Serve in Tanzania with Young Life Expeditions

TANZANIA FLAG.jpgYoung Life began in Tanzania in 2004 and today has established outreach ministry centers in the capital city of Dar es Salaam, Arusha and surrounding areas. Today Young Life staff and volunteers are reaching impoverished youth in some of the country’s most economically depressed neighborhoods. Tanzania is also home to the Young Life Africa Training Center in Dar es Salaam and serves as the hub for Young Life in East Africa, where staff from across the continent will regularly gather for training, retreat and fellowship. Young Life Expeditions has been sending Teams to Tanzania since 2006.


Young Life Expeditions Tanzania trips will have the opportunity to serve alongside Young Life Tanzania staff and volunteer leaders in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, or Zanzibar in one or more of the following ways:

  • ​Work crew for Young Life Tanzania outreach or Campaigner camps
  • Community service projects (development of schools, clinics, Young Life office)
  • Participate in local Young Life neighborhood clubs
  • Homestay visits, contact work with Young Life leaders in local neighborhoods
  • Assist Tanzania staff with Young Life Leadership Training

Trip itineraries will generally center around seven to 10 days on the ground, hosted by local Young Life Tanzania staff. The service component(s) of a trip will depend on current local ministry needs identified by our Tanzania host staff. Groups typically have a minimum of 10 people, including the trip leader. Potential groups should contact us to confirm available trip dates and flexibility as this information is continuously being updated and is subject to change.

Safari opportunities are available in Tanzania, as an extra one- to three-day excursion added to the end of the trip, though safari costs will not be tax deductible. We will help plan and coordinate safari reservations, but teams must be prepared to handle payment for these costs separate from your general Young Life Expeditions service trip expenses.

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Ready to take the next steps for planning an Expedition? Simply fill out the Group Inquiry Form and one of our staff will contact you within two business days. 

"How can you see the world as Christ sees the world, unless you've seen the world Christ sees?"​​

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