MOZAMBIQUE: Community Volunteer Work

volunteer work in Mozambique
volunteer work in Mozambique

From Tofo’s rustic unspoilt beaches to it’s vibrant marine life and colorful culture, everyone will enjoy this exotic paradise of Mozambique. Our Mozambique community volunteer work will introduce participants to palm-fringed beaches and wide expanses of powdery white sand and communities famous for world-class scuba-diving and magnificent creatures that live here – whale sharks and turtles. The opportunity to volunteer in Mozambique presents visitors with an unparalleled experience that should not be missed.

Mozambique is one of Africa’s up and coming hot spots, with stunning, white-sand beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands. Few destinations on earth can compare to Mozambique. As one of Africa’s most-loved locations, Mozambique offers something unique to those wishing to explore a ‘different’ side to the continent: gone are the game drives and desert tours; in their place, sleepy beach resorts are found beside big, bustling cities such as the nation’s capital, Maputo.

PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Work with our arts  and culture projects
  • Coach sports and games
  • Teach English languages
  • Work with women empowerment projects
  • Take up a medical care job
  • Get involved in our environment conservation project.
  • Work with childcare projects
  • Visit the numerous historic and geological sites of the region

By joining a Mozambique community volunteer work, you will have the rare and exquisite opportunity to make a positive impact in the local communities while enjoying your holiday in the paradise.  Go snorkeling around the Bazaruto Archipelago, sail on a dhow through mangrove channels, laze under the palms, or simply sip an espresso at one of Maputo’s lively cafes.

PROJECT LOCATION:

Our Mozambique volunteer trips starts and ends in Maputo the capital and largest city of Mozambique. Projects are based across the country with major locations being Maputo , Maputo City and Inhambane provinces

Maputo Province / City – the province excludes the city of Maputo (which comprises a separate province). The province has an area of 22,693 km² and a population of 1,968,906 (2017 census). Its capital is the city of Matola.

Maputo is the capital and most populous city of Mozambique. The city is named after chief Maputsu I of the Tembe clan, a subgroup of Tsonga people. Located near the southern end of the country, it is positioned within 120 km (75 miles) of the Eswatini and South Africa borders. The Maputo metropolitan area includes the neighboring city of Matola, and has a total population of 2,717,437. Maputo is a port city, with an economy centered on commerce.

Inhambane is located on the coast in the southern part of the country. It has an area of 68,615 km2 and a population of 1,488,676 (2017 census). The provincial capital is also called Inhambane. The climate is tropical throughout, more humid along the coast and dryer inland. The coast has a number of mangrove swamps.

The province is the second largest grower of cashews (after Nampula), and also produces coconut and citrus fruit (inspiring Mozambique’s most famous poet Craveirinha to write of “The Tasty Tangerines of Inhambane”). The long coastline supports much fishing. The Inhambane Bay area is of some interest for tourism, with a number of beaches, and one of the last remaining populations of dugong in Mozambique.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at either Maputo International Airport in Maputo city or Inhambane International Airport in Inhambane. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Mozambique will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house or host family which will be your base for volunteering. These airports services numerous international carriers. Mozambique has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Mozambique you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS:

Mozambique is a little known country but Go Volunteer Africa offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities in Mozambique. The main objective of our Mozambique volunteer program is to help more people gain the life changing, life affirming experiences that volunteering in Mozambique can give. Our volunteer projects in Mozambique offer unique possibilities of helping in a various communities across the country.

Go Volunteer Africa welcomes anyone who wants to get involved by volunteering opportunities in Mozambique. You can get involved in education and teaching project at the school by teach English language. The volunteer in Mozambique program will bring you an unforgettable volunteering experience.

Mozambique community volunteer work placements will range from teaching, childcare, sports, youth empowerment, conservation and/or women’s empowerment programs. Bring your enthusiasm, team spirit and flexibility to work where needed while volunteering and living at the heart of a community.

Your day to day involvement will depend upon the main focus of the program at the time of your visit, however, volunteers can typically expect to be involved within a range of activities. Mozambique is one of Africa’s hidden gems, with stunning beaches, excellent diving and magical offshore islands, Mozambique is sure to catch your imagination and is country that you’ll never forget.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

No particular experience required to get involved in our volunteer work in Mozambique. All you need is a desire to make a difference. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Mozambique volunteer program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering opportunities in Mozambique. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

For volunteers working with our marine conservation project in Mozambique, accommodation will be provided in beach volunteer house which is basic but comfortable. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared and you have access to a kitchen to prepare your meals. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves nature, marine and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS:

Visitors to Mozambique unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries can obtain a visa on arrival at all border posts or from one of the Mozambican diplomatic missions. This visa is valid for 30 days. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

INSURANCE:

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:

Weekends are free for the volunteer to enjoy their time in Mozambique. In your free time you will have ample opportunity to relax in the camp and surroundings, watch the marine-life, read or sit around the beach socializing with the others and reflecting on the day’s activities.

PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: Project open all year round
Duration: Minimum 1 week commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: —————
Start Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Families or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Mozambique
Language: English / Portuguese

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

1 Week
$460
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off can be arranged on request
Apply Now
4 Weeks
$1360
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Airport Pickup
In-Country Support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off can be arranged on request
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us