If you’re under 40 read no further (unless you want to treat your mum or dad). This exclusive trip has been designed by our friends at 'Gaps for Grumpies' and is here to offer you a fantastic life experience. You can make a significant contribution to the developing world-and have a marvellous holiday. All in eight weeks or less!
You can choose between 2,4 and 6 week projects in Tanzania.
There are a wide range of community development projects run and you may do a variety of activities. You could be reading English to primary school children in the morning and painting their classroom in the afternoon.
During this period you will live in the village in fairly basic but secure accommodation, eating locally prepared food. Compared to your life at home it will be a fairly spartan existence but volunteers get used to it very quickly and enjoy very much being part of the community; and there is always the opportunity for a bit of luxury at weekends!
You will usually be working in a group of between 5 and 12 volunteers.
Many grumpies want to make the most of Africa and take a holiday after the project. The following weeks can be quite a contrast. You have the option of a whole range of holidays that can be tailor made to suit you.
Some will just want to do the development work but we expect most Grumpies to have the holiday too. Some (maybe partners of those on projects) might just want to take the holiday, which is fine by us.