Volunteers Programme and 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 and satellite TV.. Taking into consideration that in Tanzania 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 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 through RISE and help to cover the permit fees together with program fee so that the small amount remaining after program can support the Organization in one way or around. The organization is encouraging our volunteers and visitor to book from two weeks in order for them to have enough time to interact with children in the center as well as to engage in other activities out the center. 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.

RISE fees cover costs of operation as well as to provide financial support to the community projects and programs.

Programme durations and fees
Duration Cost
2 Weeks stay $900 ($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)
7week 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)

The following are covered by the Volunteers programme fees

Pre-arrival support and preparation, To and From Airport transfers, Orientation Program, Meals,Accommodation and Market Walk


We welcome applications from everyone. If you are interested in applying for our volunteer program please fill the application form through (Apply Now)

NOTE: the following are not Included:

Visa, Airfare, Medicines/Vaccinations, Health/Travel Insurance.

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 program starting date. See You at the Airport