. The rest of the volunteer fees are due 3 weeks prior to the programme start date.
We hope that you decide to join us and look forward to having you to stay in Tanzania! Karibuni!