Our story

Our vision

Create lasting change through youth

Our mission

A global community working to build a sustainable future

Our values

  • Create impact together
    • we seek to maximise long-lasting impact in everything we do
  • Act with integrity
    • we act with honesty and respect, and we take responsibility for doing what we say
  • Find the courage
    • we find the courage to step out of our comfort zone and create change
  • Open to discovery
    • we are open minded to try new things and learn from one another
  • Never give up
    • we have the grit, determination and resilience to get the job done

Raleigh Tanzania is part of Raleigh International, a sustainable development organisation which harnesses the passion and energy of young people to effect change in developing countries. Since our foundation as a charity in 1984, Raleigh International volunteers have become a global community of over 45,000 people committed to building a sustainable future. We launched Raleigh Tanzania in January 2013 following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tanzanian Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sport. So far, over 3,100 volunteers from around the world, including over 1,200 Tanzanian young people, have joined us working on sustainable development projects across the country.

Since our launch we have worked closely with project partners and communities using three different delivery models – Raleigh Expedition, International Citizen Service (ICS) and National Youth Programmes (NYP). We work closely with project partners on programmes covering Youth in Civil Society (YiCS), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management (NRM). Many of the volunteers that work with us continue to be inspired by their time on placement and join the Raleigh Tanzania Society in which they encourage others to become active members of their local communities.

Raleigh Tanzania is a registered NGO under the Non-Governmental Organisation Act 2002 (no. 00001469).