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This video was made from pictures taken from Tanzania Africa, by our Volunteers.This will give ou a real feel for Africa.

Since our new compound is currently under construction, we are not currently accepting volunteers.  We do have several local organizations we work with that we will be happy to put you in touch with should you so desire.  Contact us at


Our Volunteers are from all over the world. We currently have processed volunteer applicants from 41 different countries/
The Idea of JustUsFriends was born with two volunteers sitting and talking one night in Tanzania. They were talking about how so many people want to go help but cannot afford to. Some volunteer organizations charge up to $3,000 a month just to stay and work. Why should people pay this much money to volunteer? That's one we still don't have a good answer for.

We, here at JustUsFriends, have all been volunteers at one time or another, so we are striving to make this organization an exceptional experience for volunteers. We know what is important for an organization to offer and we feel there are three things an organization should offer.r.

  1. Quality programs that a volunteer really can connect with. We offer quality programs for volunteers, and we won't just throw them into something they don't want.
  2. Comfortable, safe lodging and good meals.  We prepare meals three times a day. Our quarters are safe, clean, and comfortable (at least according to African standards).
  3. The volunteer experience should be affordable.  Since JustUsFriends is completely run by volunteers, you will not be paying costly administration fees.  In addition, your lodging and meal fees are paid directly to our on-ground staff so you can monitor where and who actually gets your money.

JustUsFriends offers the following volunteer programs:
  • Medical Programs
  • Orphanage Programs
  • School Programs
  • Local Outreach Programs
We are always looking for new programs for our volunteers so be sure to inquire at the time of your submittal if you would like to volunteer in a different area not mentioned above.


Each volunteer is responsible for their own airfare to Tanzania. Our fee can vary depending upon the program you choose.  But generally, as we stated above, most organizations charge a Registration fee of $250.00, an orientation fee of $350 then they charge anywhere from $$100 to $300 per week for room and board.  At JustUsFriends, we do not have costly administrative fees, so we do not ask for application fees, or orientation fees.  We do encourage our volunteers to donate $15 per day.   That's it!  It's that simple.  And best of all, you pay your money direct to the people on the ground so you know for sure where your donation is going and better yet, you can see for yourself where the money is being spent.

Space is limited so we only take people who are serious about helping. Since we don’t charge anything we must have a copy of airline ticket, once you are approved before we will finalize your volunteer plans. We can only pencil you in and it is first come, first serve.

If you are interested or want more information, you can send us a note via the Contact Us page, or fill out our Online Volunteer Application, and you can contact Jasen Benton - our volunteer coordinator directly at

We welcome you to Africa!

Tanzania, is one of the most magical places you will ever go. The landscape is very diverse with snow topped mountains, large valleys, savannahs, craters, lakes, rainforests, and waterfall.

Right now our current projects are located outside of Arusha, Tanzania in a village called, Usa River.   You will book your flight directly into Kilimanjaro International airport which is located approimately 15 minutes from Usa River, Tanzania.

What program you choose is up to you, but make sure it’s a program that interests you. Whatever you decide to do while you are in Tanzania, it will make a difference in someone’s life and probably your own life as well.

Feel Free you use our Online application below or email us at to send you a mail in Form.

Remember, all you have to do is pay your way to and from Tanzania. Please note that we will only accept volunteers who are serious about actually helping. We want you to have a great time while you are with us so we don't want you to have any surprises. So contact us if you have any questions at
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